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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 2:34 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2006

Flags to fly at half-staff for Ushijima

Advertiser Staff

Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered state flags at all state and county buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday in honor of former State Sen. President John Takeji Ushijima.

Ushijima died Sunday at Hilo Medical Center at the age of 82.

Ushijima represented the Big Island and was elected to the State Senate in 1959 and served until 1982, including four years as senate president.