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Why are flags at half staff in Washington?

Post by Brian Everstine on Feb. 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm |
February 24, 2009 3:40 pm

For those who are wondering, the governor has ordered flags at stage agencies to be flown at half staff for the death of a Spokane community college instructor.

Spokane Community College instructor Erik Anderson, 38, was killed last week at the SCC student center while working on bowling alley equipment. Anderson, who was teaching a bowling class, was in a pit behind a lane, trying to dislodge a pin, according to The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review.

Anderson served in the Army during the Gulf War and was a popular track coach at Clark College and at the Community Colleges of Spokane. He was a champion runner in collage and was an All-American in four events, the Spokesman-Review reported.

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