David Meisel knows his eclipses and is ready for the big one coming up Monday. Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, this scientific happening could make daylight look like dusk in some areas — but not in western New York. Meisel, 77, who is a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at the State University College at Geneseo, has not only written nine articles about eclipses for professional journals but has also witnessed seven eclipses, including three total eclipses.
A community coalition formed to address racism in the Rochester area has issued a new call for action. In an Aug. 15 "Open Letter to the Greater Rochester Community," the two co-chairs of Facing Race, Embracing Equity (FR=EE) are urging more collaboration, outreach and action in anti-racism efforts.
David Attridge can speak from personal experiences about the need to get treatment early on. When he was suffering from substance abuse in 2012, Attridge did not get help until he experienced an opioid overdose that put him in a coma for five days. Attridge, 46, of Rochester, who is a recovering addict, has formed his own organization, Recovery Now NY, and teamed up with the town of Gates to form a drop-in center.
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".