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November 2, 1992 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX
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 | Reuters
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 | From Times Wire Services
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.
When owner Stephan Herold and trainer Craig Dollase decided to skip the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Abby Girl, they did something not always done in thoroughbred racing. They thought about what was best for the horse. Second to then-unbeaten Chilukki in the Oak Leaf Stakes last month at Santa Anita, Abby Girl, a 2-year-old daughter of Meadowlake, was knocked out by the effort, according to Dollase.
February 24, 1985 | CONNIE STEWART
--President Reagan faces towering problems every day, but only one prompted him to write Dear Abby: mail. How much mail? Twenty sacks of it have piled up, and he gets 2,000 letters a day--all because advice columnist Abigail Van Buren urged her readers to send $1 to the President for his birthday, to be forwarded to the March of Dimes. In a letter due to be published Monday, Reagan urges Abby's readers to send the contributions directly to the charity.
June 12, 2010 | By Jennifer Bennett, Los Angeles Times
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)
September 27, 1990 | DAVID NELSON
Abigail Van Buren--or Dear Abby, if you prefer--is one of the few recognized authorities who can offer precise, step-by-step instructions on how to respond when wife-to-be No. 3 announces that your first two wives have agreed to be her co-matrons of honor.
May 5, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Yippie co-founder Abbie Hoffman made a fortune during his years in the spotlight but he left an estate worth only about $2,000, it was reported today. Hoffman, 52, committed suicide April 12 at his Solebury Township home. "It's not that he didn't take in a lot of money. It's just that he didn't keep it very long," Hoffman's attorney, Gerald Lefcourt, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Hoffman's will, filed earlier this week in Bucks County, was written in 1983 and names his longtime companion, Johanna Lawrenson, as sole beneficiary.
May 12, 1988 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Times Staff Writer
Robert Friedman, his full beard flecked with gray and his hair pulled back in a ponytail, sat at the Coach House bar Tuesday and marveled at those gathering to listen to '60s counterculture legend Abbie Hoffman. He pointed out the guy sitting alone in a Western shirt and black cowboy hat--and the fashionably dressed, well-coiffed couples sipping imported beers at a nearby table.
May 11, 1988 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Abbie Hoffman is talking by telephone from Solebury, Pa., where he lives while scoping the world on his television like an avid sports announcer whose enthusiasm for the game has curdled. "Look!" he chortles like Bill Murray satirizing Howard Cosell. "There's Lech Walesa! Wow! Union solidarity in Poland! Ha! Ha! "No way does this TV ever relate to a rebel union leader over here the way it does to Lech! Big dissident! Is he getting his arms broken? His legs? My God!
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