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The 4-year-old (and very successful) Time Inc. lifestyle mag called In Style is beefing up its sales force. Kitty McMahon joins as senior account manager in Chicago, Cissy Chandler becomes Southwest manager, and Penn Jones is national sales manager.

Good Housekeeping has a new auto ad director, Thomas Gaskin.

Dominick Dunne working on a Vanity Fair piece on Fergie? The great Nick and the duchess of York, looking smashing indeed, dined at Le Cirque 2000 the other Monday evening at a table next to my own.

Anne Marie Riccitelli, one of the very best PR people in broadcasting, is taking some time off. Sherrie Rollins and pals at ABC gave Anne Marie a sendoff party here in Manhattan.

Stressed out? Stress's current issue has a cover that's also a phonograph record (old-time vinyl) intended to reduce tension. I prefer to let Associate Publisher Ray Acevedo explain it to you if you care. He's at 718-206-2210.

Now it's cartoonist Jules Feiffer's turn as guest editor of Civilization (June/July issue).

The Freedom Forum's current Media Studies Journal features pieces by such nationally known journalists as Walter Anderson, Tom Winship, Nat Hentoff, Shelby Coffey III, Max Frankel. Solid, thoughtful stuff.

Primedia is dropping Boating for Women. It lasted five issues.

Tomorrow evening (June 9) in Manhattan David Pecker hosts a launch party for Hachette Filipacchi's latest, Indie. This is the one that'll be covering indie filmmakers.

Teen People, launched in January, now has a Western ad manager, Onnalee Outmans MacDonald. She'd been five years with Vibe.

Progressive Farmer is up 12% in ad pages over last year for the first three issues, says Ed Dickinson.

Looking for a used car? Money says among '95s the best deals are Ford Taurus LX, Lexus LS 400, Dodge Caravan SE, Chevy Blazer. Among the '92 models, Toyota Camry, Lexus LS 400, Mazda MPV, Toyota 4Runner.

At Premiere, Publisher Steve Aaron reports the June ad pages will be 35% up on last year and dollars 55% ahead. Tom Hanks is on the cover but doesn't get a cut.

The Art Directors Club (250 Park Ave. South) in Manhattan salutes with a gallery show, five "independent magazines to watch." They are: Big, Black Boo, Icon, Blind Spot and Surface.

Hot off the presses, yet another new magazine, Carolina Sports. Cameron Y. Sweeney is editor & publisher. His fax in Cary, N.C. is 919-468-5771.

Tribune Broadcasting named a new VP-GM of its Houston station, KHTV. He's Sales Director Thomas Ehlmann.

New Dallas ad sales manager for Texas Monthly is Lisa Palmisano Gerardi, promoted from account exec.

Grant W. Draper joined those merry dealmakers of Jordan, Edmiston Group as director, heading marketing and new biz functions.

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