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WASHINGTON

Helen Thomas, who covered the White House during the terms of eight presidents for United Press International before stepping down in May, has joined Hearst Newspapers. The 79-year-old former "dean" of the presidential press corps will pen a semiweekly column devoted to a variety of Washington issues. Thomas said the new columns will mix notebook items with analytical commentary. "When the bell rings," she said, "I still may want to jump for the phone, but I will restrain myself." -- Joe Strupp

CALIFORNIA

Debbie Carlson to vice president of advertising for the San Jose Mercury News from classified director at the San Francisco News Agency, the joint operating arm of the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner.

ALABAMA

Bob Blalock to editorial page editor of The Birmingham News from editorial page editor at The Tuscaloosa News. Blalock succeeds Ron Casey, who died Feb. 21.

CALIFORNIA

James Bettinger to director of the Stanford-based John S. Knight Fellowship program from deputy director, effective Sept. 1. Bettinger, who also was appointed to a professorship at Stanford University's department of communications, succeeds James V. Risser, who is retiring.

COLORADO

Larry Burrough to the newly created position of managing editor for news at The Denver Post from deputy editor of The Orange County (Calif.) Register.

FLORIDA

Kathy Trumbull to the newly created position of strategic areas director and South Broward general manager at the Fort Lauderdale Sun- Sentinel from deputy managing editor for news. …

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