By Kathryn Quigley, Palm Beach Post Staff
flap draws interest from Bush
of the Palm Beach Post
Thursday, June 13, 2002
JUPITER -- If all goes according to George
Andres' grand old plan, Gov. Jeb Bush will help him fly his Grand Old Flag
on Friday, Flag Day.
Andres has been fighting with the Indian
Creek Homeowners Association over his flagpole. The association says he
can fly the flag, but only on a bracket. Andres' flag hangs on a 12-foot
pole, which violates association rules.
The legal battle has been going on for
years and Andres, a Korean War veteran, has racked up $22,000 in fines
levied by the association.
His attorney, Barry Silver, was back in
court on the case Wednesday and said that Bush is going to try to celebrate
Flag Day with Andres at his home on Doe Trail.
The governor's office said Bush hopes to
visit Andres, but plans have not been finalized.
Bush sent Andres a letter of support May
28, wishing him luck in his legal fight. Bush also clarified that House
Bill 148 was passed specifically to allow homeowners like Andres to fly
small American flags in front of their homes.