By August 20, 1942 the United States was on a wartime footing. Propaganda posters, victory gardens and music were just some of the ways America's fighting spirit was displayed. Albert and Caroline Pick, a brother and sister from Oklahoma City, got in on the act when they composed "Golden U.S. America". The song made news locally when it was accepted by a New York music publishing house. There's no indication of what "accepted" means, but the song was dedicated to president Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Wayback Wednesday: Back to school ads of yesteryear I always hated the advertisements for back-to-school stuff. Why? Because it meant summer was almost over and long school days and homework were ahead. But there's no denying back-to-school is big business. In that spirit, we take a look at back-to-school ads from days of old. Subscribe to daily dispatches from The Oklahoman by Matt Patterson Enterprise Reporter Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006.
Veterans survey will wind down this monthPete Reed isn't Uncle Sam, but if you're one of Oklahoma's veterans, he wants you to fill out a “Take 10” survey before it's too late. The survey is part of an effort to develop a model of care to better serve Oklahoma veterans. It gets its name from the amount of time it takes to complete it, which is about 10 minutes. There are about 400,000 eligible Oklahomans. The survey ends at the end of the month.
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".