When Neilson Rizzuto is sentenced Friday (Jan. 12), nearly a year after he smashed his pickup truck into a crowd of onlookers at the Krewe of Endymion parade, the audience will likely be packed with the survivors of that tragic incident. For two of those people, Mario and Amy Basantes, the Criminal District Court hearing will mark the first time they've returned to New Orleans since last year, when Mario almost lost his life on the night of Feb. 25.
Neilson Rizzuto, who injured 32 people when he drove his truck into a crowd of spectators during last year's Krewe of Endymion parade, was sentenced to 5 years in prison Friday (Jan. 12). Rizzuto previously pleaded guilty to 11 felony counts of first-degree negligent vehicular injury, each of which carried up to five years, and 14 counts of misdemeanor negligent vehicular injury, each of which carried up to six months.
Astronaut John Young, who walked on the Moon during Apollo 16 and commanded the first space shuttle mission, passed away on Friday, January 5, at the age of 87 from complications of pneumonia. Young began his career at NASA in 1962, when he was selected from among hundreds of young pilots to join NASA’s second astronaut class, known as the “New Nine.” On Friday, Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot released the following statement: “Today, NASA and the world have lost a pioneer.
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".