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MEMPHIS: The Blues Foundation presented Ben Manilla Productions with a Keeping the Blues Alive award for its production of the "House of Blues Radio Hour" at a reception at the Peabody Hotel as part of the 18th annual Blues Fou nd ation's W.C. Handy Awards. Accepting the award from blues legend Rufus Thomas (l.) was Ben Manilla, president, Ben Manilla Productions.

FULLERTON, CALIF.: The Women's Advertising Golf League held a luncheon at Coyote Hills Golf Club to inaugurate the new league. Officials of the organization, formed for women in the advertising industry who have an interest in go lf, posed on the course (l. to r.): Jerry Procanik, sales planner, the Family Channel; Mary Jack, director-West Coast advertising sales, Fox News Channel; Lisa Herdman, network supervisor, Rubin Postaer & Associates; Jennifer Davis , account exec, E! Entertainment Television; Nicole DeSonier, account exec, and Danielle Pantages-Baker, sales planner, Family Channel; Brenda Scarbrough, executive director of media, Universal Studios; Carla O'Neill, account exec, Marisol Oller, regional director-Western advertising sales, Family Channel. In front (l. to r.): Marcie Pollock, planning associate, and Nick Bender, sales planner, Family Channel.

NEW YORK: David Pecker (2nd l.) received the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee at a reception at the New York Hilton. Congratulating Mr. Pecker were (l. to r.): John Kennedy Jr., editor in chief, G eorge; Michael Gould, chairman-CEO, Bloomingdale's; and Phil Guarascio, VP-general manager of marketing and advertising, General Motors Corp.'s North American Operations.

EL PASO, TEXAS: Mithoff Advertising received a plaque from the American Association of Advertising Agencies recognizing the agency's 50 years of membership in the association. Displaying the award are (l. to r.): Jose L. Lopez, VP, Mitho ff-Lopez Hispanic Communications, the agency's Hispanic unit; Bill Burton Jr., president-CEO; and Richard W. Mithoff, chairman.

NEW YORK: Guests at A&E Television Networks' advertiser upfront were treated to a concert by singer Tony Bennett at the Rainbow Room. Attending were (l. to r.): Ron Schneier, senior VP-ad sales, A&E; Linda Marciano, senior VP-ass ociate media director, BBDO; singer/songwriter Judy Collins; and Bob Igiel, exec VP-director, broadcast buying and programming, Y&R Advertising.

PHILADELPHIA: Agency Reimel Carter celebrated its 35th anniversary with a breakfast at the Union League. In conjunction, Chairman Ted Reimel (l.) and President-CEO Ed Carter (r.) presented breakfast speaker and local anchor Larry Kane of CBS affiliate KYW-TV with a plaque.

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