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In Celebrating Purim, Springfield Jews Remember Esther And Care For The Poor

Purim, a Jewish holiday with roots in the book of Esther, begins on March 20. Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the foiling of Haman’s plan to eradicate the Jewish people according to the biblical book of Esther. Rabbi Barbara Block of Temple Israel said that Purim is a unique celebration. “We celebrate Purim by reading from the book of Esther,” She said. “That is the central observance, and that can be done reading from the actual text in Hebrew. Some congregations might read it in...

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After Lawsuits, Facebook Announces Changes To Alleged Discriminatory Ad Targeting

Updated at 3:57 p.m. ET After years of criticism and multiple lawsuits alleging that Facebook engaged in discrimination by allowing advertisers to select which users could see their ads, the social media giant announced it will make changes to its ad platform by the end of the year. On Tuesday, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, announced on the company's website that the changes "will better protect people on Facebook." The company has also settled five lawsuits brought to...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Bush Speaks at Airport

Jan 15, 2002

About three thousand people braved the January wind yesterday to see the president at the Springfield- Branson Regional Airport. After waiting in long lines at metal detectors, the crowd packed into an open hanger for the president's speech.

SMS and You News Update 01/15/02

Jan 14, 2002

Linda Johnson is the Director of the SMSU Student Exhibition Center and on this edition of SMS and YOU, she talks about "Moving the Fire", a photographic exhibit about the Trail of Tears.

SMS and You News Update 01/08/02

Jan 7, 2002

Burl Self talks about the Trail of Tears and the re-settlement of Native Americans.

rountree News Update 01/01/02

Dec 31, 2001

This is the latest news update from the Rountree School.

SMS and You News Update 01/01/02

Dec 31, 2001

Pam Sailors talks about the public debate over cloning.

Springfield's Legislative Priorities

SMS and You News Update 12/25/01

Dec 24, 2001

Michele Day discusses the need for social workers in Missouri.

Rare Breed Youth Center

Holiday Pet Tips

Dec 21, 2001

Christmas is traditionally a time for, food, family and festivities. While you family may enjoy celebrating holiday traditions, your pets may not understand what all the unusual activity is about. Dr. Tedd Hammaker of Springfield Veterinary Hospital says the change in the routine during the holidays can produce stress for your pets.

Keeping things normal includes feeding pets their regular meals, and resisting the temptation to overindulge them with human food. Hammaker says houseguests can also cause stress for pets.

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