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VANDALS DISTURB STONES AROUND GRAVESITE OF JFK

President John F. Kennedy's gravesite was disturbed overnight by someone who tried, but failed, to dig up some of its granite paving stones, officials reported Saturday.

Neither the Arlington National Cemetery site's eternal flame nor the tombstones of Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline and two children who died at or just after birth were damaged.

"Someone attempted to remove stones that ring the site," said Officer Allan Griffith of the U.S. Park Police, which is responsible for policing the cemetery.

He said the culprit or culprits gave up after finding the stones were bigger than they appeared. They go several feet down, weigh about 500 pounds each and are anchored to one another.

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