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Judge unseals some Heinz records
www.observer-reporter.com/ ^ | 3/10/05 | AP

Posted on 03/10/2005 5:37:14 AM PST by bitt

Judge unseals some Heinz records

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH – The public can see some records regarding the estate of the late Sen. H. John Heinz III, but others will remain sealed to protect the privacy and security of his widow, Teresa Heinz Kerry, and her family, a judge ruled.

Attorneys for the Heinz estate had fought the efforts of two newspapers – the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – to unseal the estate documents.

The newspapers argued the records could shed light on Heinz Kerry's charitable activities and whether she used some of her inheritance to help the White House campaign of her second husband, Sen. John Kerry.

Allegheny County Judge Frank J. Lucchino ruled Tuesday that 11 documents can be made public in 20 days. But portions of the documents, such as personal bank account information and addresses, will be edited out, Lucchino said.

Heinz, the heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune, died in a helicopter crash nearly 14 years ago. His widow took control of the family fortune, estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. She married Kerry in 1995.

An attorney for the Tribune-Review, Ronald Barber, said of the ruling: "It looks like a significant victory for the press. But we won't know how close we got to the target until we see the records."

Paul Bschorr, representing the executors of the estate, said he was pleased that the court "recognized the importance of protecting the security and privacy of the Heinz family."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: heinz; hjohnheinziii; kerry; ruling; teresa; teresaheinz

1 posted on 03/10/2005 5:37:14 AM PST by bitt
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To: bitt

'The newspapers argued the records could shed light on Heinz Kerry's charitable activities and whether she used some of her inheritance to help the White House campaign of her second husband, Sen. John Kerry.'


...duh!...


2 posted on 03/10/2005 5:38:10 AM PST by bitt ("Conservatism is the dominant political creed in America,")
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To: bitt

Too little, too late. I'm still not buying Heinz Ketchup, though. I've found that I can get along quite nicely with the store brand.


3 posted on 03/10/2005 5:40:23 AM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

the political aspirations of "hunk Chris" is also at issue here.


4 posted on 03/10/2005 5:46:15 AM PST by bitt ("Conservatism is the dominant political creed in America,")
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To: Eva

Same here! Just can't bring myself to pluck that Heinz Ketchup or any other Heinz product off the shelf.


5 posted on 03/10/2005 5:46:35 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (We will always remember.We will always be proud.We will always be prepared, so we may always be free)
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To: Eva

yep
i have not purchased Heinz for years - he was my @#$% Senator for wayyy too long
thank God i moved to NH


6 posted on 03/10/2005 5:47:47 AM PST by DM1
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To: bitt

Does he want to run in PA or Mass?


7 posted on 03/10/2005 5:53:33 AM PST by Eva
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To: DM1

I also look forward to the day when he is my Former Senator. Moving to NC in the fall.


8 posted on 03/10/2005 5:54:24 AM PST by Holicheese (This is Hockey East)
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To: bitt

Chris is also a DUer, who posts under the name "Chris Heinz"...no wonder his mother is spouting the conspiracy nonsense regarding voting technology.


9 posted on 03/10/2005 6:15:04 AM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Eva
"I'm still not buying Heinz Ketchup"

Me either. It's a small gesture and doesn't make a dimes difference to Heinz, but at least I know they aren't getting the money Hubby works his butt off for. I would love to hear if Hunt's or DelMonte have noticed any increase since Kerry hit the limelight.

10 posted on 03/10/2005 6:32:05 AM PST by sweet_diane ("Will I dance for you Jesus? Or in awe of You be still? I can only imagine..I can only imagine.")
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To: bitt
When you buy 'name brand' like 'Heinz' your just paying extra for the 'name'....ain't nooooo way I'm paying extra of my hard earned cash for that 'brand' name!!!!!!!!!!!!!
/sarcasm
11 posted on 03/10/2005 6:33:49 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (Prayers ease the heavy burdens of the living....)
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To: Eva; alice_in_bubbaland; HarleyLady27
Here's what ya'll need...it's W's Ketchup.
12 posted on 03/10/2005 6:42:21 AM PST by harpu
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To: Eva

I've always preferred Hunts.


13 posted on 03/10/2005 6:50:15 AM PST by Millicent_Hornswaggle
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To: Holicheese

Welcome, NC is a wonderful place to live. However, our govenor is an idiot.


14 posted on 03/10/2005 6:52:02 AM PST by Millicent_Hornswaggle
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To: bitt
WIll the Tides finally Ketchup with sKerry?
Courage Lucy, Courage.

Shut down the Alphabet Channels (ABJazerra & Her Sister Stations, AB CB NB CN its all the same propaganda)!
Vote with your Remote! Show them just how much Gravitas Hugh Bris has!!!
It is just a small patriotic act you can do every day, dont support/view/believe, terrorism/aka main stream journalism
He's Got A Plan
Zippo Hero
Seven Dead Monkeys Page O Tunes
15 posted on 03/10/2005 6:56:19 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Man, You should have seen them, kickin Edgar Allen Poe! Koo Koo Kachoo)
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To: bitt

I am still waiting for the IRS to audit her income tax and see whay she only paid 15%.


16 posted on 03/10/2005 6:59:14 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Millicent_Hornswaggle

I am looking in the Wilmington area. The Monkey Junction section, I hear is really up and coming!
Plus anything called Monkey Junction is OK with me.

We will just have to work on getting a better Gov. in the future.


17 posted on 03/10/2005 7:02:19 AM PST by Holicheese (This is Hockey East)
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To: Holicheese
Moving to NC in the fall.

Let me be the first to welcome you!

TC Rider

Apex, NC
The Peak of Good Living

18 posted on 03/10/2005 7:03:22 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: TC Rider

After our last icestorm and more snow, only 80+ inches this year, my GF and I decided enough was enough.
MA is the only state to lose population, I would like to help continue that trend.
I apreciate the warm welcome. Maybe we will split a bottle of single malt and a good cigar in the future.


19 posted on 03/10/2005 7:12:56 AM PST by Holicheese (This is Hockey East)
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To: Holicheese
I apreciate the warm welcome. Maybe we will split a bottle of single malt and a good cigar in the future.

There are plenty of both in the abode.

20 posted on 03/10/2005 7:22:32 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Eva

'Does he want to run in PA or Mass?'

Chris (the hunk) Heinz wants to run as a benevolent despot in PA. Odd how these rich guys lie Fat Boy Kennedy and sKerry and the Heinzs think they can relate to the common man...

Too bad Teresa's oldest son, the one who doesn't talk to her, won't run - bet he's be a Republican.


21 posted on 03/10/2005 7:33:50 PM PST by bitt ("Conservatism is the dominant political creed in America,")
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