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City, Suburb Problems #457320

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 25, 1971
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(Studio) New problems of American cities, suburbs.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee

(New Brighton, Pennsylvania) Crescent Heights homeowners discover hses. built over abandoned clay mine; hses. coming apart as ground shifts, cracks; insurance companies refuse to pay. [William CRON - says engineers say house unrepairable; will move out as soon as find another place; suing mine owners impossible, all dead or bankrupt.] [Gladys WEST - tells of hearing loud boom after doors wouldn't open; have moved out.] Pennsylvania has provisions for homes damaged over coal mines, not clay mines.

(DENVER, Colorado) New Denver city ordinance to force removal of 2/3 existing store signs. [Sign Companies Attorney Gilbert GOLDSTEIN - says ordinance inconsistent.] Ordinance bans signs overhanging, moving or flashing; owners have 5 years to replace signs. [City planner Lynn VANDEGRIFT - hopes store owners will beautify bldgs. as result of ordinance.] Ordinance put together hastily with many inconsistencies.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Davis, Lou;
Mcgee, Frank

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