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NEW YORK: Elaine's was the location for a cocktail party hosted by Playboy, that drew (l. to r.): Richard Kinsler, publisher, Playboy, Betsy Cronkite; Walter Cronkite; and Kevin Buckley, executive editor, Playboy.

NEW YORK: Advertising Women of New York and Advertising Age presented the second annual Women to Watch awards luncheon at the New York Hilton & Towers recently. Honorees gathered with representatives of sponsors Hearst Magazines, Cosmopolitan and Lifetime TV for Women for this shot. Front row (l. to r.): Marjorie Altschuler; Donna Kalajian, senior VP-publisher, Cosmopolitan; Julie Halpin; Amy Wilkins; Karen Francis; Lori Moskowitz Lepler; Lisa Quiroz; Lynn Picard; Nora McAniff, publisher, People, and president of AWNY; and Hillary Graves. Back row (l. to r.): Cindy Spengler, VP-publisher, House Beautiful; Ed Erhardt, VP-publisher, Ad Age; Marian Schwindeman; Kate Everett-Thorp; Mary Bishop; Judy Beaudry; Linda Srere; and Cathleen Black, president, Hearst Magazines.

WASHINGTON: International Data Group and its Computerworld got together with the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall to present awards honoring innovative applications of technology. Welcoming award winners were (l. to r.): Paul Gillian, editor in chief, Computerworld; Daniel Morrow, executive director, Computerworld/Smithsonian Awards Program; and Patrick McGovern, chairman, IDG.

PALM DESERT, CALIF.: Advertisers, agency executives and suppliers to the out-of-home industry gathered at the Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa for the Great Outdoor Conference '98, sponsored by the Traffic Audit Bureau for Media Measurement. Speakers at the conference included (l. to r.): Dennis Wazaney, president-general manager, New York market, Eller Media; Catherine Merchant-Jones, media director, Prudential Advertising; Chris Gagen, director, Coca-Cola USA Media; Andrea MacDonald, president, MacDonald Media; and Patrick Hanlon, executive creative director, Ammirati Puris Lintas.

SIMI VALLEY, CALIF.: Women's Advertising Golf League's recent tournament brought together women from throughout the advertising industry at Wood Ranch Country Club, including (l. to r.): Mary Kinkaid, senior VP-marketing communications, Buena Vista Home Video; Leslie Isaacs, account exec, NBC; Amy Plummer, network supervisor, Western International Media; and Gerrie Carr, account exec, NBC.

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