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DeFuria Turcotte BRADY'S BUNCH

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Bring back Chief Gates?

John McKeon was named VP-advertising and member of the senior management committee of Newsday.

Self named Cassandra Markham Nelson its first interactive editor. She's been with Apple Computer, which makes sense. And Stacy Primis was upped to fashion manager.

Lou Hammond PR picked up Regal China Cruises, a cruise line featuring voyages up and down the old Yangtze.

Home Mechanix reports that ad pages for the year through July/August are up 24% over the period a year earlier.

Christopher Sachs was promoted to ad director of Men's Journal, the 2-year-old Wenner book.

Tribune Entertainment named two regional sales managers, Samuel K. Fuller in the Southeast and Gene Lavelle in the West.

American Women in Radio & Television named a new exec director, Terri Dickerson-Jones, from American Press Institute.

If American Time Co. on North Clinton Avenue in Rochester, N.Y., really wants Marine Corps vets to send in $149.95 for a spiffy USMC wristwatch, I suggest they learn to spell "Corps" with a terminal "s."

Cooking Light mag hired Charlotte DeFuria to sell ads in New England.

CommunicationsWeek appointed Jake Kirchner editor in chief.

Carol Campbell becomes home furnishings manager for Bon Appetit and Judy Murphy Polvay consumer electronics manager.

Is the Los Angeles D.A. windbag of the year? I don't see any No. 2.

Sales & Marketing Management's cover story on Ron Galotti of Vogue is a colorful one, including this Liz Smith quote: "He has a reputation for yelling and screaming and acting like a bastard." Says Ron, "Sales people are motivated by ego and fear."

Like the breezy coverlines on Elizabeth Crow's Mademoiselle, especially last month's "Great butt."

Jay McKenzie of AutoWeek says business is booming (as it is in much of the category). April ad pages were up 84% over those of 1993 and May was 51% ahead. The year to date figures show pages 17% up and revenues 35% ahead.

Back to Forbes from the New Jersey Nets is Arnold Prives to become director of special projects. At the Nets he backed up at small forward.

Promoting People's annual (and popular) "best & worst dressed" issue, Nora McAniff rather cheekily sent Bill Clinton a better pair of gym shorts.

Bernadette Haley's the new publisher at New Choices. I misspelled her name recently. Sorry about that.

Paul Turcotte joined Field & Stream and Outdoor Life (both) as ad director. He'd been five years at Playboy and "spent this past winter skiing in Telluride." Which ain't all bad.

Fred Danzig says Mel Ott was "Master Melvin" because he was only 16 when he joined the Giants, youngest player then in the majors.

Fred C. Poppe, chairman emeritus of Poppe Tyson Advertising in Manhattan, says his book, "50 Rules to Keep a Client Happy," will soon be translated and distributed in Korea. "South only," says Fred.

The great Stuart Little, who's been doing PR and special projects for Theatre Development Fund on Broadway, slips "gently" into retirement to be succeeded by David LeShay.

Business Week hired Tricia A. Reeson as director of marketing services.

While Yachting promoted Kenny Wooten to exec editor.

Rush Limbaugh folks tell me his late night syndicated TV show is growing its audience faster than Letterman, "Tonight," Conan or "Nightline." Last September Rush was doing a 3.0. This May he did a 3.8.

The young J. Walter Thompson media planner who won that Newsweek "so you wanna create an ad" contest, Mike McLaurin of Chicago, got a nibble from Jerry Della Femina, who wanted to see his portfolio.

Angela Bucalo joined Working Mother as an account exec. She was a VP at Wells Rich Greene BDDP.

Golfweek named David J. Dzanis director of Golfweek Properties, various spinoffs and brand extensions.

Duke Unlimited, a full-service ad agency in Metairie, La., donated the shop's entire computer system lock, stock and dot matrix printers to a New Orleans school, Academy of the Sacred Heart, when they updated Duke with new hardware.

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