When he was drafted out of high school in 2005, Andrew McCutchen was believed to be the light at the end of the tunnel for Pittsburgh Pirates fans. He was the shining hope that would lead the franchise, then mired in more than a decade of losing, back to a winning record, respectability and eventually the postseason.That’s quite a lot of pressure to put on the shoulders of a teenager; not many could live up to those expectations, especially for a franchise that could do little right.
Growing up in a community along a river can have its benefits: great views, recreation and fishing come to mind.But there's also the worry about the dangers that a river can bring.I'm always reminded of that when there's flooding like the ones we experienced Friday when French Creek crested at 16.45 feet and caused multiple road closings, claimed some cars and no doubt damaged property.
It's seems cliché to use such a headline, but it still seems oh so appropriate this year.In a time where it's easy to see the bad side of people, whether it's a gesture at one of Meadville's infamous four-way stops or a rude comment, two things this month really stood out.Since I've marveled in my year-plus here as editor after seeing all the wonderful things Crawford County residents do to help others, it's starting to take something really special to stand out and leave me shaking my head...
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".