The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 20, 2000, Page 7, Image 7

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    Bank robbery leads to three arrests
By Michelle Starr
Staff writer
A pursuit encompassing three
states ended Thursday with the arrest
of three people in Omaha in connec
tion with Tuesday’s bank robbery in
The arrest came after two people
were shot in Greenwood on Tuesday
shortly after the robbery, when the
suspects allegedly stole a pickup
truck. Authorities believe the sus
pects responsible for the robbery
were also responsible for the shoot
Leslie and Retha DeBrie, the vic
tims in the Greenwood shootipg,
were in serious condition as of
Sunday night at BryanLGH Medical
Center West.
Sue Bryant, 38, James Allee, 24,
and Justin Allee, 20, all of Omaha,
were arrested Thursday in connection
to a robbery at Westgate Bank, 1204
West O St., said Weysan Dun, acting
special agent in charge of the Omaha
Division of the FBI, in a statement
U.S. Attorney Tom Monaghan
said in statement that formal charges
of federal armed bank robbery were
filed on Friday in U.S. District Court.
The charges carry a maximum
penalty of up to 25 years in prison and
a fine.
Larry Holmquist, spokesman for
the FBI, said the FBI is investigating
only the bank robbery, and if other
charges are to be filed they must be
filed by local authorities.
The chase began after the robbery
occurred Tuesday at 4:50 p.m. in
Lincoln when two masked people
entered the bank.
Dun said one person told the peo
ple to lie on the ground while the
other robber jumped over the teller
counter and took $38,000.
It is believed the suspects then
fled to Greenwood where they
allegedly entered the DeBrie house
and demanded the keys to the cou
ple’s pickup, which were given to
The suspects left the house after
instructing the DeBries to lie on the
floor, but the suspects returned after
having problems opening the garage
door. When they returned Leslie
DeBrie tried to push them out of the
door which prompted the suspects to
The suspects then fled in the
DeBries’ pickup truck and went to
Missouri, where they changed the
Former student participates
in business plan tournament
■ UNL graduate
competes with Web-based
By Jacob Kruger
Staff writer
While many students were taking
off to exotic locales on March 10, a
recent UNL graduate was competing
in the February Madness business
plan tournament.
The tournament, which ends
Friday, consists of 64 teams from as
far away as the University of Tokyo.
All teams were selected by the
tournament’s corporate sponsor,
Hummer Winblad. The format was
similar to the NCAA March Madness
basketball tournament.
Originally, the full tournaihent
name was “March Madness Start-Up
Tournament: Nothin’ but the Net.”
But Hummer Winblad was told by the
NCAA that the use of “March
Madness” was a trademark infringe
ment, according to a press release.,
Brandon Dupsky, who has a mas
ter’s degree in business administration
from the University of Nebraska
Lincoln, presented his four-person
business, Sell2All, to several
Hummer Winblad partners in
Louisville, Ky.
Dupsky said his company - which
helps people buy and sell things such
as cars and houses, among other prod
ucts - provides a service on the
“We help people and companies
sell surplus inventory on the Web,” he
In the end, Dupsky was told that
his team did not advance to the Final
Four, but he is still talking with
Hummer Winblad, so there might be a
chance to receive some investment
money, he said.
Dupsky said he had thought his
team had a fairly good chance to con
tinue in the contest and possibly
receive investments from Hummer
The contest rules state the winning
team will receive investments from
the company. Any team that enters the
contest can receive an investment
from the company, but it is only guar
anteed for the first-place team.
More information about the con
test can be found at More informa
tion about Sell2All can be found at
www. sell2all. com.
license plates with Missouri plates
from a vehicle in a bowling alley
parking lot in Rock Port, Mo. The
truck’s original plates were found in
the parking lot.
The truck was found on fire late
Tuesday near Crescent, Iowa, with
Missouri plates on it that were report
ed stolen from the parking lot.
Monaghan said the three
appeared before Magistrate Judge
Jaudzemis on Friday for an initial
appearance and detention hearing.
The hearing will continue Friday, and
the three defendants will remain in
custody until the hearing.
Monaghan also said his office
will continue to review the case to
determine if any additional federal
charges will be filed.
The Associated Press con
tributed to this report.
Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study Abroad
Workshops for the Fulbright Student Grant Program
will be held on March 21st and 22nd to explain the
Grant Program. The first workshop will be held on
March 21st, 3:00 PM at East Campus Union (room will
be posted) and the second workshop will be held on
March 22nd, 3:00 PM at City Campus Union (room
will be posted).
Fulbright grants are extremely prestigious awards
providing very generous support for study at foreign
universities. Juniors and Seniors with good academic
records interested in study abroad will want to attend
one of these workshops to learn about this important
program. Students interested in Fulbright grants who
cannot attend one of the workshops may contact
Dr. Robert Stoddard (472-3573;
or the International Affairs Office at 472-5358.
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