Tentative Deal In Dispute Over New York Heiress’ Will

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. Clark was briefly married in her 20s. Her assistant has said she didn’t leave her apartment for decades before she was taken, emaciated and beset by advanced skin cancer, to Beth Israel Medical Center in 1991. Doctors said she was medically ready to leave months later. But she chose to stay for two decades, at a cost of about $400,000 a year. And she rewarded the hospital beyond that, as well as her caregivers. Gifts to Peri, Clark’s chief nurse, included multiple Manhattan apartments and a $1.2 million Stradivarius violin, and the nurse stood to get $30 million in the disputed will.

New York Giants

Their hosts, the Panthers, are also 0-2 and desperate for a win. Someone’s going to be very worried Sunday night. 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 …

New York at Carolina

We’re 0-2 right now. We’re looking for our first win. Guys just have to keep their heads up and look at the good things and look at where we’ve got to make improvements.” Manning and his teammates are hoping history repeats itself Sunday, almost exactly one year after the Giants were able to make plenty of improvements in a Week 3 trip to Charlotte amid a similarly shaky start. New York came into the game 1-1 after a disheartening season-opening loss to Dallas and a comeback win over Tampa Bay, then routed the Panthers 36-7 that Sept. 20. Manning threw for 288 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions and the Giants rushed for 125. The defense, which had given up 51 points in the first two weeks, allowed only 327 yards and intercepted a frustrated Cam Newton three times. Carolina (0-2) hasn’t gotten better results than New York so far, scoring 30 points, though the Panthers have been more competitive. They led Seattle in the fourth quarter of their opener before losing 12-7 and suffered a heartbreaking 24-23 defeat to Buffalo last week on a two-yard touchdown pass from EJ Manuel with 2 seconds remaining. That capped an 80-yard drive during which the Bills had no timeouts. “It’s time to get over the hump,” coach Ron Rivera said. “We’ve been through this – and that is the thing that is disheartening. You’d like to believe that we’ve gotten to the point where we’ve learned from these things and now it’s about getting things done.” Since Rivera took over in 2011, the Panthers have lost 10 games in which they’ve held a lead in the fourth quarter – tied with Philadelphia for most in the league. Newton was sacked six times Sunday, and he’s struggled in the early going with an 86.4 rating.