Five Columnists Replace Landers In Dallas


In the Lone Star State, it’s taking more than a lone star to fill Ann Landers’ shoes.

The Dallas Morning News is replacing the late Landers with five different advice columnists. Actually, “we know we can’t replace Ann Landers; readers really miss her,” said Assistant Managing Editor/Lifestyles Lisa Kresl. “So we decided to introduce a variety of columnists to appeal to different types of readers” — including younger ones.

On Sundays and Thursdays, the Morning News is publishing “Tell Me About It” by Carolyn Hax of the Washington Post Writers Group. On Mondays and Wednesdays, “Dear Prudence” by Margo Howard of Creators Syndicate. On Mondays and Fridays, “Help Me, Harlan!” by Harlan Cohen of King Features Syndicate. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, “Sense and Sensitivity” by Harriette Cole of United Media. And on Saturdays, “Ask the Advice Goddess” by Amy Alkon.

Continuing to run every day in the Morning News is “Dear Abby” by Jeanne Phillips of Universal Press Syndicate.

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