SHELBY - For the first time in her 46 years, Carla Goff has a place of her own. The recovering addict credits her turnaround to Shelby Drug Court, a program run by Municipal Court Judge Jon Schaefer with help from probation officer Mindy Dumbeck. "I was struggling with housing. I didn't have a job," Goff said. "I have six children and eight grandchildren who can come to my home now." Goff was among five people who went through Shelby Drug Court's first graduation ceremony on Monday.
MANSFIELD - The father in the final Brighten A Christmas of the season is struggling to provide for his family of nine. He is a roofer and fell off a roof last year. The man is still recovering from his injuries while taking on odd jobs to support his wife and seven kids. Mom is struggling herself with mental health issues. Making matters even worse, the father was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Five of the children have participated in an after-school program.
MANSFIELD - The single mother in the penultimate Brighten A Christmas lost her job through no fault of her own. She and her two sons, ages 10 and 4, are featured in case No. 11. They were nominated for the program by a Friendly House employee. The family has had a rough go of it lately. Mom was let go from her job when she was hospitalized for two days. The woman found another job but needs transportation. Her car was sideswiped, leaving it inoperable.
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".