I just received a call from a random number -- I'll just name it "205-545-8172" -- and some guy -- I'll just call him "Jim" -- asked for Howard.By now, you know the telemarketing routine:Jim: "Hi, is this Howard? "Me: "You have the wrong number. "Jim: "Oh, well, then perhaps you can help me. This is Jim with ..."And that was as far as that conversation got before I hung up.But I then became curious about what would happen if I called Jim back.
MUSCLE SHOALS — The screams were audible from the ground as Katelyn Jensen and Noah McGuire were encased in a shell of the Zipper ride that spun them in various directions.Afterward, Jensen — a veteran Zipper rider — shared the secret to getting the most fun out of it before she moved on to the next ride at the North Alabama State Fair. "Take someone that's afraid," she said. "Their screams are worth it. "Jensen then pointed at McGuire.
FLORENCE -- The Shoals Economic Development Authority Board recommended Thursday dedicating up to $5 million toward three University of North Alabama ventures.The board unanimously recommended providing the money from the Shoals Economic Development Fund.That means the matter will go before the Shoals Industrial Development Committee (SIDC), which is expected to meet in October, officials said.The SIDC makes the final decision in disbursement of the fund, which is provided through a...
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'
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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)
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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.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".