Rescuing Recess and Running In Heels

Events Involving Playgrounds, Races and Shopping

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NEW YORK ( -- 'Shop Etc.' March 7 celebrated its 16th issue at a 'Sweet Sixteen' party at Fred's at Barney's. The April issue will be the first to boast a larger trim size. Above, right: Cynthia Lewis, VP-publisher, 'Shop Etc.'; Amy Oelkers, director-fashion and retail advertising, 'Shop Etc.'; Martine Reardon, exec VP, Macy's East; Nancy Slavin, group VP-marketing, Federated Merchandising Group; and Cathleen Black, president, Hearst Magazines. Above, right: Anne Keating, senior VP-special events, Bloomingdales; Richard Lamberston, Lambertson Truex; Cynthia Lewis; and Michele Ateyeh, president, Lambertson Truex.

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NEW YORK ( -- 'Shop Etc.' staffers, Hearst executives and advertisers toasted the magazine's April issue at Fred's at Barney's. Above, left: Michael A. Clinton, exec VP-chief marketing officer and publishing director, Hearst Magazines; Mandi Norwood, editor in chief, 'Shop Etc.'; and Jack Wiswall, president, Designer Fragrances, L'Oreal USA. Above, right: Charla Krupp, executive editor, 'Shop Etc.', and Sharyn Soleimani, Barney's.

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AMSTERDAM ( -- 'Glamour' sponsored a race March 9 in which 150 women ran through the most expensive shopping area of Amsterdam -- in stiletto heels. Four thousand female contestants wearing no-less-than 2 3/4-inch stilettos competed for 10,000 euros shopping money.

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WASHINGTON ( -- On March 14 at the Robert Brent Elementary School, Cartoon Network showed its support for Rescuing Recess, a $1.3 million campaign that champions the importance of recess for children. Rescuing Recess provides grants to local and state PTA units, volunteer resources, recess activity kits and on-air public service announcements. Above left: National PTA President Anna Marie Weselak and Jim Samples, exec VP-general manager, Cartoon Network, pose with "Mac" and "Bloo" from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and students of the Robert Brent Elementary School. Above, right: Jim Samples jumped rope with a Robert Brent Elementary School student while Anna Marie Weselak twirled the rope for them.

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