Steve Patterson is a stand-up comedian, sit-down host of The Debaters on CBC Radio One, producer and host of The Smartass-ociates, author of The Book of Letters I Didn't Know Where To Send, parents’ fifth favourite son. I saw an ad by Lexus that made me think this week. Not about buying a Lexus, mind you (it’s just an overpriced Toyota) but about driving in general.
The Lady Hawks faced a familiar foe on April 4 at Midlothian ISD multi-purpose stadium. They met up again with Mansfield Lakeridge in the Area Quarterfinals of the Texas 5A girls’ soccer playoffs. The Lady Hawks had lost one game and tied another in district play, but last Tuesday could not find the goals needed to win. For the third straight playoff game, both teams would have to face a very strong southerly wind, which caused numerous issues, especially for the goalies.
The varsity baseball team had two away district games last week and after their win over Mansfield Summit on Tuesday April 4, they were in sole possession of first place in District 10-5A, but how quickly things can change. On Friday, they traveled to Mansfield Timberview and lost a close 3-2 game. The Hawks are now in a tie with Waxahachie (at press time) for first place and have them at home on April 11 in huge district match up.
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".