In 1817, Thomas J. Beale departed St. Louis with a group of 30 adventurous men in search of buffalo and game. Somewhere in the Rockies, they discovered a cache of gold and silver and began mining it. Legend has it that these riches were shipped to Bedford, where they were stashed in an undisclosed location. Beale wanted his treasure to be kept safe so he left a locked box containing three ciphers with trustworthy Lynchburg resident Robert Morriss.
When I was a kid growing up in South Georgia, sugarcane fields were abundant. Sugarcane plants consist of long green stalks with a hard outer shell and fibrous filler. I remember when a farmer would cut a section of the middle and give it to me to chew on. The flavor was great — sweet and sultry, but the texture was similar to pithy fiberglass. I always felt that if the flavor could be delivered in a more pleasant package it would be delightful.
Becoming an avid home brewer can sometimes lead to unexpected outcomes.Consider the case of 30-year-old Chesterfield native Brad Cooper. After graduating high school, Cooper got a job running a forklift and shredding metal at a Richmond scrapyard.
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".