First it was Violet, meeting an untimely death in October. Then it was Sir Didymus, killed the following month. Both had loving homes - Violet in Exeter Township and "Diddy" in Fleetwood - and neither should have been put down. But, after winding up at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, both pet cats were euthanized. The mistakes that led to deaths of two family pets caused the ARL to look inward, opening up an investigation into what happened and how it can be avoided in the future.
The Associated Press | The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during his Aug. 28, 1963, "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington. Jose Ingles took a moment to rein in his excitement, not wanting to end up causing too much of a mess. Carefully but firmly, he tapped a brown egg on his desk, sticking his fingers in the resulting crack to pry it open and dump its oozing contents onto a paper plate. The 10-year-old fourth-grader repeated the task with a white egg.
Inches-thick layers of snow blanketed lawns Saturday. Overnight temperatures have begun dipping into the 20s, sometimes even the teens. The calendar may say it's still a week away, but anyone who has stepped outside anytime recently can tell you winter has arrived in Berks County.And that means local homeless shelters are working in overdrive.
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".