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Military Bases / Closings #117201

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 07, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Debate in Washington, DC over closing of outdated military bases reported Report introduced.

(Caribou, ME: Bob Zelnick) Issue of these military bases featured; scenes shown from obsolete bases. [Defense Secretary Frank CARLUCCI - calls practice wasteful.] Sponsoring of bill by now Senator William Cohen that made base closings very difficult recalled; scenes shown from Loring AFB, ME. [Representative Richard ARMEY - says all base closings get tied up in courts] Impt. of obsolete bases to economy of nearby communities noted. [Resident Bob LUPA - comments.] Experience of Chippewa Cnty., Michigan, in losing military base, yet maintaining economy, reported; scenes shown. [Econ. development company spokesperson William LAURBENS - discusses county development] House of Representatives debate over bill allowing for closings of these bases reported [ARMEY - talks about bill.] Pol. aspects of issue reiterated.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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