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12A Wednesday, May 23, 2001 From Pa~ 0RQ II Services Thursday Ccm maed from Page state, whose origins date back to 1866. "We didn't just buy a newspaper, we bought a piece of history," Bey said. The pur- chase included the Indian Val- ley Record and the Chester Progressive. By 1978, they would add the Portola Re- porter and have started the Westwood PinePress. In 1980, they began publishing the Lassen County Times in Su- sanville. Feather Publishing now employs about 100 people. He retired as publisher on his 65th birthday in 1983, continuing as chairman of the board of the family-held corpo- ration. He turned the day-to- day operations over to his daughter, Keri Bey Taborski, and son-in-law, Michael. Memorial services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 24, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Mineral Building at the Continued from page 1A By AIIcla Higbee Indian Valley Editor company will begin with Low- Which is best, having a will er Bucks Lake and Three or a trust? Lakes fu'st. "- .Greenville AARP members SuperVisor Robert Meacher lealmed about the differences said that he heard estimates between wills and trusts, and ofas many as 35 days ofpower how their decisions would outages this summer, eventually affect their benefi- But, PG&E spokeswoman claries, during a rrieeting Tues- Janet Walther said, her com- day, May 15. party is not making any esti- Attorneys Janet Hilde of mates because there are too Quincy and David Heaslett of many variables. She believes Graeagle talked to them and that the ISO has underesti- answered their questions. mated how important conser- If a person dies without first vation will be. Walther said setting up a will or a trust, the that, if Californians conserve, state comes in and takes over the crisis could be averted, what could become a very ex- "Air conditioning drives pensive process. the summer," Livingston The first step, for either added, Historically, the state's choice, is for the person to set energy consumption is high- est in August and September. up durable powers of attorney. PG&E is hopeful that, ff draw Their are two such powers-- downs of the lakes occur, it one for medical decisions and one for financial. won't be until the end of the Creating the medical recreation season. durable power of attorney is as But, Bolger reminded the simple as filling out a four- board, "If blackouts are occur- ring, the ISO has the authori- page questionnaire that is ty to take the wa{er." available at most hospitals and Though the forecast may medical clinics. seem bleak, Walther The person does not have to someone who is really trusted, ey when their inherent mis- and property. and not necessarily the oldest takes come to fight. Cars are an or closest child. "One size does not fit all in ever. If it is And, people who have al- the case of wills or trusts," he cident, s ready set up medical power of said. trust. attorney should revisit it. Of course, attorneys can cre- Trusts also The newer forms from the ate a legal will that will fit. an estate plan, California Medical Associa- Attorneys can also advise what, tion are more permanent than people on how to avoid having revokes all older ones, which last forall their assets taken over by trusts. about seven years, the state Medicaid program ff Having Also, some of the informa-they suddenly become incom- wills and trusts tion provided on the formspetent and are admitted into a expensive, Hilde may be outdated, long-term care facility, the last 25 yearS, The next step is to decide be- Also, with legal wills come become more tween a will and a trust, and to probate expenses. Both wills and t sit down and think about who An attorney Efles all the nec- careful gets what when the person essary paperwork with the ning. dies. courts and makes sure all the During the Creating a will can be as bequests are given and all the may want to simple as writing down whowishes are carried out. ond name is gets what. Attorneys usually receive a and savings This hand-written will is percentage of the estate for spouse, achild called a holographic will, and these services, person. it cannot be typed or created With trusts, the trustee The person'S on a computer, takes on that responsibility, should also be set u Beginning the will, the per- except that there are not as joint tenancy son should write that all previ- many legal or court require- property. ous wills are hereby revoked, ments. "You should write down whoLike the durable powers ofHeaslett and you are, who your relatives attorney, the trustee should be about one hour are, and that you understand just that, a trusted person, formation to the nature of your assets," ffthe spouse is listed as the and others