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For your calendar, Tuesday, April 12, the annual Matrix Awards of New York Women in Communications, at the Waldorf. Ruth Wooden of the Advertising Council is this year's honoree in the biz. Others to be saluted, Ann Moore of People, Sarah Frank of the BBC, Gail Blanke, who does PR for Avon, Mary Ellen Mark, the photographer, and author Naomi Wolf. Wendy Wasserstein is speaker.

Betsy Rosenberg is the new account exec for the healthcare clients at Kamer/Singer in San Francisco.

John Swain of Golf Digest writes reminding me there are now 16 local Advertising Golf Associations around the country affiliated with the national association. Funny, I could have sworn there were thousands!

Marty Appel joined the Topps Co. (the trading card folks) as their first-ever in-house PR director. Marty previously did the PR chores for WPIX-TV in New York and for the Atlanta Olympic Committee.

The Ringling Bros. circus folks sent along their new program, the covering letter to which ends, cheerfully, "May all your days be circus days." I'll drink to that.

John Fairchild once more stirring the fashion pot? In the current W, under his usual nom de plume of Louise J. (the Countess) Esterhazy, Mr. Fairchild accuses Vogue's Anna Wintour of attempting to influence the recent Paris collections of Lacroix, Versace and Lagerfeld by dispatching her "man-in-waiting" (surely Andre Leon Talley?) to counsel with the lads. John (Louise) calls the idea "quaintly old-fashioned."

Herb Lipson in his Philadelphia magazine column comes up with a new bureaucratic idiocy. The building housing his mag at 1818 Market St. is strictly smoke-free with rules rigorously enforced. But because of a clause in the Americans With Disabilities Act, every one of the 37 floors has had to be equipped with two new low-level ashtrays. For the wheelchair-using smoker.

Home magazine (an Hachette book) is up 72 pages (about 33%) for the first quarter over a record 1993 like period.

The Sporting News promoted Steve Meyerhoff to exec editor. He'd been M.E.

Hearst named John Oberg national sales manager for Motor Boating & Sailing.

On Tuesday, March 29, when the Advertising Hall of Fame does its annual lunch at the Plaza in New York, one of the inductees will be Charles T. Coiner, the great art director. Brad Lynch writes to remind folks how special Charlie was as N W Ayer's top art guy. It was he who designed, for FDR in 1933, the famous Blue Eagle of the NRA and later the red feather of the Community Chest. Charlie won't make the Plaza lunch. He died in 1989 at age 93 at his Bucks County farm. Which is how great art directors ought to leave the shop.

Soap Opera Weekly (K-III), now 4 years old, was up 30% in ad pages last year over '92 and its circulation now tops 520,000.

Spin has its first-ever West Coast ad director, John Caronna, formerly of Details.

Gregory J. Zorthian gets the new post of VP for business development at Forbes.

Omni named Denice Galicia a senior account exec handling tobacco, liquor and other categories.

Irresistible, those Architectural Digest vintage photos of old time Hollywood stars and their fabulous homes. Grab the April issue.

Men's Fitness promoted Eastern Ad Manager Agnes Lancaster to the national sales managership. Agnes is quite fit, too.

Southern Living just closed a record $10 million issue, dated April. Previous best single money-spinner was just under $9 million last November.

The beauty director job at Self (always a big job at women's magazines) goes to Janet Carlson Freed.

POPAI (the point-of-purchase ad folks) will be awarding scholarships to college undergrads who create the best displays for a hypothetical footwear line. Contact Diane Raimondi or POPAI at 66 Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. 07631.

An outrage! Mario Machado, maybe the best-ever U.S. soccer sportscaster, won't be doing the World Cup this summer. Mario's keeping busy with his Crime Channel show on cable and other chores.

Money hired Robin Gibson for its New York ad sales staff.

And David H. Thomas joined the Field & Stream/Outdoor Living staff as senior sales rep. Good man. We worked together at New York.

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