Menzer was never charged with those crimes before he died in 1990, while serving a 40 year sentence for killing two stepsons in a fire that destroyed the Waldo Mill. Investigators thought they could find Bobby Joe’s skeleton on Menzer’s land so they dug it up after he died but found only four small bone fragments plus some decayed children’s clothes. That clothing is now being retested..

Windows on higher floors can withstand gunfire and rocket propelled grenades, and the air conditioning system is designed to block attacks using poison gas.The Resorts World Manila casino in the Philippines said it hired a security contractor, Blackpanda, and established new security protocols after a man with a gambling addiction carried out an arson attack in June that left 37 dead, the latest major incident in Asia.Even before the attack, visitors to Resorts World like many other hotels, office buildings and shopping malls in Manila were required to pass through metal detectors and have their bags X rayed. Somehow the attacker got past hotel security with an ammunition vest and assault rifle.That was a trifling arsenal compared with the 23 guns and prodigious ammunition stockpile that 64 year old Stephen Paddock hoarded in his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and a packed country music festival.Attention is certain to focus on how Paddock was able to carefully prepare and stage his deadly attack on Sunday night.guess is we will see more security cameras at many hotels and more monitoring of people who bring many large packages to a hotel room, said Bjorn Hanson, a professor of hospitality and tourism at New York University. Such as metal detectors or X raying guests bags.Hanson also believes that hotels, perhaps pressured by their insurance carriers, will increase training of staff to spot suspicious behaviour or materials left in rooms.

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Columnist Billy Fried has gone a bit too far with his vision for Laguna Beach transportation (” The dream of a traffic free Laguna,” Feb. 21). Most municipalities that have some of the services he mentions are large cities with multiple and sometimes even parallel wide streets that can be alternately configured to accommodate everything from pedestrians, bikers and skateboarders to, possibly, small hovercraft.