For Eddie's memorial, his older sister Ida Santiago wrote a eulogy. ''I will never hear him call me R2D2 or Chia Pet,'' it said. ''I will always want that pain in the neck back. I lost my buddy who kept me going.'' It is easy to dwell on Jennieann Maffeo's misfortune -- she did not even work at the World Trade Center -- but first, some words about the life she had. She had the giving gene.
The drizzle fell steadily, the kind of weather that makes an old man ache. The New Jersey air stank of industrial solvents. It was beautiful. It was East Coast baseball. A group of gray men stood behind the backstop. They were major-league scouts of amateur talent, old-timers who when they meet a young ballplayer have the curious habit of examining his knuckles and inspecting the pads of his fingers.
- Everybody in this year's presidential field says he -- or she -- has a plan for illegal immigration. But could any of them work? The Americans with Charlie LeDuff traveled to Los Angeles last week at the Republican debate to find out. There LeDuff ran into old pal Donald J. Trump and had an idea about the gigantic immigration wall he's going to get Mexico to pay for. Not only will the Mexicans pay for the wall, they'll put it on their land.
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".