LAS VEGAS - UNLV police are investigating the theft of a bronze plaque stolen from the university's plaza. The plaque? Not an ordinary plaque. The plaza? Not an ordinary plaza. According to UNLV, Valerie Pida Student Plaza was named after Valerie Pida in 1991, while Pida was a student and cheerleader at UNLV. In 2000, students raised money to erect a plaque in her honor. While at UNLV, Pida suffered from Hodgkin's disease, a lymph node cancer. According to the university, she was diagnosed as a teen.
LAS VEGAS - A marine's family is pleading for the return of their dog after they believe they were scammed. The Rottler family paid a man $500 to train their German Shepherd, but after repeated attempts to reach him, the dog is nowhere to be found. Patricia Rottler came to visit her mother-in-law for New Year's when she met a man who told her he could help train her dog. Luna is five months old, has a green tattoo on her right ear and training to become a service dog.
LAS VEGAS - The man accused of running an illegal medical clinic is admitting to some of the procedures. Rick Van Thiel says he performed an abortion, along with other procedures. “I see somebody suffering, I want to help them,” he said during an interview at the Clark County Detention Center. Van Thiel admits he's not a medical doctor, but that hasn't stopped him from performing surgeries in his Las Vegas trailer. He claims he removed a cyst for a friend.
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".