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Germaphobes beware: a new survey shows three out of four adults leave their house when showing flu or flu-like symptoms, putting other people at risk. Harris Poll on behalf of CityMD surveyed more than 1,800 Americans ages 18 and older who have had the flu or flu-like symptoms to reach these results.
The demolition of the historic Baxter House, which was deemed a "total loss" after being destroyed by a massive fire in February, is underway as of Monday morning. Many residents and supporters of preserving the Baxter House told Patch they were not informed by the Village of Baxter Estates the demolition was going to happen at this time. Michael Scotto, an admin for the "Save The Baxter House" Facebook group, said the Village gave no notice.
A search warrant executed in 2013 by Northport Police led to the September 19 arrest of a Manorville man who was caught with more than 100 marijuana plants in a subterranean grow house on his property, police said. According to the Suffolk County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Sharkey, the discovery of the marijuana "forest" off Old School House Road came after a months-long investigation.
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
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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".