- MacDill Air Force Base is about to get even busier. Eight additional KC-135 Stratotankers will move to the South Tampa base as early as this fall, and the first of 300 additional personnel to fly and service the planes have already begun to arrive. Some of those aerial refueling tankers are 60 years old, but even America's newest warplanes depend on them.
- A Lakeland couple was arrested for allegedly killing a trapped alligator, cutting off its tail, then trying to sell the meat door-to-door in their neighborhood. State alligator trapper Robb Upthegrove discovered the dead, mutilated gator in his trap beside Lake Parker on Sunday. "It had multiple stabs to its head and its tail was missing and it was diseased," recalled Upthegrove, who set the trap after a nuisance gator was reported to state wildlife officials.
- An injection that some call the "God Shot" is showing promise in treating people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. "It was a completely different world for me," said Clint Byers, a former Army intelligence officer who had the injection two years ago in Chicago. "All the stress and anxiety was gone a soon as I woke up from the procedure." The Pentagon is funding studies in three Army hospitals. The procedure is called a stellate ganglion block.
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".