Janet Heimlich, author of the book Breaking Their Will, will lead a discussion on clergy child-abuse this afternoon.Clergy child-abuse expert Janet Heimlich will be in Scottsdale this afternoon to give a talk about abuse within the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a fundam ... More >>
We remember Debra Weyermann from our long-ago days trolling for stories for the Sierra Vista and Bibsee dailies down at the Mexican border. She was known as "D" in those days when she covered the courts for the Arizona Daily Star, and did a bang-up job. Kick-ass book by veteran journal ... More >>
Longtime Channel 3 (KTVK-TV) reporter Mike Watkiss has a bit piece in the locally made movie, "Blood Guardian."As in, blown to bits. (Or stabbed, rather -- see Watkiss' comment below)."They dispatch me promptly and effectively," says Watkiss. He's been in a few other small-time flicks, he says, enjo ... More >>
Reasonable minds may differ on whether Doug Grant's guilty of killing his wife, Faylene, by drugging and drowning her at the couple's Gilbert home back in September 2001. It's an understatement to call this case complex and odd. I mean, the county Medical Examiner couldn't even call it homici ... More >>
We remember Glendale cop Matt Brown as one of the better public information officers. Brown always was straight-forward and responsive, and had a sense of humor. Even when was in a hurry, all you had to do was mention Ohio State football and he'd suddenly find all the time in th ... More >>
Andy Thomas eats crow to save his political career, but wants us to apologize to Sheriff Joe. Fat chance
VVM Executive Editor Michael Lacey talking to reporters earlier this a.m. after being released from MCSO custody. Village Voice Media Executive Editor Michael Lacey was released from PHX's 4th Avenue Jail around 4 a.m. this morning after being arrested Thursday evening by plainclothes agents of the ... More >>
For Stuart Char, life is an all-nude cabaret.
Arpaio's ditsy chief flack Lisa Allen MacPherson tells us to take her boss to court, so . . .
Letters from the week of August 7, 2003
Another week full of random acts of stupidity