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After 24 years with Hearst Magazines, John Mack Carter, 72, is retiring as president of magazine development arm Hearst Magazines Enterprises. He will continue to consult for the company. In 1975, he was named editor in chief of Good Housekeeping, a post he held for 19 years before being named president of HME.

Sprint Corp. has tapped the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles network to do some project work, according to executives close to the situation. DMB&B declined comment.

Ruth Whitney, editor in chief of Conde Nast Publications' Glamour for 30 years, died June 4 after a long illness. She was 70. Ms. Whitney joined Glamour as editor in chief in 1968 and retired in August.

Burger King Corp. said it has pulled advertising for its current promotion linked to "Teletubbies" because toy supplies were depleted earlier than expected. The fast-feeder said customers have snapped up nearly 50 million finger-puppet toys.

Meredith Corp.'s Publishing Group awarded Della Femina/Jeary & Partners, New York, its $2 million account. The account was awarded without a review.

Mark Willes, 57, chairman, president and CEO of Times Mirror Co., last week stepped down as publisher of its flagship Los Angeles Times, appointing Kathryn M. Downing, 46, the newspaper's president-CEO, as publisher.

Copyright June 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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