I don’t know what to call it. It wasn’t a press conference, that’s for sure. I’ve been to dozens and dozens of those. What happened Thursdays was definitely not that. City hall reporter Darren MacDonald called it a circus and I’m inclined to agree with him. A farce might be another way to describe it. Political theatre of the absurd would be yet another way. Let’s recap: On Jan. 4, Ward 2 Coun. Michael Vagnini and Ward 3 Coun.
Well Christmas is behind us for another year. The gifts are exchanged and opened, and good times shared. I hope, in the dying days of 2017, you’re finding some time to breathe a little and take your rest in this tiny window of respite from the wicked, weary world just outside the door. The snow is falling, the ice cracking and the wind howling, but inside, it’s warm and dry. Let’s just bask in that glow for a few more days yet, shall we? This mini vacation is necessary.
Well, dear readers, Dec. 25 is only a few days away now. It’s getting down to the wire, in terms of making sure you’ve gotten a gift for every person on your list. I know I still have a few purchases to make. Yes, I know. I’m cutting it close. I take comfort in the fact that thousands of others with loose ends to tie up will be joining me at local malls and stores over the next couple days. I really like Christmas. I like the hustle and the bustle, the carols, the food (especially the sweets).
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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
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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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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".