"She challenged us all the time, but you couldn't help but be charmed by her so it was very difficult to stay mad at her"
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Sandy Phillips says "she was like a little shooting star"
They had sibling rivalry in the house, fought like cats and dogs, but loved each other. "My son had not done well since she was murdered"
"As a teenage girl we were not close because I was the mom and she would try to manipulate and I wouldn't let her"
She told her once they'd become friends when she was an adult and says that did come true
Ghawi told her friends that her mom was her best friend
"She was always a very good writer and that started to express itself in high school"
She considered psychology, but realized it wasn't she wanted to go into sports broadcasting instead during college
"Dog with a bone. She got an internship at a local station in San Antonio. Started networking very quickly. Learned everything she could about hockey"
"There was a team there at fed into the NHL, called the rampage, and she got hooked"
"She came to me at Christmas time in 2010 and brought a sports newscaster with her over to the house"
Jessica announced to her family that she wanted to pursue the broadcasting career through a program in Denver
Sandy helped her daughter move in on 4th of July weekend 2011. She was living in Denver's Cap Hill area for a while, before moving to Aurora
After one year, moved closer to Aurora
DA Brauchler hands her some photos
She describes photo of her daughter on an anchor desk with a sigh as "the future"
That picture was going to be used to help her get jobs
DA Brauchler going to hand a video disk
Video is from Jessica's very first interview on the ice
In the video Jessica is interviewing a hockey player who'd lost a bet with her
Player is joking with her, giving her tips about the interview
"She called me after that interview crying and said, my career is ruined before it even began, because she fell down 5-7 times"
But she ended up getting lots of positive calls because she retained her composure
In Denver, she had internships with Altitude and 104.3