It has become a tradition at the Rev. Will and Mariah Perrigan’s house.For the past six years on Oct. 31, the family has taken the opportunity to spread the word of God to those who stop by to trick or treat.“We get a lot of traffic up through this area,” Will said of their home at 621 N. 18th St. in Norfolk. “While the kids are coming to our door asking for candy, we thought, ‘Let’s give them candy, but let’s give them more.’ ”The Perrigans started small.
It’s safe to say Bob and Nancy Boe and Rick and Diane Mouchka wish they had met under better circumstances.The Norfolk couples learned of each other through mutual friends who knew their lives were upended by the same terrible diagnosis: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.
Fats Domino, the piano player and singer who popularized the rhythm-and-blues sound of his native New Orleans and sold more records than any of his peers except Elvis Presley, has died. He was 89. He died Tuesday, according to the Associated Press, citing Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office. “The Fat Man,” his 1949 first hit single, was one of the earliest examples of rock ‘n’ roll.
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".