A letter to the editor in the Aug. 20, 1981 Post-Standard from the director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce was dripping with optimism. He reminded readers that Syracuse would be "treated to a historic football confrontation" on Aug. 23, when the Philadelphia Eagles played the New Orleans Saints in a NFL preseason game.
Music has always been one of the top attractions of the New York State Fair. Each year the event allows music fans, young and old, to see some of their favorite performers. In 1982, a gravely ill Pennsylvania woman got a chance to see her favorite singer perform at the State Fair. Helene Tunney had all but given up hope. For 12 years Tunney, 50, had struggled with emphysema.
The 171st edition of the New York State Fair's began last week. Between 1842 and 1889 the fair traveled between several different New York cities including: Albany, Auburn, Buffalo, Elmira, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse and Watertown. In 1890 a group of influential Syracuse residents, led by James Geddes, convinced the New York Society of Agriculture that the Fair should make a permanent home in Syracuse. They purchased 100 acres of land for $30,000 and donated it.
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".