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Armed Services / Military Base Closings / California #560467

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Francis) Commission studying cost effectiveness of United States military bases reported recommending that several installations close. [Commission co-chairperson Jack EDWARDS - comments on commission report] Map shown indicating proposed base closings. [Representative Les ASPIN - comments on situation.] Money saved if recommended bases close noted; exs. given. [Senator Sam NUNN - comments on commission] [San Francisco, California, video store owner David FOWLER, Galveston, Texas, mayor Janice COGGESHALL - say base closings will harm local econs.] Cmsn. recommendation noted not saving taxpayers great amount of money.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Victorville, California: David Burrington) California bases to be closed if Congress approves commission's recommendations featured. [San Bernardino, California, base clerk Nina ENGLERT, California Representative Jerry LEWIS - protest base closing.] San Bernardino's econ. discussed. [Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Larry SHARP - says area won't be crippled by closing.] Victorville, located near Mojave desert, noted losing maj. employment when George Air Force Base closes. [Store mgrs. Phil McGRAW, Larry NIBLOCK - comment on loss of business] [Air Force base council spokesperson Edward CONRADY - comments.] Experts quoted with regard to Victorville's possible economy recovery.

Burrington, David;
Chung, Connie;
Francis, Fred

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