While people with plenty put on feasts for their families during the holidays, not everyone can. The service clubs and veterans work to see that those who have a hard time making ends meet have some food in the cupboard. How to help: donate and package food, donate money for food, donate clothing or toys, volunteer to deliver food and gifts, attend a fundraiser, buy a raffle ticket, suggest a family in need.
The American Indian Veterans of Michigan observed the Great American Smokeout this week at the South Eastern Michigan Indians Inc. center. Chris Franklin, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, chairs the AIVOMI. The group recently started working on a plan with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services tobacco section. “In 2011 nearly a quarter of active duty military personnel, 24 percent, reported smoking cigarettes, compared to 19 percent of civilians at that time,” Franklin said.
Saturday is Veterans Day. Many neighborhood veterans posts will have ceremonies at their post halls at 11 a.m. today. or in nearby cemeteries and parks that have veterans memorials. There are free meals and discounts at many businesses for vets today. Seemilitarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals. Besides sharing meals and spending ceremonial time together today, vets are planning for the holiday season.
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".