You’ve been there. Stuck. On U.S. 41. On I-75. On Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. On Pine Ridge Road in Naples. On Corkscrew Road in Estero. Driving to and from Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. In this state of “stuckness,” you scold yourself. Why didn’t you check traffic before leaving? Why haven’t you downloaded that traffic app yet to your phone? Why did you take this road? Where else would you go? Why do you live in a state where so many other people want to be?
If Carrie Spearman had used her water on houseplants, it might have killed them. That’s just how salty well water is in Charleston Park. Well water in or within feet from the far-flung neighborhood of poor, mostly African-American residents in east Lee County was tested in 1973. Lee County knew about the contaminated water since at least 1986 when the results were included in a report. Samples tested three times the drinking water standard for dissolved salts.
Dusty the cockatiel can finally drink from the tap. More importantly, so can Dusty's owners Sharon and Joseph Redmon. The development is thanks to a new sulfur and iron filter and sink reverse osmosis system installed Wednesday at the couple’s home in Charleston Park, a low-income Lee County neighborhood tucked amid orange groves off State Road 80 where residents lack access to clean running water. For two decades, the Redmons bought bottled water for their family and brood of pets.
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".