A few months of filming brought new money to the city economy.
Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith, of St. Louis, had been sentenced to life in prison on a rape conviction from three years ago. Thursday, an appeals court in the Phillipines found only consensual contact between Smith and a Filipino woman at the former U.S. Subic Bay Naval base. Several Philippine groups are unhappy, saying the court's decision is an example of not standing up to the United States.
The soldier died at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.