City residents, those against short-term rentals altogether and those currently housing guests in their spare bedrooms tonight, will have to wait another 90 days before the Knoxville City Council will give clarity in the form of a vote on mayor’s proposed short-term rental ordinance. Councilman George Wallace proposed to postpone the Council’s much-anticipated vote Tuesday night, but any of the other eight members would have likely done the same thing.
Knox County students will be free to watch next month's rare solar eclipse wherever they want after Superintendent Bob Thomas announced Friday that schools will close for the event. Most of Knox County falls just outside the path of totality for the Aug. 21 eclipse, a rare phenomenon when the path of the moon crosses in front of the sun, turning day to night for a brief period. Nearby Blount and Loudoun counties are within the path.
Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas said he would decide as early as Thursday afternoon whether to cancel school on the day of a rare solar eclipse next month. Thomas had received approval from the state to cancel school for "inclement weather," and had originally recommended the school board call off school. The board decided at its Wednesday meeting that Thomas did not need approval from the board to cancel school for weather.
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".