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Dallas: Local sports promoters were featured at a panel discussion on sports and direct marketing sponsored by the Direct Marketing Association of North Texas. From left: Steve Letson, director of operations, Dallas Mavericks; Jeff Cogen, VP-advertising and promotions, Dallas Stars; Marty Conway, VP-marketing, Texas Rangers; and Joel Finglass, director-sales and promotions, Dallas Cowboys.

New York: Posed alongside TDI's doubledecker sightseeing bus painted to resemble Kodak's single-use camera are (from l.) Carol Rothschild, VP, Asch Advertising, Kodak's out-of-home agency; Courtney Hillegas, assistant account exec, J. Walter Thompson USA, main agency for Kodak cameras; Gordon Asch, chairman of Asch Advertising; and Gail Heaney, VP-media supervisor, JWT.

Bedminster, N.J.: Among the happy crowd at "A Capitalist Country Fair" held for the ad community on the Forbes estate were (from l.) Evelyn Mitchell, ad manager, Forbes FYI; Sharon Chekijian, media planner, DDB Needham; Karen O'Mara, marketing director, Bally; and Ellen Jacobs, associate media director, DDB Needham. Host publications were Forbes, Forbes FYI, Forbes ASAP and American Heritage.

New York: Mary Beth Wright (c.), national sales manager for US, welcomes Michelle Garcia (l.), associate media director, McCann-Erickson, and Nancy Riceckers, field public relations manager, Evian, to a screening of "North," hosted by US and Rolling Stone.

Philadelphia: A wacky hat contest was part of the festivities as Earle Palmer Brown/Philadelphia marked its 10th anniversary. Showing off their creations are Boni Liss, director of premiums and incentives for EPB Promotions, and Ted Tronnes, art director.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: Gary Lispi (r.), VP-group media director, was among the hosts as Harris Drury Cohen held a Calipso Night party for media reps to show off its new offices. Guests included Jim Connell and Liane Lowey (3rd l.) of The New York Times and

Debra Shane of WTMI-FM.

Chicago: Partnership Against Racism (PAR) and Patrick Media Group unveiled an outdoor campaign to salute diversity as one of the nation's greatest strengths. From left: Bob Love, director of community relations, Chicago Bulls, a cooperating sponsor; Lowell Thompson, founder and president, and the Rev. Derek Simons, creative partner, both of PAR; and Paul V. Sara, VP-general manager, Patrick Media.

New York: Lisa Farrell, media supervisor at McCann-Erickson, won a pair of sunglasses in the raffle held by Outside during a celebration of the publication's move of its headquarters to Santa Fe, N.M. With her is John Kuntz (c.), eastern advertising director, and Scott Parmelee, national ad director for the publication.

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