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Senator says Army looking into barracks conditions

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FORT BRAGG (AP) -- Sen. Elizabeth Dole says she contacted the Secretary of the Army about a video posted on YouTube.com that shows broken toilets, plugged drains and other poor living conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg. The North Carolina senator said Friday that military officials told her the issue would be looked into immediately. The video shows molding ceiling tiles and showers, exposed drain pipes, peeling paint, and other damage. The video was taken by the father of an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper who recently returned from Afghanistan. A division spokesman said the barracks are 40 years old and in the process of being replaced. The Army hosted a tour of the barracks Friday for the news media after the video was posted. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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