Lee’s Summit City Council incumbents aren’t going to cruise back into their seat — not this year, at least. After more than a decade of race after uncontested race, all four districts have a two-way battle lined up for the April 3 election. For the mayoral seat, it’s a three-way race — a first since current mayor Randy Rhoads took on incumbent Karen Messerli and Robert Dye in 2010 — an election that saw Rhoads unseat a popular incumbent.
Two things stand out as most memorable to me from my grade-school days. First, I could be a tad social — some would also call that disruptive. I mean, I wasn’t the kid who would raise his hand and proceed to go scene-by-scene through the Bugs Bunny cartoon he had viewed the night before. My social nature was more being distracted by — or distracting — those around me. Talking as my hand was going up instead of waiting to be called on. Questioning things from time to time.
Defining normal isn’t something I can even pretend to do. What’s normal for me could be out of bounds or abnormal to another business owner or father. So, in 2018, maybe I’ll stop asking for things to “normalize” around Lee’s Summit and ask instead for three things that might be more attainable: calm, communication, collaboration. Let’s just be real cheesy and call them “the three Cs” — my wish list for Lee’s Summit this year.
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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".