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Lucy.com, a women's activewear Web site, is searching for an advertising agency to handle its $10 million account.

G&L Internet Bank to Courtney & Watson, Miami, as its first ad agency and Aplomb Consulting, San Francisco, to handle public relations for the online banker targeted at gay and lesbian customers.

Conde Nast Publications' Glamour will increase its rate base 5% to 2.1 million as of January, when ad rates also will increase 7%.

Julie Hansen to ad director at American Media's National Enquirer from account manager for the National Enquirer and the Star.

Federal Trade Commission acted to speed up the launch of probes of misleading Internet claims, letting a single commissioner sign off on a staff request for information instead of requiring a commission decision.

Dell Computer Corp. this weekend is expected to break its long-awaited consumer campaign via Ammirati Puris Lintas, New York. Spending on the campaign is estimated at $30 million.

Schering-Plough Corp. has signed a deal with United Media to use its Dilbert cartoon character in promotions this winter for a series of its over-the-counter brands.

Alpine Lace Brands has postponed its $2 million to $4 million agency search because of management changes.

VF Corp.'s Wrangler Co. is down to three agencies in its review, but may divide the $30 million account. Wrangler split with Martin Group, Richmond, Va., in April.

Copyright September 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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