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On Flag Day in 1923, a group of organizations headed by the American Legion outlined the National Flag Code as a set of advisory rules for displaying the flag. These rules became law during World War II and form the bulk of what’s now the United States Flag Code.

“Federal Flag Code, states it is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.”

Previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923, there were no federal or state regulations governing the display of the United States Flag. It was on this date that the National Flag Code was adopted by the National Flag Conference which was attended by representatives of the Army and Navy which had evolved their procedures, and some 66 other national group, according to USFlag.org.

Q: I need your help with something I’m a little mad about. I recently moved out of an apartment complex that I’ve been at for a couple of years. Somewhere about four years ago the rent increased on the apartments. This was due to a project that my landlord was doing, adding a carport to one side of the building. Now this by itself would be a good thing, but it’s instead become part of my complaint.

The apartments themselves are clean, neat, not a lot of problems as far as bugs or structural damage. But there is a compounding number of little things that have started to frustrate me to no end. The washing machine and dryer down the hall, no hot water, and no hot air. Electricity bill likes to spike every winter by as much as $100, and finally, you guessed it, the carport is still not done. It has been almost four years. And because it’s been sitting unfinished so long, some of the wood started to rot, and they’ll probably have to bulldoze that down soon. The rent increase from this happened just before they implemented a required fee for housing inspections the city council pushed through, which led to our rent increasing almost $50 in the process. Is there any way to make the landlord lower the rent or finish his project?

“We can look at the structural condition of the carport, and if found unsafe issue a violation to repair the structure,” Maxwell said. While the washer and dryer are not required by code, the washer machine needs to have hot water to it. Electricity has many factors that are not regulated by city code. This apartment complex has electric heat, and depending on which unit you rent whether you are below ground or in the middle or top floor and what temperature you keep the apartment set at, makes a difference, Maxwell said.

I honestly tried to humor you by finding an answer to your question. Perhaps I am the crazy person because I drove way out on West Fourth Avenue looking for the sign. I drove many miles and never saw it. Then I received a phone call and had to return to the office quickly. Could you please tell me how far out the sign might be? I will try again to answer your question.