There is still time to register for the 10th annual Greater Wichita Senior Spelling Bee. Registration needs to be in the LifeVentures office at 4407 E. Douglas by Tuesday. Cost is $5. The spelling bee begins 9:30 a.m., Aug. 8 at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 N. Greenwich. Participants must be at least 50 years old, and a resident of Wichita or the Greater Wichita area. Contestants will be given a written test of 50 words.
Wichita police are investigating a robbery that occurred early Sunday at a Conoco Station in east Wichita. The robbery happened at 4 a.m. at 21st and Woodlawn. When officers arrived at the station, a 25-year-old man told police he was standing outside the station when he was approached by another man armed with a handgun, according to Wichita police officer Paul Cruz.
There are some new faces and new directions for the Cosmosphere International Sci-Ed Center & Space Museum in Hutchinson. Richard Hollowell, who has served as the director since 2011 will retire on Dec. 31. Replacing him as director will be Jim Remar, current president and chief operating officer, according to a press released issued by the Cosmosphere. To prepare for the changes, Remar has already selected a new executive team.
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".