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Guess Jack Smith of GM is out of the running as MPA's "man of the year."

Manhattan PR whiz Maury Rogoff added Mode magazine and ACNielsen Media & Entertainment Services to her client roster. Re Mode, the mag for full-figured women founded by hotshots Julie Lewit and Nancy LeWinter, there's talk they're being wooed by one or more of the magazine giants.

Loyola U. (Chicago) Associate VP for PR Bud Jones has a new novel out from Writers Club Press, all about flying Marine choppers in Vietnam. Title, "...Snake, Rolling In Hot."

Amid staff cuts at Fortune, three promotions to senior writer: Stephanie Mehta, a phone biz expert, Mark Gimein a techie in Palo Alto, and personal investing guru David Rynecki.

Jason Klein named a new VP-consumer marketing for Times Mirror Magazines. He's Steven Shure from People.

Tomorrow evening at Cipriani in Manhattan Oprah and Hearst Corp. celebrate the first birthday of her mag O. O, darn, I've got to be at the U. of Delaware.

Nancy J. Friedman PR in Manhattan at 304 Park Ave. South promoted Meryl D. Pearlstein to Senior VP and Alyssa Rogers joined as VP. The shop specializes in travel accounts.

Delicious food fight between William Grimes of The New York Times and Gourmet's Jonathan Gold over the merits of Manhattan restaurant Atlas. Grimes gives it three stars; Gold says their soup tastes like industrial solvents.

Source, a head-hunting agency specializing in magazine talent, named Dean Churack its director.

Tom Flynn, editor of Free Inquiry mag, which informs us authoritatively, "There is no God," sends me a subscription pitch. But what would the nuns say, Flynn?

Foreign Policy in N.Y. named Don Burkett associate publisher/business development.

Only weeks into her new job as publisher of Child, Kate Kelly Smith hired James Oates from The New Yorker as her associate publisher and promoted Stacy Shapiro to merchandising director. Kate says so far advertisers like the new, bigger format. Rate base is 1,020,000.

The publishing biz and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation team up for their 15th annual blacktie ball at the Pierre in Manhattan April 26. Hon. Chair is Time Warner's Dick Munro.

Don Imus revealed on air the other morning that he doesn't wear underwear. Neither did Hemingway. Draw your own conclusions.

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