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CWA tower could close if cuts not averted

Airport manager warns of 'utter chaos' if shutdown occurs

12:41 AM, Feb. 23, 2013
A commercial airline takes off from the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee in 2011.
A commercial airline takes off from the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee in 2011.
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Central Wisconsin Airport's air-traffic control tower, along with the towers of seven other Wisconsin airports, could close March 1 as part of automatic, federal spending cuts if Congress fails to reach an agreement on taxes and spending cuts.

After a nine-day recess, Congress will return Monday and attempt to beat a Friday deadline for roughly $85 billion in automatic, deficit-reduction spending cuts.

If the tower shuts down, Central Wisconsin Airport would remain open, but flights would often be delayed and safety at the airport could be compromised, Tony Yaron, the manager at CWA ...

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