The first ever "Battle of the Balls," a meatball eating contest, was held on the last day of Gretna Heritage Festival. Not only did the event draw a large standing-only crowd, it also reaped $2,500 raised for Children's Hospital. Shawn Terrebonne of Marrero rose to the occasion. He slapped on his meatball-eating shirt and ingested 20 2-ounce meatballs in two minutes for the winning trophy. As champion, he also pocketed $100 cash and a $100 gift card from Tony Mandina's Restaurant.
On the morning of Oct. 21 with a rain forecast of 80 percent, the 5th Annual Hook & Ladder Cemetery Tour set to begin at 4:45 p.m. looked doubtful at best. The weather shone down upon Old Gretna and although windy, gave locals a perfect evening to stroll among the dead. Sponsored by the Gretna Historical Society with proceeds going toward restoration of the cemetery founded in 1858, the tour was again sold out.
It is often said that greatness is forged through adversity and the rise of Gretna artist Christy Works-Boutte exemplifies this philosophy. She is a deaf artist who has captured the essence of Louisiana through paintings that reflect the customs, culture and flavor of her state. Her work has caught the attention of media publications and the artistic community in New Orleans at large.
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".