By Rex SpringstonI was born white in Virginia. As a child, I had a Confederate cap and a Johnny Reb Cannon. (Check Youtube.) I watched “The Gray Ghost” TV series, about a Rebel hero. I learned about states’ rights and heard the slaves were treated well. The Civil War was fun!Today, I have friends and relatives who revere symbols of the Confederacy. These are good people, and some had relatives who fought.
You drive over the James River, linger by it, marvel at it. You might think you know it.But from its history to its nature, there is a lot more to the James than pretty views. So let's go beneath the surface – and above it – to learn more about this natural gem.The James is Virginia's largest river, running roughly 350 miles from northern Botetourt County to the Chesapeake Bay.
FLOYD — Anona Miller checked a muddy mountain rivulet and found nature’s equivalent of that needle in a haystack — a rare bog turtle.“I won!” Miller called out good-naturedly to other scientists plodding about a boggy Floyd County meadow in search of North America’s smallest turtle.It’s also one of the most troubled, federally listed as threatened because people have destroyed many of its bogs and caught the animals to sell as pets.This was an adult male, about the size of an avocado at just...
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".