Ella Ecker pointed toward a sculpture of a seal balancing a ball on his nose as she entered SMILES Park on Wednesday morning. She chose the name Blue with the help of her mother, Jennifer Ecker. Blue is one of four circus animals at the center of the park, which will officially open Saturday morning at 7 a.m. The other animals - an elephant, a bear and a lion - stand nearby atop a rubberized play surface that squishes underfoot.
What would a circus clown say to people who are afraid of clowns? "My joke answer would be, 'Did you know that humans are a lot more terrifying than clowns?' Seriously, they're never happy to see you. That's my joke answer," Robert Scott "Mr. Fritz" Murphree said. "My real answer is there are good people in this world and there are bad. Real clowns would never hurt or do anything bad to somebody. They only care about making people happy."
MONROE, La. (AP) — Charles Headrick pulls a yellow gown over his suit before setting off down the hallway of the NICU at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. The gown, and a pair of lavender gloves, are part of his uniform in a unit full of babies born too early. The NICU is one of the units Headrick visits daily as a hospital chaplain.
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".