State Rep. Zach Nunn, R-Altoona, had a few pretty clear messages to share last week. One - don't drink and drive. Two - remember to thank the first responders who are on scene when tragedy strikes. Nunn organized an event at Sugar Shack in Altoona last week to make sure his messages were heard before the holidays. He also praised Senate File 444, which calls for a new 24/7 approach to OWIs. The 24/7 program requires those who are officially arrested immediately to face the consequences.
With the opening of the Outlets of Des Moines, the city of Altoona will be experiencing something new this year: a crazy Black Friday. Shoppers everywhere will be descending on stores to shop at late hours on Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving evening the outdoor shopping center will open up at 6 p.m. and businesses will be open until midnight. Julie Dawson, marketing director of the outlets, said the decision was made to open when outlets polled individual stores to see what they wanted to do.
Special education students at Southeast Polk High School have been serving up iced coffee and muffins to their sleepy-eyed educators for three years. The students learn a few important life skills such as bookkeeping, money management and food preparation. And for their customers, it’s a perfect pick-me-up to start the day. “I love their iced coffees, and I absolutely love the kids, they get so excited,” said Diane Bauer, administrative assistant in the guidance office.
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".