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Healey Duffy BRADY'S BUNCH

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Unique deal for top showbiz reporter Michael Fleming of Variety, the guy who routinely breaks big stories. His Variety colyum is now also running three days a week in the New York Daily News and may be syndicated.

Harper's magazine promoted Colin Harrison to deputy editor and hired Michael Lind as senior editor.

Chicago's ad and PR community turned out to dedicate a garden in the memory of Dick and Gretchen F. Needham, killed last fall in a traffic accident in Turkey. Son of a founder of what is now DDB Needham, Dick Needham was a board member of the Chicago Botanic Garden and a driving force in the Off the Street Club, oldest boys and girls club in town.

Ironic that Food & Wine actually increased market share while down in pages, with Publisher Doug Fierro moving on to developing new business. Good man.

Disney Adventures, the magazine, named Susan Webber Gatto eastern ad director.

Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart named Vincent R. Duffy and Laura Sturtz senior managing directors in the New York office. Two new senior VPs join as well, Howard Glassroth and Brian Mad-dox.

The American Society of Journalists & Authors named its first-ever "editor of the year." It's Stephanie Von Hirschberg, a senior editor of New Woman.

Business Week has a new account exec in the Midwest, Jeff Maiers.

There's a new money guy at King World, the hot TV production outfit. He's Anthony E. Hull, who succeeds Jeff Epstein as CFO. Jeff leaves in midsummer to pursue new goals in media.

Maury Rogoff, the PR whiz, is a woman and not a man, as I recently (and mistakenly) indicated. I am happy to set this straight. So is Maury.

Success story at RD (Reader's Digest) Publications. Three years ago moved from Reader's Digest sales to their New Choices mag and now she's been named publisher of the latter.

"Passing of the torch" dept.: David Lauren's (Ralph's son) new mag Swing will now debut in October (not September) with Cheryl Kaplan as national ad director. She's the daughter of Glamour's fashion ad director Milt Kaplan.

Top fashion reporter Bernadine Morris of The New York Times will be saluted Sept. 8 by the Fashion Group International at a dinner and fashion show in New York. Designers already set to participate include Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Ungaro, Lacroix, Venet, Ferre of Dior, Versace and our own Oscar de la Renta.

Saturday, July 16, is the date of this year's Corporate Sports Battle at 90th St. and York Ave. in Manhattan to benefit City Harvest and its program for the homeless. Ten men and 10 women comprise corporate teams in various serious and zany events.

Traditional Home (Meredith) through September is up 34% in ad linage for the year over the period in '93.

Rita and Ian Schrager (he's the N.Y. hotelier) announced their daughter Sophia's birth with a full-sized blueprint, crediting them as architects (mom's mouth ... dad's smile ... mom's eyes" etc.) and noting, "complete functioning mechanical, electrical & plumbing systems," as well as, "design patent pending."

Seventeen mag named Jeanne Kliegman as an account exec for beauty, fashion and electronics.

Susan Duffy, who runs PR for Chanel Beaute & Fragrances, got an award from Working Mother magazine. She and James F. Duffy Jr., who's president of Remodeling News, have two daughters, Jordan and Sasha. And it was young Sasha who underwent life-saving cardiac surgery at Children's Hospital of Boston, which gets the cash from the award.

And Sky mag, the Delta in-flight monthly, grabbed a silver award from the American Travel Writers Foundation.

Bon Appetit has a new marketing services director, Christopher Buczek, who'd been at Esquire.

See you at the Water Club, on the East River in Manhattan, this Wednesday at noon when Cover Girl, the makeup folks, and YM magazine unveil their High School Cover Girl of 1994.

Wilmington, Del., ad agency figure Michael F. Gallagher was promoted to exec VP by AB&C Marketing Communications. He's an account services specialist.

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