BRADY'S BUNCH

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Harvard's Board of Overseers must act! Alum Chuck Schumer (the new U.S. senator) misused "fulsome" on TV, then The New York Times quoted him as saying his talks with Hillary were "between her and I."

First-quarter ad pages at Playboy were 9% ahead. And there's a big first-time advertiser: Ralph Lauren.

Marie Claire delighting Hearst. Circ is up 20% over last year (five rate base boosts in five years) and ad pages for March rose 9%. Taking bows, Editor Glenda Bailey and Publisher Cindy Lewis.

Dick Weiner writes, "The New Yorker is a superb magazine." Then, noting its subscription price is about 46 cents a copy, he says, "fabulous bargain and a sad commentary on the magazine biz."

Bill Gubbins won the big TV writing award, the Gold WorldMedal for his documentary, "Skyscrapers: The Vertical Masterpiece." Knoxville-based Gubbins helped create Chris Whittle's Channel One, now part of Primedia.

Victoria hosting an April 8 entrepreneurial seminar in the World Trade Center Marriott in New York. Speakers include Nandy Wagner of IBM Corp., columnist Jane Applegate, Patti Upton of Aromatique and Sherrye Henry of the Small Business Administration.

Belated but decidedly hearty cheers to Time Inc.'s Jack Haire, new president of their Fortune group of mags. He's a dandy.

Winslow Press (the children's book publisher) named Margery Cuyler VP-editor in chief and Melinda Gladitsch VP-marketing.

Those glamorous folk at Conde Nast Publications named Howard Grier marketing & promotion director for Glamour.

Diane Potter's the new VP-circulation for American Express Publishing's magazines. She'd been at Times Mirror.

Meredith Publishing New Media appointed Richard Zeldes its ad director.

Beefing up its fashion biz, Travel & Leisure Golf hired Robert E. Beauchamp as contributing editor-fashion and Kim Amzallag as fashion-luxury goods manager.

The Metropolitan Opera on Dec. 20 will stage the world premiere of John Harbison's new opera, "The Great Gatsby."

More awards: Disney Magazine won silver in the Magazine & Bookseller cover art competition.

Clarkson Potter is publishing indefatigable Martha Stewart's "Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook." Make mine beluga.

Times Mirror Magazines promoted Jason E. Klein to exec VP thanks to his turnaround of Outdoor Co.

Big winners at Philadelphia Addy Awards included Brownstein Group. It nailed scores in five categories.

Relocated back in Chicago is former TV Guide Publisher Rob Margolis, now developing business for News America Marketing (also Murdoch) through their new SmartSource mag and in-store material.

PRWeek quotes John Scanlon as saying Monica would make a great PR person. You

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