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The Daily Flag News—October 5, 2007

Cub Scout Immediate Recognition Kit #01804, is being recalled for potential lead based paint. In addition to the news story, the Sam Houston Council website has more information.

Cub Scout badges recalled over lead fears | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle
recognitionkit01804.JPGA plastic badge awarded to Cub Scouts was recalled Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America because it may contain excessive levels of lead paint.

The recalled badge — made in China — is the “Immediate Recognition Kit,” which has been distributed to an estimated 1.7 million Cub Scouts nationwide.

“Our highest priority is the safety of the boys,” said Gregg Shields, spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, which is based in Irving. He said the organization “apologizes for any concerns this may have caused and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of everyone who participates in our programs.”

More flag pole controversy in Winchester, Virginia. A zoning ordinance of 40′ and an 80′ flag pole flying an American flag clash again. It seems every month another story surfaces about this type conflict. It seems better communication between cities and businesses might help.

The Winchester Star
winchesterstarflag.jpgBoyce — Long may it wave — at least for now.

Relatives of a late Waterloo businessman learned on Wednesday that they may continue to fly the American flag from an 80-foot flagpole outside his former business, despite a Clarke County board’s ruling that it violates zoning laws.

In his decision, Frederick County Circuit Court Judge John R. Prosser ruled in favor of Jerry Kirk’s appeal of a decision by the county Board of Zoning Appeals. The board ruled in 2006 that his flagpole at the Apple Blossom U-Store-It violates county regulations that consider a flagpole a structure, and thus limit it to a maximum height of 40 feet in the Highway Commercial District.

Do you recognize the flag to the right? It’s a replica of the original New Mexico flag that flew between 1915 and 1920. A local business person found references to the flag and is now working to educate the public about its history.

Las Cruces Sun-News – Business celebrates little-known remnant of New Mexico history
newmexicooriginalflag.jpgLAS CRUCES — A little-known, never-flown New Mexico state flag is fluttering over Las Cruces these days, lending a dash of history to the city.

A replica of the original, although unofficial, state colors now flutters in the breeze at Garland Realty and Development on North Main Street. And it’s not even close to the red Zia and yellow field that residents of the Land of Enchantment have come to know and love.

A bit of Internet research caught Ed Garland’s attention a couple of months ago, and launched him on a quest to uncover the original colors. The flag was designed on the fly for the 1915 Worlds Fair in San Diego, according to Garland’s studies.

One thought on “The Daily Flag News—October 5, 2007

  1. “was designed on the fly”
    You thought nobody would catch that pun, but I did.

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