Miners at four Glen Alden mining operations —Woodward, Huber, Nottingham and Old Washington — voted to continue their strike despite an order from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to end the walkout and return to work in 48 hours. Roosevelt said in his warning that he would take “necessary steps to protect the nation against serious injury to the war effort.”Some coal miners in the Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton region had been striking for the past three weeks.
Edward Merrifield, a lawyer and historian, died Jan. 19 at Hahnemann Hospital. He was 86. Merrifield was born in Hyde Park in 1832, making him the oldest native son of Scranton. He attended Judge MacCartney’s law school in Easton. In 1855, he was admitted to the Luzerne County Bar. He would become a recognized barrister throughout the area. In 1878, Merrifield took a break from his law practice to draft the legislation for the creation of Lackawanna County.
Pennsylvania Gov. Raymond Shafer announced that the story of the six western Pennsylvania college student that went blind from staring at the sun while on LSD was fabricated by Dr. Norman Yoder, state commissioner for the blind. Shafer said that Yoder, who is blind himself, admitted to making up the story in a letter he sent to the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The hoax was uncovered by state Attorney General William Sennett.
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".