The acting superintendent for Howard County schools is vowing to reform how the system handles requests for public information — a source of complaints during the previous administration that last year prompted a state ombudsman's audit. Michael J. Martirano, who was named acting superintendent in May after the sudden departure of superintendent Renee Foose, said this week the system will create a website that documents requests made to administrators through the Maryland Public Information Act.
There's not likely to be polka music during services at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Parish this weekend, but no one could blame parishioners if they have a bit of dance hall deja vu when they pull into the church parking lot. This weekend, the 150-year-old congregation is celebrating a move into a new $4.2 million parish complex in Hanover â€” on the grounds that used to be part of Blob's Park, the beer garden where generations danced many a night away. "People do mention that," said the Rev.
Brighton Dam on the border between Howard and Montgomery counties is undergoing a $13 million rehabilitation project that will limit traffic on the dam roadway and close the popular Triadelphia Reservoir to recreational use for the next two years. Officials with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which operates the dam, said there's nothing structurally wrong with the 74-year-old facility in Brookeville, but maintenance is needed.
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".