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Las Vegas / Hotel Fire #508031

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1980
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(Studio) Efforts to locate more victims from Friday's fire at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, reported continuing; county fire chief noted indicating that authorities had unsuccessfully tried in past to get hotel owners to expand building's sprinkler system.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Las Vegas, NV) Building and fire code violations in hotel discussed; films shown. [Fire chief Roy PARRISH - comments.] Violations said discovered Saturday [PARRISH - comments.] Parrish recalled denying existence of violations during Saturday interview; MGM's defense of hotel construction noted. [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. spokesperson Bill BRAY - comments.]
REPORTER: Mark Nykanen

(Studio) Las Vegas hotels noted only required to meet codes in effect at the time they were built, despite upgrading by authorities; laxity of code in 1973, when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand was built, cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Las Vegas, NV) Memorial Mass for victims featured; films shown. Fire officials' efforts to find more victims and their attempts in past to get MGM officials to improve safety system noted; fire's impact of staff's employment problems discussed. Hotel owners noted announcing reopening date; details given.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

Chancellor, John;
Nykanen, Mark;
Sternoff, Bill

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