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NEW YORK: Parade recently hosted a discussion on the new millennium entitled "It's About Time" at New School University. Attending the reception that followed were (l. to r.): Ponchitta Pierce, contributing editor, Parade; Nancy Vittorini; Carlo Vittorini, chairman and publisher, Parade Publications; and former Sen. Bill Bradley.

SEATTLE: Magazine Publishers of America sponsored a conference last month for the media on the values of diversity. Pictured are attendees at one panel, "Coverage of People of Color in Commercial Magazines" (l. to r.): Vaughn Benjamin, VP-diversity, MPA; Jungwon Kim, research editor, A Magazine; Kim Jack Riley, editor in chief,; Maria Baugh, deputy editor, Teen People; and Ben Winton, editor in chief, Native Peoples.

SAN DIEGO: The American Association of Advertising Agencies set aside a little time for creativity at its account planning conference at the Sheraton Harbor Island, and the competitive spirit came out in a contest for the most inventive Hawaiian shirt. Winners included (l. to r.): Nina Milosevic, VP-planning director, Foote, Cone & Belding; Craig Harries, group planning director, DDB Worldwide; and Craig McNeilly, VP-senior account planner, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y.: Scientific American's Summer Golf Invitational at Briar Hall Golf Club drew golfers from agencies, including (l. to r.): John Rowan, media planner, Carat; David Geren, media planner, Media Edge; Kevan Kerr, media supervisor, DDB Worldwide; and Jo Rosler, president-CEO, and Randy James, account manager, both of Scientific American.

NEW YORK: Advertising Women of New York hosted another evening in its Career Cocktails series at USA Today's headquarters, sponsored by Travel & Leisure. Attendees included (l. to r.): Lauren Effron, cultural projects director, The New Yorker; Karen Levine, senior account manager, Travel & Leisure; Paula Brooks, managing partner-director of media services, Margeotes, Fertitta & Partners; Angela Mendoza, ad sales assistant, USA Today; and Cyndi April, senior

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