Alabama courts need to reassess former Gov. Robert Bentley's punishment. Community service? As a doctor? Providing dermatological care to the poor? This guy looks at a malignancy and sees a morning glory. He finds a rash and smells a rose. Robert Bentley doesn't need to be providing medical care as a "community service." He needs to get some for himself.
It started as "Old Man Hoops." Which was a lie. It was really just a few guys whose bodies had begun to feel the passage of time, but whose heads held on to youth. To the simple chaos of the gyms and locker rooms where they grew up. They were doctors and lawyers. Laborers and salesmen and journalists and retailers and researchers and all that. But on Saturday mornings they gathered to play basketball. Just like they did as boys. That's how it started, back in 2013.
Former Rep. Oliver Robinson, who has admitted accepting bribes from a coal company to fight expansion of a Superfund site north of Birmingham, today pleaded not guilty to bribery, conspiracy and other charges. The plea came at his arraignment, his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge T. Michael Putnam. Robinson's lawyers have said his plea of not guilty is a standard part of the process. He is ultimately expected to change his plea to guilty and cooperate with prosecutors.
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".