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4 I Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana Thursday, April 9, 1987 Capone's old up for sale CHICAGO (AP) debris in the Lexington Hotel is waist high after years of neglect, but the landmark haunt of gangster Al Capone is on the market at an asking price of $1.3 million. The 10-story, 400-room Lexington was an opulent hotel when it opened in 1893. President Grover Cleveland honeymooned there, and the upper crust danced on the lavish ballroom's tile floors. Then during Prohibition, Capone shifted the base for his criminal empire to the Lexington from the Metropole Hotel across the street. Capone used the fourth and fifth floors as his headquarters from 1928 until 1932, when federal authorities found him a new home: Alcatraz.

The building later became: the New Michigan Hotel, then a bordello, and finally a seedy residential hotel. It was closed in 1900. Last year, television audiences saw the hotel when Geraldo Rivera and a demolition crew blasted away the concrete walls. of a sealed basem*nt chamber billed as Capone's vault. NOES 10 1 The Associated Press FOR SALE Chicago's Lexington Hotel, once headquarters for gangster: Al Capone's criminal empire, is back on the market.

The" building was closed in 1980. Despite Rivera's buildup about the treasures he might unearth, such as skeletal remains of Capone rivals or bootleg profits in cash and bullion, all he found was a few empty whiskey bottles and an old sign.Due to its landmark status, the hotel is protected from demolition. Chronicle USPS 110-060 Tribune Established 1930 Published daily and Sunday by FEDERATED PUBLICATIONS, a wholly owned subsidiary of GANNETT the office of the Chronicle- Tribune, 6,10 S. Adams Street, Marion, Indiana 46953. ChronicleTribune formed from merger of evening Marion Chronicle (established 1865), and morning Leader- Tribune (established 1912) and Sunday ChroniTribune becoming daily and Sunday 1968.

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THRU THUR. 9-6; FRI. 9-8; SAT. 9-5 Teens arrested for defacing tomb the on $1.3 in SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Five teen-agers who told police they acted out of boredom were arrested in the spray-painting of racist slogans and symbols on Lincoln's Tomb, officials said Wednesday.

Three 16-year-old boys and two 15- year-old girls were arrested Tuesday night after the weekend incident in which about 30 tombstones were also knocked over or: broken in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, said police spokesman Mike Murphy. "The only motive we have established so far is they basically said they Murphy said the graffiti included obscenities, references to rock music, high school graduation dates, and the first names of the youths, as well as the words "white power" and a flaming cross. The youths will be charged with criminal damage to state-supported property, a felony, and probably tried as juveniles, said Kathleen Knepper of the Sangamon County state's attorney's office. Other charges may be filed, she said. The charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a "It's more serious as far as I'm concerned than graffiti on the side of a garage," said All three boys were to be released.

into the custody of their parents, while the two girls are apparently runaways and are being held by juvenile officials, said Knepper. have been no firm estimates of the damage, although the replacement costs for some of the tombstones will run into hundreds of dollars each, said Murphy. The most offensive graffiti was cov- Lincoln, his wife, Mary Todd, and three of their four sons, Edward, William and Thomas, are buried in the tomb, which draws about 300,000 vistors annually. The other son, Robert, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. 192 Clean-up efforts continued at the tomb Wednesday, with workers for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency testing chemicals to find the best way to remove the paint without damaging the granite.

An insurance company, Lincoln National Life Insurance of Fort Wayne, had nothing to do," said Murphy. "It- $10,000 fine, said State's Attorney Don ered with plastic, and the monument said- it would donate. $1,500 to the was done out of boredom." Cadigan. remains open. clean-up effort.

4'2 CHose from GI Member of timely DMA colliction JEWELRY vis Choose from those pick-of-the-season beauties from our spring Into summer collection of fashion jewelry. Pictured are just a few of the exciting new looks in jewelry this spring. Select from necklace and earring sets, bracelets, medallions, pins, clip and pierced earrings. Accessorize with black and white, nautical colors (red, white and blue), olive and earth tones for that quartz, safari mother look of so pearl, popular pastels this and many, season, many genuine others. Reg.

$3.00 to $75 Sale April 18 Ends Shop Daily p.m./Fri. 'til 8 p.m. Use Brandt's Convenient Charge Plenty of Parking Behlnd Store BRANDI JEWELERS Layaways Gladly Accepted 502 S. WASHINGTON A VISAS Phone 662-6774 "PUBLIC NOTICE" $423,000 Furniture Disposal Clearance of former Country Quarters Interiors of MARION, IN SALE STARTS FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1987 DOORS OPEN 12 NOON! LOCATION: Former Country Quarters Interiors Furniture Store-Corner Hwy. 9 and 22 the South Airport of Country Quarters Interiors GOING-OUT-OF-BUSINESS SALE WAS A TOTAL COMPLETE FAILURE at BOTH LOCATIONS: thousands and thousands of dollars have been purchased for just pennies on the dollar the inventory from both locations have been put into this one location to be sold at some price if you have been to a going-out-of-business sale in the past and did not buy then come back at 12 Noon these prices only happen once in a lifetime Country Quarters loss will be your gain every piece of Furniture and Bedding will be way below wholesale Sale will continue until the entire inventory has been totally liquidated regardless of profit or Everything goes Quantities Limited.

Be early and get your share of the best buys. GOING-OUT-OF-BUSINESS SALE -FAILURE PUBLIC And DEALERS WELCOME I 1, 1 1 3 I t. A i..

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