Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a two part series examining the life, and death, of Forty Fort native Mary Jo Kopechne. Part 2 will be published in Public Square on Sunday, July 26. On July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old native of Forty Fort, was killed when a car driven by U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy plunged off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
On March 4, 1681, William Penn received a royal charter from King Charles II of England which granted him a proprietary colony in North America. The land grant was made to cover a debt of £16,000 owed by the monarch to Penn’s father, Sir William Penn, an admiral in the Royal Navy. Named “Pennsylvania,” or “Penn’s Woods,” to honor the deceased admiral, the colony was roughly 350 miles by 160 miles; almost as large as England itself.
The Phillies’ recent on-field struggles were overshadowed Sunday night by the shocking news of Darren Daulton’s death of brain cancer and last week’s allegations that Pete Rose had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl when he played for the Cincinnati Reds. Both cases remind us about the precariousness of life and how some of our onetime heroes choose to live theirs.
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".