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February 14, 2006 6:33 AM
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AP: Health Concerns Keeps Parks From Award

Health concerns kept photojournalist and filmmaker Gordon Parks from accepting the William Allen White Foundation National Citation in the state where he grew up. But in a videotaped presentation at the University of Kansas, the 93-year-old Parks said Kansas remains his home. Parks, a former Life magazine photographer who directed "The Learning Tree" "Shaft" and "Shaft's Big Score," also said he wants to be buried in the eastern Kansas town of Fort Scott, where he grew up. AP reports.

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