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UF fraternity is suspended till 2011

By TIMES STAFF and TIMES WIRES
Published March 27, 2007


GAINESVILLE - University of Florida officials have had enough of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity's rule breaking. The chapter is suspended through spring 2011, punishment for its fourth hazing and alcohol incident in the past seven years. UF first suspended the Pikes in the fall, amid reports that three women, one of them a 17-year-old high school student, were drugged at a party in the chapter's house. Prosecutors later dropped charges against the fraternity, but UF officials found evidence of drinking and hazing.

 

Argenziano named finalist for PSC board

TALLAHASSEE - State Sen. Nancy Argenziano is on to the final round. The Dunnellon Republican was one of six finalists selected Monday to fill one of two vacancies on the Public Service Commission.

Argenziano, a frequent critic of the sometimes troubled utilities regulation board, was among 12 to interview before the Joint Legislative Committee on Public Service Commission Oversight. "I think the rehabilitation of the PSC's reputation is very, very important," she told the 12-member committee.

Argenziano's name will go on to Gov. Charlie Crist's office, where he will decide who will fill the two $132,690 per year positions. The other finalists are Manuel Arisso, Beverly DeMello, Jeremy Susac, James R. Kelly and Nathan Skop, who was named after a runoff with Charles Fletcher.