October 5, 2010 |
Maintaining privacy in the digital age is no easy feat ? particularly if you are the subject of a movie. And yet Angela Wesselman-Pierce, the woman who holds the key to the mystery at the center of "Catfish," has remained a quiet enigma for more than eight months since the movie became a sensation at the Sundance Film Festival. She's avoided requests for interviews about the film, which is being marketed as a documentary thriller and has taken in more than $1.6 million at the box office since its Sept.
June 12, 2010 |
Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old solo sailor who ran into trouble in the middle of the Indian Ocean this week, has been rescued. Sunderland was reported to be in good health after being plucked from her damaged vessel 2,000 nautical miles off western Australia by the crew of the French fishing ship the Ile De La Reunion at 7.45pm AEST. The crew of the Ile De La Reunion, a considerably larger vessel than Sunderland's Wild Eyes, dispatched a smaller boat to pick her up. The rescue, coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Center -- Australia (RCC Australia)
April 2, 1991 |
"CBS Schoolbreak Special" offers an affecting portrayal of a teen-age incest victim and her first steps toward healing in "Abby, My Love" (today at 3 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8). Sometimes 16-year-old Abby (Cara Buono) and her best friend Chip (Josh Hamilton) pretend to be jet-setters. It's just a joke to Chip; he doesn't know that for Abby it's an escape from who she really is.
December 30, 2006 |
Abby, an African lion, has died at age 20, the last big cat at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. "Even though she was elderly, she never lost her enthusiasm for greeting the keepers and the public. She especially loved children," said Gina Phillips, animal-care supervisor. Abby, who was in poor health, was euthanized. Her partner, Flip, died in 2003 at age 16.
August 7, 2002 |
MISSOURI * Pauline Phillips, the creator of the Dear Abby advice column, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, family members say. Phillips, 84, began writing the column after her twin sister, Esther Lederer, started writing a similar one for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1955. Lederer, who wrote as Ann Landers, died in June. Phillips' daughter, Jeanne, now writes Dear Abby.
March 14, 2002 |
A man who wrote to "Dear Abby" for advice on how to handle his fantasies about having sex with girls was charged in Milwaukee with possessing child pornography after the columnist turned him in, authorities say. "Dear Abby" columnist Jeanne Phillips called police after receiving the letter. Phillips said she agonized over whether to report the man, since the column's credibility is based on the anonymity given advice-seekers. Paul Weiser, 28, was released from jail Wednesday night.
August 15, 2012 |
Another one bites the dust. In an interview with the comedy website Splitsider,"Saturday Night Live" cast member Abby Elliott made the surprise announcement that she will not be returning to the long-running sketch comedy show this fall. Elliott first joined "SNL" as a featured player during its 2008 season. NBC declined to comment, but a person with knowledge of the situation but not authorized to speak publicly confirmed the news. PHOTOS: Stars' children follow in their footsteps Elliott is the latest cast member to leave in what is shaping up to be a big transitional year for "SNL.
November 2, 1992 |
Native Iowan and Los Angeles resident Abigail Van Buren is lending "Dear Abby's" support to the campaign for the Iowa Equal Rights Amendment this year. The Sioux City Central High graduate has made a 30-second TV commercial--her first political one--for the Iowa Women's Equality Campaign appealing directly to voters to "add women to the constitution." If passed, Iowa will become the 16th state to put sex equality provisions into its constitution.
October 21, 1998 |
Abby Joseph Cohen, one of Wall Street's top stock market analysts, has finally breached Goldman Sachs' inner circle, winning the coveted title of "partner" at the closely held firm. Goldman said it named Cohen, who has a reputation as Wall Street's smartest forecaster of stock market gains, as a partner along with 56 others.
August 27, 1990 |
Two citizens groups today asked the Bucks County coroner to reopen an investigation into the death of political activist Abbie Hoffman for signs that he was driven to suicide by a controversial anti-depressant. Hoffman had taken the drug Prozac six weeks before he was found dead on April 12, 1989, in his Solebury Township apartment, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights and the Prozac Survivors Support Group said in a letter to the coroner.