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Flags Lowered At State Facilities

February 8, 1999
By: Karyn Dest
State Capital Bureau

At least one state lawmaker expressed disapproval of flying American flags at half-staff in honor of Jordan's late King Hussein. Karyn Dest reports from Jefferson City.

The governor ordered the flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the late King Hussein of Jordan.

But Representative Fred Pouche (Poosh-ay) of Kansas City says that kind of tribute should be reserved for American citizens.

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Contents: Pouche (Poosh-ay) says the lowering of American flags should be reserved for citizens who have made outstanding contributions to America.

Pouche (Poosh-ay) says he worries that the flag is lowered too often.

Missouri's flags return to full-staff on Tuesday.