The new year means a new beginning and new opportunities.Not to mention having to scratch through “2017” every time you incorrectly put the wrong year in the dateline.A friend of mine said she had the problem figured out. As soon as the ball dropped to mark the new year, she was going to pull out her checkbook and write “18” on the upper right-hand side of each check. So whenever she writes a check this year she’ll just have to fill in the month and day.
Shopping for a 14-year-old a few years ago made me realize that I’m not only old, I’m over the hill.That’s a tough pill to swallow since I’ve been under the illusion that as a Baby Boomer I’m more than hip. After all, my post-World War II generation helped usher in TV, stereo, transistors and 8-tracks.OK, you can scratch the 8-tracks. Anyway, we Boomers have always been cutting edge when it came to new electronic technology.
By Micki Bare, Judi Brinegar, Larry Penkava and Chip Womick Staff writers
2017 was a year of deep divisions and controversy in our nation, and Randolph County was no exception. While we debated our own heritage vs. hatred issues and wrestled with racism, we welcomed much good news on the economic front and saw great courage as families dealt with loss.
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".