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There are unconfirmed reports of a talk-show or TV panel about JFK Jr. on which Jerry Nachman did not appear.

Something of a reach for the MediaTalk column of The New York Times to discern a downtrend in a Boston radio station's decision to drop Don Imus? Yes, Mr. Imus does spend too many mornings cursing at chickens in his New Mexico hay barn, but hell! Six years ago Imus was on one station, WFAN in N.Y.; today he's on 90.

Southern Living promoted Michael Carlton to VP-editorial director.

Jacksonville's Willman & Co. shop reports gaining eight new clients year-to-date, adding $3.5 million in capitalized billings.

Dan Brewster says all four American Express magazines marked their biggest-ever August issues with page gains ranging from 70-plus for Departures to 45 pages for Travel & Leisure Golf. Also way up, Travel & Leisure itself and Food & Wine.

Randy Penn's the new director of entertainment marketing & promotions for People. She was at J. Walter Thompson USA.

Esquire hired John Korpics as design director. And by the by, the Hearst Magazines publication says first half ad pages rose 26%.

'Tis the season. Worth and Weber Grills team up for a "hip" barbecue party in East Hampton Aug. 7. "Hip" hosts are Bill Beutel, John Mariani, Neal Travis and the toothsome Nina Griscom.

In September Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, the quarterly, goes every other month. Score another for Don Welsh.

Judy Coyne of New Woman chides me (and properly so) for erring re: her resume. It was at Glamour that she was a major player, working with the late, great Ruth Whitney. All this as Judy and son flew off for hols in Ireland.

Frank McCourt's the breakfast speaker Wednesday at the 21 Club in N.Y.

FoxIntegrity Graphics, Windsor, Conn., named two sales consultants, Nancy Mahoney and Kent Reep.

New York magazine Publisher Amy Churgin was promoted to group publisher of her own book plus Chicago and Automobile magazines, reporting to Janice Grossman of Primedia.

Organic Living (Rodale) has a new promo director, Andrew Stanten, and managing editor, John Grogan.

Where was the copy desk at the Book Review section of The New York Times when an otherwise splendid review of a bio on the Annenbergs was marred by spelling actress Alice Faye's last name without a terminal "e"?

Boating has a new marketing director, Amy Vidaver, who'd been at Hearst.

Ashley Doenges was hired as a sales rep for React. She was with Jump.

Mary Berner never rests. The Glamour (and glamorous) publisher reports her new baby (No. 4), Bobby, is "fat and happy as I expect Glamour's fall performance to

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