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Imus, troubled by Dan Rather's kid-glove "60 Minutes" interview of Bubba, suggests Dan might have been auditioning for Pat O'Brien's former "Access Hollywood" gig.

That National Mag Award paid off for Popular Science Editor Scott Mowbray, just named first editorial director of Times4 Media. Mark Jannot succeeds Scott at PopSci.

Lori Burgess reports House & Garden opened its Hampton Designer Showcase Saturday evening and will operate through August. Bon Appetit partnered on a June 27 party and some proceeds go to Southampton Hospital.

Hot new mag out there is Doug Harrington's The Improper Hamptonian. I mistakenly called it Improper Hamptons. A good read by any name.

Top NY PR woman Susan Magrino got engaged last week to the fortunate Jim Dunning.

Stiller & Meara back on the radio commercial beat with new Amalgamated Bank ads.

Editor Colman Andrews of Saveur mag hosted a 10th anniversary party at The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park in NY.

Private Clubs mag promoted Dana Fay to associate publisher from ad director.

Bernadette Haley tells me Rodale's Organic Style closed the first half with 228 ad pages, 67% ahead of the period last year. New advertisers: Apple, Ford, Kraft and Toyota.

Here's a first for Bush-bashers. David Simons of Durham, N.C. self-published ( "Love Song For W," subtitled "An Appreciation in Haiku." It's available on Amazon and other book sites. Republicans need not apply.

A totally revamped Home magazine (Hachette Filipacchi) hit the newsstands with new features, wider trim-size. The 10 times a year mag has a rate base of a million and targets homeowners. Says Editor Donna Sapolin, they've strengthened their mission of "empowering readers to construct, renovate, maintain and decorate their residences."

Remember Little League phenom Danny Almonte, bounced for being too old at 14? Well, he's now 17 and star pitcher (also batting .456) for Monroe High in N.Y. And according to The New York Times still can't speak English, needs an interpreter. The agents and major leagues will soon be cashing in on this kid. Sad story.

And just where, might one inquire, was the Audit Bureau of Circulations when all these newspaper circulation books were being cooked?

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