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Woman bound with tape
Man arrested after allegedly wrapping aquaintance
By Josh Funk
Police arrested a Lincoln man
Wednesday for wrapping a woman in
duct tape and confining her.
Alan Wilder, 22, was apparently
an acquaintance of his 22-year-old
victim, Lincoln Police Sgt. Ann
Wilder was at the victim’s apart
ment Tuesday night and slept
overnight on the couch.
The victim told police that she
went to bed Tuesday while Wilder
was asleep. She woke up at 2 a.m. to
find Wilder duct-taping her.
After tying her up, Wilder threat
ened her with a knife, police said.
Wilder was with the victim in the
apartment until about 8 a.m., when
Eventually the victim was able to
make it outside, and someone called
Lincoln Police found Wilder dri
ving a car shortly after 11 a.m.
When Lincoln police attempted
to pull Wilder over, he sped away.
After a short chase by Lincoln
police, a Lancaster County sheriff’s
deputy began following Wilder east
on Highway 2 near 115“ Street.
Wilder was driving 70 mph when
the deputy turned on his lights.
Wilder pulled over near 134th
Street and Highway 2, and Deputy
Joe Gehr ordered him out of the car as
the Lincoln officer arrived on the
Wilder dropped to his knees and
then got up and ran from police.
After a short chase, Wilder was
taken into custody.
Wilder is charged with false
imprisonment and the use of a
weapon to commit a felony.
Wilder did not tell police why he
wrapped the woman in tape.
Legislature nixes vetoes,
resolves border dispute
From Staff Reports
Senators override vetoes
The Legislature voted to over
ride more than $30 million in. line
item spending vetoes Thursday.
Gov. Ben Nelson had cut sever
al spending proposals from the
main-line budget proposal,
LB 1108, last week.
But senators said the vetoes cut
too much spending for necessary
programs and overturned the gov
In a news conference Thursday,
Nelson said the Legislature was
ignoring the desires of Nebraskans
to out state spending.
“My biggest concern is for the
pressure all of this spending will
put on the state’s budget for next
year,” Nelson said, “and what effect
it will have on continuing tax cuts.”
Boundary question settled
During the second-to-last day
of the legislative session Thursday,
senators passed a bill that will
change the boundary between
Nebraska and Missouri.
The land drained when the
Missouri River shifted its path and
has been disputed for more than 50
LB59, sponsored by Sen. Roger
Wehrbein of Plattsmouth, will set
the boundary line between the two
states at the center of the river and,
thereby, allow for future shifting.
The bill passed after its final
reading with a 33-6 vote.
Bill to aid health care
Money expected from the fed
eral government’s settlement with
tobacco producers will be chan
neled into the Nebraska Health
Care Trust Fund under LB 1070.
Lincoln Sen. Don Wesely’s bill
also creates the Native American
Public Health Act.
Certain nursing centers will be
converted to assisted-living facili
ties in areas where long-term, pre
ventative care is needed for the
elderly and disabled.
A portion of up to $65 million
also will fund children’s health care
The bill passed 42-4.
Proposal would ease mergers
A proposed constitutional
amendment will be sent to voters
for approval in December.
LR45CA, passed by • the
Legislature 38-6, would make it
easier for local governments to
merge or consolidate.
The amendment also would
establish rules governing motor
vehicle and sales taxes in the newly
formed governmental districts.
Lincoln restaurant to oner
free Easter Italian dinner
By Rebecka Hyde
Low-income people and those
who may be alone this Easter,
including students not going home,
are invited to daVinci’s 14th-annual
free Easter Dinner.
Members of the Knudson fami
ly, who own daVinci’s, are serving
dinner at the 745 S. 11th St. restau
rant from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Connie Borgmann, daVinci’s
public relations director, said
owner Kal Knudson, who had been
a pastor for more than 30 years,
wanted to reach out to Lincoln.
Students staying in Lincoln for
Easter can come to the dinner,
where an estimated 750 people will
The dinner, first served in 1985,
reaches out mostly to low-income
people and their children. The din
ner will consist of pasta, pizza,
salad and garlic-cheese rolls.
About 90 volunteers will serve
dinner, but Borgmann said more
may be needed.
“A lot of the volunteers call and
thank us later for giving them the
opportunity to help,” Borgmann
said. “The people who enjoy dinner
say that we really make it a family
atmosphere and that they really
feel the Christian influence.
“I think that Easter kind of gets
forgotten compared to
Thanksgiving and Christmas as a
holiday where people need to reach
out and share in Christ.”
A bus will pick up people at the
Malone Community Center, 2032
U St., at 1 p.m. and at the People’s
City Mission, 110 Q. St., at 1:20
p.m. The bus was arranged by the
First Evangelical Covenant
Volunteers can call Borgmann
today at daVinci’s office, (402)
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