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CONGRESS DEBATES THE HIGH COST OF SLEEPING EASY IN ATLANTA

     U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said ACOG should reimburse the
Pentagon "much more" for services during the Games, according to
Eunice Moscoso of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION.  A Senate Judiciary
Committee hearing turned into a debate "on the proper use of
military personnel during the Olympics."  ACOG claims to have
reimbursed $169,400 to the Defense Department and is planning to
pay at least $102,700 more for "nonsecurity items."  But Pentagon
figures note ACOG has reimbursed $564,930 for "a variety of
services," which could hit $816,000.  McCain said the military
will have dedicated 13,000 personnel and $51M in support, calling
much of it an ACOG subsidy (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 6/12).
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