With a year of experience in his pocket, Marion sophomore John Bruce made his mark on the cross country world this season.Bruce won the Highland regional with a time of 15:38.26. Then, in sectional action Bruce placed second to Charleston’s Nick Oakley. Oakley crossed the finish line in 15:00.68 with Bruce on his shoulder.He capped the season with a 14th place (15:08) finish at the state cross country meet.
It was a near miss.No, not the doe standing defiantly on the center line of Route 34 at about 9 p.m. Sunday night, but rather the dozen or so trumpeter swans feeding just east of Route 3 on Thursday afternoon.It had been a “busy” day of photographing wildlife. There was the loon at Crab Orchard Lake. The northern shovelers and green-winged teal on a pond in Pulaski County. And, of course the thousands of mallards currently calling Horseshoe Lake home.
The sparrow is the Rodney Dangerfield of nature — it gets no respect.Birders have been known to dismiss members of the family as “LBJs” — little brown jobs.Even the Bible takes a swipe at the sparrow’s insignificance in Luke 12:7, “And the very hairs on your head are all numbered.
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".