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FLAGS-US TROOPS
(2007-07-03)
(wgvu) - PRESIDENT BUSH HAS SIGNED MICHIGAN CONGRESSMAN
BART STUPAK'S BILL TO GIVE GOVERNORS POWER TO ORDER FEDERAL OFFICES
TO LOWER FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF TO HONOR FALLEN SOLDIERS.
THE BILL IS NAMED IN HONOR OF 22-YEAR-OLD ARMY SPECIALIST JOSEPH
MICKS OF RAPID RIVER, WHO WAS KILLED IN IRAQ LAST JULY.
THE HOUSE PASSED THE BILL IN MAY, AND THE SENATE APPROVED IT ON
FLAG DAY JUNE 14TH.
STUPAK SAYS BUSH QUIETLY SIGNED THE BILL FRIDAY.
THE MENOMINEE DEMOCRAT SAYS MICKS WAS A GREAT INDIVIDUAL AND
SAYS HE AND OTHER SOLDIERS DESERVE TO BE TREATED RESPECTFULLY.



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