Parnell orders flags lowered for Phillips

Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered that state flags be lowered in honor of Brad Phillips, a tourism pioneer and former state senator.

Phillips - who launched the first cruise tours of Prince William Sound in the 1950s - died Monday in Seattle at age 84.

Parnell has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, the day a memorial service for Phillips will be held in Anchorage.

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