John Pendergrass has completed six Ironman competitions on six continents, each consisting of a 2- to 4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. Yet that is only a footnote on his life’s resume. A 72-year-old Hattiesburg eye surgeon who has helped thousands retain or improve their sight, Pendergrass also served a year in combat during the war in Vietnam. He worked in a medical unit with the U.S. Air Force and also flew 54 bombing missions in the backseat of an F-4 Phantom jet.
I can’t remember how long it has been since I looked out my front window on Christmas Eve morning and legendary football coach Jack Carlisle was backing his pickup into my driveway. A swing and its stand were in the truck bed. He had made it with his own hands. It took Coach Carlisle, my two sons and me to unload it and set it up on our patio. The stand was made of 4 by 4's and held together with some of the biggest nails, screws and bolts I've ever seen.
Those who know Stewart Tennon say he’s quiet. Doesn’t offer a lot of words, and certainly doesn’t waste any. But Tennon has been surrounded by thousands of words nearly every day for the past four decades. They came at him in a whirring roar, and they came in every flavor: Hard words that spoke of wars and terrorists. Softer words that offered recipes, words that told the stories of everyday Mississippians and words that let us know what the adorable brat Dennis the Menace was up to this time.
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".