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Military Base Closings / Portsmouth, New Hampshire / Concord, California #789989

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 14, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Map shown of the 33 military bases targeted for closing.

(Kittery, Maine: John Yang) The planned closing of the naval base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, featured; statistics on the economic impact on the city cited; scenes shown of protesting shipyard workers. [Mayor Evelyn SIRRELL†- says we have not yet begun to fight.] [Assn. of Defense Communities Tim FORD†- says this is about facts & figures.] [Maine Representative Tom ALLEN†- says they feel betrayed.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Concord, California: Neal Karlinsky) The request from Concord, California, that its military base be closed examined; scenes shown of the naval weapons station. [Concord Mayor Laura HOFFMEISTER†- says we need the real estate for housing.] [Concord planning & economic development director Jim FORSBERG†- talks about city space.] [Greenbelt Alliance David REID†- worries about the environment.]

Woodruff, Bob;
Yang, John;
Karlinsky, Neal

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