Just 19 more days until Mr. Claus visits our homes with gifts for all. Over the years, I have been very fortunate to get most of the gifts I wanted (needed). Hopefully, this year will be no exception. I have spent quite a few hours in the past month or so cutting out my “needs” from catalogs, newspaper and other means of advertising. One thing that works for me to get the word out to those who I will be receiving gifts from is to paste a list on our refrigerator. It works for me.
Buddy Broomhall, 72, obviously doesn’t let anything interfere with his deer hunting. Hunting at the Rondeau Hunting Club north of Long Lake, Broomhall shot a nice 6-pointer that weighed in at 140 pounds — and he did it just 10 days after having an emergency appendectomy. Stephanie Schulze of Fort Ann was hunting in Washington County and downed a nice 9-pointer that tipped the scales at 155 pounds.
Once a year, I set my alarm for 4 a.m., and that day is the opening day of the Southern Zone’s deer hunting season. You would think by now this old hunter would stay in bed at least a little longer. Well, last Saturday morning my alarm did not ring, because I was up a little after 3 a.m. anxious to get in the woods. When I walked outside the house, the thermometer in my truck read 19 degrees. Making my way in with a flashlight, I put out my deer lure and sat down on my hunting pad.
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".