Folks in west Orange County and the increasingly-crowded area over the border to south Lake are about to get a little surprise in the way of a traffic reliever. The Central Florida Expressway Authority announced recently that it’s considering construction of a five-mile stretch of road to connect U.S. Highway 27 in Lake County to State Road 429 in Orange, a toll highway west of Walt Disney World and part of the beltway around Orlando.
Some 1.6 million people in Florida can't vote — they're not eligible because they've been convicted of a felony. Never mind that the felony may have been 40 years ago and it may have been for something like driving with a suspended license or illegally messing with a lobster to get a tasty meal. Florida is one of only four states in the nation that holds a grudge. That should change for lots of reasons that benefit both the person who served time and the rest of society.
The massive retirement community called The Villages, often the source of hilarious eye-rolling tales of liquor and sex, also conveniently serves as a clear example of Central Florida’s growth because of how fast that place blasted out of a cow pasture. The Villages was a trailer park 25 years ago, and today it’s a bustling city of more than 130,000 retirees that features good shopping, many restaurant choices, 43 golf courses and nonstop entertainment for seniors.
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".