- Mel Tillis had more than 30 top-ten country music hits. He was a star of the Grand Ole Opry, but to people in Plant City, he was a common man with a stutter that never stopped him. He was just out of the Air Force when he went to visit WPLA announcer Al Berry. He stuttered when he introduced himself. "He said, ‘I'm going to sing,’ and I said, ‘This ought to be interesting,’" recalled Berry. But when he began performing, "Our jaws dropped and we couldn't believe it!
- Harriett Keyser arrived by boat for her birthday dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island. Wednesday night's sunset would be number 38,690 for Harriett, who has always liked numbers. "11/15/11 is my birthday," she said. That was 106 years ago. She was born in New England on November 15, 1911. She attended college during the Great Depression, majoring in math, of course. "I just like working with numbers and figuring things out. Still do," she said.
- In a jet dragster, you go from 0 to 100 in one second and you approach 300 mph at the end of the quarter-mile. That’s been Elaine Larsen‘s life for more than 25 years, but now she also teaches. Monday, she was at Bisk Education in Tampa talking to students about the science, technology, engineering, and math required to design, build and drive her dragster. "We’ll work with aerospace, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineers," explained Larsen.
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".