Army intelligence analyst and combat engineer Tim Mithofer could only watch, trapped in the gun turret, as some 200 Iraqi soldiers, some on foot and others in pickup trucks, surrounded the mine-resistant armored patrol vehicle in which he was riding in 2008. Mithofer and his fellow soldiers, who had set up a roadblock to protect a supply convoy, lost radio communication with the rest of the convoy and watched, helpless, as the Iraqis closed in, some throwing rocks.
Who doesn’t love the traditional gathering of family from far and wide for a splendid Thanksgiving dinner? Maybe you can’t pull it off this year, though, for whatever reason — no time or money to travel, work commitments, new baby, old spouse, family feud — or you just want to do something different. Not that different, though. After all, Thanksgiving means turkey and fixings no matter what. Austin restaurants and grocers come to the rescue with high quality take-out for your feast.
A cheap rubber doorstop should be in the suitcase of every woman traveling alone. That doorstop, says Beth Whitman, can be placed on the inside of your hotel room door for added security. Whitman, who has trekked the Himalayas in Nepal and ridden a motorcycle from Seattle to Panama, visited the Austin Backwoods outdoor store to share her experiences as a woman traveling alone for more than 20 years and author of Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo.
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".