Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features pets available for adoption at area government-run shelters. For more go to Jacksonville.com and search for Cold Noses. Rocker is a 3-year-old male bulldog mix (ID no. 2470-1). He is laid back but can also be spunky. He gets along with people and other dogs. Meet him at Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Fees vary.
Walter Meszaros used a high-pitched voice when he talked to the young raccoons. “Come on, y’all. C’mon,” he said. Meszaros is a volunteer at the Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida’s rescue center on Jacksonville’s Westside. the center is trying to recover from Hurricane Irma and other recent setbacks. He was trying to entice the raccoons to eat the food he had brought them. But they kept clinging to each other and the chain-link walls of their enclosure.
Some of the 3- and 4-year-olds in the United Way of Northeast Florida’s ReadingPals program have their own twist on certain words. One of them told longtime reading volunteer Vickie Robinson that the color commonly known as purple was actually purpril. Others said avocados are advocados and porcupines are porcudots. Robinson has joy in her voice when she talks about how she helps voluntary prekindergartners learn the shapes and sounds of letters and words, preparing them for kindergarten.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".