analytical Q May-Aug 2000 Sept-Dec 2000 Jan-Apr 2001 Discussion

The Diary
Anne Ku

29 January 2001 Monday



No man is an island. It takes a team working together to get a project to completion. It takes a team to produce a publication. It takes a team to hold a concert. It takes a team to solve a murder.

How do you get people to contribute without paying them? What motivates people are not so obvious. Why would I bother creating a web page for a private concert? Because I believe in getting musicians together to perform. Why would people attend? It's not simply to watch or listen, but also to meet other people with the same interests.

Why does the family of Patty Brightwell Vaughan persist in bringing her case to closure? Why do friends of her family help? Because they care. They have a sense of moral responsibility. They want to see justice.

So many of us want to help, but we underestimate our capabilities. But every little bit helps. You don't have to be perfect. You just have to believe.

Just the facts on Patty
January 27, 2001
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter in regard to my missing sister, Patty Brightwell Vaughan. She disappeared under suspicious circumstances on December 25, 1996, around 6:30 p.m., from her home on Oak Park Road in Wilson County, Texas. Her van was found the next day, about fifteen miles from her home. One of the tires had been purposely deflated. Bexar County officials took from her van and also from her home, blood and other evidence. All of this evidence from Bexar County and Wilson County has supposedly been transferred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After four years of searching, I am making another plea for help. If there is any way you can help, my family and I would greatly appreciate any assistance. I would like to thank you for your time and interest, for we have suffered a great loss.