And so we've lost another voice from our childhoods, this time a man who punctuated autumn Saturday afternoons with an inimitable folksiness that endure to this day. The voice of college football, the great Keith Jackson, died at 89. Hard to know where to begin. Maybe here though: If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Jackson lived a life to be envied. Because there's no sports fan alive that didn't do some Keith Jackson. Whoa, Nellie. The Big Uglies (offensive linemen).
The voice on the other end of the phone Friday belonged to Voghens Larrieux, a New London High grad and native of what we learned from President Trump is that "shithole" of a place called Haiti. Larrieux — "VoVo" as he's still known here to his friends — is the first guy I thought of upon hearing the president's most recent observation. "I was actually trying to give him a chance," Larrieux was saying. "I see all these people hating on him on social media. I try not to let hatred in my life.
New London — Conway Gym at New London High School: where many have entered hopeful and most have left muttering. And don't think East Lyme coach Jeff Bernardi wasn't urgently aware of that Tuesday night. It's hard enough to win in the region's hub for high school basketball, let alone when your best player might be a bit distracted by a looming 1,000-point milestone. That's why Bernardi considered playing "I've Got A Secret" with Dev Ostrowski, his junior whiz kid.
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".