<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d8572551202021246023\x26blogName\x3dsaint+2.0\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://saint2.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://saint2.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d6556408655862622455', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Give Me One Reason
Tracy Chapman & Eric Clapton

Saint 2.0

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Gone To The Dogs | 5:29 PM


W E D N E S D A Y !!!!

My very own WWW on the world wide web!!!!!!

July 2, 2008
New York magnate leaves billions to the dogs

The late Leona Helmsley, pictured here with her millionaire dog, Trouble, has left an entire charitable trust worth at least US$5 billion (S$6.81 billion) to be used for the care and welfare of dogs. -- PHOTO: AP

NEW YORK - NEW York hotelier and real estate magnate Leona Helmsley left millions to her beloved dog, Trouble, but she has left billions for the care of dogs in general, The New York Times said on Tuesday.

Ms Helmsley left instructions that an entire charitable trust valued at US$5 billion (S$6.81 billion) to US$8 billion and amounting to virtually all of her estate, be used for the care and welfare of dogs, the newspaper said, citing two people who had seen the document and described it on condition of anonymity.

The two people who had seen the document said Ms Helmsley signed it in 2003 to establish goals for the trust that would disburse assets after her death. The first goal was to help indigent people and the second to provide for the care and welfare of dogs, the newspaper said. But a year later, she deleted the first goal.

But all the money may not go to the dogs, the article said.

It said the mission statement also has a provision that Ms Helmsley's trustees may use their discretion in distributing the funds, and some lawyers say the statement may not mean much, given that it was not incorporated into her will or the trust documents.

Ms Helmsley, who was known as 'the Queen of Mean' because of the way she dealt with her employees, had a soft spot for her dog. But a New York court last month lowered the dog's inheritance to $2 million from $12 million on grounds that Ms Helmsley was mentally unfit when she made her will.

A spokesman for the executors of Helmsley's estate told the Times they did not want to comment on the statement because they were still working to determine the trust's direction.

Ms Helmsley died in August 2007 at age 87. She amassed a fortune in real estate and hotels with her husband, Mr Harry Helmsley, who died in 1997.

Famously quoted as having said 'only the little people pay taxes,' Helmsley spent 18 months in federal prison for evading US$1.7 million in taxes in 1989. -- REUTERS

Labels: ,


read previous babble


The views and opinions expressed on this blog do not reflect that of the organisations which appear on the entries.



Tuition Resources
Saint Tutor - My Job
Past Students' Results
3rd Buzz
Mind Your Language
Deep & Dangerous
The Vault

Longman Dictionary
Saint 2.0 Flickr
The Saint Chronicles

Blogs I Trawl
dong ho
freedom rider
fond of snape
freedom rider
nat ho

Blogs Of Minors or Minded
Jonathan Hooper 2005
Jonathan Tee 2005
Kenneth Ong 2005
Junliang 2006
Kevin Neo 2006
Calvin Phua 2007
Lee Peng 2007
Marcus Sia 2007
Rico Ong 2007
Ronald Liong 2008
Zexun 2008
Zul 2008
Brannigan Ong 2009
Zong Zhen 2009

Blogs Of Teen Cages
4S1 2006
4SA 2008
4SB 2008
3SA 2009
The St. Andrew's Village SAS
SAS Alumni

May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008
January 2009


Use of chatbox :
respect others and take responsibility for your post.

Get your free tag-board at cbox


Design : laboriously adapted by the Saint2.0 Works? from the above Xs.

Human Clock