As a project to replicate a lost memorial to WWII veterans of color draws closer to reality, one of those veterans, 93-year-old Waverly Taylor, was honored with a key to the city earlier this week. Taylor sat in front of a packed Council chamber with his two twin daughters behind him as At-Large Councilor Moe Bergman handed him the key. He held it up as his daughter, Laurie Riley, spoke on his behalf. “I just want to say thank you,” she said.
Before mushrooms sprout from soil or rotting logs, they form an underground network of threadlike fungi. Called mycelium, the network grows organically, extracting resources from the ground and sharing them, allowing the colony to build a repository. Once strong enough, the mycelium produces mushrooms as a fruit of labor. They poke through the ground as if stand-alone plants, but draw from the power of a colony.
COMPUTER PROBLEMS: We try to keep the hard news out of Worcesteria when we can. And believe me, it’s hard (ugh). The city seems, at times, a wellspring for it. But there’s one nugget in this spot news story from the past week too good to pass up. The FBI on Tuesday raided the Grove Street business Island Counseling Center. As agents reportedly pulled computers and hard drives out, the business’s main phone line had an appropriate, if vague, message.
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".