Has LAT gone Abby-free?

An email from an editor on the LAT features side says the Times has dropped "Dear Abby" after umpteen years. Something about a $20,000 renewal fee. The old-fashioned advice column hasn't been in the Calendar section this week, but I wonder if anyone has complained? Email sent looking for confirmation.


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