Like most people, Topeka firefighters remember the moment they learned of the 9/11 attacks. "You realize that this is more than just an accident - that this is an attack on us," Cpt. Jason Broadbent said. They also remember the emotions. "Instant anger," recalls fellow TFD Cpt. Bill Miller, "and then pretty much sick to my stomach." But with the knowledge unique to their profession, they remember thinking of their brother and sisters, ready to do their jobs.
"It brings us boys, a small community together to play as a team, to work as a team," said the 17-year-old senior at Lyndon High School. In an instant, he nearly lost it all. Garrett doesn't remember any of it, but says he's told his brain basically "blew up." July 7th, during a football weights workout, Garrett suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. One minute he was excelling in a squats competition, the next he complained of a massive headache and began talking jibberish.
The high school football season kicks off just weeks after another study found evidence of the degenerative brain disease CTE in former players. CTE has been linked to repeated concussions, which local health professionals say understandably may raise concerns with parents and students, so they're tackling ways to protect young athletes. Read an NPR article on the CTE study released in July 2017 here.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
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".