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Alaska Airlines’ Review Down to 2
LOS ANGELES–Alaska Airlines has narrowed the list of contenders for its $10-15 million account to two agencies, according to sources. They are: McCann-Erickson’s Seattle office and WongDoody, also in Seattle. Alaska Airlines executives would not confirm the finalists but did say the account would be awarded in the fall.

America West to Put Account in Play
LOS ANGELES–America West will launch a review for its $20 million ad account, the client confirmed last week. Incumbent Team One Advertising in El Segundo, Calif., will defend the business. The review was called by Rusty Ford, who joined the client as director of advertising from American Airlines.

Dilworth Leaves LVL, Forms Shop
SAN FRANCISCO–Ed Dilworth, president of LVL Communications in Palo Alto, Calif., has left the agency to start his own company in San Francisco. The shop will focus on interactive marketing and advertising. Chief executive officer Cal Lai is expected to assume
Dilworth’s responsibilities at LVL.

Butler, Shine in Talks With S3
SAN FRANCISCO–Santa Clara, Calif.-based S3 is in final negotiations with Butler, Shine & Stern in Sausalito, Calif., for the multimedia technology company’s estimated $2-5 million account.

Norwegian Cruise Line Docks at Y&R
CHICAGO–Norwegian Cruise Line has awarded its estimated $15-25 million account to Young & Rubicam here without a review. The shop succeeds Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.

Cohen/Johnson Moves in With Fotouhi
LOS ANGELES–Cohen/Johnson has relocated to the offices of Fotouhi Alonso Cameron in Los Angeles. Both agencies will retain separate identities and clients, but there may be “a potential for strategic alliance” on a client-by-client basis, said Cohen/Johnson chairman and executive creative director Howie Cohen.

Dolan Takes Leave From Nike
LOS ANGELES–Liz Dolan, vice president of marketing communications for Nike, is on a three-month sabbatical, a client representative confirmed last week. Dolan had become less involved over the past year with the marketing and public relations function for the Beaverton, Ore.-based company and most recently was assigned to the interactive marketing arena, sources said. Dolan did not return calls by press time last week.

For the Record
Howard Neal, vice president and general manager of KFI/KOST and KACE/KRTO, was pictured with Western International Media’s Dennis Holt and Muse Cordero Chen’s Jo Muse in Adweek’s June 30 “People” page.