WILKES-BARRE - Dr. Sharon Lombard fulfilled her promise to the people of Haiti. Lombard, 50, of Dallas spent a week providing medical aid in Haiti just after the Jan. 12 7.0-magnitude earthquake decimated Port-au-Prince, capital of the island country. She left vowing to attain the medical supplies and medicine that Ofatma Hospital doctors sorely needed to return the earthquake victims to a least a semblance of their former selves. On April 17, she kept her word.
Newport Township officials have reversed last month's emergency dispatch protocol switch, but changes may still be in the works. Newport Township officials renamed Nanticoke's medic unit as first responder for advanced life support calls, a little more than a week after the unit was passed over to assist a 3-year-old girl suffering a seizure for a medic unit stationed 10 miles away.
As a child, I spent the first weekend of August doing the same things. Eating potato pancakes. Selling instant bingo with my grandmother. Winning a bucket of candy. All at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church Summer Festival. For myself and so many other NEPA natives, bazaars have become part of our upbringing, our lives. Thousands of people attend local church and fire department festivals in the region each year -- and most of them spend a good amount of that time in the potato pancake line!
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".