Did you know someone had stolen the giant skeleton of Lucy the Dinosaur from the Field Museum in Chicago? These enterprising young detectives at the John Steinbeck Library did. Now they are using paper chromatography to analyze the ink in a ransom note left at the scene. This innovative and fun activity, called â€œCrime Lab Chemistry,â€?
Holocaust survivor Harold Gordon, 87, is a tall, quiet man, gentle in bearing, with an easy smile. A long-time resident of Salinas, Gordon spoke about his experiences on Tuesday to a class of King City 6th-graders who had read his book “The Last Sunrise.”Trooping through the sunshine toward City Hall Rotunda, the kids in teacher Robin Walker’s class milled about Gordon, who with Joyce, his wife of 65 years, obliged with hugs for all.
Did you know that karaoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese? That’s so we can fill concert halls (and the shower) with our own tuneful singing, backed up by the musicians du jour. And though you might be surprised that karaoke is a kid’s after-school favorite here at the César Chávez Library, it is indeed tuneful singing and dancing that emerges. Easy access to YouTube videos is helpful for practice. A worldwide entertainment phenomenon for more than 30 years, karaoke’s origin story is unclear.
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".