Since the temperature dropped below freezing, my attention has been focused on a three-foot square piece of ground – a corner of the chicken yard that the birds have barely moved from in more than a week. They stand up long enough to drink some of the hot water that I carry out from the kitchen each morning and then they return to their huddle in the corner. They eat the worms that I cast out on the ground – a patch of packed snow that I covered with hydrangea branches from the fall pruning.
The Quad-City Times has invited the community to a night of discussing open government, next Thursday in the Figge Art Museum auditorium. Open government is the thing that makes the America great. It’s what makes our system exciting. It’s what makes me proud to live here and to participate in democracy actively as a journalist.I think the evening we put together is going to be a lot of fun, as well as being informative.
On April 4, 1954, this newspaper ran a headline, “No you aren’t color blind: Arsenal’s black squirrels are migrating.” The story reported that black squirrels had crossed the ice over the winter and were being seen, for the first time, off Arsenal Island in Moline and into McClellan Heights in Davenport.On the same page, a reporter wrote about an effort to clean up trash in Rock Island where garbage was waist deep in some alleys.
1 day after the 25th anniversary of her lawsuit challenging The Citadel's male-only admissions policy, Shannon Faulkner returned to campus to make her first invited public appearance at the school. http://bit.ly/2oUkv3s
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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
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".