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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    Dazed, Sorry for the late response: Regarding AdvoSports, it's a limited site in total functionality until the fall season 2010. We want to get as much feedback and work out the bugs before we launch all sports in the fall. Thanks, and let me know if you have further questions.
    Thomas

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    We do agree that the illustration that accompanied this photo might be offensive. We decided to take it down. Thanks,
    Thomas Martinez

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    Umm, I'm looking forward to 24's finale tonight. Maybe Jack Bauer will die and end the show forever. And I thought Lost's season finale last week was frustratingly maddening. Those are the only two shows I really watch.

    And quality time is overrated! lol

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    It's funny that you write this blog. I just read a good article about the whole piracy in GQ. Here's the link: http://men.style.com/gq/features/land...
    This could enlighten you a little.
    ThomasRMartinez

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    Thanks for the comments. We will clarify or correct any facts that come to our attention, no matter how old the correction may be. This clarification just came to our attention this week. It's our goal to be as transparent and accurate as possible at all times.
    Thanks as always for reading and your comments.
    ThomasRMartinez

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    N45BA: What spin are you talking about? Can you cite a specific example?
    BacktheBlue: Those are some serious allegations. I would like to see you state your facts behind those allegations.
    And the pdfs of the motions are finally posted. Sorry for the delay.
    As always, thanks for reading and posting.
    ThomasRMartinez

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    Let me chime in here for editor Chris Cobler. He's traveling and doesn't have access for parts of the next few days. Let's be clear: we're not talking about witnessing a murder. Hopefully, none of my colleagues would ever be in that situation. Chris has responded here a few times already explaining what the purpose of this story is. Reporter Gabe Semenza also blogged about it as well.

    Meanwhile, here's a link to an ethics story that talks about a topic related to this one. It's an interesting read:

    journalism.indiana.edu/resources/ethics/controversial-photos/as-life-passes-by/

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    SouthTexas,
    You raise a valid question about consistency. We strive to be as consistent as possible. A major complaint we hear from people is that our messages boards are so nasty, negative and vicious, that some people have stopped commenting. We want all people to feel comfortable posting, so we are going to be more aggressive toward that end. The bottom line is people just need to be civil. If you (collective, not singular) can't be civil, then don't post on our message boards. Thanks as always for your comments. (And thanks to BIGJ for allowing me to intrude on his blog.)
    Thomas Martinez

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    It's really pretty simple: We want people to follow the guidelines we set up for posting. If a poster can't, his or her post could get deleted. If the poster is a continued problem, we will ban him or her. Follow the rules, stay on topic and, most of all, be civil toward each other, even if you don't agree with an opinion someone is stating.
    Thanks,
    Thomas Martinez

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  • ThomasRMartinez 

    We can debate the merits of what makes a story newsworthy, but with your obvious bias against the Advocate, it's not likely to be productive. Just a quick comment, though: Who else will give a voice to the voiceless? In this case, this mother clearly thought her daughter's school wasn't listening to her concerns. If your hometown newspaper doesn't listen or give a voice to the parents, who will? An important loyalty for us is our community's residents, and we will always try to give them a voice.
    Thank you, sir, for allowing me to respond to your blog.
    Thomas Martinez

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