His name is Orlando "El Gato" Melendez, he has made it to two Final Fours as a power forward, played pro ball overseas and now hams it up for the Harlem Globetrotters. They perform Friday at the State Farm Center. El Gato never even heard of the Globetrotters until he saw them on "Scooby-Doo," he told staff writer Paul Wood. 1. What was the cartoon about? Meadowlark Lemon shooting that hook shot every Sunday morning, never missing. I never had the chance to see them play live until I became one.
Parkland College Theatre Artistic Director Brian Morgan talked with staff writer Paul Wood about how next year's schedule came to be:How did you choose the selections? They seem quite diverse. I had the notion that Parkland should present a season of laughter and in doing so I wanted to represent a range of humor and theatrical technique necessary to produce these plays.
CHAMPAIGN — The REO Speedwagon concert planned for Feb. 8. at the Virginia Theatre will be rescheduled because of singer Kevin Cronin's illness. No date has been set for the rescheduled concert. The Champaign Park District said all tickets for the original concert will be honored at the new date. "There are times in life when our bodies send us messages that we can't ignore, and this is one of those times," Cronin said. "Fortunately, for me, it is nothing life-threatening.
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".