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6:51 pm Jul 2005

Joseph Smith Had 33 Wives

By | Jul 2005|Categories: Feature Story Phoenix Magazine|0 Comments

Mainstream Mormons have been denouncing polygamy for more than a century, but the founder of the religion was all for it, even though it ultimately led to his death. What follows is a history of the radical belief, and as you’ll see, Smith’s death wasn’t the only legacy – for [...]

7:02 pm Jun 2005

Where is My Mother’s Body?

By | Jun 2005|Categories: Feature Story Phoenix Magazine|0 Comments

When Phoenix furniture mogul Terri Bowersock got the call that her mother was missing, she immediately suspected the worst. What she quickly learned, however, is that things were even worse than they seemed. So far, her mother’s body has never been found, but Terri knows that it’s buried somewhere in the [...]

7:34 pm Apr 2005

The Kobe Case: From the Perspective of the Valley Man Who Was Hired to Help Send Him to Prison

By | Apr 2005|Categories: Feature Story Phoenix Magazine|0 Comments

Scottsdale psychiatrist Steven Pitt is no stranger to high-profile cases – he did the “psychiatric autopsies” in the aftermath of the Columbine massacre. So, when the prosecutors in the Kobe Bryant rape case asked him to join the team, it wasn’t a big surprise. Although the criminal charges were eventually [...]

7:40 pm Mar 2005

Anchor’s Away

By | Mar 2005|Categories: Feature Story Phoenix Magazine|0 Comments

He’s the dean of Valley newscasters, a man synonymous with Channel 12. After 25 years, though, Kent Dana is moving on to greener pastures at Channel 5, where he’s signed a five-year contract that’s rumored to be worth about $650,000 per year. […]

5:21 pm Dec 2004

Arizona’s Prison Boss

By | Dec 2004|Categories: Feature Story Phoenix Magazine|0 Comments

Some say she’s too soft to run Arizona’s troubled prison system, while others say she’s an unflinching ramrod with the grit to get things done. Time will determine her legacy, but already, Dora Schriro has successfully managed the longest hostage crisis in U.S. history – and in the process, became the [...]

5:38 pm Nov 2004

Nuclear Attack in Kingman, Arizona

By | Nov 2004|Categories: Feature Story Phoenix Magazine|0 Comments

In 1945, the U.S. military dropped atomic bombs on Japan, killing tens of thousands of Japanese civilians. Seven years later, it start-ed dropping bombs in Nevada, indirectly killing untold numbers of American civilians. No one knows for sure how many Arizonans have died from the fallout, but in Kingman, they’re still [...]