After five tries over more than 10 years, a Cedar Rapids doctor finally got state permission to reopen his free-standing center for eye surgery. The Iowa Health Facilities Council granted Dr. Lee Birchansky a certificate of need earlier this week. That decision came on a 3-2 vote. Dr. Birchansky says he built the surgery center next to his office on H Avenue N.E. in 1998 and did surgeries there until 2004 under an agreement with St. Luke’s Hospital which had a state certificate for such procedures.
The sound of saws reverberated through one eastern Iowa community on Thursday as the clean up kicked into high gear. McGregor may have seen the most serious damage but the Fayette County community of Clermont might have a claim on second place. The initial reports Thursday morning put the number of damaged homes and property at about 25. Trees blocked many streets until volunteers could swing into action. Lois Miller said the storm that hit Clermont took out a bit of history.
The emergency management director in Fayette County is calling for volunteers to assist with clean-up efforts in Clermont. About 25% of the town remained without power Thursday morning. At least 25 to 30 homes are estimated to have been damaged by high winds Wednesday night. Volunteers are being asked to go to the fire station in Clermont in northeast Fayette county.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".