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NEW JERSEY

Frank Scandale, assistant managing editor for news at The Denver Post, has been named editor of The Record in Hackensack. He will take the helm late this month, succeeding Vivian Waixel, now vice president and executive editor of Record parent Macromedia Inc. In doing so, Scandale, who led coverage of the Columbine High School shootings that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news last year, will be returning to New Jersey, where he was city editor at the now- defunct Daily Journal in Elizabeth before joining the Post in 1990.

KANSAS

C. White Walker to editor and publisher of The Emporia Gazette, the paper his great-grandfather and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner William Allen White owned and edited for 49 years, from assistant editor and publisher. Christopher White Walker succeeds Publisher Paul David Walker, his father, now publisher emeritus. Barbara White Walker, his mother, will remain senior editor.

NEW JERSEY

Keith L. Dawn to publisher of The Press of Atlantic City and executive vice president and chief operating officer of parent South Jersey Publishing Co. from general manager of the paper. Dawn succeeds Robert M. McCormick, who retired.

ALABAMA

Roger Underwood to publisher of the Opelika-Auburn News from circulation director of The Dothan Eagle.

Bob Gruber to publisher of the Times Daily in Florence from director of operations. Gruber succeeds Frank Helderman, who retired.

ILLINOIS

David Harrison to publisher of The Beacon News in Aurora. Harrison served previously as publisher of The Herald-Palladium in St. …