HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Scaife's Estranged Wife Nets $725,000 Per Month, Claims Newspaper Is A 'Hobby'

The estranged wife of billionaire and newspaper owner Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh banking heir turned media mogul, was awarded $725,000 a month in temporary support during their acrimonious divorce, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday.

Scaife, 75, and his second wife, Margaret Ritchie Battle Scaife, are battling on several fronts, from how to assess and divide his wealth to custody of a yellow Labrador retriever named Beauregard, the newspaper said.

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