Brady's Bunch

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Sports they might think about for the next Olympics: miniature golf, crocheting, crossword puzzle, and the ever-popular Coney Island hotdog-eating contest.

In Lincoln, Nebraska Cornhusker football is an established religion. At latest hangout underneath the local Holiday Inn, fans eat, drink, shoot pool in an extended, indoor tailgate party. Patrick Henry Creative handles the promotion.

Michele Promaulayko is the new executive editor of Cosmopolitan succeeding Janet Siroto, to whom she'd been deputy.

Ski's 13th annual rating of North American resorts rates Vail No. 1. Other top-five ski spots: Deer Valley, Utah, Whistler/Blackcomb, B.C., Sun Valley, Idaho, and Aspen, Colo. Ah, Sonja Henie, John Payne and Milton Berle cavorting in "Sun Valley Serenade."

Real Simple will up the rate base to 700,000 from 400,000 in February. They also canonized Carrie Tuhy as managing editor (the top job on any Time Inc. book) after serving as acting M.E.

GQ Publisher Tom Florio says the annual "Men of the Year" program will be broadcast Dec. 9 on Fox Network, Dennis Miller to host. Sponsors are Lincoln division, Discover Card, Guinness/Bass, and David Yurman Jewelers.

Get shorty? Two Manhattan bandits (one a 12 year old, 4 feet tall) broke into several apartments, robbing money and drugs. They're still at large; the victims are in jail on drug possession.

At the Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan, Democratic congressional biggies Dick Gephardt and Patrick Kennedy immediately shucked their suit jackets to work the room in shirtsleeves during traditional "power lunch." Shocking bad manners. Myrna Blyth, Jack Kliger, Tycoon Jack Rudin, schools chief Harold Levy looked on aghast. Management should have thrown out the jackanapes.

Christie Hefner, in town for 7th Avenue fashion shows (Playboy bunnies modeled the Betsey Johnson show this time), looks smashing.

RealSimple named Tracy LaBrecque Davis its PR director. Not a real simple name, however.

Group Publisher Jim Kahn says, "Two months in my new job and I'm just going to stay out of everyone's way." However, he can't resist noting, Entrepreneur ad pages are up 64% through October.

American Express Publishing Corp. hired a new VP-magazine circulation. She's Mary Pizzarelli from Primedia.

Is there life after magazines? Victoria's Nancy Lindemeyer is working with her son Paul on the launch of a new Manhattan jazz bistro, Brasserie Bit, 258 W. 44th in the theater district.

Parenting Group of mags (Time Inc.) named Joanne LoPinto VP-marketing.

Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing's YM new editor is Annemarie Iverson. The picture that ran in Advertising Age, Sept. 18, Page 68, was of the YM publisher, Laura McEwen.

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