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At Architectural Digest Peter King Hunsinger reports the November issue with 201 ad pages (up 37 pages from the month last year) is the largest issue for the mag in this decade and of course the largest since Conde Nast took over. Sly Stallone is on the cover, which raises the question: does Paige Rense know who Sly is?

Any golfers on your Christmas list? Get Ann Ligouri's "Passion For Golf," from Taylor Publishing. Ann's on The Golf Channel and WFAN and SportsChannel/Fox and gets all manner of celebs to "muse" about golf for her new book. She's also signed with Izod Club to rep their golf and tennis clothes and wear them on cam.

Want big bucks from overseas? Don't call for Johnny Chung or Charlie Trie. Those canny folks at Forbes just promoted Peter M. Schoff to VP/international advertising.

Creative Classroom named as new editor, Bonnie Barrett Stretch. She's a good one and that's no stretch.

Weider's Fit Pregnancy quarterly magazine (it began as a newsstand one-shot) boosts its rate base to 200,000 in January.

New York's YWCA on Nov. 18 salues "women achievers" at its 24th annual lunch and among the honorees this time will be Angela E. Spears, VP-PR director of Caroline Jones Inc.

Power & Motoryacht has a new managing editor, Kathryn Drury, who succeeds Diane M. Byrne. She moves to senior editor and in charge of features.

Meridian Communications in Lexington, Kentucky marks October as "breast cancer awareness" month by noting their CEO, Mary Ellen Slone, survived and is running the agency plus doing good stuff among urban and Appalachian poor.

Mother Jones, the mag and not the old lady down the lane, says year to date ad revenues are up 40% from last year's and its ABC circ is now nearly 150,000.

Two new VPs at CMP Media in Manhasset, N.Y., Mary Jones-Herbert to run human resources and Debra C. Robinson in charge of info.

Now here's the kind of New York Times book review you sit up and read right through. Re John Updike's latest novel, critic Michiko Kakutani inquires in her lead, "How can such a gifted writer produce such a lousy book?"

At Entertainment Weekly Michael Kelly named new sales managers for N.Y. and L.A., Tom Morrissy in the East and Linda Villani on the Coast.

Stephen Larson joined the Detroit ad staff of Entertainment Weekly. He'd been with Bozell Worldwide handling Jeep.

Boating mag promoted Jonathan Stone to associate publisher.

They're fitter than ever at Men's Fitness where Michael T. Carr says for the latest audited half year, circ was at 323,000 or a bonus of nearly 8%.

Ad director Steven Grune, new to the job at Redbook (he reports to Publisher Jayne Jamison), tells me they'll close the year with 1215 ad pages, up 7% over

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