Those are two adjectives that came to mind after I read the report on the shooting of a black motorist by Troy police. The report by the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, released Tuesday, shows that the Troy department is guilty of nothing less than a cover-up — and doing everything in its power to protect one of its own from prosecution. "Get the f*** out of here." That's what police at the scene told witnesses to the shooting, according to the state report.
The new cross-country skiing center at the Capital Hills golf course is off to a ruff start. Scarce snow is one problem. Dogs are another. Wait. Forgive me. Not for that awful ruff pun --— there's no forgiving that — but for saying dogs are a problem. It's dog owners who are causing problems at Capital Hills. The animals, as always, are blameless. Skiers have long taken advantage of Capital Hills and its 300 acres of city-owned fields and hills.
Finances have been tighter than usual in the Churchill household recently, I'm sorry to say. So we're doing what any rational family would do. We're cutting back. We're spending less on food. I may cancel that gym membership I never use. Our dog may not realize it, but she is eating cheaper kibble. This isn't a plea for sympathy. Our house is warm. We're well fed. And we're certainly in better fiscal shape than New York state, which faces a $4.4 billion deficit.
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".