My brain disease is killing my 3-point jump shot. As those who have read my previous columns know, I have a degenerative brain disease for which there is no cure. It's messing up my brain and it's messing up my game. Readers of those columns also learned I love to play pick-up basketball and have been doing so for decades. One of the reasons I've been able to remain competitive for so long was that I could consistently hit a 3-pointer, often a lost art in playground or YMCA games.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A key proponent of the American Medical Association's decision Tuesday to label obesity a disease, said calling it such doesn't absolve overweight people of personal responsibility. "This is a disease like any other chronic disease," said Dr. W. Timothy Garvey, professor of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "Any chronic disease can be influenced by personal choices.
Fixing Alabama's crowded, violent prisons is a top priority again this year. St. Clair Country Correctional Facility in Springville stands out as one of the most violent prisons in one of the harshest prison systems in the country. The violence at St. Clair has deep roots. Thirty-two years ago, inmates took over the then-new prison. During the 11-hour riot, inmates asked for Birmingham News reporter Mike Oliver to come inside and cover the negotiations for the release of 22 hostages.
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".