At 16 years old, or 112 in dog years, Miss Ziggy doesn't move quite as quickly as she used to. Her owner, Alexis Niceley, has to coach her down the hallway of the 9th floor of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The pair have been coming to the Transitional Therapy floor for the last seven-and-a-half years to visit patients. Miss Ziggy is a H.A.B.I.T. certified dog through a program at the UT Vet school. Niceley noticed she's getting more tired with every visit outside of their home.
The families of veterans who live in rural areas of East Tennessee currently have to drive up to 75 miles in some cases to see their loved ones buried in VA cemeteries. "Our veterans cemetery would be in the Knoxville hub and that serves a 75-mile radius. But several folks want to be buried closer to home than that when they pass," said Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton. The county is in the process of creating a cemetery designated for Campbell County veteran burials.
Criminal and Circuit Court Judge Duane Slone has worked for years to create an ethical and legal way to provide birth control to inmates in jail. He's worried a Middle Tennessee judge, not following health department guidelines, is going to undermine his program. General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield of Sparta, Tenn. is reducing inmate's jail time by 30 days for men who agree to free vasectomies and women who agree to receive free birth control implants.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, 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
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
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
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".