With a roller coaster zooming in the background, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians' coveted Park at OWA amusement park officially opened during a media event Thursday, one day before the public is allowed into it at 10 a.m. Friday. "From the very beginning, we believed we could create something special here for families whether they are on vacation or are here to play soccer or lacrosse," said Stephanie Bryan, the chair and CEO of the tribe.
The head of Alabama's fast-growing port said Thursday that he sees passenger rail as a "major disruption" to freight operations in and out of downtown Mobile. Jimmy Lyons, CEO of the Alabama State Port Authority and the Port of Mobile, also said that restarting passenger rail from New Orleans to Orlando - with two daily stops in Mobile - doesn't make financial sense. "As a taxpayer, I have a significant issue with it," said Lyons.
Two wildly different cost estimates to get passenger trains rolling again through Mobile and along the Gulf Coast have surfaced. The disparate figures have created a challenge in returning Amtrak to the region for the first time since Hurricane Katrina damaged the rail line in 2005. A recently released Gulf Coast Working Group recommendation for passenger rail's return estimates that around $117.7 million is needed to restore the tracks between New Orleans and Orlando.
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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".