The upcoming total solar eclipse offers an economic lesson in supply and demand as much as astronomy. It appears most stores selling eclipse glasses in Eugene and Springfield have sold out. The special, darkly shaded glasses protect eyes from harmful solar rays, a must for gazing at the Aug. 21 celestial event.
Eye damage caused by viewing the total solar eclipse even briefly through insufficiently protective glasses could last a lifetime. So experts urge people to take time now to inspect their eclipse glasses to make sure they are legitimate and effective. Start by checking on the glasses for the name of the company that made them, Dr. John Karth, a retina specialist at Oregon Eye Consultants in Eugene, said Thursday. “Any reputable manufacturer will have their name on the glasses,” he said.
Wildfires continue to burn Wednesday east of Eugene-Springfield, sending smoke to southern Willamette Valley skies. The Jones Fire 10 miles northeast of Lowell has burned 2,581 acres and is 5 percent contained, according to firefighters Wednesday. Lightning last Thursday sparked the fire, which resulted in a huge smoke column visible in Eugene and Springfield. A public meeting regarding the Jones Fire is set for 6 p.m. at the Lowell Fire Hall at 389 N Pioneer St. in Lowell.
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".