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ST. LOUIS: National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler hosted a reception for advertisers at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Among those attending were (l. to r.): Bob Kirkpatrick, VP-media director, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles; and Phil Reynolds, Midwestern manager, and Andrea Vaughn, national sales manager, both of National Geographic.

TORONTO: Masterfile Corp. invited Toronto advertising and design folk to a party-called the Shag Party-at the Wellington Club. The Canadian stock image company's event drew industry people including (l. to r.): Michael Arismandez, free-lance designer; Steve Pigeon, president, Masterfile; Greg Stevenson, senior designer, Campbell Sheffield Design; and Stacey Hellas, associate art buyer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.

HOUSTON: Houston Advertising Federation held a recent luncheon at the Houston Junior League that featured Continental Airlines Chairman-CEO Gordon Bethune, winner of HAF's first Made in Houston Trailblazer award. Also in attendance were (l. to r.): Laura Manning Stokes, president, Marketing Masters, and past president of HAF; Mr. Bethune; Charlie Lewis, president, Lewis & Co., and winner of HAF's 1997 silver medal; and Leo DeLeon, president, Boone DeLeon, and president of HAF.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Middle East hosted a longtime client and recentCordiant investor when Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (r.) visited the agency's office. Greeting the prince were (l. to r.): John McNeel, CEO, and David Parker, account director, both of Saatchi & Saatchi Middle East. g

DETROIT: Gruner & Jahr's American HomeStyle & Gardening hosted a luncheon at the Michigan Design Center for the Detroit advertising community. Gathered afterward for a tour of the design center were (l. to r.): Jack Oliver, exec VP-director of account services, Ross Roy Communications; John Heins, president-CEO, Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing; Karen Sacks, editor in chief, AH&G; John Gillis, exec VP-director of research, planning and design, Ross Roy; and Jack Grant, publisher, AH&G.

NEW YORK: Conde Nast Sports for Women hosted a luncheon at Le Cirque 2000 for advertisers and media buyers. Enjoying the magazine's hospitality were (l. to r.): Suzanne Grimes, publisher, CNSW; Bob Giacomino, media director, Grey Advertising; Lucy Danzinger, editor in chief, CNSW; Steve Greenberger, VP-

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