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    Behind the scenes of a photo shoot

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    How much time is spent and photos taken from a normal photo shoot at a newspaper? Well, plenty. Of course, every assignment is different. For instance, a news assignment varies vastly than a feature assignment. I recently set up a ...

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    Christmas wishes

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. For this video blog, I thought I would keep it simple and capture the Christmas wishes of the Advocate newsroom. So, here are some more Christmas wishes. We hope your holiday is ...

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    Playoff fever

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    For a lot of people, this time of the year rocks. Next week is Thanksgiving, and then we'll be in full holiday mode with Black Friday, then Christmas and New Year's right around the corner. Stop the presses -- I'm ...

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    Sneak Peek: A look at the 11-11-10 Veterans Day Advocate

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Veterans Day holds a special place for me. I'm a third-generation veteran, following in the footsteps of my grandfather and father, a Korean War Veteran. I'm a veteran of the the first Persian Gulf War. So I usually take the ...

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    Your Advocate: Page check for Nov. 5 edition

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    I'll give you a sneak peak in the video below of what the trophy will look like for the East-West Battle of the Boot football game Friday night. The idea came from the other traveling trophies between football rivals in ...

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    Titans' Friday night lights recap

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    Well, it certainly appears Victoria East is for real. I know, Titans fans, you've been believers for some time. I've been kind of been sitting on the fence, though. East is good, but the Titans do have their problems. They ...

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    Strategic leaders

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." Yogi Berra One session today focused on strategic leaders, and key points they all encompass. One definition of a strategic leader might be: A person who has the insight or ability ...

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    Where do we get power

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    I'm fortunate this week because I have the privilege of attending the Poynter Institute's Leadership Academy. One of the sessions thisI'm fortunate this week because I have the privilege of attending the Poynter Institute's Leadership Academy. One of the sessions ...

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    Your Advocate: Page check for Oct. 7 edition

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    It's not every day we have a story about a local Emmy award winner. The Oct. 7 edition has such a story on Michael T. Boyd, who is the costume director on the Disney movie "Secretariat," which will be released ...

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    Check out high school sports over on AdvoSports.com

    By ThomasRMartinez in Easy writer

    One of the things I like about high school sports is kids play the game the way it's supposed to be played. The games don't feature million dollar athletes. The looming threat of labor strife, or strikes, doesn't hang over ...

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