Preliminary work continues to prepare Moncus Park, the former University of Louisiana at Lafayette horse farm, for the start of construction this fall. Lenny Lemoine, chairman of the board of Lafayette Central Park Inc., which is turning the former horse farm into a park, told the Lafayette City-Parish Council Tuesday the lease agreement with the city requires construction to begin in January 2018. He anticipates beating that deadline and starting construction this fall.
The Nov. 18 ballot in Lafayette Parish will contain three tax proposals: Two renewals and the splitting of an existing tax to help pay for drainage work. The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted Tuesday to place the three items on the ballot. Mayor-President Joel Robideaux would like voters to re-divide an existing parish-wide property tax that currently generates about $8 million a year to pay for public health services, mosquito control and animal control.
At its first meeting since learning it was losing $17 million in Head Start funding, there was no discussion Monday about the topic by the SMILE board. Instead, the board spent about an hour and 20 minutes in executive session discussing lawsuits and a grievance. The board also refused to reinstate a board member despite a judge's order to do so, and attempted to remove another board member in part for speaking with the news media.
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".