MIAMI -- For the women of Florida State University's Chi Omega sorority house, their awful night won't end with the execution, scheduled for tomorrow, of serial killer Ted Bundy. The women remember Bundy's rampage 11 years ago as if it were yesterday. They recall they had just returned from Christmas holidays. Many of them congregated in Diane Cossin's room until after midnight. "I noticed Margaret {Bowman} walking past and I said something like, 'How are you doing?' Just the regular sort of good night," recalls Cossin. It was the last time she saw Bowman alive. A few hours later, as Cossin slept on the other side of the paper-thin wall, Bowman was being strangled with a pair of nylon pantyhose, her skull crushed with massive blows from Bundy's oak-limb club. Cossin had gone to bed a little after 1 a.m. The door was ajar and, in her half sleep, Cossin noticed later that the hall light clicked off. That seemed odd, she thought; her roommate, the last one out there, should have turned it off. It is believed that Bundy was already in the house, skulking in shadows, reaching to flip off the light. At 2:35, Melanie Nelson left Margaret Bowman's room, walking down the well-lighted hall. Ten minutes later, leaving the bathroom, Nelson noticed that the hall was suddenly dark. She almost headed down the hall for a drink of water, then changed her mind. Nelson believes to this day that if she had gone for the drink and turned on the light, she might have stopped the frenzied killing that took place. In the next half hour to 45 minutes, Ted Bundy bludgeoned to death Bowman and Lisa Levy, in another room down the hall. He savagely attacked two other sorority sisters, Karen Chandler and Kathy Kleiner, who survived. For 11 years, Cossin, Nelson and other sisters who slept nearby -- even the victims who survived Bundy's attack -- have anguished over such questions as why they didn't hear anything as their friends lay dying, and what they could have done to help. Today, Cossin, now the press secretary for U.S. Attorney Dexter Lehtinen in Miami, says, in wonder, "My bed was next to hers with just that thin wall between us! When one of us was getting dressed in the morning, the other could hear the closet door opening." When a sister at a distant end of the hall used the bathroom at 3:15, police surmise, that frightened Bundy enough to flee. Nita Neary, coming home late, later testified that she saw a man with an sharp, thin nose leaving through the front door with a stick or club in his hand. Five minutes later Karen Chandler stumbled from her room. Her sorority sisters, who had been awakened by an alarmed Nita Neary, stared in horror. Chandler's jaw, right arm and a finger were broken, her skull was fractured, and gashes and abrasions from the club covered her head and face. Inside, her roommate, Kathy Kleiner, sat cross-legged on her bed, rocking back and forth and calling for her fiance' and her pastor as blood poured from her mouth. Her jaw had been broken; several of her teeth were found in her blood-soaked bedclothes. Today, Kleiner, a pretty brunet, lives in Boca Raton, near Miami, never free from the pain in her jaw. As Bundy confesses to other murders in a last-ditch effort to stall the execution, the women once more are besieged by the press. "I've been so tense all week," says Kleiner, "that I have been holding my jaw tight, which hurts all the more." Kleiner last saw her assailant when Bundy stared at her during the trial in the summer of 1978. "I looked hard at him, but to this day I remember nothing. I had no conscious memory, but under hypnosis I felt an attack on me, heard him attacking Karen, heard him knock over the plants." A week later when she returned to the room to collect belongings, "I saw the blood on everything, even the ceiling." She feels sorry for her sorority sisters who feel guilt over surviving. "I didn't hear anything either and obviously Margaret and Lisa were before me." Cossin doesn't know to this day what compelled her to race for Lisa Levy's room while others clustered around Kleiner and Chandler. "When I saw Lisa, my first reaction was that we were under fire. I thought that she had been shot through the window," recalls Cossin. "As I knelt by her, I felt, 'I've got to keep kneeling, stay down.' It never crossed my mind that someone had been in the room. Her face was all bloody and, although unconscious, she kept touching her mouth with her hands. She had just had her braces removed and, somehow, I feel that she felt the pain was the braces. I tried to cover her up. I was so worried about her breast being exposed; he bit her nipple almost off, but I thought it was a bullet wound." Blood soaked Cossin's bathrobe as she cradled her dying friend whom she had known since junior high. When the ambulance arrived, the medic had to forcibly pull Cossin away. At that time, no one noticed the deep bite marks on Levy's left buttock, teeth marks that would match Bundy's and would eventually be the evidence that convicted him. Lisa Levy was dead before she got to the hospital. Bundy's attack in the Chi Omega house on Jan. 15, 1978, left a group of young women, now in their thirties, with external and internal scars. Valerie Duke, who lived across from Levy, dropped out of school on the first anniversary of the attack. Some knew she was having trouble coping with the murders, but not to what extent. Four months later she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. For some there were derailed careers, years of pain. For all the survivors there is bitterness and frustration at their treatment by law enforcement officers, who told them little. During pretrial maneuvering, they had to face Bundy, the man who had killed their friends, as he challenged their depositions. Chi Omega, the women contend, was so concerned about its image that the national organization tried to bury that night as though it had never happened. "What happened to us was like coffee stains on a linen tablecloth, to be washed away," says Cossin. "No one told us anything," she says. "And they seemed so slow. For years I felt that if the ambulance had left immediately with Lisa, instead of waiting as they searched for more, she would be alive. Until they brought Margaret's body down in one of those horrible body bags, no one knew she was dead or that she had been dead more than an hour." Crime tape sealed off the victims' rooms for weeks. When it came down, boyfriends volunteered to paint the blood off walls, took bloody mattresses to dumps. "We were not 'adult' enough to be told details, but we were left to handle this by ourselves," recalls Cossin. Male friends slept outside their rooms while the killer remained at large. The women were kept apart as much as possible, told not to discuss the case for fear of influencing testimony. They learned from newspapers that Levy had been sodomized with an hair spray bottle. After she left the hospital, Kleiner never returned to Florida State, heading for her family near Miami. When the other girls did not contact her, Kleiner didn't know that they had been discouraged from talking with her. Only now, after they were the subject of a lengthy Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel article, have they begun talking to one another about that night. "I thought I was being shunned, that I did something wrong," says Kleiner. "All I did was go to bed at 10 o'clock -- I was where I was supposed to be. But now I know the whole sorority was victimized terribly. I had thought of sisterhood for life. I was taught differently in a very quick manner." Kleiner soon got married. "I had the need to be taken care of. Someone who would see that nothing bad would ever happen to me again." The marriage ended in divorce when their son was 2. He is 7 now, and Kleiner, who has a hospital job, plans to remarry this summer. Karen Chandler, the other victim, now lives in Atlanta and is married. Bundy, who twice escaped from jail, was already the subject of a nationwide FBI manhunt as a chief suspect in at least 36 similar murders. But he was not caught for another month, during which time he claimed another victim, this time a 12-year-old budding beauty, Kimberly Leach, in a nearby town. Kim Leach never got to wear the Valentine's Day dress she had picked out. Her gray tombstone is in the shape of a valentine. The Chi Omega murders in the sleepy college town and state capital at first made only a ripple in a national media engulfed in 1978 Super Bowl weekend mania. It is a small irony that another Super Bowl weekend shared top billing here yesterday as Florida's most famous death row inmate began his confessions. The women of Chi Omega have watched as the killer of their friends -- the one-time law student and psychology major -- has fascinated and repelled the nation. They say they have heard him described far too often as handsome and intelligent. Cossin protested to NBC over "The Deliberate Stranger," a TV movie starring sex symbol Mark Harmon, for glamorizing Bundy and adding to the Bundy mystique. She helped push a Victims of Crime amendment through the Florida legislature that lets victims be present at all court proceedings. As one views tapes of Bundy's trial from a decade ago, Bundy does appear frighteningly normal, but occasionally the glassy stare that so frightened some of the women he pursued would surface. Mostly, he wore a mask of denial. In 1987, in a desperate attempt to save himself, Bundy reluctantly allowed lawyers to argue that mental illness should have made him incompetent to stand trial. Recently, psychiatric evidence has come to light that reveals a darker past than the mask suggested. Bundy's bizarre behavior began as early as age 3, when an aunt would awaken to find the toddler staring at her as he slipped knives into her bed. The Chi Omega sisters, as well as lawyers who prosecuted Bundy, were glad that the incompetency appeal was denied last week by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Leach case. Jerry Blair, who prosecuted the Kim Leach murder, for which Bundy is scheduled to die, says, "I think he's a classic sociopath, but that has nothing to do with his competency; I have never dealt with a more competent attorney in 15 years of practicing law and 11 years of prosecuting." Cossin, who is now attending law school, says, "I believe he is evil, possibly even possessed -- you'd have to be 'crazy' to do what he did -- but I am totally convinced he knows right from wrong. He was extremely thorough and knowledgeable about the law when he questioned me {during pretrial depositions}." At that moment, 11 years ago, Cossin became convinced Bundy was the killer. "He asked me questions about my trash can, which was up against the door to keep it from slamming shut. No one else knew about it. He must have seen it through our open door as he went down the hall." To a woman, the Chi Omega sisters want Bundy to die, a popular sentiment here in Florida, where a Miami attorney's license plate says "FRY TED." Kleiner, who bears the scars of his savage beating on her face ("Thank God for makeup"), says, "He never gave any of us a 'stay.' The biggest injustice is that Margaret and Lisa had to die so violently, so young. It hurts all the time. "Being a Christian, it is very difficult to see him die, but if he ever got out I am convinced he would kill someone else again." Cossin once traveled to the Florida State Prison in Starke to witness Bundy's death; she had her bags packed the second time there was a stay. This time, although Cossin feels the Chi Omegas should be represented, she couldn't face it. For many on the floor that night, the nightmares continued for years. Some, like Cossin, would wake up in cold sweats -- always around 3 a.m. "I think Tuesday night will be the first night I will sleep completely through," says Cossin. Kleiner says, "I am sure that tomorrow morning I will be a mess, but I am going to work as usual. "Finally, for all the families of his victims, after all this time, there will be some peace of mind."