July 10, 2008
My Hero

RALEIGH, N.C. — L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he’d ever had rather than lower a flag to honor former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms…

“Regardless of any executive proclamation, I do not want the flags at the North Carolina Standards Laboratory flown at half staff to honor Jesse Helms any time this week,” Eason wrote just after midnight, according to e-mail messages released in response to a public records request.

He told his staff that he did not think it was appropriate to honor Helms because of his “doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice” and his opposition to civil rights bills and the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 10, 2008 06:52 PM
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Who knew that North Carolina had a standards laboratory!

Posted by: Pluma Lashley on July 10, 2008 7:07 PM
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