Kathleen Schalch Reports On The Fiscal Woes Of The District Of Columbia.

The city's debt has reached 400-million-dollars. City buildings are running out of toilet paper, schools are without books, and when some police officers respond to emergency calls, they have to walk. Adding to the District's troubles, Congress has rejected the 1996 budget for a third time.



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