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Mortimer Zuckerman sold The Atlantic Monthly, Boston, to David G. Bradley, chairman of the National Journal Group, Washington. The magazine, which Mr. Zuckerman has owned since 1980, wasn't profitable but has long been known as a personal favorite of Mr. Zuckerman's.

The chairman of the Newspaper Association of America, Morris Communications CEO William S. Morris, today warned that classified ads are the most vulnerable part of newspapers' revenues. In a speech to the National Press Club, he urged newspaper owners to do more to create joint classified ad databases that are searchable nationwide.

Richard Katz, 33, staff writer at Variety, died Monday night in Manhattan after complications from an asthma attack. Mr. Katz, a former staffer at MediaWeek, was well-known in the media community.

Copyright September 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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