A family to be reckoned with are the seven smart Kierans of Manhattan, sons & daughters of the late loved Dr. James Michael Kieran, president of Manhattan's Hunter College for women. The Kierans include:
> Helen Kieran Reilly, who writes good murder mysteries (McKee of Centre Street, Man with the Painted Head).
> Jim, 14 years a New York Timesman, who launched the phrase "brains trust," helped found the American Newspaper Guild, is now secretary to Mayor LaGuardia.
> Leo, a Timesman who-looks like a character from The Front Page, has been a...