Frances Clayton started her 100th birthday the way she starts most every other day — with a nearly two-mile walk inside the Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. She usually starts around 8 a.m. By that time there's already a legion of 50 to 100 mall walkers taking their laps. They know each other by name or by nod. And afterward, many sit for coffee and to chat. Clayton was wearing one Thursday when club members feted her with a cake, pastries, cards and gifts after her birthday laps.
The Golden Arches is going high tech. McDonald’s is making ordering at its fast food restaurants even faster. And easier. The company has introduced touch-screen, self-ordering kiosks across the country, including McDonald’s restaurants in Ankeny and Johnston. The stand-alone ordering stations located near the front of the stores allow customers to order and pay for food with a debit or credit card. Store workers then deliver food to the tables.
Gusto Pizza Co. is expanding its pie empire. The locally grown, made-from-scratch pizza restaurant that opened its first location on Ingersoll Avenue near downtown Des Moines will add a fourth store this fall when it opens at Clocktower Square, 2900 University Ave., in West Des Moines. Owners Joe McConville, Tony Lemmo and Josh Holderness created Gusto after their Frank’s Pizza in the Drake University area closed in 2009.
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".