A conversation at the Giller Prize gala. Aislin / Montreal Gazette By and large, Canadians agree that it’s a good thing to draw national attention to our best writers and to celebrate their work. Monday night, my wife Mary Hughson and I will attend the Giller awards ceremony in Toronto, as we always do.
I thought I had a good handle on all the good athletes who have come through this region, but then I came across an individual I had never heard of before. That probably does not ring a bell for you either. Ball, a 1946 graduate of Bremerton High School, is in the Western Washington University Hall of Fame, inducted in 1987 for football. He was an honorable mention Associated Press Little All-American (1955), honorable mention UPI All-Coast (1953) and All-Evergreen Conference (1953).
Tony Valley was not the most athletic guy at North Mason High School, but that didn't stop him from competing. “If I had gone to any school other than North Mason I would have been cut from every team," he said. "But we had a need for kids to play. “I was on Ed Amick’s wrestling teams and easily the worst wrestler on his great teams. I wrestled heavyweight at 195 pounds and was regularly pummeled (his career record was 3-37).
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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
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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
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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".