The AJC Peachtree Road Race, a 4th of July Atlanta tradition, is less than two weeks away. Nearly 60,000 people will race 6.2 miles down Peachtree for a treasure: That coveted t-shirt at the finish line. But miles away and weeks before, at her home near Stone Mountain, Linda Hart Patton unleashes a hearty laugh. There is joy in her soul and steel in her resolve. Patton is the volunteer responsible for getting those t-shirts into the hands of the runners at the finish line.
This soldier’s story is not just about a foot race in the deserts of Kuwait or in Atlanta. Back in 2014, Army Sgt. Samantha Kanatzar, serving in Kuwait, would smile in her Facebook photos, but she was at a difficult crossroads in her personal and professional life. And she was missing her young son who was back in the states. She says now she was almost in a depression.
ATLANTA -- Parents are speaking out after losing their children to drugs just 3 weeks ago. They're warning everyone about "Gray Death" - illegal pills and powders "amped up" with new versions of fentanyl. "With the stuff that's out there, the smallest amount - one mistake - will end lives," said one of the fathers, Greg Manning. "These kids have no idea what is being put in whatever recreational drug they're trying.... And our message is, let's teach these kids what's out there."
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".