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The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri • Page 58

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I BEST WAtLMBLi rn a a oityTco raPOr a A6 NATION THE KANSAS CITY StfUL'' Sunday May 2 2)4' WWW Ground zero honored in exhibit tapes reveal Vietnam strategies the city "The Unwavering Spirit: Hope and Healing at Ground celebrates "rescue efforts that were astonishingly brave they were the things we love about one another and that we don't often get an opportunity to said Edwin Schlossbeig a designer whose firm ESI Design worked with the church to create the exhibit On display in the free exhibit are hundreds of artifacts taken from the fence including photographs letters drawings flags and Japanese origami cranes Some can be seen on digital archives along with interviews of rescuers survivors and volunteers I think of most was all the love freely given to strangers by a volunteer Ann Neary says in one video clip One photograph in the exhibit The Associated Press NEW YORK The pews of St Haul's Chapel still bear scuff marks from the boots and equipment of bone-weary relief workers who found refuge there after the Sept 11 2001 attacks the chapel across the street from the World Trade Center the oldest church in Manhattan served as the sanctuary where ground zero workers ate slept washed and wept in the days and weeks after the attacks Outside its iron fence was draped with tributes and flowers left by mourners On Monday the 18th-century chapel where President George Washington once prayed opens a IK-rmanent exhibit recalling the rescuers the volunteers who nurtured them and the images and words of a world pouring love on GRKGORY BULLThe Associated Press A flag donated by students in Cedar Springs Mich is part of the exhibit at St Paul's Chapel in New York Tammy Fitzgerald (right) hugged her daughter Kelly who helped make the flag after Sept If 2001 Having these recorded conversations really gives you insight into how he operated and what he yvjif saying to people at die time that you find in the Anderson said In a conversation with SupreaiA Court Justice Abe Fortas a Johnson nominee the president expressed concern that Robert Kennedy was using polls to suggest' link between Johnson and die as sassination of President John1 Kennedy ri Johnson said pollster Lou Harris operated at the whim of ItaKSS Kennedy got everybody nfc-ing questions about Johnson said "And 2 percent of I did McNamara urged Johnson to authorize an attadc on Hanoi and Haiphong petroleum targets tftjm- -dermine the morale "When we bomb this (petroleum facility) ultimately that will become known to the North Vietnamese soldiers and the Vietcorig in the South and this is jtiSt drte more foundation brick thtifS knocked away from their McNamara said UT Johnson agreed and the attacks were carried out The Associated Press AUSTIN President Lyndon Johnson asked his defense secretary to list the pros and cons of an attack on North Vietnam petroleum targets in June 1966 according to an audiotape The tape was part of 23 hours of telephone conversations that were released Friday might have a lot of problems in the morning we have Johnson told Defense Secretary Robert McNamara as he weighed public opinion soldier morale and the reaction of communist governments "We know get some temporary approval but if things go bad that last very long What do we get out of it The conversations were recorded between April and July 1966 Claudia Anderson the senior archivist said Johnson was more of a phone person than a writer shows an exhausted firefighter curling up on a St pew clutching one of the many teddy bears sent by well-wishers Another photo shows a rescue dog lying in front of the altar with its overwhelmed handler Volunteer podiatrists used a pew where Washington had prayed when he was first president They deemed the spot a fitting place to heal sore feet because Washington once led troops so tired they could barely walk into the desperate battle at Valley Forge FROM THE COVER BROOKS: Body found near Kansas farmhouse phones ringing To reach James Hart call (816) 234-4902 or send e-mail to Continued from A-l i Alonzo Brooks attended a party April 3 in a farmhouse on Kansas 152 just outside La Cygne Several dozen persons attended Most like Brooks were out-of-towners He was one of only a few African-Americans at the party Since Brooks was reported missing authorities have conducted six searches using helicopters cadaver dogs and underwater teams Linn County Sheriff Marvin Stites said law enforcement officers walking shoulder to shoulder combed the land surrounding the farmhouse They had extensively searched thaarea where the body was found Saturday afternoon "His body absolutely was not where it is Stites said An autopsy was to be conducted today Stites said Authorities declined to say any-thing about the condition of the body or how Brooks might have died A pair of FBI forensics experts helped investigate the crime scene Kansas City Councilman Alvin Brooks who is not related to the victim said he had been told that Alonzo Brooks was the target of threats and racial slurs at the April 3 flagged down a sheriff deputy Alonzo Brooks worked for a janitorial and maintenance service his family said He was the youngest of five siblings He enjoyed basketball and music and was easy to get along with was just the kind of guy you could joke around said Billy Brooks who wore a T-shirt with his picture the same one featured on a poster "Lost but not the shirt reads The anti-crime group Move Up has raised its reward in the case from $4000 to $5000 Alvin Brooks said Anyone with information should call the hot line (816) 753-1111 Steven Blount Alonzo unde said that authorities take the case seriously enough after the missing-person report "I think it was something they want to Blount said But at the news conference Saturday Alonzo family publicly thanked local law enforcement officials for their work on the case Many people have called in leads Stites said But he hopes the discovery Saturday might lead more people to step forward start the party But Stites said that authorities had interviewed the other African-Americans at the party and that they had not heard anything about that "We have no evidence indicating this was a hate Stites said An FBI spokesman said the agency had not made that determination "We are still continuing our investigation into the situation to see if any foul play was the result of a hate said spokesman Jeff Lanza More than 50 friends and relatives most of them from Topeka where Brooks attended high school participated in the search Saturday It was the first search that did not include police Wearing orange T-shirts and vests armed with walkie-talkies they trudged through the fields outside La Cygne hoping to find anything that might provide a clue to whereabouts When a team of friends discovered the body in the creek bed Billy Brooks ran to the highway and IQVERIANP PARK (913) 341-7171 8825 Metcalf (behind White Castle) OLATHE -(913)780-0008 1-35 Santa Fe Exit Between Auto Mall INDEPENDENCE (816) 478-4666 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