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THE HARTFORD COURANT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017 B3 STATE I I MISSING AT SEA Linda Carman's Estate Worth Probate Records Detail Assets Of Woman Assumed Dead After Son's Boat Sank In September the Chicken Pox, Nathan's boat Linda Carman's home was searched by several investigators shortly after she was lost at sea. Investigators also searched Nathan Carman's Vermont home as part of an investigation into whether Nathan Carman recklessly made the boat unsafe to be on the water. Earlier this week, an insurance company filed notice in federal court that it would not pay an $85,000 policy that Nathan Carman had on the boat because of repairs he did to it before leaving on the last fishing trip. The insurer also questioned why, when Nathan Carman had three opportunities to do so as the boat was sinking, he did not activate the EPIRB alert that would have notified Coast Guard officials immediately of the boat's location. Carman, had petitioned the probate court to become trustee of Linda's affairs, but the judge instead appointed Terk.

The inventory shows that the bulk of her money, slightly over $6 million, comes from a limited liability corporation she owned with her three sisters called Elaine Manor Ownership LLC. Her share of Chakalos Management LLC, worth $18 million, is $22,500, records show. Terk could not be reached for comment Tuesday. In addition, she has about $125,000 in cash assets and her home at 123 Hendley St in Middletown is valued at $180,000. There has been no will filed in probate court yet.

Nathan Carman is her only heir. The accounting of her finances doesn't appear to include any possible inheritance she was to get when her father John Chakalos will is finalized in New Hampshire. John Chakalos was murdered in Dec. 2014. His case is unsolved, although Windsor police tried to obtain an arrest warrant to charge Nathan Carman with that murder.

The four sisters are expected to evenly split at least $20 million from their father's estate, meaning Linda Carman's net worth would nearly double and be more than $10 million. If Linda Carman's body is never found, a probate judge would eventually have to declare her legally dead. The time frame for that is usually seven years, but someone can petition the probate court before then and present evidence to the judge. Law enforcement officials from at least four states have been investigating the circumstances surrounding the sinking of By DAVE ALTIMARI daltimaricourant.com Linda Carman, missing at sea since an ill-fated fishing trip with her son Nathan Carman in September, is worth more than $6.5 million, according to probate records. Attorney Glen Terk filed an inventory of Linda Carman's finances Tuesday in Mid-dletown Probate Court He has been assigned by a judge to be a caretaker of her finances and to ensure that her bills are paid and her property is taken care of.

Linda Carman is missing and presumed dead after the boat in which she and her son, Nathan Carman, were fishing sank in Block Canyon, south of Block Island. Her son, Nathan Carman, made it to a life raft and was rescued after eight days at sea. Sharon Hartstein, a friend of Linda 1 1 4 U1V HARTFORD Bulkeley Football Coach Dismissed DCF Investigating 'Child Safety' Issue CLOE POISSON CPOISSONCOURANT.COM ALISIO FUENTES, of Hartford, uses a snowblower to clear snow from the walkway in front of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art beneath a statue of Nathan Hale during Tuesday's snowfall in Hartford. Forecast, A2, courant.com SNOWSTORM Crashes Cause Chaos On Roads Highways Closed; State Police Respond To More Than 300 Accidents By VANESSA DE LA TORRE vdelatorrecourant.com HARTFORD Pablo Ortiz the varsity football coach for Bulkeley High School, has been fired, according to a letter of separation that the city school system released Tuesday. "Please be advised that effective immediately, the Hartford Public Schools will no longer require your services as an Athletic Coach of any sport or capacity," stated the Jan.

27 letter addressed to Ortiz and signed by Natasha Banks, the school system's executive director of human resources. Ortiz, 53, a social worker for the Department of Children and Families, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Bulkeley Athletic Director Diane Callis and Principal Gayle Allen-Greene referred all questions to the district. School administrators refused to discuss the circumstances of Ortiz's dismissal on the record. DCF indicated Tuesday evening that the matter involved "child safety" and that the agency was investigating Ortiz.

In a statement, DCF spokesman Gary Kleeblatt said: "The Department takes incidents such as this very seriously and has the highest expectations for its staff, especially related to child safety. The employee currently is the subject of an investigation." The Bulkeley team, which lost all of its games last season, is a co-op that also accepts players from Weaver High School and Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. Ortiz, a former offensive coordinator at Hartford Public High, became the head coach at his alma mater in 2010. "It's all about the community and the players," Ortiz said at the time. "Be accountable in the classroom, have discipline and respect." Courant Staff Writer Josh Kovner contributed to this report.

the highway for more than two hours, according to the state Department of Transportation. Crashes were also reported on 1-84, 1-691 and Route 15. Many accidents reported early in the storm were cleared by midafternoon, officials said. "Bottom line: There's a lot of folks on the roads today and all it takes is a little bit of snow to make things slippery," DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said. The reports of the crashes came as schools across the state were releasing students early ahead of the worst of the afternoon snow.

A school bus carrying more than 20 children crashed into a pole in Bristol about 1:40 p.m., police said. No one was hurt. "It's a snowy afternoon," Fox 61 meteorologist Dan Amarante said. "I do think a lot of the early dismissals are warranted. I think it's a good idea because with every passing hour you are probably going to have a little more snow on the ground." Nursick said that the entire fleet of DOT trucks 634 in all were on the roads ahead of the evening commute.

Like many local school districts, the University of Connecticut canceled classes after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Storrs, Hartford and Waterbury campuses, as well as the School of Law. A number of towns issued parkingbans. Amarante said he wouldn't be surprised if a few school districts delay opening schools on Wednesday morning, especially is snow showers continue overnight. Temperatures warm up to the low 40s on Wednesday, Amarante said, with some sunshine.

The cold returns Friday and Saturday. By NICHOLAS RONDINONE nrondinonecourant.com Hundreds of crashes Tuesday led to the closing of snow-covered highways and long delays in traffic. In the five hours after snow started falling Tuesday morning, state troopers said they responded to 315 collisions and 116 spin-outs across Connecticut. One to 3 inches of snow fell across most of the state. Crashes disrupted both sides of 1-91, and in the area of Exit 9 in New Haven at least 30 cars were involved, state and local police said.

The highway was shut down northbound for about two hours and 16 injured people were taken to area hospitals. A crash involving a number of vehicles on 1-95 southbound in Old Lyme closed CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH Agencies Collaborate On Crowdsourcing Project drug candidates for study. Volunteers' devices perform virtual experiments, with the results transmitted to researchers for analysis. Computers are used for "surplus computing" that calculates data during "down time" or if the owner is using the computer for simple tasks. The World Community Grid has connected researchers to supercomputing power valued at about $500 million.

It's partially hosted in IBM's cloud and has been generated by 720,000 individuals, 3 million desktops and 440 institutions from 80 countries. The computing allows research to be done in years rather than decades, said Juan Hindo, corporate citizenship program manager at IBM. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said computers at Connecticut universities will be put to use.

He hinted at the state's troubled finances, tremendous computing power. "It's a pretty neat idea," Ching Lau, a pediatric oncologist and cancer researcher at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, said at a presentation at the hospital. Pharmaceutical companies are unwilling to spend what's necessary for a drug that has a "limited patient population," he said. "Therefore, the responsibility rests on us, the physicians who are actually treating these patients, to try to improve the treatment for them," he said. Researchers who gathered a few years ago at an international meeting decided to rely on the World Community Grid to "speed things up," Lau said.

The World Community Grid, which he called a "dream come true," harnesses volunteer-donated computer use equal to a free virtual supercomputer. It allows scientists to more quickly conduct millions of virtual experiments to help find promising saying state officials, "to the extent we can," will help researchers in their work. Lau said that by collecting and analyzing data from the network of computers, researchers will help pharmaceutical companies avoid a very large step on the road to drug development. Researchers will present pharmaceutical companies with their data and ask drugmakers if they can commercialize the medication. Volunteer computing began in the late 1990s when at-home volunteers began analyzing signals from space and picked up by radio telescopes, IBM said.

The computations and use of data grew as more personal computers joined the pool, or "grid." Since 2004, IBM's World Community Grid has been used for research projects including HIVAIDS and the Zika and Ebola viruses, genetic mapping, sustainable energy and other areas. By STEPHEN SINGER ssingercourant.com HARTFORD Researchers at three Connecticut health organizations announced Tuesday a project enlisting a worldwide web of volunteers who lend their computers to help find cures for childhood cancer. Connecticut Children's Medical Center, The Jackson Laboratory and University of Connecticut School of Medicine are working with an IBM "global crowdsourcing" project to find the right drug compound that could affect key molecules and proteins to control cancer cells in several common childhood cancers. Researchers in the project known as Smash Childhood Cancer are joining the World Community Grid, an IBM-funded and managed program using volunteers' computers and androids that provide.

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