MADISON (WKOW) -- The largest food drive in Dane County is happening this weekend. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 13 at three postal stations in Madison. Volunteers are still needed to unload mail vehicles that are stuffed with bags of food donations collected by letter carriers on their routes. The food donations are distributed to area food pantries, then to low income individuals and families for free. If you'd like to help, click here for more information and to sign up.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Ara Alonso was not aware there would be a winner at the Jefferson Awards Gala, much less that it would be her. "I thought I just was coming to celebrate with everyone," Alonso said. "I'm the happiest person. This is very, very special to me. The work I do and this recognition is just amazing." Judges chose Alonso as the 2013 Jefferson Award winner on Wednesday evening for her healthcare work in Africa. Alonso was one of 12 volunteers WKOW featured over the past year.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Home sales are now a strong part of the economic recovery, so if you're thinking about buying a house, now may be the time to start looking. Realtor Tobi Silgman with Liz Lauer and Associates of Keller Williams says there are two crucial first steps when looking to buy your first home. "First, choose a buyer's agent. You should have someone looking out for your best interests. The agent will walk you through every step of the way and it doesn't cost the buyer anything.
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".