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NEW YORK

Danforth W. Austin , 55, general manager of The Wall Street Journal since 1995, has been named vice chairman of Ottaway Newspapers Inc. in Campbell Hall, and will succeed Chairman and CEO James H. Ottaway Jr. as CEO next year. Austin, who remains a vice president of parent Dow Jones & Co. Inc., joined the company in 1970 as a Journal reporter. After holding a number of editorial positions, he became director of corporate communications for Dow Jones. Austin was named director of circulation for Barron's and the Journal in 1989, and vice president for circulation in 1992.

INDIANA

Richard Luna to managing editor of The Indianapolis Star from managing editor of the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., effective the end of July. He succeeds Calvin Stovall, now managing editor of The News Journal in Wilmington, Del.

CALIFORNIA

Catherine Peppers to director of human resources at The Fresno Bee from human- resources manager for UpRight Inc. in Madera. Peppers succeeds Helen Wainwright, now vice president of human resources at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

Rick Wartzman to business editor at the Los Angeles Times from writer and editor at The Wall Street Journal's Los Angeles bureau, effective in September. Wartzman will succeed Bill Sing, who will become senior editor in charge of editing and creating special editorial sections.

LOUISIANA

Delinda D. Renner to president and publisher of The News-Star in Monroe from controller at the Montgomery (Ala. …

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