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NEW YORK: Advertising Women of New York hosted a luncheon at the New York Grand Hyatt with Leslie Stahl of CBS' "60 Minutes" as guest speaker. Among those attending (l. to r.): Claire Kunz, director of sales development, News America Digital Publishing; Amy Wilkins, publisher, and Paulette McLeod, founder-general manager, both of Biography; Ms. Stahl; Ellen Flahive, national advertising director, Meredith Corp.'s American Park Network; and Samantha Shanken, account director, Red Sky Interactive.

NEW YORK: CNN on-air journalists discussed their professional experiences at the New York Public Library's Bartos Forum during a recent CNN newsmaker luncheon. Among the panelists and attendees (l. to r.): Frank Smith, VP-group planning, Young & Rubicam's Media Edge; Larry Goodman, president, CNN Sales & Marketing; Robert Igiel, exec VP-U.S. broadcast director, Media Edge; and CNN journalist Beverly Schuch.

NEW YORK: GQ tossed a party for executives from the fashion, music and advertising industries to celebrate the good life at Milk Studios. Raising a glass were (l. to r.): Donald Trump; Richard Baker, CEO, Ocean Pacific; and Tom Florio, publisher, GQ.

NEW YORK: Celebrating Spring at Metropolitan Home's party at the Four Seasons last week were (l. to r): Jack Kliger, new president-CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Magazines; Diane Meier, president, Meier Advertising; Anne Triece, publisher, Metropolitan Home; Merle Parker, VP, Meier Advertising; and Elaine Kaufman, VP-advertising, Workbench.

RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF.: The Western States Advertising Agency Association held its annual conference, titled "The Shape of Things to Come," late last month at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Members of the group's spring conference committee included (l. to r.): John Crosson, exec VP-managing director, Grey Advertising, and president, WS3As; Cliff Scott, president, Scott Group; Claudia Rossini, VP-creative, Hunter Rossini Boleslav; and Robert Charney, president, Mosaic

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