Parents often have to sign a lot of forms at the beginning of school year, but one of the forms caught some parents off guard. Students attending Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Fla. were sent home with an orientation package that included a form from the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) telling parents that students can have a “front of the lunch line pass” if they donate US$100.
Sparks literally flew during a recent city council meeting in Boulder City, Nev. when a woman’s purse suddenly burst into flames on Tuesday. “We hear[d] this awful noise,” Roger Hall, the director of Boulder City Parks and Recreation told NBC news affiliate KSNV. “It sounded like a bookshelf or picture falling off the wall.”The purse was so hot she tossed it off her lap and tried to take it outside of the council chambers.
There’s a unique home that’s on the market and it straddles two countries. Brian DuMoulin, who owns the historic home built in 1782 has decided to sell it. The property is located in both the U.S. and Canada – specifically, between Beebe Plain, Vt., and Stanstead, Que. There’s even tape on the floor upstairs to indicate which side belongs to Canada and the United States. Though the home needs some upgrades, the nine-bedroom, five-bath home is only listed at $109,000.
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".