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Was it Gruner or was it Jahr who so teed off the Gods that they sent them Rosie?

Abbie Zabar of the gourmet food clan and former copygirl at Women's Wear Daily, has a showing of her flower drawings this month at Ursus gallery, 981 Madison Ave.

ESPN, which did well with its Bobby Knight flick, will do another original made for TV movie, this one about Bear Bryant (played by Tom Berenger), set to air Dec. 14 in prime time. Only mystery to me, they're shooting it in Australia, not in America's South where the yarn is set.

Kia running "streaming print" ads (a broadcast idea translated into print) in the November Road & Track and Car & Driver, both Hachette Filipacchi books.

Palm Beach Society's latest spinoff is Palm Beach Pet Society. The slick mag's full of photos of local pets (some with their owners). You buy the space, they run the picture and caption, all your chums get to see your new Yorkie. Publisher Jim Sheeran is quite possibly a genius.

Fitness ran its biggest issue ever in September with ad pages up 46% from last year.

Parade named Connie Gallo N.Y. sales manager and hired Perry Gaa as a sales rep. Perry had been publisher of The Week (Dennis Publishing).

New marketing director for T&L Golf is Paul Kramer.

Denise Gee is the editor of Tampa Bay Illustrated, an 8X lifestyle mag to launch in January.

Scott Parmelee of Outside, marking its 25th year, says they'll boost rate base from 625,000 to 650,000 in January. The anniversary issue ads are up 54% over October a year ago.

In 1944 the Marine Corps won an Oscar for a short film about Tarawa by Sergeant Norm Hatch. Now they're trying again with a new short about Marines in Afghanistan shot with Panavision cameras on loan from George Lucas. It debuted at the National Air & Space Museum and is being digitally distributed to 600 theaters nationally.

Life after The New York Times? Former Hamptons stringer Kelly Smith bought an East Hampton gift shop, "A Little of What You Fancy." Doing fine, too, except she sometimes hangs out a "Gone Clamming" sign. Brings home the odd bushel, too.

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