Fraternity Members Take Copies Of UNC Newspaper With Hazing Story

Members of a UNC-Chapel Hill fraternity have admitted stealing more than 10,000 copies of the student newspaper.

The lead story in The Daily Tar Heel detailed the recent campus suspension until 2009 of the Sigma Chi fraternity, which was found guilty of hazing violations by the university's Greek Judicial Board.

Editor-in-chief Joseph Schwartz says the papers, about half of the 20,000 printed, were stolen from about 50 racks on and around campus.

Several fraternity members came forward after the paper posted a notice on its Web site that it would pursue criminal charges.

Schwartz says the fraternity chapter's president and vice president apologized to editors Wednesday and spoke with the paper's reporters. The fraternity also has agreed to pay the newspaper what's described as a four-figure settlement.