Tentative Deal In Dispute Over New York Heiress’ Will

The New Caanan, Conn., estate of Huguette Clark, a copper magnate from Montana. (Photo: Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild, AP) Clark owned lavish properties from New York’s Fifth Avenue to the California coast, but opted to spend her final two decades ensconced in a Manhattan hospital. The childless Clark died in 2011, at age 104. Her father, U.S. Sen. William A. Clark, was one of the richest Americans of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He served as a senator from Montana, where he initially made his fortune from copper mines. His business empire later grew to include building a Western rail line and establishing a Nevada railroad town called Las Vegas. The surrounding Clark County is named for him. Jury selection started Thursday in the trial over the validity of the April 2005 will. “The persons and institution named herein as beneficiaries of my estate are the true objects of my bounty,” that will said, noting that she’d had only “minimal contacts” with her relatives over the years. Under terms of the deal, Clark’s nurse, Hadassah Peri, would get nothing and would have to return $5 million and the doll collection. Huguette Clark’s lawyer Wallace Bock also would get nothing. Clark’s mansion in California, Bellosguardo, would become a foundation, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art would get $10 million.

NFC East: New York Giants

Here are four things to watch for in the Giants-Panthers game at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. [+] Enlarge AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Victor Cruz, left, and fellow Giants pass-catchers Brandon Myers and Rueben Randle, right, should get chances to celebrate Sunday. The Giants’ wide receivers should feast. Carolina is without its two starting safeties and one of its starting cornerbacks due to injuries suffered in last Sunday’s loss to Buffalo. Josh Norman , their top backup corner, was limited in practice for much of the week with a leg injury. Giants receivers Hakeem Nicks , Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle and tight end Brandon Myers should be able to consistently win their matchups against whomever the Panthers assign to guard them. And even if Eli Manning is as erratic as he was throwing seven interceptions in the first two games, there aren’t going to be very many experienced Carolina defensive backs there to take advantage and catch his wayward throws. Opportunity for the pass-rushers … The Panthers’ offensive tackles had a rough game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills ‘ pass rush, which collected six sacks, including 4.5 by Mario Williams . The Giants’ pass rush has been quiet for quite some time, with only five sacks in its past seven games dating back to Nov. 25. Jason Pierre-Paul got a sack in the opener in Dallas, but that’s his only sack in his past nine games. He continues to work his way back from offseason back surgery, and he and Justin Tuck believe there’s a week coming in which they’ll look like their old selves and terrorize whichever poor quarterback they happen to be facing.