With the decision on the future of Homestead Air Force Base now less than three weeks away, newspapers around the state have begun publishing editorials urging President Clinton to kill Miami-Dade County's efforts to transform the base into a major commercial airport. The editorials reflect growing public sentiment that an airport located between two national parks is both foolhardy and shortsighted. The Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Air Force reported receiving thousands of written comments on the proposed airport. According to the FAA and the air force, "about 200 persons and organizations wrote to express support for the proposed airport while over 7000 letters and postcards were received expressing opposition to the airport or supporting... More >>>