CLEVELAND, Ohio - Carly Jones steps into her fashion boutique on Madison Avenue in Lakewood, flips on the lights, draws up the mini-blinds and takes a deep breath. She props open the door and cues up some hip-hop music, hoping it will find its way to the street and entice passersby to stop in. She contemplates whether her inventory, which she describes as urban fashion, will appeal to suburban customers. She wonders what else she could offer them or how in the world she would acquire it.
LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- Eight-year-old Ruby Jones hasn't stopped smiling since she got here. Between Lakewood Park's newly revamped playground, the acres and acres of grass and trees, the boardwalk along the shoreline and the Solstice Steps overlooking Lake Erie, she is as happy and fulfilled as a little bird during midge season.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - If it had happened at any other time in her life, when she was younger, weaker or less confident, Carly Jones says she would have spent half the day crying in the dark. But the Carly Jones of today - this tough, resourceful single mom of two young daughters - has six hours to pay her electric bill and get her lights turned back on at her house in Cleveland's impoverished Central neighborhood.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".