Editor's Note: This story was originally published May 3, 2013Imagine what a smartphone in 1903 Van Meter could have accomplished. Instead of shouldering shotguns and blasting away at an eight-foot winged creature with a forehead horn that cast a beam of light, panicked citizens could have quickly posted a YouTube video. Case closed. Monster confirmed.
It was 9:30 a.m. and the first guy in line had waited 90 minutes for a free turkey. “You ain’t putting my name in the paper,” he said. The second guy told me to move along. “I’m saving a spot for my mother-in-law.”I expected more warmth in a long, cold line that snaked all the way through the parking lot for a free turkey on Thursday at Bidwell Riverside Center, a south-side Des Moines food pantry.
BRIDGEWATER, Ia. — Dorothy McCall is 95 and spends her days quilting, but she wasn’t going to sit idly by as low-cost homes here began to fill with suspected drug abusers. “We decided something needed to be done," she said. In response, a nonprofit group, Take Back Bridgewater, formed and town meetings commenced in a church basement last spring. McCall added her 2 cents to what many in the formally sleepy town of 157 and its largely senior population had noticed.
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Selecting a term
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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