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WCBS-TV news director Jerry Nachman was briefly editor of the New York Post. In a new book by Steve Cuozzo about those turbulent days, Nachman is quoted by Steve as recalling John Cotter, the veteran newspaperman who put the tabloid to bed every night and worked himself into such a state that he dropped dead of a cardiac, leaving behind a wife, kids and a mortgage. Said Nachman of his former right-hand, "I liked Cotter. He was drunk a lot. He's dead. I miss him." You're class, Jerry, all class.

The Women's Advertising Club of Chicago named Carole Darr their adwoman of the year. She's creative director of A. Eicoff & Co.

To new posts at the Reader's Digest Association come Betty Hudson as senior VP-corporate communications (she was at NBC) and Glenda K. Burkhart, new senior veep-human resources.

Now there are CD greeting cards! Westwood One Entertainment and OZ, a division of Andrews & McMeel, came up with the idea.

Ed Stanton's death a shocker. Before becoming a top PR man Ed, in an earlier life, worked at WWD as a senior editor.

Myrna Blyth's Ladies' Home Journal and the League of Women Voters have teamed up to boost voter registration and the actual vote, calling on major ad agencies for their cooperation. Town meetings, a Web site, coverage in the magazine, etc., are all in the works.

PC World (Ziff-Davis) named Sam Huey as publisher, freeing COO Richard Marino to spend more time with advertisers and working on new products and projects.

Publisher Alan Waxenberg says Editor Ellen Levine's Good Housekeeping (Ellen took over in May a year ago) is "exploding off the newsstand." With no increase in distribution or number of copies displayed, Good House was up 14% at newsstands over the second half of '95 on its latest ABC statement. Ads were flat last year and sluggish starting '96 but it's that booming newsstand which has the 111-year old magazine feeling sprightly.

Walter Weir died last month at age 86, one of the great ad copywriters and a former Ad Age columnist. An obit recalls when Walter showed up to apply for a job at N.W. Ayer with reams of poems, plays and short stories, the best they could offer the young man was a 20 buck a week job in production. They soon recognized their mistake and it was off to the races for Weir.

Alberto Ibarguen, formerly at Newsday and now VP-international ops for The Miami Herald, reports they'll start printing and distributing from Bogota, Colombia, this month and have for some time been beaming by satellite to Panama for that market. "Latin American news is strong and sells BMWs," Alberto writes.

The Medill Journalism School at Northwestern, one of the country's best, holds its annual "job fair" April 23 on campus. Good chance to look over tomorrow's stars.

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