Not only is her son, Christopher, celebrating his 40th birthday this year, but it’s also the 40th anniversary of one of the biggest blizzards to blaze through Michigan. These two momentous occasions will always be linked in this one local mom’s memory. The Great Blizzard of 1978 struck the Great Lakes, including the tri-county area, and the Upper Ohio Valley and Ontario, Canada, during the period of Jan. 25-27, 1978.
But it wasn’t just a random act of winter lightning; it has been confirmed to have been a meteoroid entering Earth’s atmosphere, according to NASA. It lit the skies across Michigan and in six other states and Canada. The flashing light and loud boom felt across Michigan was seen as far away as New York City and parts of Canada and was first spotted at 8:08 at Oberlin College in Ohio. Around the same time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.0 magnitude seismic reading.
Go out and get in from the cold at the third annual Restaurant Week this Sunday, Jan. 21 through Saturday, Jan. 27. With local special restaurant promotions, this week during January gives you an extra incentive to try area restaurants. “The whole point of Restaurant Week is to get people to try a place they may not have been to before,” said Mark Hamel, co-owner of The Laundry and Crust in Fenton.
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".