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Judge Officially Charges Edwards
By Ben Gullett
HILLSBOROUGH - An Orange
County District Court judge found prob
able cause .to try Dwayne Russell
Edwards on 23 charges related to sexu
al assaults in Chapel Hill and Carrboro,
based on official testimony.
Investigators offered detailed
accounts of the crimes before the judge’s
decision was made. Edwards’ next court
date has not yet been set.
Prosecutor Jim Woodall said the
judge kept Edwards’ bond at $3.1 mil
lion and officially charged Edwards, 33,
of 100 Rock Haven Road, M-304, with a
total of 23 offenses relating to the three
sexual assaults that happened in
By Courtney Reid
and Metoka Welch
DURHAM - Imagine a refugee camp that just received relief
aid from The North Face.
That’s the best way to describe the 100 tents and 500 Duke
students clustered on the lawn in front of Cameron Indoor
Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The students - sitting outside tents decorated with “Go To
Hell, Carolina” signs - chatted on cell phones while pages filled
with chemistry formulas blew in the wind.
Trash cans, placed every seven tents or so, were overflowing
with empty pizza boxes after Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski treat
ed the tenters to dinner earlier this week.
This is the scene of Krzyzewskiville where a swarm of Duke
students have lived for almost a month in anticipation of
tonight’s game - the annual Duke-Carolina face-off in Cameron.
Duke students, apparently assured of tonight’s victory, already
are preparing the ceremonial bonfire - often lit to celebrate vic
tories over UNC and in the ACC tournament.
The rivalry between Carolina and Duke is long and bitter -
dividing families and pitting brother against brother.
“My whole family went to Carolina,” Duke junior John Means
said, while sitting with four of his tentmates outside their navy
If Carolina were to win tonight, Means said he would “cry and
never go home.”
This seemed to be the general consensus as Duke senior Mike
Whitman jokingly said he would “shoot himself if Carolina won
the game. But we haven’t had much experience with (losing)."
Duke senior Sam Maness said the Cameron Crazies had
planned a warm welcome for the UNC basketball team, coming
up with special taunts for players Kris Lang and Jason Capel.
“We are going to give (UNC coach Matt) Doherty a nice wel
come too,” Maness said.
Other Duke students said they are planning to paint their
faces and hair blue.
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Provost Robert Shelton, seen here in California,
will make his official campus debut today.
It'll be a Carolina victory, when 'cross the field the foe has fled!
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Carrboro and Chapel Hill in late
The judge officially charged Edwards,
a former UNC employee, with three
second-degree sexual offenses for his
alleged role in a Dec. 23 sexual assault at
Ridgehaven Townhomes. Carrboro
investigator Matthew Dean testified that
Edwards lived “a couple hundred yards
away” from the victim.
Dean said a cellular phone stolen
after the Dec. 23 incident was found in
Edwards’ apartment. Investigators
linked the phone to the victim’s room
mate, who reported the phone stolen
following the sexual assault.
The phone found in Edwards’ pos
session had personalized settings pro
grammed by the roommate, Dean said.
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By Rachel Clarke
Staff Writer '
Excitement about the Duke game will
drive UNC students to Franklin Street in
droves Thursday night, even though the bas
ketball game will be held eight miles away.
The match against the Blue Devils will
be at 9 p.m. Thursday in Cameron
Stadium on Duke University’s campus.
“I can’t wait!” said Chris Jordan, a
senior business major and a Carolina
Provost Shelton Faces Full Ist Day
By Joanna Housiadas
As Robert Shelton takes on his first day as
UNC’s provost, he will be rifling through e
mails and catching up on the issues that will
soon demand his full attention.
And University officials say Shelton has a full
plate waiting for him.
Shelton will be taking on the position of
provost and executive vice chancellor today, mak
ing him the head of academic, administrative and
operating affairs at UNC, as well as the second-in
command below Chancellor James Moeser.
Prominent issues waiting to be tackled
include defining a clear academic plan, working
on campus finance issues, dealing with the
impending bond construction and the recruit
ment and retention of top-notch faculty.
But Moeser said Shelton will spend his first few
days familiarizing himself with his new surround-
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Dean also told the court that after
each Carrboro assault, the victims were
forced into the shower so the assailant
could leave without being detected.
Investigators also testified about a sec
ond assault in Carrboro, which occurred
at The Village Apartments on Dec. 26.
Dean said Edwards was charged with the
assault, first-degree rape and the armed
robbery of a former co-worker who lived
in the apartment complex.
The victim’s 28-month-old son was in
the apartment asleep while the assault
occurred, Dean said.
Dean also cited police reports in his
testimony that included a statement from
the Dec. 26 victim, in which she said the
attacker smelled “clean” -a scent the
victim said was reminiscent of a former
Duke freshmen Manoj Raiapaksa (left) and Ben Pennington spend some of Wednesday night playing their Sega
Dreamcast. The two have been living in the tent, No. 21 in a line of 106, since Jan. 9 in anticipation of the game.
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co-worker she named as Edwards. Dean
said the Dec. 23 victim also noted a sim
ilar “like baby powder” scent During
follow-up interviews with Carrboro
investigators, the Dec. 26 victim impli
cated Edwards by name and said she felt
“strongly that it was him,” Dean said.
Carrboro investigator Jim Lau said
the Dec. 26 incident investigation deter
mined a bedroom window as the point
of entry but provided “no usable prints.”
But Edwards’ defense attorney, Steve
Freeman, emphasized the lack of evi
dence. “None of the prints taken Dec. 29
matched (Edwards’),” Freeman said.
Edwards also was charged with the
rape of a UNC student that occurredjan.
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Athletic Association Cabinet member.
“It’s one of the biggest games of the sea
son, the other being the other Carolina-
Duke game. I’ll probably go to Franklin
Street, hopefully see a few people out”
Two candidates for CAA president,
Richard Kwok and Michael Songer, said
they also would be found on Franklin
Street on Thursday night.
Kwok, a second-year doctoral student in
the School of Public Health, said he would
be there with his friends simply having
ings, much as Moeser himself did in August
“His first day will not be unlike mine - get
ting to know the campus and establishing per
sonal relationships and just finding his way
around,” Moeser said.
“It will be exactly like what I went through.”
Shelton was approved officially by the Board
of Governors on Get 13 after review by the Board
of Trustees and Moeser. He comes to UNC from
his post as vice provost for research at the
University of California Office of the President
UNC officials said they have full confidence
in the new provost’s ability to acclimate himself
to the University’s environment and that his tran
sition into administrative duties will be smooth.
“I have every confidence that he will know
what to do when he gets here,” said Dick
Edwards, who has served as interim provost
since July and will assist in Shelton’s transition.
Shelton said he will spend his first few days
catching up on issues, meeting people and
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Dwayne Russell Edwards and his attorney listen as a Carrboro police
officer gives testimony at Orange Count District Court on Wednesday.
fun. “I’m not going to be doing any cam
paigning, I can tell you that,” he said.
Songer, a junior political science major
and another candidate for CAA president,
said he is going to BW-3 with several of his
friends for the game.
But some students said they plan to
avoid the mayhem on Franklin Street.
“I’m going to go watch it at a friend’s
house,” said Daniel Dunn, a sophomore
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reviewing e-mails. He said he knows he has a
lot of adjusting to do to get in the swing of
things. “I can’t wait to get focused on activities
in Chapel Hill,” he said.
University administrators gave divided opin
ions on exaedy what activities he should tend to
first. Sue Estroff, chairwoman of the Faculty
Council, said attracting and retaining high-rank
ing faculty are high on her list of priorities.
“Faculty need more than just a salary - they
want to surround themselves with the best under
grad and graduate students, be ensured parking
spaces and have ample research leave, as well as
state-of-the-art resources with which to conduct
that research,” Estroff said. “You can only pay
people with a Carolina blue sky for so long.”
Edwards said the provost’s attention quick
ly will be drawn to issues “firsdy related to the
University’s budget and secondly to the con-
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One of the committee's
main goals will be to keep
construction on schedule
since delays cost millions.
By Stephanie Lockwood
An oversight committee created to
ensure that money from the $3.1 billion
bond referendum is used effectively
received its first members Tuesday.
Senate Speaker Pro Tem Marc
Basnight announced three appoint
ments to the Higher Education Bond
Oversight Committee. House Speaker
Jim Black will appoint three members.
The chairman of the Board of
Governors and the chairman of the
State Board of Community Colleges
will each appoint two.
Paul Fulton, CEO of Bassett
Furniture and former dean of the
Kenan-Flagler Business School, will co
chair the committee.
He will be joined by Ruth Shaw,
executive vice president and chief
administrator for Duke Energy Corp.
and a former East Carolina University
instructor, and William Smith, First
Union Mid-Atlantic Bank’s senior vice
president and N.C. Central University
Board of Trustee member.
Fulton said he was honored when
Basnight offered him the position. “(I
was) really interested in the passage of
the (bond) issue and felt some obliga
tion to do my part”
Basnight Spokesman Rob Lamme
said Fulton, Shaw and Smith were cho
sen based on their previous work expe
rience. “All three have a lot of experi
ence in the private sector and are famil
iar with the university and community
college system,” he said.
Norma Mills, Basnight’s general
counsel, said the committee will ensure
that bond money is spent wisely.
She said the 10-member committee
will receive reports from each school
and review them to ensure the money is
used only for authorized construction.
Mills added that the committee also
will make sure construction projects are
on schedule. “Every one-day delay in a
construction project costs half a million
dollars of the $3.1 billion bond money.”
Mills said any delays or unnecessary
loss of money would mean some con
struction projects would not be finished.
Jeff Davies, UNC vice president for
finance, echoed Mills, saying the com
mittee will have its work cut out
“One of the biggest challenges will be
reviewing reports from the colleges and
universities,” he said. “(Then the com
mittee) can assess the specific projects the
$3.1 billion bond needs to accomplish.”
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