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Sussex Publishers' Spy, New York, shut down last week; the March issue will be its last.

Elinore Carmody-Gibbons, VP-publisher, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines' George, New York, is resigning her post due to family illness and will take a leave of absence.

MTV Networks heard final presentations Friday for its VH-1 account, estimated at $15 million to $20 million. Rubin Postaer & Associates, Santa Monica, Calif., and GSD&M, Austin, Texas, presented. The review is being handled in-house.

NBC and Turner Broadcasting Systems are talking about creating a new professional football league to compete against the National Football League. One possibility is the All-Star Football League, which Bates Worldwide unit BKS Bates, New York, has been trying to launch for 2 years with ex-NFL star Joe Kapp as a principal. Media experts said the new league probably couldn't muster more than a 3.0 rating, but that would be enough to cost NFL broadcasters viewers and ad dollars.

Judy Wald, chairman of creative recruiting firm Judy Wald Agency, as expected, has sold an equity stake to Screenvision Cinema Network executives Anne-Marie Marcus and Catherine St. Jean.

Copyright January 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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