When life presents obstacles, the 89-year-old does what he’s always done. He keeps moving. “I’ve been the underdog so many times I can’t count them,” he says. Last December, he had several strokes that sent him to the hospital and then to speech therapy. After his recovery, he talked a little slower. Otherwise, he seemed the same. In June, he filed for divorce from his fifth wife, Toni, widow of restaurateur Norman Brinker. She and Pickens were wed at the ranch on Valentine’s Day 2014.
Dallas Morning News business columnist Steve Brown just revealed that the Highland Park mansion of Sam Wyly is on the market for $12.5 million — a wow story from all angles. Wow No. 1: As part of his $200 million settlement of the SEC's fraud suit, Wyly was forced to move out and list the house for sale. Wow No. 2: The Tudor-style mansion has been a gold standard of Highland Park affluence since it was built in the early 1920s. Wow No. 3: Its historic walls will probably come tumbling down.
Selling your house can be tricky, and when your house is reportedly the largest one in Texas, well, there can be hiccups. Champ d'Or, the 48,000-square-foot mansion in Denton County, recently went up for auction a second time. The owner, Dallas developer Zaf Tabani, bought it at auction in 2012 and sold it the same way. The online bidding was supposed to span three days and end June 29. But at closing time, Concierge Auctions announced the auction wasn't over yet. They gave it another day.
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".