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No, I haven't yet seen "The Flintstones."

Big doings next Monday (20) at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan where Anna and Rupert Murdoch and Grace Mirabella host a blacktie dinner celebrating Mirabella magazine's fifth anniversary and saluting "women who have inspired and defined our times."

The New York Advertising Club honored 24 young (in their 20s) ad execs from area agencies for their pro bono work on behalf of local non-profit charities on drugs, adoptable kids, theater and family support.

Worth magazine sure got a lot of ink-and its money's worth-on that Roper Starch poll that concluded Americans think more often about money than they do about sex. That was a natural pickup for the papers and TV and they went for it.

We have the eight buck movie ticket in Manhattan and now the $8 glass of white wine. The Pen Top bar atop the Peninsula Hotel in New York will sell you a glass of Chardonnay for $7.50 plus 62 cents tax or $8.12.

As you know, Judith Regan jumped ship at Simon & Schuster to join the Murdoch empire. She'll have her own imprint at HarperCollins, do Fox TV reporting chores and will produce features for both TV and movies. I can now report exclusively Ms. Regan will also write Page Six in the New York Post, cover the Paris collections for Mirabella and go drinking nights with Steve Dunleavy of "A Current Affair."

Barbara Walters is the speaker June 23 during a lunch at the Waldorf in Manhattan when Avon and the U.S. Small Business Admin. join in honoring women who start up and flourish in their own small businesses.

What did President Reagan and Nancy ever do to wish daughter Patti Davis on them? Even a Democrat is sympathetic.

Generally deft job by Rebecca Mead in New York magazine on James Truman of Conde Nast. But does she know (in her description of Steve Florio) the meaning of the adjective "fulsome"?

Three strokes of the old rattan for whoever checks out the grammar at WCBS-AM. New York's all-news radio station, where Jack Welby, reporting on an auto accident, said, "One person lost their life .*.*."

Ken Moran back at the New York Post as outdoors columnist. He'd been on the beach (and tending bar) since the paper went on strike.

Carole Mandel, formerly senior VP-circulation for Ladies' Home Journal and involved in new-product development for Meredith, set up CM, a consultancy specializing in circulation and direct marketing for the publishing biz.

Library Journal issued its list of "the 10 best magazines." Along with some fairly arcane publications they list Men's Journal, the new Wenner offering, and Wired, a sort of Rolling Stone for PC techies.

It's 25 years since Leonard Maltin produced his first book listing major films. Now the new "Leonard Maltin Movie & Video Guide 1995" is out, both as a book and in a four-disk package for PCs. Pub date is September.

Failure of the public schools and the problem of race have rarely been as depressingly chronicled as in the Sunday magazine of The New York Times by H.G. Bissinger. It's the story of a once-model high school in suburban Chicago from which whites have largely fled and where black children who excel academically are harassed by their fellows as having "sold out."

The 6th annual Inc. magazine scavenger hunt starts Wednesday at 7 p.m. in midtown Manhattan when 40 Madison Avenue agency media directors and teams of four are unleashed and the search for clues begins.

Ad Age's Christina Frohock is moving on after nine years, most recently as director of marketing & communications. She'll work at Conde Nast as creative services director for Jack Kliger's corporate sales team.

Ad pages are way up for the year through July/August at American Heritage. The Forbes bimonthly is 23% ahead of last year's same period.

News/Broadcast Network (they distribute material for radio and TV) named Fran Schwartz director of broadcast relations.

Chuck Townsend of Glamour's putting his team in place, with Deborah Fine in as ad director and Anne Kallin Zehren as promo boss.

Working Woman, up through June 32% in ad pages and 57% in ad revenues, named Allison Dayan its New York manager.

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