Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo's Bald Eagle, Phoenix, Educates The Public About Her Species

Many people in Springfield have seen Phoenix, a bald eagle at Dickerson Park Zoo , at the zoo or during a program she was part of. And if they haven’t, they’ve probably heard of her. But they might not know her story, and how she came to live at the zoo. To give you some background: America’s national symbol, the bald eagle, was once almost gone from the U.S. When Americans chose the majestic bird for their national symbol in 1782, there were approximately 100,000 nesting bald eagles in the...

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Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Joins Democratic Race For President

Updated at 9:53 a.m. ET Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is joining the large 2020 Democratic presidential field, touting a record of military service, bucking his party and arguing for younger leadership. "The greatest generation saved our country from tyranny. It's time for our generation to step up and do the same," Moulton said in an announcement video posted early Monday. His opening message highlights issues from the economy, including advancing jobs to combat climate change, cutting...

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Missouri Government

The latest news from Jefferson City

SMS and You News Update 11/05/02

Nov 4, 2002

SMSU's Wall of Fame.

Mark Biggs talks with the two candidates for Greene County Presiding Commissioner.

rountree News Update 11/03/02

Nov 2, 2002

This is the latest news update from the Rountree School.

The Missouri DHSS announced this week that diabetes is now the 4th leading cause of death among Missourians age 55 to 64'up from #5 last year. Diabetes has increased 70% over the last decade in those between the ages of 30 and 39. And it's a serious disease'one that canlead to things like cardiovascular disease, stroke, blindness, end stage renal disease, nerve damage and lower limb amputations.

SMS and You News Update 10/29/02

Oct 28, 2002

SMS names vice President for Administrative Services.

rountree News Update 10/29/02

Oct 28, 2002

This is the latest news update from the Rountree School.

Dr. Lloyd Young talks with the two candidates in the 30th Senatorial District.

SMS and You News Update 10/22/02

Oct 21, 2002

Biology Department Head Steve Jensen is named Man of the Year by the Federation of Fly Fishers.

Dr. Lloyd Young talks with Dan Clemens, Republican candidate in the 20th Senatorial District. His Democratic opponent Jim Kreider had a family emergency and could not participate in the taping of this program.

Hundreds Protest Bush Rally

Oct 18, 2002

I'm Jenny Fillmer, from outside Hammons Student Center, where members of the AFL-CIO, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International and hundreds of independent marchers carried signs and led cheers today throughout the presidential visit.

Close to 500 Missourians spent the morning protesting President Bush's policy on Iraq and campaigning against U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Talent. Many protesters had made the three-hour drive from St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia.