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CAMBER TIRES..FASTER ..SAFER..HMM  Remember the bias ply – or TUBEs -whoa- the time machine of automotive

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In 1839, Charles Goodyear accidentally discovered how rubber could be ‘vulcanized.’

Since then, the most notable tire advancements can be counted on one hand. Scot Robert Thompson invented the pneumatic tire in 1846. (Forty-two years later, Dr. John Dunlop had to reinvent Thompson’s discarded idea.) Michelin patented the steel-belted radial in 1946. Tubeless tires arrived in 1954 followed by the first run-flat designs in 1958 and low-profile sidewalls in 1968.

Add to this list of fearless pioneers John Scott who recently offered us what he calls a Camber Tire for testing and evaluation. In our June 2010 issue, Automobile Magazine selected this as one of the ten most significant emerging technologies. Now that we’ve enjoyed a few miles over the road on these tires and had the chance to conduct two preliminary performance tests, we’re more convinced that the Camber Tire concept is worthy of our acclaim.

Twelve years ago, Scott — a successful Wisconsin car dealer and mortgage broker — was inspired by the sight of a grossly overloaded Lexus sedan exhibiting excessive rear wheel and tire camber. Instead of running vertically, the tops of the rear tires were tipped sharply inward. While most of us would have moved on to the next item in our daily routines, Scott was convinced there was something to be gained by orienting tires in this braced sea-leg manner.

With his father’s backing he sketched his Camber Tire idea and hired an attorney to conduct a patent search. In 1999, he was issued US Patent 5975176 for a “tire with a constantly decreasing diameter.” Scott had invented the asymmetrical profile with an inner sidewall significantly shorter than the outer sidewall. While negative camber angles up to ten degrees might be beneficial, the first experimental tires Scott had made are molded with the tread angled two degrees.

In conjunction with a suspension adjusted to suit this radically different cross-section, Scott’s Camber Tire delivers a long list of claimed benefits:

 

  • Quieter running
  • Reduced tread wear
  • More predictable response during emergency maneuvers
  • Increased track width
  • Improved handling, braking, and high-speed stability
  • Improved straight-line steering
  • Superior performance during oval track racing

 

(See Scott’s website, www.cambertire.com, for the patent disclosure and detailed list of performance claims.)

This sounds like too much to be true. The skeptic in us wondered why the major tire makers weren’t on to this trick if it really paid such handsome dividends. There had to be a hitch. Driving on Camber Tires at the ragged limits of performance was the only way to see if they lived up to Scott’s promises. When he offered that opportunity with some experimental tires manufactured by his initial partner M&H, we were the first independent organization to put Camber Tires to the test.

Before adjourning to the track, this primer might be useful. The phenomenon called camber thrust is what a leaning motorcycle uses to assume a curved path. Tipping the tops of both tires towards the center of a bend develops lateral forces at the two points where the bike’s tire treads contact the pavement. These lateral forces, in combination with small steering angles, are what allows motorcycles to follow a curved cornering path.

Camber Tires Opener Camber Tires Opener Camber Tires Test Results Scott Camber Tire
Camber Tires Opener

Camber thrust is also useful in four-wheeled vehicles. The main benefit associated with tipping the tires off a perfectly vertical orientation is compensating for the body’s outward lean in a corner. Ideally, the entire tire tread should stay firmly and evenly planted against the pavement. Unfortunately, that ideal situation is disturbed by body lean and by the typical suspension system’s inability to fully compensate for the tipping body.

Car and tire designers avoid significant camber angles because, if one front tire runs at a camber angle and the other doesn’t, the car can feel twitchy and unpredictable on a straight path. Also, uneven tread wear occurs with tires rolling at steep camber angles.

The beauty of the Camber Tire is that its tread runs flat. Scott claims that his prototype tire treads showed normal life in long-mileage tests. But the more important benefit is the camber thrust available to enhance cornering ability without waiting for body roll or suspension deflection.

Forty years ago, racing driver-engineer Mark Donohue was so intrigued by the possible benefits of cambered tires that his crew constructed an experimental AMC Javelin for the Trans Am series combining cambered wheels with a live rear axle. Today, Goodyear is exploiting cambered tires in NASCAR. Since Sprint Cup cars only turn left on oval tracks, it’s beneficial to have the outboard tires running at steep negative (top towards the car) camber angles while the inboard tires operate at steep positive (top away from the car) camber. In the middle of a high-speed corner, when the body rolls a few degrees, this setup provides the ideal upright orientation, allowing all four tires to generate maximum adhesion.

The tests we conducted at the Bosch proving grounds in Flat Rock, Michigan, over south-eastern Michigan public roads, and at the Tire Rack’s testing facilities near South Bend, Indiana, were rudimentary by design and intent. The goal was to determine if the Camber Tire could deliver Scott’s phenomenal claims. We used two Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution test cars – one with standard Yokohama Advan A13 original equipment tires and factory camber settings (see results chart), one with front and rear suspensions reset with negative camber. Scott’s Optima Sports enterprise supplied two sets of Camber Tires for evaluation — one molded with a 140 tread wear rating, the other with R compound tread rubber. (The reference Advans have a 180 tread-wear rating — higher is better. R compound rubber is intended for gymkhana or race track use where traction is a much higher priority than tread wear.

We owe a special thanks to Automobile Magazine reader Jermaine Holland who generously provided the reference Evo test car and OE tires.)

Our results confirm that Camber Tires do provide measurable advantages over conventional rubber designs. Optima’s standard-tread design (second on the results chart) is a fairly close performance match with the original equipment Yokohama Advans. (After 23,000 miles of use, one Tire Rack customer rated these tires “simply the best tire an Evo driver can get.”) The R-compound Camber Tire delivered remarkable gains: versus the reference Advans, it shortened stopping distance by 11 feet and increased cornering grip by more than four percent (left and right lateral acceleration average).

Camber Tires Test Results Camber Tires Opener Camber Tires Opener Scott Camber Tire Camber Tires Opener
Camber Tires Test Results

Tire engineers would kill for any one-percent gain. Trimming braking distance by six percent while increasing cornering grip by four percent constitutes a major breakthrough.

We were also impressed at the subjective observations we noted with the Camber Tires. They turn in smartly with a purely linear and predictable response. The Evo’s drift angle was significantly reduced over what was demonstrated by the Evo on Advans. At the limit of cornering grip, minor changes in steering or throttle position were enough to hold the car on the desired line. The feedback provided to the driver through the steering wheel and the car’s minor movements were both clear and concise. The extra grip available here should be easy for any driver to use.

Even more amazing is how these radical tires performed on tattered Michigan back roads. They showed an uncanny ability to traverse pavement imperfections and potholes with much less trauma transmitted through the car’s chassis. Instead of reverberating through the suspension and body structure, each bump was of short duration. The Camber Tires ride as if they’re filled with marshmallows instead of cement.

Where from here? Scott is collaborating with M&H to construct more molds so that experimental Camber Tires can be evaluated in additional sizes. He also hopes to produce what he calls ‘square’ tires — radials with identical compounding and construction, minus the camber feature — to facilitate more equitable comparison tests. Plans are afoot for Optima Sports to sell some Camber Tires in the size we tested here to early adopters such as SCCA Solo competitors, track day users, and fanatic street drivers. But Scott’s ultimate intention is to license this technology to major manufacturers with the means to further develop his concept.

If and when the Camber Tire idea takes hold, John Scott will have earned his place next to the true tire heroes — Goodyear, Dunlop, and Michelin.

Read more: http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1004_scotts_camber_tires/viewall.html#ixzz21axduvQj

‘America’s Most Wanted’ to Return to TV

This was great news to me.

I was so sad when the show was cancelled by Fox and felt it was  such a loss to the safety of our world when AMW was cancelled. Lifetime acquires the show to debut its 25th season later this year

The end of John Walsh’s television run was short-lived, with Lifetime acquiring America‘s Most Wanted and it will debut with originals later this year

 

AMW will hit a quarter-century on the air.

America‘s Most Wanted is such a crucially needed  program that provides a very valuable service to both viewers and law enforcement.

In its nearly 25 years on the air, America‘s Most Wanted has played a role in the capture of more than 1,100 fugitives in the U.S. and in 30 countries, including 17 criminals who were listed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted. AMW also has assisted in the rescue of 61 children.

This month, America‘s Most Wanted will receive the Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

 

The unbelievably brutal and perverted murder of John Walsh’s 6 year old son, Adam, was the catalyst   for the series.

Please see the a biography of his murderer Ottis Toole and his  partner, Henry Lucas. They are often referred  to as walking human waste; I agree,

BUT –

The Tag Team from Hell: the Sadist King and the Generalissimo of Pain. The numbers speak for themselves, or maybe not. Lucas and Toole could either be the deadliest team of killers in the Archives, or the greatest hoaxers in crime history. No one can be quite sure how many people they killed even if they confessed and recanted up to 600 murders. Once labeled the “most infamous man on death row”, Lucas, at the time of his death, was remembered by prison authorities as “the best” working the prison sewing machines. With his death the night of March 12, 2001, Henry Lee Lucas took to his grave either a far-reaching confession hoax, or a lethal cross-country rampage of random serial killing.

As a kid, Henry was the poster child of the dysfunctional “Future Serial Killer Club”. Though had eight brothers and sisters whom were farmed out to institutions, relatives, and foster homes, he managed to stay at home where he was mistreated and abused. In true hillbilly fashion, Henry was uneducated, malnourished, beaten, and forced to watch his uncaring, bootlegging, prostitute mom — Viola Lucas — turn tricks.

His alcoholic father, called “No Legs” because of a chance encounter with a freight train, killed himself after repeatedly being humiliated by his abusive wife. Henry was often forced to go to school barefoot and wearing a dress and curlers. Not surprisingly, he dropped out by fifth grade and remained semi-literate for the rest of his life.

As a teenager he enjoyed sex with his half-brother and dead animals. The future serial confessor said he first killed and raped a girl at the age of 15. When he was 17, Henry sliced open his eye while playing with a knife with his brother. His left his gashed orb unattended for days until it eventually withered and had to be removed by a doctor and replaced with prosthetic glass. Once he was beat so severely with a piece of wood that he lay in a semi-conscious state for three days before one of Violet’s boyfriend decided to take him to a local hospital. All this explaining why Lucas spent most of his youth in and out of correctional institutes until January 11, 1960, when, in a drunken binge, Henry stuck a knife in his mother’s back and proceeded to rape her dead corpse. Later, like on many other occasions, he recanted his act of incestuous necrophilia.

He got 40 years for matricide and was sent to Jackson State Penitentiary in southern Michigan. A social worker there met Lucas and observed “a very inadequate individual with feelings of insecurity and inferiority.” After two attempted suicides, Hank was transferred to a mental facility for the criminally insane, where he was diagnosed as a suicidal psychopath, sadist, and sexual deviant.

Inexplicably he was out after serving only 10. After his release things didn’t get any better. He had an unsuccessful marriage which ended when his wife discovered he was having sex with her two small girls. Then he lived with his sister Wanda, leaving when she accused him of sexually abusing her young daughter.

In 1978, after a chance meeting in a Jacksonville soup kitchen, he joined up with a part-time transvestite and deeply psychotic retard, Ottis Toole, to carry out numerous murderous escapades.

Ottis was erotically stimulated by arson and had a taste for human flesh. Henry, however, was not a cannibal because, he said, he disliked the taste of Ottis’ barbecue sauce. He was more of a sadist and a necrophile, preferring sex with mutilated bodies and dead animals: “I enjoy dead sex more than I do live sex.”

The consummate killer couple, they enjoyed picking up hitchhikers to satisfy their lust for blood. Sometimes, when they didn’t want to go through the hassle of killing and disposing of their prey, they would just run over the occasional hitchhiker and continue on their merry way. These lethal lovebirds parted ways after Ottis’ mildly retarded 12-year-old niece, Becky Powell, shacked up with Henry. One day the unfortunate lassie lost her temper and struck Henry in the face. Not Mr. Nice Guy, Lucas grabbed a carving knife and stabbed her in the heart killing her instantly. After raping her post-mortem, he dismembered her, stuffed her in pillowcases and left her remains strewn over a field.

Lucas was arrested in June 15, 1983, for a minor weapons charge. Within days he confessed to the one-year-old murder of 82-year-old Kate Rich, a Montague County woman who had taken Becky Powell and him in when they moved to Texas. Then he confessed to murdering and dismembering little Becky and led detectives to the field where he dumped her body. During the Powell trial he confessed to having sex with her after her death: “I had sex, intercourse with her. It¹s one of those things that I guess got to be part of my life, having sexual intercourse with the dead.”

After he was sentenced to life in prison he congratulated the prosecutor for a job well done and continued confessing to the tune of 600 murders throughout the United States. Lucas’ highly publicized confession spree prompted detectives from 40 states to visit him to talk about an estimated 3,000 homicides which in turn led to one of the greatest mockeries of the U.S. legal system with cops clearing their books of unsolved murders and Lucas parroting whatever information he was fed. “I’ve killed by strangulation. I’ve killed by hit-and-runs, by shootings, by robberies, by hangings. Every type of crime, I’ve done it. I’ve got more female population hating my guts, more than any other place in the earth.”

According to his confession Lucas claimed he and Toole would pick up most of his victims along the interstates: “Just about everyone I pick up, I kill ‘em. That’s the way it always turn out.” Toole, who at the time was incarcerated in Florida on an arson murder, confirmed many of the claims, adding his own details. According to Ottis they picked many more hitchhikers when he wore a dress. Not surprisingly the confession became morbidly bizarre with episodes of necrophilia, dismemberment, and cannibalism on account of Toole’s taste for human flesh.

Later, when he recanted his confessions, he said he wanted to make police “look stupid”, which after all is said and done, he did. “That’s just a bunch of garbage I put together,” Lucas said of the confessions in a 1998 interview with The Associated Press. “I’m not some kind of saint, but I do believe I’ll go to heaven. And I do believe those who did the killings will be punished by God.” He blamed the confessions on a steady diet of tranquilizers, steaks, hamburgers and milkshakes fed to him by investigators, along with crime scene clues he said he parroted back to detectives. Unfortunately for the victims and their relatives, many of those murder cases were never reopened.

Lucas toured the country as a star killer looking for evidence of his handiwork for avid police departments. Curiously, not a bit of evidence was uncovered by the excursions. But as Henry continued rambling on about murders another police department invited him to their jurisdiction hoping to pin whatever they could the garrulous confessor. In 1985, Dallas Times-Herald journalist, Hugh Aynesworth, claimed their reign of terror was a hoax and that overzealous detectives fed the would-be killers many details of their crimes. Henry and Ottis confessed to a huge amount of murders in 26 states. Henry even claimed to have carried the poison to Guyana as a favor to his good friend Jim Jones.

Many investigators still believe that Lucas was responsible for between three and twelve killings and the real criminals were the officers who fed him information on unsolved cases and coerced confessions. Serial killer expert Robert Ressler believes Henry might be responsible for as little as five killings. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

To many investigators’ surprise one of Henry’s earliest alleged victims, a Virginia schoolteacher, was found alive and kicking after he was charged with her murder. Not one to hold back his most outrageous boasts, he claimed to have committed murders in Spain and Japan even though there’s no evidence suggesting he ever left the United States.

Some of the crimes, he said, were committed under orders from the Satanic cult, the Hand of Death, who recruited them to help out with the human sacrifices. “They take a live girl and put her on the table and split her open and take all of her organs out,” he told police, adding that sometimes they would take the entrails and “put them in a pot and cooked ‘em.” The Hand of Death has also been mentioned by Charles Manson and New York’s infamous Son of Sam as the true masterminds behind their crimes. It is unclear if the group actually exist or its mythical reality has become transcendental.

Meanwhile back in Florida, Ottis was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and his death sentence was commuted to six consecutive life terms for an arson murder. Ottis too got the confession bug and claimed to have killed 6-year-old Adam Walsh, whose 1981 disappearance outside a Hollywood, Florida, mall set off a nationwide manhunt and launched the TV career of his father, John Walsh, as the creator and host of the Fox television series “America’s Most Wanted.”

On September 15, 1996, Ottis died in a prison hospital of liver failure. Walsh, who repeatedly criticized the police handling of his son’s case, questioned why investigators did not try to interview Toole on his deathbed or try for another confession. Speaking from prison after Ottis’ death, Lucas said Toole killed Adam and later showed him the remains of the boy in a shallow grave. “I got sick about it. I said let’s get the hell out of here.”

On March 31, 1998, Texas State District Judge John Carter set June 30 as the execution date for Henry Lee for the 1979 murder of an unidentified female hitchhiker known by law enforcement as “Orange Socks”. The victim was so named because the socks were all she was wearing when her body was found in a ditch off Interstate 35 near Georgetown, north of Austin.

On June 27, 1998, the then Governor (now president) George W. Bush spared Henry’s life because of overwhelming evidence proving that the drifter was not in Texas when “Orange Socks” was murdered. Although Lucas confessed four times to killing her, work records and a cashed paycheck indicated he was working as a roofer in Florida at the time of the murder. Bush — who as governor executed 152 inmates — issued the only reprieve in his career on the recommendation of the state parole board. “I can only thank them for believing the truth and having guts enough for standing up for what’s right,” Lucas said from death row. After the commutation, Lucas predicted that there was an “80 percent chance” he would walk free someday.

“Henry Lee Lucas is unquestionably guilty of other despicable crimes which he has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison,” said Bush, in Brownsville for a conference of U.S.-Mexico border state governors. “However, I believe there is enough doubt about this particular crime that the state of Texas should not impose its ultimate penalty by executing him.”

Besides the life term for the Orange Socks killing, Lucas was serving five other life sentences and 210 years in prison for three other slayings. The district attorney who prosecuted the Orange Socks case, Ken Anderson, said Tuesday he believes Lucas killed anywhere from three to a dozen people. “I don’t think he knew exactly,” Anderson said “He had no reliability. He had such a chaotic life. It’s difficult to imagine you can rely on anything he said, but the fact remains he was a serial killer even though we’re unable to pinpoint the exact number.”

In 1999, Henry made it in the news again when he told reporters he had become fascinated by drifter Angel Maturino Resendiz, the Railroad Killer who has been connected to at least eight slayings in Texas, Kentucky and Illinois. “If this was 1983, I’d claim these murders, too,” Lucas told the Houston Chronicle. He told the paper he admired Resendiz and thought he was playing a “brilliant” cat and mouse game with the FBI agents trying to track him.

In Death Row in Huntsville Henry became born-again and spent the last 18 years of his life making guard uniforms. According to prison personnel, he was model prisoner and an ace on the sewing machines. Henry died the night of March 12, 2001 in Huntsville Prison’s infirmary. He was pronounced dead of natural causes at 11:16 p.m. Lucas was a chain smoker and had a history of heart disease. He had recently complained of breathing difficulties and spent two nights in the prison hospital. Officials said he will be buried in the inmate cemetary if no family members claim his body. He was 64 at the time of his death.


The Tag Team from Hell: the Sadist King and the Generalissimo of Pain. The numbers speak for themselves, or maybe not. Lucas and Toole could either be the deadliest team of killers in the Archives, or the greatest hoaxers in crime history. No one can be quite sure how many people they killed even if they confessed and recanted up to 600 murders. Once labeled the “most infamous man on death row”, Lucas, at the time of his death, was remembered by prison authorities as “the best” working the prison sewing machines. With his death the night of March 12, 2001, Henry Lee Lucas took to his grave either a far-reaching confession hoax, or a lethal cross-country rampage of random serial killing.

As a kid, Henry was the poster child of the dysfunctional “Future Serial Killer Club”. Though had eight brothers and sisters whom were farmed out to institutions, relatives, and foster homes, he managed to stay at home where he was mistreated and abused. In true hillbilly fashion, Henry was uneducated, malnourished, beaten, and forced to watch his uncaring, bootlegging, prostitute mom — Viola Lucas — turn tricks.

His alcoholic father, called “No Legs” because of a chance encounter with a freight train, killed himself after repeatedly being humiliated by his abusive wife. Henry was often forced to go to school barefoot and wearing a dress and curlers. Not surprisingly, he dropped out by fifth grade and remained semi-literate for the rest of his life.

As a teenager he enjoyed sex with his half-brother and dead animals. The future serial confessor said he first killed and raped a girl at the age of 15. When he was 17, Henry sliced open his eye while playing with a knife with his brother. His left his gashed orb unattended for days until it eventually withered and had to be removed by a doctor and replaced with prosthetic glass. Once he was beat so severely with a piece of wood that he lay in a semi-conscious state for three days before one of Violet’s boyfriend decided to take him to a local hospital. All this explaining why Lucas spent most of his youth in and out of correctional institutes until January 11, 1960, when, in a drunken binge, Henry stuck a knife in his mother’s back and proceeded to rape her dead corpse. Later, like on many other occasions, he recanted his act of incestuous necrophilia.

He got 40 years for matricide and was sent to Jackson State Penitentiary in southern Michigan. A social worker there met Lucas and observed “a very inadequate individual with feelings of insecurity and inferiority.” After two attempted suicides, Hank was transferred to a mental facility for the criminally insane, where he was diagnosed as a suicidal psychopath, sadist, and sexual deviant.

Inexplicably he was out after serving only 10. After his release things didn’t get any better. He had an unsuccessful marriage which ended when his wife discovered he was having sex with her two small girls. Then he lived with his sister Wanda, leaving when she accused him of sexually abusing her young daughter.

In 1978, after a chance meeting in a Jacksonville soup kitchen, he joined up with a part-time transvestite and deeply psychotic retard, Ottis Toole, to carry out numerous murderous escapades.

Ottis was erotically stimulated by arson and had a taste for human flesh. Henry, however, was not a cannibal because, he said, he disliked the taste of Ottis’ barbecue sauce. He was more of a sadist and a necrophile, preferring sex with mutilated bodies and dead animals: “I enjoy dead sex more than I do live sex.”

The consummate killer couple, they enjoyed picking up hitchhikers to satisfy their lust for blood. Sometimes, when they didn’t want to go through the hassle of killing and disposing of their prey, they would just run over the occasional hitchhiker and continue on their merry way. These lethal lovebirds parted ways after Ottis’ mildly retarded 12-year-old niece, Becky Powell, shacked up with Henry. One day the unfortunate lassie lost her temper and struck Henry in the face. Not Mr. Nice Guy, Lucas grabbed a carving knife and stabbed her in the heart killing her instantly. After raping her post-mortem, he dismembered her, stuffed her in pillowcases and left her remains strewn over a field.

Lucas was arrested in June 15, 1983, for a minor weapons charge. Within days he confessed to the one-year-old murder of 82-year-old Kate Rich, a Montague County woman who had taken Becky Powell and him in when they moved to Texas. Then he confessed to murdering and dismembering little Becky and led detectives to the field where he dumped her body. During the Powell trial he confessed to having sex with her after her death: “I had sex, intercourse with her. It¹s one of those things that I guess got to be part of my life, having sexual intercourse with the dead.”

After he was sentenced to life in prison he congratulated the prosecutor for a job well done and continued confessing to the tune of 600 murders throughout the United States. Lucas’ highly publicized confession spree prompted detectives from 40 states to visit him to talk about an estimated 3,000 homicides which in turn led to one of the greatest mockeries of the U.S. legal system with cops clearing their books of unsolved murders and Lucas parroting whatever information he was fed. “I’ve killed by strangulation. I’ve killed by hit-and-runs, by shootings, by robberies, by hangings. Every type of crime, I’ve done it. I’ve got more female population hating my guts, more than any other place in the earth.”

According to his confession Lucas claimed he and Toole would pick up most of his victims along the interstates: “Just about everyone I pick up, I kill ‘em. That’s the way it always turn out.” Toole, who at the time was incarcerated in Florida on an arson murder, confirmed many of the claims, adding his own details. According to Ottis they picked many more hitchhikers when he wore a dress. Not surprisingly the confession became morbidly bizarre with episodes of necrophilia, dismemberment, and cannibalism on account of Toole’s taste for human flesh.

Later, when he recanted his confessions, he said he wanted to make police “look stupid”, which after all is said and done, he did. “That’s just a bunch of garbage I put together,” Lucas said of the confessions in a 1998 interview with The Associated Press. “I’m not some kind of saint, but I do believe I’ll go to heaven. And I do believe those who did the killings will be punished by God.” He blamed the confessions on a steady diet of tranquilizers, steaks, hamburgers and milkshakes fed to him by investigators, along with crime scene clues he said he parroted back to detectives. Unfortunately for the victims and their relatives, many of those murder cases were never reopened.

Lucas toured the country as a star killer looking for evidence of his handiwork for avid police departments. Curiously, not a bit of evidence was uncovered by the excursions. But as Henry continued rambling on about murders another police department invited him to their jurisdiction hoping to pin whatever they could the garrulous confessor. In 1985, Dallas Times-Herald journalist, Hugh Aynesworth, claimed their reign of terror was a hoax and that overzealous detectives fed the would-be killers many details of their crimes. Henry and Ottis confessed to a huge amount of murders in 26 states. Henry even claimed to have carried the poison to Guyana as a favor to his good friend Jim Jones.

Many investigators still believe that Lucas was responsible for between three and twelve killings and the real criminals were the officers who fed him information on unsolved cases and coerced confessions. Serial killer expert Robert Ressler believes Henry might be responsible for as little as five killings. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

To many investigators’ surprise one of Henry’s earliest alleged victims, a Virginia schoolteacher, was found alive and kicking after he was charged with her murder. Not one to hold back his most outrageous boasts, he claimed to have committed murders in Spain and Japan even though there’s no evidence suggesting he ever left the United States.

Some of the crimes, he said, were committed under orders from the Satanic cult, the Hand of Death, who recruited them to help out with the human sacrifices. “They take a live girl and put her on the table and split her open and take all of her organs out,” he told police, adding that sometimes they would take the entrails and “put them in a pot and cooked ‘em.” The Hand of Death has also been mentioned by Charles Manson and New York’s infamous Son of Sam as the true masterminds behind their crimes. It is unclear if the group actually exist or its mythical reality has become transcendental.

Meanwhile back in Florida, Ottis was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and his death sentence was commuted to six consecutive life terms for an arson murder. Ottis too got the confession bug and claimed to have killed 6-year-old Adam Walsh, whose 1981 disappearance outside a Hollywood, Florida, mall set off a nationwide manhunt and launched the TV career of his father, John Walsh, as the creator and host of the Fox television series “America’s Most Wanted.”

On September 15, 1996, Ottis died in a prison hospital of liver failure. Walsh, who repeatedly criticized the police handling of his son’s case, questioned why investigators did not try to interview Toole on his deathbed or try for another confession. Speaking from prison after Ottis’ death, Lucas said Toole killed Adam and later showed him the remains of the boy in a shallow grave. “I got sick about it. I said let’s get the hell out of here.”

On March 31, 1998, Texas State District Judge John Carter set June 30 as the execution date for Henry Lee for the 1979 murder of an unidentified female hitchhiker known by law enforcement as “Orange Socks”. The victim was so named because the socks were all she was wearing when her body was found in a ditch off Interstate 35 near Georgetown, north of Austin.

On June 27, 1998, the then Governor (now president) George W. Bush spared Henry’s life because of overwhelming evidence proving that the drifter was not in Texas when “Orange Socks” was murdered. Although Lucas confessed four times to killing her, work records and a cashed paycheck indicated he was working as a roofer in Florida at the time of the murder. Bush — who as governor executed 152 inmates — issued the only reprieve in his career on the recommendation of the state parole board. “I can only thank them for believing the truth and having guts enough for standing up for what’s right,” Lucas said from death row. After the commutation, Lucas predicted that there was an “80 percent chance” he would walk free someday.

“Henry Lee Lucas is unquestionably guilty of other despicable crimes which he has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison,” said Bush, in Brownsville for a conference of U.S.-Mexico border state governors. “However, I believe there is enough doubt about this particular crime that the state of Texas should not impose its ultimate penalty by executing him.”

Besides the life term for the Orange Socks killing, Lucas was serving five other life sentences and 210 years in prison for three other slayings. The district attorney who prosecuted the Orange Socks case, Ken Anderson, said Tuesday he believes Lucas killed anywhere from three to a dozen people. “I don’t think he knew exactly,” Anderson said “He had no reliability. He had such a chaotic life. It’s difficult to imagine you can rely on anything he said, but the fact remains he was a serial killer even though we’re unable to pinpoint the exact number.”

In 1999, Henry made it in the news again when he told reporters he had become fascinated by drifter Angel Maturino Resendiz, the Railroad Killer who has been connected to at least eight slayings in Texas, Kentucky and Illinois. “If this was 1983, I’d claim these murders, too,” Lucas told the Houston Chronicle. He told the paper he admired Resendiz and thought he was playing a “brilliant” cat and mouse game with the FBI agents trying to track him.

In Death Row in Huntsville Henry became born-again and spent the last 18 years of his life making guard uniforms. According to prison personnel, he was model prisoner and an ace on the sewing machines. Henry died the night of March 12, 2001 in Huntsville Prison’s infirmary. He was pronounced dead of natural causes at 11:16 p.m. Lucas was a chain smoker and had a history of heart disease. He had recently complained of breathing difficulties and spent two nights in the prison hospital. Officials said he will be buried in the inmate cemetary if no family members claim his body. He was 64 at the time of his death.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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PuraMed BioScience Explores the Development of Hemp and THC-Free Cannabis Formulations to Expand Its Product Line7:07a ET March 24, 2014 (GlobeNewswire) Print

via PRWEB – PuraMed BioScience(R), Inc., (OTCBB:PMBS), a researcher, developer, and marketer of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, confirmed today that it is seriously exploring the development of cannabinoid and hemp-based formulations to expand its natural and homeopathic product line.

PuraMed BioScience initially intends to develop and manufacture hemp and THC-free formulations that create medicinal compounds that don’t produce the “high” associated with cannabis containing THC. Scientific research has shown that cannabinoids can be formulated to effectively treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, pain, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, arthritis and combat the effects of cancer chemotherapy.

“Integrating cannabinoid-based medications into our product line makes sense with what we are already doing,” said Russell Mitchell, CEO of PuraMed BioScience. “Cannabis has been used medicinally for centuries. It has only been in the last 100 years that its schedule 1 drug status and the abuse of this product for non-medicinal purposes has detracted from its medicinal benefits. Medical journal publication sites list many medical articles that report cannabinoids provide a viable treatment to neurologic problems, inflammatory diseases, and pain.

“Due to recent changes in the legality and availability of cannabinoids, we believe the future looks extremely bright for the development of highly effective and safe treatments incorporating these hemp derived compounds,” said Mitchell.

Scientific evidence continues to grow as to the effectiveness and safety of certain cannabinoids used to treat a number of disease states. In his article, ‘I am doubling down’ on medical marijuana, published on CNN Health, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, practicing neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, confirms his previous article apologizing for dismissing the plant’s potential.

Dr. Gupta has seen first-hand the benefit of this substance in the lives of people as shown in his documentaries Weed and Weed2, which recently aired on CNN. During his documentaries, Dr. Gupta stated that, unlike some prescription pain relievers, no one has died from an overdose of cannabis.

Even the United States government holds patents on cannabis-based formulations.

PuraMed BioScience has been investigating this market for nearly two years and found that cannabinoids offer a structure and function that fits ideally with several of its existing technologies. “We have been following the studies that currently are being conducted in Israel,” said Mitchell.

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IF YOU HAVE TIRES , you need to read this…

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http://www.evoxforums.com/forums/sho…=57947&page=36

 

So I’ve been putting this off for a while because I wanted at least two full weeks of testing and adjustment for these tires. With all the work on the power and fine tweaking to handling, I simply didn’t want to throw in more variables.

One of my RS3′s had a small leak (would always leak to 25psi, but hold there) and they were getting pretty shot from the hard abuse. I made calls to see if I could get the time frame I wanted for this project – to be short, the past 3 weeks have been absolute hell for me.

First step was picking them up from Jeremy (he had a few sets waiting). Obviously he was very helpful in meeting at the shop where his trailer was. After going over the datalogs from the college station weekend, I loaded them up into the Outlander (love this car). Anyway, off to my local DiscountTire. I’ve had a pretty good experience with them.
- They always seem to quote me the lowest on tires, WAY lower
- They managed to get me the very last 4 RS3′s in two days (2 from Ohio, 2 from Louisiana)
- Close to home
- Hours that don’t force me to take time off work

I still called ahead of time to schedule an appointment. I walked in to find a decent sized line of people waiting to be talked to. I waited patiently.

Eventually, what appeared to be a manager or supervisor,  based on his shirt, Herman came to help me. I simply stated I had an appointment to install a set of tires. He pulled out a pad and simply said “Ok great, did you bring your own?”

Already felt better, right to the point no beating around the bush. He knew what I was here for and went straight to it. Only asked me basic questions of what the car was, what size the lug nuts were if I knew, etc. Herman also second guessed if the car was a Subaru or Mitsu, but we Evo owners are so used to that, so whatever. 

As we walked out to the Outlander, I asked him:
Me: “So you know what camber is right?”
Herman: “Of course”
Me: “Have you heard of CamberTire?”
Herman: “No I have not sir”

After a brief explanation, he was definitely in awe about the tire. Obviously he had never seen this before. He grabbed a tire in each hand and walked over to the shop to drop them off. I was adjusting my camera and waiting for him to come back  in  a few seconds, but he never came back.

I shrugged and picked up the other two tires and walked over; and  I found out why he didn’t come back yet.

The WHOLE shop – every single tech and rep from the front desks – was crowded around Herman and the new tire in his hands. Most of them were speechless, not sure what to say. Everyone was crowded around, tilting and turning the tire to get a look. I wish I could have gotten a picture, it was an awesome moment.

My next pictures are from the waiting room, so forgive the glare from the glass window 

Herman was definitely intrigued by this tire. He brought me back to the computer and filed up the invoice. No sales pitch  of upselling me on anything (like TPMS), straight to the point. He had two tire techs work on my car, and there was absolutely no wait. The car was taken in right away.

And all done within an hour! Huge thanks to Herman@DiscountTire and the techs that serviced. Was an enjoyable experience and will definitely continue to use DiscountTire.

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I LOVE NASCAR and  I LOVE this book.
A MUST READ…
As  a confimed ESTP- c’mon gang- get out your Myers – Briggs hats – my math/ science/mechanical  skills are – ahem- lacking. Sad to say, directions for assembling ANYTHING MECHANICAL look like they were written in Sanskrit. But I can read and absorb Shakespeare and Chaucer like the morning paper- go figure- it’s the human condition.
My odds of reading a physics book are – um- slim- at best.  
But I found a great book  I really want to recommend- fun- and as I am a huge NASCAR fan-three cheers for Dr. Diandra Leslie -Pelecky  she had me at hello…It always amazes me when one person is Dr. Sheldon Cooper and Penny all rolled into one- aw- c’mon  BIG BANG THEORY groupies- you l what I mean.
THE PHYSICS OF NASCAR by Dr. Diandra Leslie- Pelecky, is a real insider’s view of NASCAR- it is good science -great  fun reading and you will really learn alot about NASCAR…
HOW TO MAKE STEEL+ GAS+ RUBBER = SPEED is the best formula for great reading.
Dr. Diandra definitely  does not emulate Sheldon Cooper.The BIG BANG fans know what I mean.
Every NASCAR fan – at one time or another – asks the same question: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning? 
This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than “Go fast, turn left and don’t crash.” If you’ve ever wondered why racecars don’t have mufflers, how “bump drafting” works, or what in the world “Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge” means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you.In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR, a physicist with a passion uncovers what happens when the rubber hits the road and 800- horsepower vehicles compete at 190 miles per hour only inches from one another.Diandra Leslie-Pelecky reveals how and why drivers trust the engineering and science their teams literally build around them not only to get them across the finish line in first place, but also to keep them alive. Professor Leslie-Pelecky is a physicist in love with the sport’s beauty and power and is uniquely qualified to explain exactly how physics translates into winning races.Based on the author’s extensive access to race shops, pit crews, crew chiefs and mechanics, this book traces the life cycle of a race car from behind the scenes at top race shops to the track. The Physics of NASCAR takes readers right into the ultra competitive world of NASCAR, from the champion driver’s hot seat behind the detachable steering wheel to the New Zealander nicknamed Kiwi in charge of shocks for the No. 19 car.Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells her story in terms anyone who drives a car–and maybe occasionally looks under the hood–can understand. How do drivers walk away from serious crashes? How can two cars travel faster together than either car can on its own? How do you dress for a 1800°F gasoline fire? In simple yet detailed, high-octane prose, this is the ultimate thrill ride for armchair speed demons, auto science buffs, and NASCAR fans at every level of interest.

Readers, start your engines. 

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Camber tire technology is based on a simple concept.  Vehicle suspensions operate in way
that during cornering the geometry changes so that a tire no longer sits flat on the surface of
the road.  The Camber tire concept is that during cornering and maneuvering the vehicles
suspension is allowed to act in a normal way, but the tire remains in complete contact with
the tarmac.  Having a greater tire contact patch allows for more grip.  In result, vehicles are
able to corner faster, safer, while experiencing less uneven tire wear.
Camber tire technology is able to be applied to every day applications as well as sport and
track use.  Vehicles equipped with more camber from the factory often experience inner tire
wear.  Using a Camber tire on vehicles like this will increase tire life as well as handling.On the track, Camber tire technology really shows it brute.  Using a 3 or 4 degree tire allows
for the suspension to have an aggressive camber stance which is normally done for
cornering and handling stability, however, tires without camber built in lose much of there
contact patch with this procedure.  The Camber tire corrects for this!  Racers can camber
amounts safely up to 5 degrees without sacrificing tire life, the benefits on the track are
nearly endless!Our innovation didn’t stop with just adding camber, we looked deeper into cornering and
discovered that tire “roll” also caused a loss of handling ability.  To compensate for this, we
added in what we call a “rocker” on both the inner and outer corners of the tire tread pattern.
As a tire “rolls” side to side from cornering g-forces, the shelf offers extra contact on the
rolling edge resulting in skid pad results exceeding 1G on a street legal tire!

Such incredible claims can be difficult to believe, we encourage our guests to visit our “In
the media” page to see what professionals around the world think of our tires through road
tests!  You’ll never look at tires the same ag

SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT:USA Science & Engineering Festival: VISIT US 
 The Great American Domino Effect Engineering Challenge

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

USA Science & Engineering Festival

Come visit this weekend (April 27-29) at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington DC.  The festival will take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT will be presenting  The Great American Domino Effect Engineering Challenge, at booth 1231.  Individuals or teams will have 10 minutes to build the biggest, best domino structure, and test their pattern by knocking it over. 
 
The 2nd annual USA Science & Engineering Festival is a free event, aimed at cultivating an interest in the sciences for students of all ages and backgrounds.   This is the nation’s biggest celebration of science and engineering.  The festival will help provide inspiration for undecided students about their career path in the sciences. 
 
Visit the website below to learn more about the 2nd annual USA Science & Engineering Festival.
 
Posted by SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT at 3:55 AM

Dream: the Possibilities are Endless!

 INCAnaut ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

Are you ready to discover the endless possibilities of technology? Are you ready to come up with your own dreams of the future? If you are, join the challenge, research your ideas, build models, and present them to the world!

 

Details:

There is an entrance fee of $200 dollars to use an INCA modeling kit with 100 nodes, a total of 625 pieces, valued at more than $400 for up to 4 months. Teams will be reimbursed the entrance fee and get $50 when they complete the challenge.

 

Who is Eligible?

Teams from any group at the High School level i.e. engineering/design clubs, Young Marines, Boy/Girl Scouts, etc.

 

Teams from any college or university

 

INCA Design teams consist of 2 to 5 students with no more than 3 teams per school.

 

Professors, teachers, and nonstudent mentors may advise and assist the team, but they cannot be team members.

 

How do I enter?


1. Fill out the registration form with a description of your entry in less than 100 words in one of nine categories:

 

  • Consumer Products – Products that increase quality of life in the workplace, at home during leisure time, or while traveling.
  • Machinery and Equipment – Mechanisms that speed up and improve work, manufacturing, or scientific research processes.
  • Medical – Devices that improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare.
  • Safety & Security – Devices that defend or enhance the security or safety of individuals, businesses, communities, or nations.
  • Sustainable Technology – Products that harness or use renewable energy sources, as well as products designed for other purposes using environmentally friendly materials or manufacturing processes.
  • Transportation – Machines that enable movement of people and goods from one place to another.
  • Structures – Products or housing that would help people live in new environments such as in the air, and on or under water.
  • Outer Space – Devices that would make living or working in outer space safer, easier or cheaper.
  • Other – Ideas and concepts that do not fit within the other categories.

 

2. Make $200 registration fee out to the INCAnaut Challenge.

 

What will I get when I register?

INCA modeling kit worth $400 to use and experiment for up to 4 months.

 

What do I have to do to complete the challenge?

 

  1. Keep a lab book – must have at least 10 pages of records.
  2. Make a poster displaying your ideas
  3. Make a video presentation or present at one of our events (10 to 15 minutes long).
  4. Write an essay explaining why your concept could be created in the future (400 to 500 words and must have at least 5 references).

 

How long do I have to complete the challenge?

A total of 4 months from the day you receive the INCA modeling kits.

 

What happens if I don’t meet the deadline?

Then your entry fee will not be reimbursed.

 

What happens if I complete the challenge?

The INCA modeling kit is returned and all work is submitted to the INCAnaut Challenge (must be postmarked by the 4 month deadline).

You receive a check for 250 dollars; which includes a reimbursement of your registration fee and 50 dollars for completing the challenge!

 

What happens if some of the pieces I send back are damaged or painted?

The cost of the damaged pieces is subtracted from the check we send you when you complete the challenge.

 

Can I participate more than once?

Yes, but you have to submit a proposal of your new design for approval before you can enter a second time because of the limited supply of models.

 

Important Info

  • Team meeting reports, brain storming session ideas, and other notes need to be kept in a black and white composition notebook which must be submitted.
  • All teams that cannot make it to the presentation event need to submit video presentations.
  • Each of the team members must actively participate in the design assembly, testing, promotion, and/or support in the team’s final presentation.

 

Tips for Entrants

The best entries clearly and concisely answer all of the following questions and are accompanied by illustrations that complement and illuminate the text:

 

  • What problem does your design idea solve?
  • What are the potential benefits?
  • How would this idea be applied?
  • How is your idea novel or an improvement on what is currently available in the marketplace?
  • Why would we need/want the design?
  • What is the market potential?
  • How does your design work?
  • How would your product be manufactured?

 

The best design ideas will:

  • Improve quality of life
  • Automate tedious tasks
  • Prevent or reduce injuries
  • Improve public safety and security
  • Save time and money
  • Offer alternative energy solutions
  • Reduce consumption of natural resources
  • Lead to other product improvements

 

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Some of these people are educators- a terrifying thought..

 

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THE VIRTUAL SCIENTIST GUEST

LECTURE SERIES

 

The Virtual Scientist Guest Lecture Series extends the educational scope of the SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT by bringing scientists into America’s classrooms in real time via the Internet. Using existing technology available through Skype, an internet based videophone service, SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT will arrange for scientists to participate in a “virtual” in-classroom visit without leaving their lab or research facility. The Virtual Scientist Guest Lecture Series allows both scientists and students to experience an interactive dialogue that inspires and engages students about dynamic cutting edge science research.

The technology requirements are minimal, requiring only that each participant (i.e. school and scientist) have a computer with high speed internet access, a high quality monitor, webcam, speakers and microphone. Skype software can be downloaded from www.skype.com free of charge. As the liaison between the school, sponsor and guest lecturer SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT makes all necessary arrangements for the virtual visit.

“Virtual” visits last about 30 minutes in order to fit within a standard class period. The presentation format varies according to the preference of the speaker and educator but will generally include a presentation followed by Q&A. The classroom teacher acts as the moderator and oversees the necessary pre-visit preparation.

Click here to view a short clip showcasing a “virtual scientist” visit featuring a biologist from the Florida-Atlantic University talking to a group of 7th graders at a school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT and SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT FOR KIDS are two fascinating series of educational DVDs designed to encourage scientific literacy by piquing the curiosity of the next generation of scientific, business and academic leaders about a broad range of dynamic, cutting-edge innovations.

SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT is produced to directly address National Science Standards and Science Literacy Benchmarks. Each show is approximately 15 minutes in length and can be viewed during a class period with time remaining for open discussion.

Each program (offered on DVD as well as MPEG for school system streaming) offers stimulating visions of our hi-tech world at work, helping students form an appreciation for the subjects that will encourage them to continue their studies, and perhaps even pursue an exciting career in the sciences.

SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT and SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT FOR KIDS are produced by Allegro Productions, Inc., a former Time Inc. company.  The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and a panel of dedicated educators help in the production of the programs.

If you are a scientist/ physician/researcher/ ther are over 2000 class rooms and 10,000,000 students a year who woulds LOVE to find out about your discovery.

The SCIENE SCREEN REPORT  has  provided STEM DVD educational tools FREE OF CHARGE to students and teachers across the United States and Canada, for over 40 year and cover over 2000 school districts.

It is estimated that 10,000,000 students per  school year view the SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT educational tools.

If you would like to have your message reach classrooms and millions of students

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