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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:44 PM

Smithsonian Vows Regular Hours If Cuts Take Effect

Source: AP

The world's largest museum complex is bracing for a $40 million cut in funding due to the budget stalemate in Congress, but the Smithsonian Institution vows to keep the doors open at its museums and National Zoo.

Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas says the attractions will maintain normal visiting hours.

Instead, the Smithsonian is preparing to absorb the funding cut in other ways. Maintenance and new construction will be delayed. Hiring will be frozen. Use of outside contractors will be reduced, as well as training, research and travel.

Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough (CLUF) says he wants to avoid a furlough of the institution's 6,000 employees.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/smithsonian-vows-regular-hours-cuts-effect-18607199

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:20 PM

1. I have always appreciated the Smithsonian

Bunch of smart people with a noble purpose.

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:21 PM

2. I have subscribed to their annual membership .. it costs just $40 for the family.

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