What's the deal with Dear Abby?

In the wonderful metropolis of Phoenix we have the luxury of two full pages of funnies in the daily paper in addtion to both Ann Landers and Dear Abby. I’m puzzled by the extra face in Abby’s photo. She looks somewhat younger than Ms. Van Buren, kind of like a Brigitte Nielsen gone to seed. What’s the deal? Did they clone Abby? Is her sis next?

It’s probably her daughter Jeanne Phillips. (Abby’s real name is Pauline Phillips.) You can see the picture and a brief history of “Dear Abby” here.