ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 1976
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(Studio) To reduce military spending, Army, Navy, Air Force to close 100 bases next year Sioux Saint Marie, Michigan, base under consideration for closure. Town already caught in economy down-swing; base closure would only harm economy more. [Film of city shown.]
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Chippewa Cnty., Michigan) [Moving company manager Ted RESZKA - wonders what will happen if base closes. People scared.] Air Force says base closing won't reduce nation's combat. capabilities. 400 civilians at Kincheloe Air Force base face layoffs. Unemployment rate could double. [Michigan Governor William MILLIKEN - says base closing would cause economy disaster in upper peninsula.] Public hearings with regard to closing held; details of hearing given. Mil. plans to give fin. aid to businesses hurt by Kincheloe closing; action won't be enough.
REPORTER: Ron Miller
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