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Tacodan

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Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in the House of Representatives after his plane crashed in Alaska and who went on to serve nine terms on Capitol Hill, notably as a champion of women’s rights, died on Saturday at her home in Chevy Chase, Md. She was 97.
Her daughter Cokie Roberts, the ABC News commentator, confirmed the death.

In 1976, Mrs. Boggs became the first woman to preside over a Democratic National Convention. Three years earlier, she had become the first woman from Louisiana elected to the House.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 4:50:49 PM

If there is relevance to THIS news forum, I'm not going to take the time to find out by reading the article, based on the snippet posted.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:48:59 AM

WELCOME TO ...........ObituaryBuddy !
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:38:24 AM

ok...
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:26:29 PM

My sympathy to Cokie.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 7:13:59 PM

Not sure how it ties in though.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:43:49 PM

RIP
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 5:00:48 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 3:58:00 PM

why here?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:15:13 PM

Wow, if I knew Cokie Roberts was Hale Boggs' granddaughter, I must have forgotten. I'm still waiting for that lost plane with him and Nick Begich to turn up as the glacier keeps receding up from Turnagain Arm. One of these days, one of these days.

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:07:39 PM

This article does not belong on Gas Buddy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:55:05 AM

Any other Obituaries today?
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TODAY WELCOME TO ...........ObituaryBuddy !
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:43:32 AM

and this is related to gas because?
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gas is $3.24 here today
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:27:31 AM

ok?
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:24:38 AM

TODAY WELCOME TO ...........ObituaryBuddy !
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:22:19 AM

RIP Mrs. Boggs, always liked your daughter.
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