Have you heard the saying “Big things often have small beginnings?”That could be the theme for these three individuals who made changes to their lives – and reaped the rewards -- when it would have been easier to stay the same. Who knows? Maybe their stories will inspire you to take the first step toward a new adventure of your own.
Drive along the streets in Shreveport’s older neighborhoods and you’ll see the gaps — sites were magnificent, mature trees once stood are bare. While Shreveport’s master plan calls for a 30 percent canopy, Shreveport Green executive director Donna Curtis says the last official survey, conducted in 2000, showed the city at about 20 percent. She estimates it’s down to about 18 percent now. Curtis says the ongoing loss of trees does more than affect the aesthetics of our area.
Five decades after a teenage Maureen Burns mailed a packet of strawberry Tom’s Aid to her big brother, it reached its final destination. Nineteen-year-old U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Victor Lee Burns, the eldest of 16 children in a close-knit Shreveport family, was killed after just 10 days in the faraway country. His remains were returned home on July 4, 1967, 50 years ago today.
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".