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Reclusive copper heiress leaves $38 million to nurse
Yahoo ^ | 06/23/2011 | By Liz Goodwin

Posted on 06/23/2011 1:48:16 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

A reclusive copper heiress who spent the past decades living in New York City hospitals has left most of her $400 million fortune to charity--and a nurse who was randomly assigned to care for her 20 years ago.

The New York Post reports that Huguette Clark did not leave a penny to her family members. The lion's share of her fortune will go to a foundation to promote the arts. She left the biggest chunk of the remaining inheritance--a testament worth about $38 million--to her private nurse, Hadassah Peri. She also left Peri her collection of dolls and dollhouses, which The New York Times says could be worth millions.

Clark, who died last month at 104, divided up the rest of her assets among her accountant, her lawyer, a physician and a goddaughter.

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KEYWORDS: copper; elderly; millionaires; nurse Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Responsibility2nd

Any links to D’Anconia Copper?


2 posted on 06/23/2011 1:49:30 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

wonder if the “stiffed” family actually ever came and visited her in her convalescence/decline?


3 posted on 06/23/2011 1:52:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Responsibility2nd

John Belushi in drag?


4 posted on 06/23/2011 1:55:42 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oooooh. If the lawyer who drafted the estate plan is the same one who received benefit from it, there could be real trouble.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 1:58:04 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Responsibility2nd

She had no children and I trust her judgement in how she dispersed her money. Better than Leona Helmsley leaving millions to her cat. STILL, there might be some kind of fruitless legal challenge from distant relatives, which will go nowhere, but probably tie things up for a while.


6 posted on 06/23/2011 2:00:41 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Lurker

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huguette_M._Clark

Her daddy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Clark

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Kings


7 posted on 06/23/2011 2:02:28 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She had no children and I trust her judgement in how she dispersed her money. Better than Leona Helmsley leaving millions to her cat. STILL, there might be some kind of fruitless legal challenge from distant relatives, which will go nowhere, but probably tie things up for a while.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 2:06:07 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Responsibility2nd; F15Eagle; Gamecock; ReneeLynn; MotleyGirl70
She also left a townhouse, another doll collection, and a few more million to the Susan Ross Foundation. Former fiancee George Costanza has been tapped to serve on the board, working evenings and weekends.


9 posted on 06/23/2011 2:10:57 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

It’s an honor.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 2:12:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Lurker

Most likely not. The estate still had value.


11 posted on 06/23/2011 2:14:58 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s a man..man.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 2:17:41 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If you’re wealthy, instead of leaving your money to charity, I prefer the idea of leaving it to purposes that people will either laugh at or ponder for many years.

This can be as simple as treasure maps sent to random people around the world, that actually lead to treasure, but weird treasure, like gold coins stamped with arcane symbols, silver statues of space aliens, etc.

Or pay an artist to make a giant statue to some character actor:

http://460xvr.com/tg/not.htm

Or some kind of Piltdown Man project. Mayans vs. Vikings, that sort of thing.

Or pay genetic scientists to make some weird new species of animal to name after you. That can breed and survive in the wild.


13 posted on 06/23/2011 2:18:23 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Larry Lucido
What?
 
Nothing left to this noble organization???
 
 



14 posted on 06/23/2011 2:19:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: supremedoctrine

Dog. Helmsley left a fortune to her dog, named Trouble.


15 posted on 06/23/2011 2:26:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Responsibility2nd; Rebelbase
Clark, who died last month at 104, divided up the rest of her assets among her accountant, her lawyer, a physician and a goddaughter

Lawyer: "Doc, are you sure your patient is going to outlive all of us. Did you HAVE to make her stop smoking??"

16 posted on 06/23/2011 2:39:40 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Damn, I blew that one.

Lawyer: “Doc, your patient is going to outlive all of us. Did you HAVE to make her stop smoking??”


17 posted on 06/23/2011 2:40:20 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
If you’re wealthy, instead of leaving your money to charity, I prefer the idea of leaving it to purposes that people will either laugh at or ponder for many years.

Leslie Nielsen tombstone.

18 posted on 06/23/2011 2:47:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

19 posted on 06/23/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Dog.”

Too many folks here on FR have trouble reading...if they can read at all.

And this is why awful rumors get started here on FR. The non readers pick up from the non readers and keep spreading untruths as if the subject matter were true.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 2:58:38 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Hi, Gatun. Nice to see you this afternoon. How do you make that little accent mark over the U in your name?


21 posted on 06/23/2011 3:00:55 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Mr. Lucky

Like hell, they do it all the time. Estate lawyers are the biggest crooks in the legal field.


22 posted on 06/23/2011 3:09:29 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Helmsley left a fortune to her dog, named Trouble.

Dog should have been named Charity. That way she could have claimed that she was leaving her fortune to Charity.

23 posted on 06/23/2011 3:15:58 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Lurker

No, but her old man is the Clark in Clarkdale, Arizona.


24 posted on 06/23/2011 3:19:45 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: org.whodat
(T)hey do it all the time

Actually, they don't. In most jurisdictions, a bequest made to the attorney drafting the instrument is void and raises a reasonable question as to the capacity of the person writing the will.

25 posted on 06/23/2011 3:19:59 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: ccmay
Maybe even stranger than the fact that she was born in 1906 and died this year -- her father was born in 1839.

That's as strange as the fact that John Tyler (born 1790 and President in the 1840s) has a grandson whose still alive (Tyler and his son each had children when they were very old)

Senator William Clark was a friend of his contemporary Mark Twain's:

"He is as rotten a human being as can be found anywhere under the flag; he is a shame to the American nation, and no one has helped to send him to the Senate who did not know that his proper place was the penitentiary, with a ball and chain on his legs. To my mind he is the most disgusting creature that the republic has produced since Tweed's time."

Well, okay, maybe not a friend.

26 posted on 06/23/2011 3:29:15 PM PDT by x
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To: antiRepublicrat

I think the best inscription on my tomb would be:

“Great power, wealth, and immortality to he who resurrects the one interred within, for all these things were within his grasp, but in an ancient world unworthy of him, so he sought the dreamless sleep until new empires had been born, with men worthy of such gifts. But beware the (chiseled off), for if (chiseled), then the demon beast shall arise to consume thee instead.”


27 posted on 06/23/2011 3:39:07 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh good grief, Chico. Good to hear from you.

You asked a real tough question; and thank you because I was forced to do my homework.

For many months I had lost the ability in using the accent mark. Because of your wonderful question, I just found it. (There is just a lot of screwed up stuff these days on my computer.)

Okay. Here we go:

My computer directions and keyboard are in Spanish because of where I live.

Go to idomas. I am guessing it is “languages” on your computer.

I have my “language” in “Ingles (Estados Unidos)”

Go to “Español (alfabetización Internacional).”

“Spanish, International Alphabet” is the key phrase.

Oh but good grief. I forget my keyboard is in Spanish so I can’t tell you what key to hit. I hate it because I first learned computer “talk/directions” in English. I had to learn a new language all over again and a lot of it still does not make sense to this day.

You are going to have to play with it. When you come across the accent mark, you will see no movement on the screen. For example: in “alfabetización,” I hit the accent key. No action/movement appears at this point. When I hit the “o” key, the accent and the letter “o” appear at the same time.

Crumbs. I hope this does not send you to the ER for treatment.

Please let me know what happens.

My very best to you and your family.


28 posted on 06/23/2011 3:55:50 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You’re right , dog. And a judge recently overturned it and cut trouble’s inheritance big-time, I remember it being reduced to 2 million from 12 million. Now Trouble can live till the end of her days in a ritzy condo. BUT SHE WON’T HAVE LEONA! (mEEEEOOOW!)


29 posted on 06/23/2011 5:09:57 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

Dog. Helmsley’s money went to a dog.


30 posted on 06/23/2011 5:26:23 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: supremedoctrine
Trouble, Helmsley's dog, died two weeks ago.
31 posted on 06/23/2011 5:28:36 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Lurker

Delores Claiborne-esque


32 posted on 06/23/2011 5:31:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Lurker

Delores Claiborne-esque


33 posted on 06/23/2011 5:32:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: supremedoctrine

I think Trouble died a few months ago. I remember reading something about it.


34 posted on 06/23/2011 6:25:24 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Now that will be a project! I’ll play with it later tonight.

As a matter of fact, my grandson is here visiting. If I can figure it out, I will show him. He’s enrolling in a “Spanish Immersion” program for high school. (Frankly, I don’t think he speaks [pronounces] English all that well so I don’t know why he is doing this.) He’s very bright, but his language use is not that great. I’m talking about pronunciation, not vocabulary, which is outstanding. His mom (who is also very bright and a teacher) just looks at me blankly when I suggest speech therapy.

But, if I can show him how to access the accent on his keyboard, he will shine next year! LOL.

Do you find these accents in the FR posting box? I know where to find them in Microsoft Word, but I don’t see them in the FR software.


35 posted on 06/23/2011 6:36:10 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Larry Lucido

Search for Spock!


36 posted on 06/23/2011 7:06:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
Or, on FR, you could just type

" Gatún " -- which gives you

Gatún

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Or, you could just go here and find the HTML code for almost any character:

http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm

For this one, scroll down to entry 250:

~~~~~~~~~
250  FA  ú  ú  ú  latin small letter u with acute
~~~~~~~~~

37 posted on 06/23/2011 9:56:10 PM PDT by TXnMA (There is no Constitutional right to NOT be offended.)
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To: TXnMA
Gatún Hey! It works. But I cannot get it to work in the FR address box because of the semi-colon.
38 posted on 06/24/2011 3:42:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TXnMA; GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I’ve saved these instructions on a notepad on my lap top. I hope to master this so that I can sprinkle all kinds of foreign “accents” in my posting. Until I memorize the codes, I can just cut and paste! Thanks.


39 posted on 06/24/2011 4:42:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TXnMA

Good morning....

No. Go to 180. That will give you the accent (acute) code you need. It is stand along and you can use it on any vowel. I haven’t played with it yet; therefore, I don’t know whether you put the accent first and the vowel second.

Crumbs…I just now played with it. I just tried it in English, and it doesn’t work for me.

I just tried it in Spanish and nada.

You probably have more patience than I do.

If it works for you, please let me know.

By the way, thank you for the HTML link.


40 posted on 06/24/2011 5:24:14 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Please go here:

http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm

I hope it helps.

Thank you for your note and good luck with you grandcild.


41 posted on 06/24/2011 6:28:23 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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