Last Wednesday, along with more than 200 others, we attended the 45th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service at Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Flossmoor. There were songs and hymns, a medley of responses from a rabbi, a priest and a protestant minister. The magnificent Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Choir sang and numerous blessings by the various faiths were exchanged. At one point, Father Frank Jura, of the host church, intoned the words from the Book of Micah.
When Bill Matre retired and left Park Forest for the sunnier albeit often storm-tossed coast of Florida, our senior softball team was in dire need of a first baseman. The best available choice was the now-late Carl Dalke, who taught for years at Rich East High School. Dalke, a Park Forest resident, took the game seriously. Shoulder troubles limited him to underhanded throws, but on the bench he could recall his batting record for you, game by game by game.
There never seemed to be a better candidate for the ministry than Chris Wogaman. But to some in the church there never was a poorer aspirant. Wogaman majored in the classics at Lawrence University in Wisconsin so he could read the Bible in both Greek and Latin. He has a theological studies degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., with a near-perfect grade-point average of 3.95 and a master's degree from Yale University's divinity school with a 3.72 GPA.
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".