The United States is getting ready to experience its first coast to coast total solar eclipse in a century. The once-in-a-lifetime eclipse will happen on August 21. Many schools are closing for the day, some businesses are shutting down early and tourism in cities with the best views is expected to skyrocket. The Chattanooga Zoo is also preparing for the special event. Workers there are eager to see what impact the eclipse will have on animals at the zoo.
A Chattanooga businessman is giving his time and money to help improve local schools. Darrell Wyke is a personal fitness instructor and the owner of “We Sacrifice, We Excel” gym. In April, Wyke helped Howard School’s football stadium get some much-needed improvements. Wyke says he and a friend from Nashville came up with $25,000 to redo the football field so kids can be proud to play there. “It's my civic duty as an American citizen to be this way. I take pride in my community,” Wyke told Channel 3.
School districts across the country need more school bus drivers and are scrambling to attract new people to the workforce. The Cleveland City School District is no different. From now until the beginning of the school year, the district is offering a training class to teach people how to drive a school bus. The district is also paying the training costs for them to get a commercial driver’s license. The district advertised the training class a couple of weeks ago and had a big response.
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".