- A bill to make texting-while-driving a primary offense is stalled in the state Senate. "I am hoping it is not going to take a mass casualty before the Senate decides to get on board," said State Rep. Emily Slosberg (D-Delray Beach). Slosberg, whose own sister was killed in a wreck over a decade ago, says the House expects to pass it this week. Texting-while-driving is currently a secondary offense, meaning it is illegal, but an officer has to stop a driver for another violation first.
- From his office on the 28th floor of the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa, Ron Christaldi can look towards Ybor City and see what's not even there. "Someday, that may not be an abandoned warehouse. It may be a ballpark," he said during an interview on Monday. "It may be vibrant and there may be jobs there, and there may be people smiling and enjoying a ballgame."
- All it took for Tina Callen's instinct to kick in was one star showing from a partially-open box at the flea market at Hillsborough and 22nd. For $25, she bought the box containing a 5' by 9' flag and a letter dated September 29, 1951, from Arlington National Cemetery to Frank Fischer of Central Pennsylvania. "It was just a feeling about it. That it should have something better than the ground of the flea market," she said. "I knew we couldn't leave without it. I knew it had to be a burial flag."
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".