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Rev. Farrakhan went to the National Association of Black Journalists' annual convention in Nashville, got a standing O, and then told the troops they were "slaves" to white newspaper owners. Yo, Rev! Welcome to the average city room, an equal opportunity place where from time to time, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin, everyone feels that way.

Daniel Flamberg takes on the new post of VP-marketing communications for the Television Bureau of Advertising. He'd been marketing chief for PriCellular Corp.

Onward & upward with Bob Guccione Jr. His Spin magazine launched a radio network with 38 affiliates.

Peter King Hunsinger of Gourmet is so excited, he's quoting Meatloaf! The reason? His October issue, the annual restaurant number, closed with 210 pages, a 55% increase over the issue last year and largest-ever issue in Gourmet history.

Fortune's Managing Editor John Huey and Publisher Jolene Sykes take over the pool room of the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan today for a lunch about what's happening this fall at the mag. Top Time Inc. brass, including the big boss Gerald Levin, will be there.

Janice Grossman of K-III Magazines reports gains for Seventeen, with total average paid circ. up 12% over a year ago at more than 2.3 million and a third-quarter ad page gain of 4.4% over '95. And newsstand sales in the first half were a huge 32% ahead.

Classy doings Wednesday of this week when Advertising Women of NY honor John Mack Carter at a private reception in Manhattan.

From Portland, Ore., comes the good word that Dan Wieden named John C. Jay a new partner at Wieden & Kennedy. John's been creative topper at the agency since 1993 after 13 years doing marvelous things for Bloomingdale's and Marvin Traub. Clever Mr. Jay works on the West Coast but keeps a house in Litchfield County in Connecticut. Love to have his frequent-flier miles.

George Meredith of Gianettino & Meredith Advertising put on a one-man show this summer at Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. On display was his collection of authors' portraits, such folks as Flaubert, Dreiser, Pasternak, Edna Millay, Kipling and Kerouac. Show ends today, alas.

Was Ted Turner at the sherry when he gave Maureen Dowd of The New York Times that great column about how the rich ought to give away their money?

Is Art (editor-for-life) Cooper at Gentlemen's Quarterly listening to Ted? Art's the guy to see if you need a co-signer on the loan.

US mag's doing lots better. Dana L. Fields says the annual fall preview issue (September) was up 25% in ad pages over '95.

Encountered TV's Roger Mudd riding into Manhattan on the Hampton Jitney. The Jitney's sort of like Rick's Place; everybody goes there.

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