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1 Copyright 1 985 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 52
Tuesday, September 3, 1S35
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By AN J ETTA McQUEEN
Members of the UNC community
have reacted with shock and disbelief
to the killing of a second-year graduate
student, following a week of uncertainty
concerning her whereabouts.
Sharon Lynn Stewart, 23, was found
dead of multiple stab wounds early
Friday inside an oil drum at a construc
tion dump site east of Greensboro.
Stewart was kidnapped at knifepoint
Aug. 24, when she and her roommate
walked to Stewart's car in the Morehead
Planetarium parking lot after attending
In connection with Stewart's death,
police have charged 16-year-old Max
well Wright of Hillsborough with first
degree murder, two counts of robbery,
one count of second-degree kidnapping,
and one count of first-degree kidnap
ping. Second-degree kidnapping means
the victim was released unharmed and
in a safe place.
"Shock was the initial reaction," said
Frederic W. Schroeder, dean of stu
dents. There was also hope for her
safety through the early part of the
"That hope turned into sorrow when
it became clear she was not to live."
Stewart entered UNC in the fall of
1984 as a graduate student specializing
in speech pathology in the School of
Stewart worked three mornings each
week with speech-impaired 3-5 year olds
at Chapel Hill's First Baptist Church.
"She was undoubtedly a fme young
lady with promise in her chosen field,"
Aside from being a good student and
a contributor to the community, Ste
wart also was remembered as outgoing
and friendly by a fellow grad student.
"Sharon wasn't shy," said the second
year grad student in speech pathology,
who wished to remain unnamed. "No
one who knew her could say anything
bad about her."
The grad student, who lives in Craige,
knew Stewart last year when she lived
A memorial service will be held
for Sharon Lynn Stewart at 4 p.m.
Wednesday in Memorial Hall. The
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By LEE ROBERTS
The fatigued, sweat-covered soccer
players walking off the pitch at Fetzer
Field late Sunday afternoon told the
The story was of a battle, a battle
between two of the titans of women's
soccer today, a battle that ended as it
should have with no losers.
When the season-opening match, a
thrilling 3-3 overtime tie between
defending four-time national champion
North Carolina and current No. 1
ranked George Mason, was over, the
crowd of about 400 heartily applauded
the two teams.
"It was a positive tie," North Carolina
coach Anson Dorrance said. "Because
of the graduation losses, it's important
to establish a new identity."
That new identity, formed in the wake
of the losses to graduation of seven Tar
Heel starters, forged itself quickly.
North Carolina may have some new
faces, but it is still the soccer juggernaut
it always has been.
"Our ambition was to find out where
we stand," sophomore striker Carrie
Serwetnyk, who scored two goals on
the day, said of her No. 5-ranked Tar
Heel team. "This game set out a pace
for the season."
Any questions about problems the
'new' UNC team might "have were
quickly answered Sunday.
Just 8:40 into the match, Serwetnyk
took a header from teammate Marcia
McDermott in front of the George
Mason goal and lofted it over the Lady
Patriots' goalkeeper, Kim Maslin, for
a quick 1-0 lead.
Six minutes later, April Heinrichs
broke down the right side of the pitch
with a breakaway, juked past two
Mason defenders, and passed cross-field
to Jo Boobas, who drilled it in for a
2-0 UNC lead.'
Less than two minutes after that,
Serwetnyk came up with a ball that had
landed between two Mason defenders.
The Lady Patriots crashed into each
other, leaving Serwetnyk alone to juke
downfield with only defender Betsy
Drambour between her and the goal.
Serwetnyk beat Drambour and beat
goalkeeper Maslin with a 20-yard driller
from the left side. Bang. 3-0.
' "I was shocked," Dorrance said of
the early lead.
"It was a slap in the face," Junior
Lisa Gmitter, an all-America forward
from George Mason, said. "They caught
in the dorm. '
"I met many people through Sharon,"
she said. "Because of that I made my
ultimate decision to live at Craige.
"I felt that many of the papers
portrayed Sharon as sort of a book
worm who did nothing but study," the
grad student said.
"She was a good student and made
good grades, but she had a lot of friends
and was fun to be around."
Stewart, from Cincinnati, Ohio,
graduated in August 1984 with a
bachelor's degree in speech and hearing
sciences from Indiana University.
There, she was on the dean's list six
out of eight semesters. She also was a
member the Phi Eta Sigma and Golden
Key honor societies.
She lived in Ohio with her parents,
James and Pat, and her brother, Jimmy,
in a small upper-middle-class neighbor
hood called Country Club Acres.
In Chapel Hill, Stewart lived at
Stewart was not known by many of
her neighbors there, as they were all
fairly new to the apartment complex.
"My roommate had seen her riding
the bus once or twice," said one
neighbor in the building where Stewart
"Still, this is a terrible thing to have
Schroeder commented on the impact
of Stewart's death on the UNC
"We have all been made aware of the
issue of security," he said. "She did all
of the things anyone would recommend
as safety precautions.
"However, there are circumstances
you just can protect against," he said.
Since Stewart's abduction, Schroeder
said he had heard many people saying,
"I am going to be more careful."
"We here often think this can't
happen," he said. "Though we have
RAPE (the Rape and Assault Preven
tion Escort), which is an excellent
program now underway, individual
awareness is still the key to safety."
Rev. Larry Hartsel, pastor of the
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will
direct the service.
in 3-3 thriller
us flat-footed. We all looked around us
and said, hey, the season's started. "
At that point it looked to be a rout,
another No. 1 ranking for UNC and
a fun goal-scoring spree en route to
another lopsided win.
"They (George Mason) played with
a hell of a lot of maturity," Dorrance
said. "They deserve that No. 1 ranking.
We have to beat them to get back to
the Final Four."
With 15 minutes left in the first half,
the Lady Patriots' Meg Romaine
displayed some of that maturity, scoring
from the left side after a midfield feed
and subsequent scramble for the ball.
George Mason would strike again
with seven minutes left in the half on
a penalty kick by Chris Tomek to make
it 3-2. Tar Heel defender Stacey Enos,
with a Lady Patriot striker right behind
her, had tried to jump high enough to
head the kick, but ended up getting a
hand ball call.
The second half was slower-paced,
with George Mason controlling the ball
most of the time. "We were fatiguing
a bit," Dorrance said. "With that fatigue
came some concentration lapses and the
game stretched out."
George Mason all-America forward
Pam Baughman dribbled past two UNC
defenders and shot a 25-yarder into the
upper-left hand corner of the net for
a tie with seven minutes left.
The pace of both teams was furious
in the last five minutes, but no goals
Overtime, a 30-minute exercise in
frenzied soccer, ended up scoreless.
Heinrichs had two near-goals in the last
30 seconds, and McDermott another
earlier in the period. The play of George
Mason goalkeeper Maslin was clutch.
"In the last two minutes, we were
surging," Dorrance said.
That surge, however, wasn't enough.
A disappointment? -
"I'm very excited," he said. "It's a very
young, eager team. They're real suppor
tive of each other."
Kathleen OTell, after her first start
as UNC goalkeeper, echoed the con
fidence of many of her teammates. "I
thought we should have buried them,"
"For them to be ranked No. I, we
have much more talent than they do,"
she said. "It gives us tremendous
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Hillsborough youth Maxwell Avery
Wright, accused of kidnapping and
killing UNC graduate student Sharon
Lynn Stewart, led police to her body
early Friday morning after: the; prosec--''-utor
; agreed; not to seek ; the death t
penalty against him, law enforcement
The deal was struck as authorities
were searching frantically for Stewart,
who was abducted from the Morehead
parking lot at knifepoint Aug. 24,
Investigators found Stewart's body at
a construction site in eastern Guilford
County about 2:30 a.m. Friday, four
hours after 16-year-old Wright was
extradited from Nashville, Tenn., where
he was arrested on charges of stealing
his father's pickup truck.
Stewart's body, which had sustained
several stab wounds, was found in an
orange, open, 55-gallon oil drum lying
. at a dump site about 300 feet south of
U.S. 70. There was a handcuff attached
to one of Stewart's arms. She died from
the stab" Wounds, according to the N.C.
medical examiner's office.
Chapel Hill Police Chief Herman
Stone said that the other half of the
handcuffs had not been found.
Orange County District Attorney
Carl Fox agreed orally that he would
not seek the death penalty if Wright
helped police find Stewart or her body,
The Greensboro News & Record
Fox made the agreement with Orange
County Public Defender Kirk Osborne
Thursday night as they went to meet
with Wright for the first time, sources
Fox declined to comment on the
report Saturday, and he could riot be
Wright led officers to the body after
arriving at the Raleigh-Durham Airport
at about 10:30 p.m. Authorities had
refused to discuss the whereabouts of
Wright;. Thursday, night, bet weeri: his
arrival and 5:30 armrFriday whenhe
was jailed in Hillsborough.
After Stewart's body was discovered, ;
a first-degree murder charge was added
to the two kidnapping and robbery
charges against Wright. The murder
Carrie Serwetnyk (I) scored two
warrant charged Wright, of 409 W.
Corbin St., Hillsborough, with killing
Stewart, 23, on Aug. 24.
Wright is old enough to be tried in
North Carolina as an adult. Second
degree kidnapping means that the
person abducted was not - harmed. -
Because Stewart was harmed, one of
the charges was changed to a. first
degree kidnapping charge. Wright also
faces a charge of second-degree kidnap
ping, and two counts of robbery with
a dangerous weapon.
Wright was charged with an assault
in Fayetteville last month in connection
with a July 5 incident, The Fayetteville
Observer reported. Terry Giles was
stabbed twice in her left thigh by a man
in a grocery store parking lot.
Giles reported that a man approached
her and told her to move over as she
put her groceries in her car. The man
stabbed her when she refused to get in
the car. He was stopped by a bystander
when he fled.
Wright's parents visited him in the
Orange, County - Jail, before his first
appearance hearing Friday According
to Orange County Sheriff Lindy Pen
dergrass, Wright's adoptive . father,
Howard Wright, had flown to Nashville
Tuesday after his truck was found and
his son arrested, but he would not speak .
to his son.
Wright is being held in the Orange
County Jail without bond.
Stewart and her roommate, UNC
graduate student Karla Kae Hammet,
were on their way to their car after
seeing a movie on Franklin Street when
a black male approached them with a
knife and ordered them to drive him
around. Hammet was released after a
short drive through campus, and
Stewart was led away in handcuffs. She
was not seen alive after about 1 1 p.m.
Last week UNC officials had
announced an anonymous donation of
$10,000 to be awarded to the person
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Donald A. Boulton, dean of student
affairs, said Monday that the money
could be used to upgrade the security
on campus, if the donors agreed to that.
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By RANDY FARMER
The fraternities at UNC are an eye-sore for the campus,
but the fraternities are cooperating with the Board of
Trustees and fraternity corporate representatives to
improve their living conditions, said BOT member
Maurice J. Koury. .
"There is no anti-fraternity movement here," said
Koury, chairman of the BOT's Student Affairs Commit
tee. "There is agreement among (the fraternities) that
action needs to be taken. The students will initiate the
guidelines for renovation."
The BOT is concerned about the condition of the
fraternity houses because they are close to campus, and
a visitor could mistake them as part of the University,
The BOT has no authority over the fraternities since
they are owned by private corporations, but the fraternities
are cooperating with the BOT's request that they renovate
out of their own concern, Koury said.
Tommy Herison, president of the Interfraternity
Council said: "The Board of Trustees has portrayed a
concern (for the condition of fraternities). But (the BOT)
has left the responsibility up to the fraternities.
"There has been no breathing down the fraternities
backs," Henson said. "There's also been no memo from
the BOT telling us to get our act together. Everyone wants
to get together to make the situation better."
In August, BOT members toured the fraternity houses
with fraternity representatives and became concerned over
the fraternity housing situation, Koury said.
The poor housing conditions the fraternities face are
the result of years of neglect and not caused soley by
the present members, Koury said.
In the last two years, the Delta Tau Delta house on
Rosemary Street and the Pi Lambda Phi house on Frat
Court were condemned.
John Davis, housing inspector for the town of Chapel
Hill, said there was no move underway to condemn more
"I haven't had any complaints to inspect," Davis said.
"But the fraternities do need a lot of work."
On Sept. 24, fraternity presidents and the eight-member
IFC will meet to discuss and develop guidelines for the
renovations, with emphasis on how to continue upkeep
of the houses once the renovations are made, Henson
Then, the fraternity presidents and IFC members will
meet with fraternity corporate representatives for further
discussion and development of the guidelines. In October,
the corporate representatives and the students will meet
with the BOTs Student Affairs Committee to finalize the
Henson said that after the meeting Sept. 24, he would
know whether all the fraternities would participate in
establishing and following the guidelines. He said he
believed all the fraternities would participate willingly.
The actual renovations should begin by January, Koury
Once the guidelines are in place, the money for the
renovations will come from the fraternities.