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New Jersey Lowers Flags For Houston

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will order flags flown at half-staff at state government buildings Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston. The governor says Houston was a “cultural icon” who belongs in the same category in New Jersey music history as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. He says her accomplishments were “a great source of pride for the people of the state.” Her funeral will be held the same day in her birthplace of Newark/Associated Press. (1999 AP file photo of Whitney Houston)

Question: Should New Jersey lower its flags to half-staff in memory of Whitney Houston?

Adele Snags 6 Grammy Awards

Adele poses backstage with her six awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. Adele won awards for best pop solo performance for “Someone Like You,” song of the year, record of the year, and best short form music video for “Rolling in the Deep,” and album of the year and best pop vocal album for “21.” Story here. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

HMOffsuite: I normally don’t watch the Grammys. But, because of the Whitney Houston passing, I thought I would watch tonight. I happen to get the East Coast network feed on my Directv. So, I got it 3 hours early, live. The tributes to Whitney were tear jerkers and the entire program was quite good. The original Beach Boys are back together for their 50th, including Brian. They did a tribute thing for Glen Campbell who now going downhill rapidly.

Question: What do you enjoy most/least about the 54th annual Grammy Awards?

Pop Star Whitney Houston, 48, RIP

Artist Whitney Houston performs onstage at the 37th Annual American Music Awards in November 2009 in Los Angeles. Houston died today, she was 48. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48. Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told KABC-TV that Houston died in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. Her body remained in the hotel and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death was unknown/Associated Press. More here.

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