Revved Up

The current controversy surrounding Reverend Acen Phillips isn't the first time his financial dealings have made the news. Ten years ago, Westword reported on his penchant for fancy cars and fleecing members of his church's flock; for the full story, go here.

And Shelly Lowe, the deceased woman at the center of the story breaking this week -- she allegedly signed a life insurance policy with Phillips' church as the beneficiary -- also made a guest appearance in Westword years ago, in a story about the Lowry redevelopment; read about that here.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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