GERVAIS — Do you or your fishing companions need a little assist? St. Louis Ponds west of Gervais offers a wealth of fishing opportunities for the physically limited. “I like it a lot, especially because it’s easy access since I’m disabled,” said Mark Cooley of Portland. “I can’t get around too much. Hiking on rocks and stuff is not an option.”“It’s one of our favorite spots early in the year,” he added about the loose jigsaw of seven ponds covering about 22 acres of woods, brush and open spaces.
This time of year, I really miss seeing my favorite Butts. For the sake of clarity, not to mention probity, let me be slightly more specific. I miss the annual visits to the Statesman Journal office by Sally and Larry Butts of Salem. Sally worked at the AAA office on Mission Street until she retired longer ago than I can remember. I used to go there to pick up maps (remember those? Pre-GPS? Ask your grandparents).
Most dogs aspire to be pack leader. On the other hand, Harry, our mostly Jack Russell terrier, has been aspiring to become flock leader. We were out for our daily morning constitutional a couple of days ago and took one of his favored routes through Salem Tennis & Swim Club, down the road past the pool and indoor courts and out through the gate in the chain-link fence.
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".