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D-Day. Lest we forget.

TV's Rolanda Watts is chairman for the Glaucoma Foundation benefit June 22 at the St. Regis in New York, a black tie dinner dance honoring women of distinction.

Love him or loathe him, George Lois holds a unique position in creative advertising, which is why the School of Visual Arts will put on a one-man show of his work in graphic design and ad art Oct. 4 to 21.

Trone Advertising of Greensboro, N.C., had the Red Cross in during April to teach first aid and CPR and so on to the troops. On May 11 senior account exec Bill Trone saved a life with the Heimlich maneuver when a colleague began choking on potato salad. Well done, Bill, and the Red Cross!

David Persson, former publisher of Advertising Age, acquired Media Ventures Inc. of Bridgeport, Conn., a custom publishing outfit.

Five consecutive months of ad page gains for Home Mechanix over the previous year, through May. Year to date, they're up 28% in pages.

While Ed Kelly of Departures reports his first half pages are up 63% over the period in '93.

Gourmet named Randi MacColl to the new post of creative services director.

Joe Sirola, the voice of commercials for GE, Mobil, Ford, et al., plays Leo Durocher in an upcoming feature film, "Nice Guys Finish Last." And about whom was the Lip making that mean-spirited remark?

Bozell PR/New York promoted Dolores Naney to VP-management supervisor.

MPA will stage on June 16 what it calls the first-ever new media conference for magazine publishers. At the McGraw-Hill auditorium in Manhattan. Curtis Viebranz of Time Inc. Multimedia and Rick Smith of Newsweek chair the "new media" committee.

They're preening in Richmond, Va., where Karen Ellis, who's VP-associate media director at the Martin Agency, was recently named by Working Mother magazine one of 15 working mother role models.

Maury Rogoff PR, which handles New York magazine, will now also do the PR for Premiere. Maury claims I'm the first to know. After his mom.

If you're a traveler, get Betsy Wade's new trade paperback, "The New York Times Practical Traveler Handbook," an A to Z guide and a good one.

Phil Guarascio of GM is advertiser event chair for next week's (June 15) Radio-Mercury Awards at the Waldorf in New York, a black tie evening that's fast becoming an industry "must."

Omni magazine named Frank Alston Ball an account exec. He'd been ad director of Corporate Travel.

Outside mag opened its new Santa Fe HQ last Wednesday, June 1, leaving Chicago behind forever, alas.

Jami Opinsky joined Better Homes & Gardens as an account exec.

WWD, as expected, did a super job, words and pix, on the death of Jackie. I expect W will reprise.

Henry Morgan always did have exquisite timing. He'd just gotten his latest book, "Here's Morgan!" published by Barricade Books in New York, when he died.

Mark Preston's take on Jennifer Capriati in the June issue of Tennis magazine (written before her recent bust) was a prophetic one.

Does anyone know just how long Beetle Bailey's been in the army?

Top newspaper man Michael J. Davies (former publisher of the Baltimore Sun and also of the Hartford Courant) joined the investment banking firm of Legg Mason Wood Walker in Baltimore as managing director of corporate finance. He'll do mergers and acquisitions in media.

Popular Science's May issue with 92 ad pages was its second largest issue ever.

Business Week has a new account manager, Jed Savage. He'd been with Rodale.

Karen Tucci joined Us as an account manager handling corporate and financial accounts.

Now, let's all throw up. Emily Prager in the "Style" section of the Sunday New York Times shows the photo of "a Rwandan gunman ... wearing a camouflage scarf," and calls this, "a horribly stylish outfit and most chillingly effective."

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