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Publishers: Dale A. Duncan has stepped down as publisher of the Oakland (Mich.) Press. He resigned one week after the newspaper was acquired by 21st Century Newspapers, but said his decision was not related to the sale. ...

Executive offices: On Oct. 1, Margaret Weston will become chief executive of Portland Newspapers in Portland, Maine, publishers of the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. Weston will leave Konica Quality Photo in Scarborough, Maine, where she had been president and chief executive officer since 1991. Weston takes the seat occupied by Bruce Gensmer, who now is president of Maine Media, a division of Guy Gannett Communications, as are the newspapers. ... William Huff, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Boston Globe, has been named president of the newspaper effective Jan. 1, 1998. Huff succeeds Benjamin Taylor, who became publisher of the Globe in April. ... Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp., publisher of the Dallas Morning News and the Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin, has named Fritzi Pikes vice president of the media company's internal audit department. Pikes had been a finance manager at Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector in Austin, Texas. ...

Newsroom names: Steve Knickmeyer has been named managing editor of all newsroom operations at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Knickmeyer named Jeff Dozbaba his deputy managing editor for presentation and John D'Anna his deputy managing editor for content. Don Henninger, who became managing editor for presentation when the afternoon Phoenix Gazette folded in January and took with it his job as managing editor, will continue in another editorial position. ... The Hartford Courant has bid adieu to David Barrett, a 27-year employee who declined to move from the editor's chair to the editorial page office. Managing Editor Cliff Teutsch is temporarily taking on Barrett's responsibilities ... Jane Amari, recently promoted to a senior vice presidency at the Kansas City Star, has been named executive editor of the News-Journal Co. of Wilmington, Del., a Gannett newspaper. ... Knight-Ridder has named Karen Magnuson managing editor of its Wichita (Kan.) Eagle. Magnuson had been editor of the Valley Times in Pleasanton, Calif., another Knight-Ridder paper. ... Pete Hamill has resigned as editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News after nine months in the job. ... The New York Times has appointed Jill Abramson enterprise editor of its Washington bureau. Previously Abramson spent nine years with the Wall Street Journal, where last she was deputy Washington bureau chief. ... At the Valley Morning Star in Harlingen, Texas, Laurie Pearson was named managing editor following the promotion of Jerry Deal to editor. ... Mike Steele has been named director of new media for Media General Inc. of Richmond, Va., effective Oct. 1. Steele, a 24-year employee who now is director of electronic publishing for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, had been deputy managing editor. ... The Clarksburg Exponent and Clarksburg Telegram in West Virginia have a new managing editor: William Sedivy, who has been professor in residence of Utah State University for the last two years.

Errors and omissions: The Audit Bureau of Circulations mistakenly lost its final "s" throughout the Sept. 1 issue of NewsInc., which regrets the error.
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