Aug. 13, 2014, was a typical warm, sticky summer day. Sebastian-area resident William Shogran, a drug-interdiction specialist with the Florida Highway Patrol, was training in Miami with his partner and a drug-sniffing dog. Shogran’s son, William Jr., 14, a home-schooler, was at Camp Blanding, a National Guard training center in north-central Florida. William Jr., was with the Sebastian River High School varsity football team, having paid $150 to attend preseason camp.
You could make a compelling argument Florida’s citrus industry is in dire straits. Citrus acreage declined by 49 percent from 1970 to 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Even worse, acres of grapefruit declined by 68 percent. The Treasure Coast's Indian River region has the most such acreage in the state. Acreage has been declining steadily since 1996. It’s been blamed on a host of maladies, from freezes and development pressure to citrus greening and canker diseases.
There's never been a shortage of ideas regarding what to do with the Indian River Mall. But one Facebook comment I saw in response to a story my colleague Kelly Tyko wrote about the mall’s pending sale went something like this: Tear it down and build condos. But is the thought of turning the mall, surrounded by anchors who own their own stores, into one big housing complex all that far-fetched?
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".