With the summer sports season upon us, I wanted to share a little reminder for parents — don’t be an asshole while sitting on the sideline. Like many parents raising children in the suburbs, sports is often the focal point of my day. My kids play travel basketball, travel softball, travel soccer and travel baseball. Yes, their games and practices consistently overlap and it takes a former logistics coordinator to map it all out. No, we are not crazy.
Editor’s Note: The following is a preview chapter from Jeremy Baumhower’s Socked. This highly anticipated book chronicles the behind-the-scenes drama of Washington Local Schools, the fall of Superintendent Patrick Hickey, and the social media circus that caused it. The corridor of the Lucas County Courthouse was the first time I had ever seen Terri Kern in person. The atmosphere was thick — not of tension, but awkwardness. She and I both knew the truth behind the last 9 months.
Last week, Washington Local Schools board member, Patricia Carmean, was fearing for her life and petitioned Lucas County for a Civil Stalking Protection Order against the former superintendent Patrick Hickey. Here are the videos from Carmean’s entire hearing — where she documents the history between Patrick Hickey and herself. Here is #2 of Carmean’s Petition of protection against Patrick Hickey. In addition to filing a police report on 4/20/17, Patricia Carmean filed another T.P.D.
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".