Kim Gagnon and her husband Bill are the new owners of Station 7, the base for the Granite Mountain Hotshots. On June 30, 2013, she heard from her oldest daughter. “That was tough,” she said. “My oldest daughter called me and said, ‘Mom, did you hear the news?’ And I said no, and she told me. I said that’s got to be wrong, that was my first thought.
I’ve had three previous summons for jury duty, but never sat on an actual jury. First time I had a scheduling problem and the court let me off the hook. Second time I was actually sitting in the jury box, but the defense attorney didn’t like the look of me and used one of his disqualifications to send me home. Blame my shifty eyes. Third time I sat around for a few hours before they decided they didn’t need me.
I like to tell myself that most people do something incredibly stupid when they’re young, but perhaps that’s just to excuse my own idiocy. There are two things I did when I was young that I now deeply regret. The first I recently confessed to my father. The memory is a little hazy, but I think it was a cousin and I who started a fire in the field behind my granny’s apartment. We soon realized that this was a mistake and ran to my grandmother to tell her.
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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
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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".