Flags Lowered Half-Staff for Whitney Houston


Flags lowered half-staff for Whitney Houston – ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) — Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25. “They killed my son.They took his body away from me,” she said, overcome by emotion. Arizona, the McGeath’s former home state, lowered their flags in his honor. “That honor meant a lot to me,” McGeath said. McGeath says Houston is not deserving of that same honor. “Nothing against Ms. Houston because she was a beautiful singer and I was a fan for years,” McGeath said. But, “It was like putting them on the same level. And I know how my son lived. And I know through the media how Ms. Houston lived,” she said. New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie, defended his decision to lower the flags in his state saying he wasn’t honoring Houston as a role model but as “a daughter of New Jersey.” Christie is a conservative Republican. He’s also a former US Attorney who recently called for mandatory drug treatment for non-violent offenders. But he said Houston’s substance abuse issues shouldn’t


Volusia County public records for May 15, 2012

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… 18, DeLand, possession of ammunition; Sean Michael Diggs, 25, Lake Helen, possession of a controlled substance; James Edward Barber II, 34, DeBary, dealing in stolen property; David Funiz Santos, 33, Daytona Beach, child abuse; Robert Louis Shover, …
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Dispose of needles, drugs Saturday

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The Arlington Youth Health and Safety Coalition (AYHSC), with the Arlington Police Department (APD), participated in the fourth national drug take-back day on Saturday, April 28,at the Arlington community safety building. For residents looking to …
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