November 14, 1999 |
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 |
--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.
September 27, 1990 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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!
January 17, 2013 |
"Dear Abby," aka Pauline Phillips, the celebrated advice columnist who died this week at age 94, already had been an American institution for decades when folk singer-songwriter John Prine immortalized her in his 1973 number titled - what else? - “Dear Abby.” The acclaimed Chicago musician and former mailman tapped the everyday sort of gripes that populated her columns, which were syndicated in newspapers across the country including, for many years, the Los Angeles Times. Dear Abby, Dear Abby, My feet are too long My hair's falling out and my rights are all wrong My friends they all tell me that I've no friends at all Won't you write me a letter, Won't you give me a call Signed Bewildered PHOTOS: Pauline Phillips | 1918 - 2013 Prine, naturally, supplied the response as well as the inquiry, answering: Bewildered Bewildered, You have no complaint You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't So listen up Buster and listen up good Stop wishing for bad luck and knockin' on wood Then came three more mock letters - each receiving precisely the same response, Prine's eye-winking acknowledgement of the essence of what Abby was really telling her millions of readers week after week.
January 17, 2013 |
Pauline Friedman Phillips , who wrote the "Dear Abby" advice column for decades using the name Abigail Van Buren, died Wednesday in Minneapolis at age 94. She had been afflicted with Alzheimer's. Her advice columns were collected in a number of books, many of which are available now on EBay. An autographed copy of the 1958 " Dear Abby " collection is listed at $29.99. A well-worn edition of 1983's " The Best of Dear Abby " can be purchased for as little as $5. You can get " Dear Abby on Planning Your Wedding " (1988, $11)
June 20, 2013 |
When Abby Wambach joined the U.S. women's national soccer team 12 years ago, her goal was to leave the game better than she found it. And that was quite a goal given that the team she joined included legends such as Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Joy Fawcett, Brandi Chastain and Kristine Lilly. But Wambach made good on her pledge Thursday, scoring four times in the first half of a 5-0 win over South Korea to become the all-time leading scorer in women's soccer history. Wambach's third score, in the 29th minute, gave her 159 international goals, one more than Mia Hamm.
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June 2, 2000 |
June is sorely lacking in days your employer will give you paid time off to celebrate. But that doesn't mean it's without its notable holidays and anniversaries. We honor the flag on June 14, fathers on June 18. And June 19 is Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when African Americans in Texas learned of the Emancipation Proclamation--more than two years after Lincoln signed the document ending slavery in the United States.