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Got to love the Hartford Insurance Co. commercial with the First Wife getting the insurance policy while the popsy gets the yacht. The small yacht.

Southern Living (a Time Inc. magazine) promoted Steve Cummings to ad director.

Golf Digest chipped in on efforts by Buick and the New York-based City Parks Foundation to expose inner city kids to the game.

G&J USA (which we used to call Gruner and you-know-what) acquired the subscriber list and domain name from Dads Media. Starting this month. Dads' mag subscribers will get Parents.

More moves at Real Simple. Managing Editor Carrie Tuhy hired Jenny Rosenstrach as senior ed.

Karen Fogarty of CIO in Framingham, Mass., says it's time for a spot of good news. CIO is up 10.7% in first-quarter ad pages. And the April 15 issue ran 136 pages, an increase of 18%. But then, what does Karen Fogarty know? She doesn't think the Yanks can do it this year.

Darn! I missed the XFL title game.

Speaking of which, did the recent NFL draft include more student-athletes under indictment than previously? Or did it just seem that way.

Father Paul Keenan, radio ministry director for the Archdiocese of New York, hosted the 5th annual Angelus Awards Gala honoring broadcasters. This year's laureates, Monsignor Tom Hartman and Rabbi Marc Gellman ("the God Squad"), Ernie Anastos of WCBS-TV and John LaBarca of ICC in Bridgeport, Conn.

Kate Kelly Smith of Child reminds me David Mevorah continues as associate publisher while James Oates takes the title of associate pub/marketing. All clear?

James W. Long's the new VP-corporate communications for Weider Pubs. He'd been 12 years at The Atlantic Monthly and U.S. News.

New ad director for GQ is Ellen Carucci, prepped at The New Yorker, was most recently with Vogue.

Good luck and all that to Jason Klein as he departs the old Times Mirror Mag group. Stout fellow.

At Smithsonian the Eastern ad director is now Sherb Naulty. He'd been at National Geographic.

Best-selling business writer Chicagoan Joe Marconi has a new hardcover out, "Future Marketing," about targeting seniors, boomers and so on. NTC/Contemporary Publishing in Lincolnwood, Ill., publishes.

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