I am writing this article on Sept. 18, 2017, the 252nd day of the year. This number does not mean much for Eden Prairie News readers. When I tell readers that during these 252 days the State Patrol recorded 248 traffic fatalities in the state of Minnesota, it seems to make some sense.That is one fatality every day. We must bring this number down to zero.
The Eden Prairie nonprofit Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation is hosting its 10th annual Raksha 5K Walk/Run for Distraction-Free Driving on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Purgatory Creek Park.The event is part of the foundation’s campaign for building a distraction-free driving world.Founded in 2008 in memory of Shreya Dixit, killed at age 19 in a car crash caused by a distracted driver, the foundation has attempted to combat distracted driving through education and technology solutions that motivate...
The first reaction by the reader of this article would be to question the title itself. Is distracted driving a bacteria that we need an antibiotic to kill? My answer is YES, and I have supporters. In 2009, the former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called distracted driving by another medical term: epidemic.
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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.
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
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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".