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Memo Pad: Steve Florio Hospitalized...

Former Conde Nast Publications Inc. chief executive officer Steve Florio has been hospitalized and is seriously ill following a recent heart attack.

NEW LOOK: Adam Moss finally figured out what to do with the back page of New York magazine. The slot was reserved for the crossword puzzle for the last two years, but on Monday that will be relocated to make room for a new feature, Artifact. The page will highlight "shards of random or illuminating data" that reflect current city life, Moss writes in his editor's letter. This week's first Artifact section includes a map of the number of foreclosures in New York City, but future sections could also include less graphical information, like snippets from a politician's speech, a menu from a new restaurant, or a thank you card from a celebrity donor to a charity. New York will also rename the listing section formerly known as The Week to Agenda. The magazine already has an e-mail newsletter of the same name, where subscribers receive daily event and culture listings, that launched in the spring.
— S.D.S.

SAFE LANDINGS: Condé Nast Kremlinologists were eager to draw lines between the closure of House & Garden and the frequency increase of Vogue Living to two times a year — although House & Garden had more than enough woes on its own. And, at the very least, some of the shelter experience at House & Garden won't go unused at the company, which also owns WWD. Susan Egan, who was national home furnishings director at House & Garden, will now serve in a similar capacity at Vogue Living, working with its new publisher and Vogue associate publisher, Connie Anne Phillips. Another ad-side staffer, Ahu Terzi, has also joined the Vogue family as an account director at Men's Vogue. On the edit side, three junior staffers formerly at House & Garden have found a home in Vogue's fashion closet. Former House & Garden staff from editorial and advertising have landed at other Condé Nast titles like Brides, W, Bon Appetit, and Golf Digest.
— I. C.

MONEY MANAGER: Hachette Filipacchi Media pulled an executive from its parent company's French offices to replace outgoing chief financial officer Antoine de Noyer. The company on Thursday named Philippe Perthuis as the U.S. division's new senior vice president-chief financial officer. Perthuis was most recently deputy director of finance for Lagardère Active in Paris. Perthuis will take his new position Saturday. Noyer leaves the company after just over a year at his post.
— S.D.S.
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