Christie Brooks made a big Thanksgiving meal before leaving for work, where she helped prepare her Walmart store for the influx of shoppers on Black Friday. But for her family, the phrase "Black Friday" would take on a far different meaning. Her children awoke the day after Thanksgiving to find Christie and her eldest daughter Victoria had been murdered in their bedroom during the over night hours. Testimony got underway Wednesday in the trial of the man accused of those killings.
The roots of Weiders Hardware stretch back, way back, to a time when the Civil War had only ended 14 years earlier. It was in 1879 when Phillip Weider opened his horse-and-harness supply business on Spring Street in downtown Rochester. Flash forward to today, with Weiders Hardware stores in Honeoye Falls and Brighton. Yeah, of course, a lot has changed since the beginning. Back when the business was founded, Rutherford B. Hayes was president and the United States consisted of only 38 states.
When Sandy Abbey bought the business that became Fieldtex Products, the company made awnings and tents for rent. Now, the Henrietta-based firm is made up of two divisions — one that makes soft-sided cases for portable electronic devices, and another that distributes medical and first-aid products. That’s quite a switch, and it took a while to develop the niche. But it’s been a successful one — Fieldtex has added 50 or so employees in the past five years, boosting employment to 190 today.
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".