Dr. George H. Porter III, a cancer specialist who was chief executive of the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation for nearly two decades, died Friday (Nov. 17) at his Uptown New Orleans home. He was 84. A native of Charlotte, N.C., who had lived in New Orleans since joining the Ochsner staff in 1964, Dr. Porter earned undergraduate and medical degrees with honors from Duke University.
When he was a 5-year-old in 1946, Henri Schindler saw his first Mardi Gras parade, which was awash in glitter and glamour. He was hooked. "I was just blown away by how gorgeous it all was," he said. Schindler, an Algiers native who was whitewashing floats for the Krewe of Alla by the time he was 9, went on to a career as a float designer; his clients are the Rex organization and the krewes of Hermes, Endymion and Babylon.
Newcomb College, the women's college that Tulane University shut as part of its post-Katrina restructuring, will stay closed because its partisans have lost their legal battle to force Tulane to reopen it. The Louisiana Supreme Court put an end to the struggle Friday when it refused to hear an appeal of a court ruling upholding Tulane's position.
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".