Two of Amsterdam’s Duchessi brothers may be sparring in heaven. In 1935, much to his mother’s chagrin, Peter Duchessi started boxing and became the first member of the family to use the nickname Duke. He was proud that he was able to go six rounds against future champ Sugar Ray Robinson. He fought 71 fights and had 57 victories, 15 of them knockouts. Peter’s younger brother, John Duchessi, Sr., also became a boxer, winning 16 of 17 fights.
The old West Shore Railroad used to provide shipping services to the Beech-Nut food processing plant, then in Canajoharie. The late Marguerite Dickershaid said her father, N. Frank Hackert, was a railroad man on the West Shore, “During the Depression … when he delivered goods or picked up freight at Beech-Nut, the factory would give us a five pound box of bacon at Christmas.” Beech-Nut also gave the railroad men another box of food products. “That was our Santa Claus,” Dickershaid said.
Retired Army Brig. Gen. Allen R. Kimball was principal speaker as 600 people attended the dedication of the Woodworth Lake Scout Reservation in Fulton County in July 1949. According to newspaper accounts, Gen. Kimball said young men needed the “citizenship training” of the Boy Scouts “to successfully combat communism and other ‘isms’ and keep the United States of America a land of democratic living.” Kimball had headed the U.S. Army quartermaster corps in Europe during World War II.
Historians Podcast-Friday, December 8,, David Brooks describes unfulfilled plans to build a canal linking the Erie Canal with the Sacandaga Valley in the Adirondacks. Brooks is education coordinator at Schoharie Crossing in Fort Hunter.
On the next edition of Talkl of the Town, Chris Churchill, Albany Times Union columnist, talks about what he saw covering the devastating fire in Cohoes last week. Listen at 12;05 P.M. Friday, Dec. 8 on Magic 590 AM and 100.5 FM. Podcast available after the broadcast. https://t.co/VOWwN0x4XQ
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".