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The Nation has a new ad director, Ellen Mullins Bollinger. Only time I ever met Meryl Streep was at a cocktail party for Victor Navasky's Nation. As the line goes in "Pat & Mike," it ain't got a big readership "but what's there is cherce." So is Ms. Bollinger.

New national ad director for Automobile (Primedia) is Stefanie Savchenko Angeli from Gruner & Jahr. Before that she was a media manager at Ammirati Puris.

Laurie Kanto is the new West Coast editor of Stuff, a men's mag.

Parade promoted Lisa Ripko to the new post of administrating director of marketing services. Also, Dena Schneider Green joins as ad sales rep from Woman's Day.

Tom Harty is the new VP-publisher of TV Guide Magazine Group. He's 36. They're getting younger all the time.

New Woman hired John Kenlon as ad director. He'd been at WWD.

Why am I not shocked that during their climactic playoff game, Bobby Bonilla and Rickey Henderson were in the Mets clubhouse playing cards.

Marketing chief Stephen Roche of Power & Motoryacht fires a shot across my bows for reporting rival Yachting was leading the category in September ad pages. True, says Roche, except that YTD his book is the leader. Then, below the waterline, he wonders if "they" sent me "better merchandise" than he did. Hey, Roche, I haven't gotten a damned yacht in months from any of you guys.

Michael's, the West 55th St. Manhattan restaurant, celebrated its 10th anniversary last week. Big magazine and book publishing hangout.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photog Eddie Adams officially opened his new photo & film rental space "The Bathhouse" with a glitzy Hallowe'en party. The famed building is at 540 East 11th Street in Downtown Manhattan.

Campbell-Ewald Advertising, Warren, Mich., hired Gary Lott from United Way as corporate communications supervisor.

Two heads better than one? U.S. News named Jeffrey S. Ahl and William D. Holiber co-publishers reporting to CEO Ira Ellenthal.

Bryant Gumbel hosts Sports Illustrated's 20th Century sports awards from Madison Square Garden Dec. 2. Ken Ehrlich produces, CBS will carry.

Metropolitan Home hired Jane Abram as western sales director.

Name change at Hearst magazines: Colonial Homes becomes Classic American Homes next February/March issue.

Movieline, the good consumer mag covering Hollywood, hired Jennifer G. Gray as their L.A. ad manager.

Weight Watchers mag named Alex Lovell its first sales director/east, working out of the NY office.

Knight Kiplinger tells me they'll unveil a redesign of Kiplinger's Personal Finance with the January issue. Michael Grossman created the new look.

U.S. News hired Chris Noonan Sturm as deputy ed for new media. She's been

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