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Bill Safire's New York Times proposal that we reprise the Bay of Pigs with a "Haitian Legion" was Bill at his most fatuous.

Working Woman named Peggy Fry their West Coast ad director, reports Kristin Norrgard.

Dick Barthelmes of the American Express magazines sends a post card from Singapore (you know, the "caning capital") where he says all the rage is "knitted sushi."

I love Taki. But can anyone explain just what the hell he's talking about in these New York Post columns of his?

New VP at Arnold Huberman Associates, the N.Y. exec search firm. She's Rachel Beth Schwartz, who'd been with Cohn & Wolfe PR.

For the second consecutive year Alan Richman of GQ won the James Beard Award for restaurant critique. He was also this year a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

Don Imus' take (over WFAN radio) on the Seagram takeover of Time Warner yarn: "Seagram, they're gangsters, aren't they? Members of organized crime?"

Always in good taste: The coverline on the June Penthouse, "Exclusive: Bobbitt's Penis-The Official Photograph."

Mark up your dance cards. Nov. 1 to 3 at McCormick Place, Chicago, the annual Point-of-Purchase Ad Institute marketplace. This year admission rates for ad agencies and sales promotion firms will be cut from $500 to $25.

Joy Henderiks, the beautiful and very brainy image-builder in the States for Yves Saint Laurent and for Emanuel Ungaro before that, opened her own consulting firm with HQ at 800 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan and a Paris office on rue Thiers. She's a nifty. Already in the works are projects for Allure magazine, QVC, Lacoste, Donna Karan and for Saint Laurent.

Barbara Isenberg sends along the new spring catalog of the North American Bear Co., which she designed, and if you're a Teddy Bear nut, as I am, it's a must. Barbara has her studio at 902 Broadway in Manhattan, (212) 388-0700.

Carolyn Kremins of Bon Appetit says the magazine so far this year picked up 28 new (major) advertisers including Cunard, MasterCard, Evian, Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden. Pas mal.

Trout & Ries, that's Jack Trout and Al Ries, celebrate 25 years of positioning products in the marketplace over breakfast June 7 at the St. Regis in Manhattan. Their breakfast topic: with "positioned" companies like GM, IBM, Kodak, etc., where do they go from here over the next 25 years?

The American Jewish Committee honors Jackie Leo of The New York Times Magazine Co. June 22 at the Grand Hyatt in New York but it's Mort Zuckerman of the Daily News sending out pitches to industry leaders to join the committee. Nice, collegial touch. Paula Zahn of CBS hands Jackie the hardware.

The Easter Seal folks remind me June 13's the deadline for nominations for the annual EDI Awards (Equality, Dignity, Independence) for advertising, TV and other media efforts on behalf of the disabled. They're in Chicago at 230 W. Monroe St., 60606, attention Corporate Communications Dept.

Maritz Marketing in St. Louis named Ronald P. Lipovsky its president and Michael D. Phillips exec VP. Tim Rogers moves up to group VP.

For the first six months of '94 Woman's Day ad pages are up 10% vs. a year earlier, says John Fennell.

Discover mag closed June with 56 ad pages a new record for any issue, and up 143% over June a year ago.

In Flemington, N.J., a gent was sentenced to 10 years for squirting liquid soap on women shoppers and then fondling their buttocks as he offered to dry them off. His lawyer said the man's behavior was actually "a cry for help."

The First National Sense of Smell Day will be celebrated June 21, reports John Ledes' Cosmetic World. Count on my being out there sniffing and inhaling.

Jack Newfield, reporting on a strike of staff at the Harvard Club in the New York Post, quotes a striker who cleans the rooms, "Some members are very messy." Newfield attributes this to "afternoon trysts and drunken banquets." "Trysts? Trysts?" At the Harvard? Someone ought to call this fellow Newfield out!

Perils of taped talk show: On the Arlene Herson show, all about books and such, Frances Lear was being interviewed midst much talk of how we should all go right out and buy a copy of her great magazine.

Joe Goldstein's latest PR account: repping the Royal Kingdom of Saudia Arabia for the soccer World Cup.

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