Peggy Lowe http://kttz.org en In Kansas, Professors Must Now Watch What They Tweet http://kttz.org/post/kansas-professors-must-now-watch-what-they-tweet The Kansas Board of Regents gave final approval Wednesday to a strict new policy on what employees may say on social media. Critics say the policy violates both the First Amendment and academic freedom, but school officials say providing faculty with more specific guidelines will actually bolster academic freedom on campus.<p>The controversial policy was triggered by an equally controversial tweet posted last September by David Guth, an associate journalism professor. Wed, 14 May 2014 23:27:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 44365 at http://kttz.org Nearly Two Years Later, A Controversial Rape Case Is Reviewed http://kttz.org/post/nearly-two-years-later-controversial-rape-case-reviewed Nearly two years after allegations of a sexual assault rocked a small Missouri town, the case may be reopened.<p>A county prosecutor in Maryville, Mo., has requested that an independent attorney look at accusations of rape and other charges against two former high school athletes — despite his earlier decision to drop the case.<p>The Internet activist group Anonymous, which crusaded for another high-profile rape case, is taking credit for this turnaround.<p><strong>The Events</strong><p>The first thing Daisy Coleman remembers is her surprise that she was still alive.<p>Back on Jan. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 33254 at http://kttz.org Nearly Two Years Later, A Controversial Rape Case Is Reviewed Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows With Zilmax To Boost Foreign Sales? http://kttz.org/post/did-tyson-drop-zilmax-fed-beef-appease-foreign-buyers Tyson Foods Inc. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 29585 at http://kttz.org Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows With Zilmax To Boost Foreign Sales? As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash' http://kttz.org/post/drought-turns-flood-farmers-get-weather-whiplash As Chris Webber checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant on a recent morning, he worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it.<p>"The drought is over at the moment," he says. "But in Missouri, we tend to say that in 10 days or two weeks, we can be in a drought again. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:31:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 26246 at http://kttz.org As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash' Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal? http://kttz.org/post/will-chinese-firm-bring-home-bacon-smithfield-deal There were questions Wednesday about whether U.S. regulators will approve the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/29/187029237/smithfield-foods-to-be-sold-to-chinese-firm-for-4-72-billion">takeover of Smithfield Foods</a> Inc., the company that sells all-American hams, hot dogs and bacon, by China's Shuanghui International.<p>It's being <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-29/shuanghui-group-said-to-near-agreement-to-buy-smithfield-foods.html">called</a> the biggest such takeover of an American company by a Chinese firm. Thu, 30 May 2013 07:07:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 25390 at http://kttz.org Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal?