After a Kings Mills rec basketball team was kicked out of its league for sporting racist and sexist terms on its jerseys, the coach said he didn't understand why he didn't have an opportunity to rectify the situation. And he asked for a refund, emails obtained by The Enquirer show. Walt Gill said in the emails no one had complained to him about the racist and sexist jerseys his recreational basketball team, nicknamed the "Wet Dream Team," wore during its first three games this season.
"An idea... a showing of unity" was the subject line. The message, sent by High School Principal Doug Leist to district staff and students, suggested everyone wear red Friday and post pictures of "anything positive going on" to social media using the hashtag, #KingsStrongUnited. "We have a TON to do with tearing down barriers of negativity, racism, sexism and bullying," Leist continued. "It doesn't take much effort to look around and see this is more than a Kings problem. This is a society problem."
Florence resident John Eldridge quit his job and bought a 26-foot box truck to haul donations of food and clothing to nonprofits five years ago. The home appraiser first asked for his wife's support to go without a steady paycheck. "My wife said, 'So, you're saying you want to quit your job? We've got five kids and it's almost Christmas'," he said. Eldridge told his wife he wouldn't pursue his idea without permission. "The next day I got a text from her that said 'I'm in,'" he said.
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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".