The brunette on the graceful side of middle age declined to give her name, saying people might get the wrong idea about her. I found her Tuesday night in the community room at the Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St., where the John Birch Society was holding its monthly informational meeting. Born during the Cold War, the John Birch Society was so archly conservative it could be called fright-wing. Its founder was candy manufacturer Robert Welch.
A “critical priority” for the Department of Human Services is that children in its care “should be placed with kin whenever possible.”That’s what Commissioner Cynthia F. Figueroa wrote to us last month after my column described how Victoria O’Brian’s great-nephew was allowed to be adopted by another family despite O’Brian’s desire to raise him. O’Brian concedes she missed one hearing because her niece, the birth mother, told her she didn’t have to be there.
You might as well have it, everyone else does. The security breach that Equifax was kind enough to acknowledge — many months after it was discovered — put my junk out there, along with that of 143 million other trusting saps. Even if you have never used Equifax security experts say it probably has your 411. Too many companies we trust with our data seem like butter-fingered Keebler elves on a sugar high.
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".