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CONSIDER THIS: All I Want Is You

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Would you call me a liar if I said that, upon winning a $500 million lottery jackpot, I’d keep only 0.1 percent of the winnings? Would you think me a fool? Maybe you’d wonder why on earth I’d even think of giving all that money away. Let’s look at …

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CONSIDER THIS: Just another Friday night at the News

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com If you’re ever looking for a little action, come by the San Benito News office during the weekend or on a Friday night, when all sorts of strange activities occur ranging from the belligerent storming into the building threatening bodily harm to somewhat eerie and unexplained phenomena. Well, you …

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CONSIDER THIS: Guilty of responsible journalism

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I began this piece just two minutes from midnight on Saturday. At this time, we’re usually expecting articles from our sportswriter assigned to Friday night football coverage. Our staff writer, graphic designer and production manager, not to mention the press and circulation crew, wait patiently while we put the …

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CONSIDER THIS: Tales from the Newsroom

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com During my first couple of years as managing editor, I often stayed overnight at the San Benito News office … ya know, just to get a head start and make a good impression. It took me a few years to realize that it wasn’t about how many hours I …

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CONSIDER THIS: God bless you, Chief Williams

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I’m ashamed to admit that I never actually met retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Richard Williams; the two of us only ever communicated by email correspondence and telephone calls here and there. I have few regrets in this business, and this is one of them. Consider first that …

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CONSIDER THIS: Kids should do things the hard way

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com One night, about nine years ago when I was in between relationships and ballooning in weight, I sat at a friend’s house sharing an ice chest full of beer and stories about past relationships. Sip, sip, chime in; sip, sip, chime in. That seemed to be the rhythm of …

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CONSIDER THIS: Put down the Kool-Aid

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I love a good argument, but what I enjoy more is the opportunity to correct someone whose pride is so badly wounded that they’ve resorted to spewing absurd rhetoric in a desperate attempt to gain the upper hand. Consider for a moment an anonymous comment made Wednesday on the …

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CONSIDER THIS: Mikey for Managing Editor

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com There was little I could get away with as a child. No matter how innocent the situation, no matter how much I attempted to conceal my facial expressions, my mother could always tell when I was fibbing. Of course, most moms would obviously know when their child is lying, …

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CONSIDER THIS: Miller Jordan deserves better

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The years 1992 to 1995 were important to me. It was a time when Nirvana, Pearl Jam and U2—three of my favorite bands—dominated the charts, ruled the airwaves and were in heavy rotation on MTV; the Dallas Cowboys were winning Super Bowls and Sega Genesis gamers everywhere were in …

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CONSIDER THIS: The sadness of trolling sbnewspaper.com

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Considering the times we live in, internet trolling is no longer a shocking phenomena. Trolling, for those of you who are unaware, is an anti-social behavior that consists of posting inflammatory comments on the internet—usually on message boards, social media sites, blogs and everywhere else on the web—in an …

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