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Since: Jan 10

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#83873 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Speaking of Capone, I heard an interesting factoid . Capone was convicted of tax evasion. The who fingered him and testified was somebody O'Hare. His family therefore considered him a traitor.
O'Hare had a kid who was a WWII pilot who wons a number of medals. His name was Butch O'Hare. teh airport is named after him.
So O'Hare of airport renown is directly connected to putting Al Capone away.The son was considered to have redeemed the family's honor
Cool.
I read that twicet his week!

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#83874 Apr 10, 2013
snopes has a great analysis of it. essentially, it's more true than not true, but there are some discrepancies, but only on some details, not the major facts. one thing snopes mentioned was the likelihood that the kid died from friendly fire.
Dahgts

Chicago, IL

#83875 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Speaking of Capone, I heard an interesting factoid . Capone was convicted of tax evasion. The who fingered him and testified was somebody O'Hare. His family therefore considered him a traitor.
O'Hare had a kid who was a WWII pilot who wons a number of medals. His name was Butch O'Hare. teh airport is named after him.
So O'Hare of airport renown is directly connected to putting Al Capone away.The son was
considered to have redeemed the family's honor
Cool.
I met a guy in CA who had the Capone name. He worked for Culligan. Cracked me up. I like reading about Chicago history. Don't get so bent out of shape about the dirty details either.

I wonder if anyone will bring up that name when I'm in Europe.

Since: Jan 10

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#83876 Apr 10, 2013
dahgts, are you familiar with capone's history in St. Paul? we gave him and his cohorts safe haven.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#83877 Apr 10, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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I wouldn't even do it for Christmas, but I'm kinda bitchy that way.
Word.
Union Maid

Oakland, CA

#83878 Apr 10, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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UM! Nice to hear from you. How's it going?
It's been a rough year body wise- am off work with a broken leg- happened at work.Dang side walk jumped up and snagged me. So I sit home in a full leg cast and can't drive. I read,watch tv, play on line and check in on you guys every once in a while. Everyone seems to be as feisty as ever :)

I retire in 7 months. Can't wait. Hope to make it to Chicago.
Dahgts

Chicago, IL

#83879 Apr 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
dahgts, are you familiar with capone's history in St. Paul? we gave him and his cohorts safe haven.
I remember something about a place north. Must be MN. Those guys had roadhouses/lodges all over. Must have taken them days to get there in those cars and no xpressways.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83880 Apr 10, 2013
Dahgts wrote:
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I met a guy in CA who had the Capone name. He worked for Culligan. Cracked me up. I like reading about Chicago history. Don't get so bent out of shape about the dirty details either.
I wonder if anyone will bring up that name when I'm in Europe.
Nah, just Michel Jordan.

Since: Jan 10

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#83881 Apr 10, 2013
Dahgts wrote:
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I remember something about a place north. Must be MN. Those guys had roadhouses/lodges all over. Must have taken them days to get there in those cars and no xpressways.
we have the "wabasha street caves" -- they hid their booze and guns in there, apparently. remember geraldo rivera's failed cave thing on TV years ago? That was in st. Paul!

From wiki:

Capone had previously housed his headquarters at the nearby Metropole Hotel, but in July 1928 moved to a suite at the Lexington Hotel. Capone ran his various enterprises from this hotel until his arrest in 1931. A construction company (Sunbow) in the 1980s planned a renovation of the Lexington Hotel and while surveying the building discovered a shooting range and a series of secret tunnels including one hidden behind Capone's medicine cabinet. These tunnels connected taverns and brothels to provide an elaborate potential escape route in case of a police raid. These discoveries led to further investigation of the hotel, notably by researcher Harold Rubin. Rumors said Capone had kept a very secret vault beneath the hotel to hold some of his wealth.

Geraldo Rivera had been fired in 1985 after criticizing ABC for canceling a report on an alleged relationship between John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. He then hosted the special The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults which was broadcast live on April 21, 1986. The two hour special (including commercials) was greatly hyped as potentially revealing great riches or bodies on live television. This included the presence of a medical examiner should bodies be found and agents from the Internal Revenue Service to collect any of Capone's money that might be discovered.

When the vault was finally opened, the only things found inside were dirt and several empty bottles including one Rivera claimed was for moonshine bathtub gin. Despite the ending, the special became the most-watched syndicated television special with an estimated audience of 30 million. "Seems like we struck out," Rivera was quoted as saying after the show,[1] though he later wrote of the event in his 1991 autobiography Exposing Myself that "My career was not over, I knew, but had just begun. And all because of a silly, high-concept stunt that failed to deliver on its titillating promise."

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#83882 Apr 10, 2013
David letterman and Harrison Ford discussing their support of gay marriage right now.

I love it.

“I Am Mine”

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#83883 Apr 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
David letterman and Harrison Ford discussing their support of gay marriage right now.
I love it.
Harrison Ford is great, but looks like a buffoon wearing an ear ring at 70 years old.

“...,to wit”

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#83884 Apr 11, 2013
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TROA2TAD32...

Abby. Double header. No one posted on teh 8th so here it is

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#83885 Apr 11, 2013

“Not a real reg”

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#83886 Apr 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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When the vault was finally opened, the only things found inside were dirt and several empty bottles including one Rivera claimed was for moonshine bathtub gin. Despite the ending, the special became the most-watched syndicated television special with an estimated audience of 30 million. "Seems like we struck out," Rivera was quoted as saying after the show,[1] though he later wrote of the event in his 1991 autobiography Exposing Myself that "My career was not over, I knew, but had just begun. And all because of a silly, high-concept stunt that failed to deliver on its titillating promise."
I watched that show. It was stupid.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#83887 Apr 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
dahgts, are you familiar with capone's history in St. Paul? we gave him and his cohorts safe haven.
I used to be fascinated with Al Capone!

“Not a real reg”

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#83888 Apr 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Nah, just Michel Jordan.
You're probably right. I'll let you know next month.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#83889 Apr 11, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I watched that show. It was stupid.
I watched it too! lol

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

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#83890 Apr 11, 2013
dahgts wrote:
William Hale Thompson (May 14, 1869 March 19, 1944) was Mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931. Known as "Big Bill",[1] Thompson was the last Republican to serve as Mayor of Chicago (as of 2013). He ranks among the most unethical mayors in American history.[2]
Bill "Bull" Thompson was a Republican. He was a puppet of Al Capone. Is that what you are advocating?
I'm talking to you, edog..:}
Thanks for the history lesson! The name Thompson was in my head but couldn't remember if he was mayor or governor. Blago was Illinois first democrat gov in... a while. We saw how that played out. Quinn is our second... and we see how that's working, also. Hopefully Illinois voters will wise up now come the next election.

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#83891 Apr 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Harrison Ford is great, but looks like a buffoon wearing an ear ring at 70 years old.
He has been hooked up with Aly McBeal-girl for years....alway's thought she was a semi-hotty....lol....

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#83892 Apr 11, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
David letterman and Harrison Ford discussing their support of gay marriage right now.
I love it.
I still have difficulty imagining why anyone would be againest equal marriage rights?.....You spoke of Capone....I grew up in Park Forest and my fifth-grade teacher. Mrs.Kelly.....claimed her uncle owned the garage, where the Valentine's Day Massacre took place...lol....

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