LAS VEGAS — For a growing number of travelers in search of natural wonders, the road to the Grand Canyon starts here, along one of the loudest, brightest stretches of highway in America. In any one of several small storefronts along the Strip, a salesman will sell the promise of a bucket-list trip, a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon and, for a little more, a boat ride on the Colorado River.
Mountain Park Community Church in Ahwatukee took a big step toward changing locations Sunday when members of the congregation moved a giant cross from its old location on Pecos Road to the new one on 48th Street. The cross, built by church members from 10-by-10 beams, was a prominent feature at the old location, where it stood atop a hill on church property. The hilltop was a popular place for people in the community, not just church members.
Some wonder why it’s necessary to walk four hours to play 30 minutes of golf, which may be one reason high-tech golf venues are cropping up in Phoenix and other metro areas. The popularity of Topgolf, the forerunner in golf entertainment, has brought others into the field. New York-based Drive Shack announced last week that it will open a golf entertainment venue near University of Phoenix Stadium.
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".