An unsolved case for 40 years. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
The water meter story is insane. Things like this seem to happen to the most undeserving. This law needs review and really, title insurance should cover the cost as they are supposed to uncover things like this.
The Roger Arnold story was amazingly bizarre. A Hollywood twist, for sure.
The water bill outstanding also becomes the landlord’s responsibility when the deadbeat tenants move out.
Thanks Bill for writing about the Tylenol anniversary and how the Chicago Tribune’s outstanding writing and investigation. We can’t forget the families who are still suffering.
Wow. I was in the 8th grade when the Tylenol murders took place. One thing I appreciate about your noting the anniversary is that I didn’t realize the authorities had not apprehended the perpetrator. Interesting historical details. A shame for the families.
The Michigan is just nuts. I’m a bit incredulous that such a detail wasn’t brought up by the woman’s real estate agent, nor that there was apparently no mention of such a lien prior to or at settlement on the property. Such craziness doesn’t bode well for any State that wants to encourage home ownership.
As for the teenage chess champion, I’m saddened, but not surprised. At best, I fear we’ve become an amoral society, though below the surface it’s more immoral. Kids either succumb to a pressure to achieve, stand out, or just to find meaning, and this , while perhaps an extreme example, is part and parcel in the land of ethical relativism. Morality is a whole package deal — you can’t “eat your cake, and have it to.”
Thanks, Bill. As usual, well done.
Thank you for sharing something positive!
The Onion Brief had me laughing so hard I was tearing like caused by an onion. Is it a real brief?
The Onion amicus brief was a GREAT READ!!
Sure hope Hans Neimann is not only sued mightily for the prize monies he won as a result of his cheating; I am Sure he will never again be allowed to play chess professionally …
When it comes to severe weather predictions, there will always be people who believe what they want, regardless of what they’re told.
I was working in the New Hampshire Poison Information Center when all this happened with the Tylenol. I remember it vividly.
Bill, a tragic story you're re-re-reporting. How awful that the killer has not been caught. Cold cases are always so disappointing, especially to the surviving relatives and friends. I feel for them -- no closure.
I imagine the Michigan lady victim didn't order a complete investigation into the financial aspects of the deed. That probably isn't required or necessary due diligence in that state. I'm writing from complete ignorance here, so I don't have the right to comment on this (that didn't stop me, though).
Thanks for cluing me in on the Onion. I'll have to check it out.
I don't like saying something negative about this, but I don't understand how Band-Aid became the most trusted brand. The adhesive on all the band-aids I've tried of theirs in recent years has failed, usually within hours or at the latest, in a shower soon after applying them.