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Working Toward A Warp Drive: In His Garage Lab, Omahan Aims To Bend Fabric Of Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

” You might not believe any of this stuff. But suspend your disbelief for a moment and make space for something incredible.

  Let’s start this past summer, when a NASA scientist named Harold “Sonny” White unveiled an artist’s rendering of a spacecraft capable of shooting across the galaxy.

  The spacecraft was theoretical, but the research behind it was real. For years White has been exploring the possibilities of actual “Star Trek”-like travel. He even named his ship the IXS Enterprise.

  There are obstacles, such as forms of energy that might not exist. That’s a problem.

  For NASA, yes, but also for the world’s scientists and Trekkies and time-travel obsessives (not necessarily mutually exclusive groups) for whom “warp drive” technology — once the stuff of science fiction but now generally accepted as a mathematical possibility — hangs like the most delicious carrot on the most spectacular stick in the cosmos.

  The dreamers are out there. They attend space conventions and frequent online discussions and brush aside pooh-poohing issues over “causality” and “exotic matter,” and believe these questions must have answers. You just have to know where to look — because maybe the key to unlocking this cosmic mystery will be found in a place nobody expects.

  Like here in David Pares’ garage.

  You might call Pares (pronounced “PARE-is”) one of those dreamers, though what he’s doing goes far beyond the realm of online chatter. “

 

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Omaha Family Sues Police In ‘Caught-On-Tape’ Case

 

 

 

 

” Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and 32 of his officers—nearly four percent of the department—are listed in a federal lawsuit filed Monday accusing police of excessive force and illegal search and seizure.

  The lawsuit stems from a highly publicized caught-on-tape incident last March 21.

  The video—shot by a member of the public— shows a police officer (see video below) throwing a man to the ground and hitting him several times, while a dozen other officers storm a home across the street.

Sharon Johnson issued this statement:

Officers entered the home while I was watching from the front door. Juaquez enters and next thing I know an officer enters, throws my wheelchair and me out of the way. I end up with the wheelchair on top of me, my legs in the air. Several officers continued to walk over me as they entered the house. I eventually rolled my way into the living room and got myself upright. I saw Juaquez surrounded by officers and started asking what was going on. I ended up in handcuffs. It wasn’t until a family member came by later that I was able to get back into my wheelchair. I was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. I still have physical pain from that day.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illegal Immigrant Rapes And Beats To Death 93 Year-Old Woman

 

 

 

 

” Omaha, NE – Wednesday night, a 93 year old woman, whose family is asking she only be identified as Louise died as a result of her injuries from being attacked and raped Sunday.

Police say 19-year old Sergio Perez beat and raped a 93-year-old woman in her south Omaha home.

“A lot of memories. Not so good ones now,” said Teresa Hatzell, the victims’ granddaughter. The victim shared the home with her daughter, and had owned it for decades.

Around 9 a.m. July 21, the victim’s daughter found her mother in her bedroom covered in blood.

“She heard my grandmother and she went in the bedroom, grandmother called ‘help me help me’. And my mom thought she was asleep,” Hatzell said.

City prosecutor, Brenda Beadle, says the crime is unbelievable. “It”s one of the most disturbing cases I’ve ever come across.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omaha Homeowner Gives Intruder Life Advice As He Holds Him At Gunpoint

 

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” A homeowner in Omaha had a lot to say to an intruder he caught on his property.

“I worked for everything I have, all my life,” said the homeowner, 55. “I worked day and night for many years, so I said, ‘Why don’t you try getting a job?’”

The homeowner grabbed his shotgun when he heard his dog barking at something around 1am.

He found the would be intruder in a detached garage near the home. He held the suspect at gunpoint while his wife called police.”