Lee Shappell

Lee Shappell became a journalist because he didn’t become a rocket scientist! He exhausted the math courses available by his junior year in high school and earned early admission to Rice University, intending to take advantage of its relationship with the Johnson Space Center and become an aerospace engineer. But as a high school senior, needing a class to be eligible for sports with no more math available, he took student newspaper as a credit and was hooked. He studied journalism at the UofA and has been senior reporter, copy desk chief and managing editor at several Valley publications.
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Lots of agreement, not much debate in candidate matchup

Story and photos by Lee Shappell For anyone hoping to glean what separates those running for Tempe City Council and mayor in the March 10 election, a candidates forum at Tempe History Museum was...

Kids in foster care nearly equal to Kyrene schools’ total enrollment

By Lee Shappell You’ve scraped by but you’ve given your children a good, stable home. You’ve done your best to raise them with values that they’ll need to be successful in life. Unfortunately, your adult children...

Area neighbors drain hopes of oil-change-site proponents

Story and photo by Lee Shappell Opponents of a proposed Valvoline oil-change facility at McClintock Drive and Warner Road won another rousing battle on Nov. 7 when the Tempe City Council unanimously denied...

Cryotherapy: Novel approach helps with pain, weight loss, reduction in anxiety and depression

Judi Achore has no particular thoughts of abandoning the Valley’s scorching heat for someplace cooler. Besides, she learned recently, Greenland is not for sale. Yet she willingly endures 3 minutes in a chamber...

How Tempe Union cracked the Mountain Pointe Molegate Scandal

After the Tempe Union High School District officially fired former Mountain Pointe coach Justin Hager with cause on Wednesday for leaking game plans to Pride football and basketball opponents, the district allowed Pride football coach Rich Wellbrock to speak publicly about it for the first time.

Smoked out: Schools accelerate efforts to snuff out vaping epidemic

Seven deaths nationwide have been linked to vaping, and school districts in Tempe are stepping up their campaigns to educate students and parents about the ill effects. Hundreds of people, including at least...

Lee Shappell

Lee Shappell became a journalist because he didn’t become a rocket scientist! He exhausted the math courses available by his junior year in high school and earned early admission to Rice University, intending to take advantage of its relationship with the Johnson Space Center and become an aerospace engineer. But as a high school senior, needing a class to be eligible for sports with no more math available, he took student newspaper as a credit and was hooked. He studied journalism at the UofA and has been senior reporter, copy desk chief and managing editor at several Valley publications.
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