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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 29, 1969
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird orders Air Force bomber, B-58, grounded. Only has F-111 now. He lists military bases to be cut.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Oxnard AFB, California) Base to close December 31, 300 civilians to lose jobs. [WOMAN - says Air Force will try to place us in new jobs.] $12.5 million year payroll lost. City not worried about economy [Chamber of Commerce Ron SEYMOUR - says future bright for new inds. here. Housing shortage is critical here. Greater payroll could come out of new inds. moving onto base.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:02:30

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