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KCBS-TV anchor Michael Tuck, who has been missing in action for the past several weeks, is recuperating from surgery and expected to return to the station shortly.

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The group Toto has announced its first domestic tour in seven years, with drummer Simon Phillips taking over for the late Jeff Porcaro. The band will release a new album, “Kingdom of Desire,” May 11 on Relativity Records. Phillips has been performing with the band overseas and will continue through the remaining domestic and international stops. First U.S. date is June 3 in Houston.

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UCLA Extension and the Publicists Guild of America has scheduled a nine-week class, “What You Need to Know for a Career in Entertainment Publicity,” 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays, April 27 to June 22. Participants include Warren Cowan and Jim Mahoney; Publicists Guild president Henri Bollinger is the instructor. For information, call (310) 825-0641.

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Cybill Shepherd and Mary Steenburgen will be joined by their daughters April 28 on “Daughters at Work,”a Lifetime Television special chronicling a national effort to introduce girls to career opportunities. A national campaign sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women encourages friends and relatives bring girls ages 9 to 15 into the workplace.

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The Southern California chapter of American Women in Radio & Television will honor Fox Broadcasting Co. chairman Lucie Salhany and actress Jaclyn Smith at the 38th annual Genii Awards luncheon April 30 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Producer Aaron Spelling will deliver an address. For information, call (818)

Dalton Trumbo’s widow, Cleo, will receive the blacklisted writer’s 1953 “Roman Holiday” Oscar — which he never received — prior to a special screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. “Roman Holiday” will be screened with another Oscar-winning Trumbo film, “The Brave One.” For information, call (310) 247-3000, Ext. 148.

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