You can spend millions on stormwater drainage projects, but in the end, gravity (and torrential rain for 24 hours straight) wins. And even if you build ways to divert water away from homes and businesses, the water must go somewhere. Hurricane Irma proved recent drainage projects — such as one completed a few years ago to ease flooding on U.S. 1 and Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce — can help. Within hours of water pooling on the highway, flooding had subsided by Saturday afternoon.
It was a quiet night in 1990 when rookie police officer Sean Baldwin was patrolling the downtown area of Fort Pierce. Baldwin was only a couple of weeks out of the academy and, he admits, pretty green. On patrol he was accompanied by his field training officer, a 20-year veteran. As they drove along Orange Avenue, Baldwin heard "a God-awful scream," like someone getting murdered. Then they heard it again.
This column as been modified from the original version. When Backus Museum executive director Kathleen Fredrick arrived at work Wednesday morning she realized with sadness that "I'd have to add another asterisk to our Highwayman exhibit." She was referring to the permanent display at the Fort Pierce gallery that lists the number of the seminal group of black landscape painters who've passed on. That number increased Tuesday by one with the sudden death of James Gibson at the age of 79.
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".