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James J. Gillespie to CEO, Rally's Hamburgers, Louisville, Ky., and Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Clearwater, Fla., from president, Appleby's Division of Apple South, Atlanta. He succeeds Don Doyle at Rally's; Mr. Doyle left the company. Mr. Gillespie also succeeds Tom Thompson at Checkers. Mr. Thompson is retaining his seat on the board of both chains. At press time, it was undecided where Mr. Gillespie would be based.

Alison Parks to chief marketing officer, Capital Publishing, New York, a new position, from chief operating officer.

Al Morris to VP-director of operations, Y&R Advertising, Detroit, from VP-brand leader, McCann-Erickson, Troy, Mich. He succeeds Jim Heidt, who remains at Y&R in an unspecified post. Also: Michael Dabrowski to management supervisor, Y&R, New York, from senior VP, Y&R, Detroit. He succeeds Bob Svete, who left the company.

Ted Ryan to director of sales, Digital City (, from director of TV sales and marketing, Reuters America. Also at Digital City: John Colston to VP-programming, from managing director of programming, AOL Networks.

Bob Clark to VP-chief information officer, Harte-Hanks, Kansas City, from director of information system, American Management Association.

Bob Carrigan, 31, to VP-associate publisher, PC World, New York, from director

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