Peggy Lowe http://wvxu.org en Nearly Two Years Later, A Controversial Rape Case Is Reviewed http://wvxu.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 18541 at http://wvxu.org Nearly Two Years Later, A Controversial Rape Case Is Reviewed Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows With Zilmax To Boost Foreign Sales? http://wvxu.org/post/did-tyson-drop-zilmax-fed-beef-appease-foreign-buyers Tyson Foods Inc. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 16011 at http://wvxu.org Did Tyson Ban Doping Cows With Zilmax To Boost Foreign Sales? As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash' http://wvxu.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 21:56:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 13747 at http://wvxu.org As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash' Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal? http://wvxu.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 13172 at http://wvxu.org Will Chinese Firm Bring Home The Bacon With Smithfield Deal? Oprah Winfrey's Latest Venture Is Farming In Hawaii http://wvxu.org/post/oprah-winfreys-latest-venture-farming-hawaii The local food movement has a powerful new poster girl.<p>More glowing than American Gothic, Oprah Winfrey and her pal, <a href="http://www.oprah.com/contributor/bob-greene">Bob Greene,</a> appear on the cover of the June issue of <a href="http://www.oprah.com/omagazine.html">The Oprah Magazine</a>, standing in what looks to be a field of kale.<p>"Oprah's New Farm!" reads the headline splashed across the pair's checkered shirts. Thu, 23 May 2013 20:42:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 12949 at http://wvxu.org Oprah Winfrey's Latest Venture Is Farming In Hawaii