Hart plans help for the working poor
By IAN WILSON -- Calgary Sun
Now that her multi-million-dollar settlement has been approved,
Martha Hart says the charitable foundation she's establishing in her deceased
husband's name will become a reality in a few months.
"It's in the blueprint stage right now," said Hart, whose husband Owen Hart
fell 23 metres to his death as part of a wrestling stunt last May.
A judge in Kansas City yesterday approved an $18-million US settlement in
the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the World Wrestling Federation and
Martha -- who said her first responsibility is raising children Oje, 8, and
Athena, 5 -- now hopes some good can come from the incident.
"I'm hoping to take something so incredibly negative and tragic and make it
positive," said Martha, who will set aside cash for the Owen Hart Foundation.
Martha said the foundation, which she will oversee, will help the working
"It's not going to be a handout. It will be an incentive program for those
who work very hard but they just can't get ahead," said Martha.