The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on January 14, 2006 · 1
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WEATHER Popular paths for exercise are Miss America Catholic holds off ACA in OT A comes to CMT 2S to CMT ,r'-- anew w-) 7" HI 7 r L.)iA hA ff , I everywhere in with sexy 52 0 Mostly Montgomery sunny; colder Sports 1B 1; ! Gfi Clear go online FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS and cold Lifestyle ID For more weather updates go online at montgomeryadvertlser.com t7 d montgomeryadvertiser .com SATURDAY Jan. 24, 2006 Montgomery Edition 50 cents INSIDE Derailment dumps liquid near Selma Twelve tankers and boxcars ran off the tracks Thursday night in Dallas County. Page 3C Police shoot man after officer hit Traffic on Bell Street was tied up Friday afternoon when police shot a man after he allegedly struck an officer with his car. Page 1C Gun found in student's locker One student said the other threatened to shoot him. The accused said he was only going to sell the gun. In either case, expulsion looms after officers found a gun in a locker. PageIC African clergy give endorsement Archbishops from overseas gave their support Friday to gathering of Episcopalian dissenters who disagree with acceptance of gay clergy. Page 3C Inmate: I'm too old to be executed Defenders say 75-year-old convicted murderer is too frail, and execution would constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Page 4A SETTING IT STRAIGHT Correction: A headline in Friday's edition of the Montgomery Advertiser should have stated mat Montgomery County schools are tailing .mur dreds of students for tru- ancy. 1 ! -m Jftt" - '"'.I T-J INDEX Business S Classified 1 Coffee Break 2B Comics 10 Crossword 20 dUojjfll 8A 11 J Hprpjcpoe 2B Lifestyle lfl 1 oral, state 1 Lottery 2A Moyies 6fi GbiiuaiifiS 4C Sports 11 IY. 4fi Weather 1M Page designed by Brad Harper A Oannett Newspaper 40 pages Volume 179, Number 14 2006 The Advertiser Co. For home delivery (334) 269-0010 800-488-3579 50C 0l"l409Ql"l230r"o As Medicare stumbles, state By John Davis Montgomery Advertiser jcdavisgannett.com Fed up with Medicare's new Part D program, Alabama has agreed to spend more than $1 million a day for two weeks to make sure poor seniors get their pre scription drugs. Part D, the federal gov ernment's attempt to help Charlie Wilson looks over LetHnal to !'ll V I - If ' I - : j The twister killed one person. Funnel rips through community, ,J"J ' - J A "-' ffl By Topher Sanders ViTSi -r-'W N Montgomery Advertiser 4 "y Ty'n tbMnderse9annettcom ? , I i art r. ir - if Imum Theresa Hulion holds her cat, Little Girl, after finding her in the rubble of a destroyed building in Belleville. Belleville marvels at speed of storm By Topher Sanders Montgomery Advertiser cbsandersgannett.com A few hours after a tornado struck their small Conecuh County town, residents of Belleville still were amazed at how quickly the storm ripped through the area. One person was killed and several homes and buildings were damaged when the tornado touched down along U.S. 84 a few miles west of Evergreen just after 10 a.m. Residents said the tornado ran through the neighborhood in the less than a minute. seniors save money, took over prescription drug coverage for 90,000 state seniors receiving Medicaid. The transition into the program, which began this month, has not been smooth. "We will continue doing all we can at the state level to make sure our senior citizens receive the special attention and protection they the remains of his son's "It happened so quick that you could have blinked and it was gone," said Bonnie Waters, whose parents' home was damaged. Betty Williams, 58, was killed when the storm hit her house. "The chimney collapsed on her, and it immediately killed her," said Cynthia Williams, her daughter. Neighbors remembered Williams as kind and caring. "She was a real sweet person. She would help you any way she could," said Waters' mother, Speed Page 2A 66Your doctor jisnUh It SINCE 1 8 2 9: deserve," Gov. Bob Riley said in a statement announcing the emergency measure. Alabama expects the problems with the Part D program to be worked out by early February. The money probably will go directly to pharmacies filling the seniors' prescriptions. Alabama Medicaid will ask for reimbursement maw Belleville home Friday after BELLEVILLE A woman was killed Friday morning when a tornado gutted a small community along U.S. 84, destroying homes, cars and uprooting trees, authorities said. "This is pretty bad for this community," said Conecuh County Sheriff Tracy Hawsey. "Hurricane Ivan was more destructive Y ... uic cii I tire county, but there wasn't any loss of life like there was here." Winds toppled a chimney, killing Bet (Montgomeryx laimiin ty Williams, 58, who had just returned from an errand, her daughter, Cynthia Williams, told The Associated Press. She had entered the house, put her purse down on the table and returned to unload the car. "The wind pushed the chimney down and crushed her. It didn't last but a minute," her daughter said. Hawsey said more people could have been injured. "Had the tornado touched down farther south, where we have a mobile home park that's well-populated, things could have been worse," he said. The storm was the product of a fast-moving cold front that swept across Alabama on Friday, producing severe thunderstorms and iBv,-.,ihvlBB gave you what advice? Fitnsss magazine. Tuesday. HEALTH from either the federal government or insurance companies, which have contracts with the government to offer different coverage plans. Medicare recipients get to choose their own plans; Medicaid recipients automatically were enrolled by the federal government. As of Wednesday, Ala ft-' , '-. - C. 'A l IT rnoios oy uavia ounay Muveriiier it was hit by a tornado. kills one - - 1 I V. -' The sun shines through a tree littered with insulation from homes destroyed by a tornado Friday in Belleville. Online extra ffj) montgomeryadvertiser.com Video footage of aftermath 60-mph winds in some places. The Montgomery area received more than an inch of rain, but there were no reports of flooding. Tornado damage was reported at 10 a.m. in the Belleville community, a few miles west of Evergreen. Investigators from the National Weather Service went to the scene. Downed trees blocked a section of U.S. 84. In a statement, Alabama Emergency Management Agency director Bruce Lethal Page 2A lierti montgomeryadvertiser.com pays for drugs bama Medicaid's central office in Montgomery had received more than 660 complaint calls about Part D. "My fear ... in all of this is for people who we are not hearing from," Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Carol Herrmann-Steckel said. Problems reported to Medicaid included insurance companies overcharg- A TALE OF TWO LINES You decide: Purely coincidence or plagiarism? CLINTON "Today America is the most dynamic, competitive, job-creating economy in history. " Clinton in his 1999 State of the Union speech "America's success was not a matter of chance. It was a matter of choice. " Clinton in his speech to the 2000 Democratic National Convention Riley's remarks mirror Clinton's The Associated Press Two lines in Gov. Bob Riley's State of the State speech this year are raising eyebrows for their striking similarity to lines in speeches given by President Clinton. Purely coincidence is how Riley's communications director, Jeff Emerson, explains the resemblance. Emerson said Friday he helped Riley, a Republican, write the speech and was responsible for including the lines. He said he listens to lots of speeches, but none by the former Democratic King family Bible up for auction Note-filled heirloom includes messages from King's mother The Associated Press ATLANTA A family Bible that once was owned by the mother of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is on the auction block. The Bible includes notations by the late Alberta W. King of family births, weddings and deaths including that of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, according to the auction house, Yon-kers, N.Y.-based Cohasco Inc. Document Preservation 99 ing customers or not approving drugs that seniors were supposed to receive. In many cases, pharmacists filled the prescriptions anyway, Herrmann-Steckel said, taking a financial hit until something can be worked out with the insurance companies or Medicare. "We will aggressively go after this money," Herrmann-Steckel said. RILEY "Tonight we have the most dynamic, the most competitive job-creating economy in the history of this state." Riley in his speech Tuesday to the Legislature "Alabama 's success was not a matter of chance. It was a matter of choice. " Riley in his speech Tuesday to the Legislature president: "I have no idea what Bill Clinton said." Emerson told the New York Times Regional Newspapers that an Internet search for those lines will produce several speeches by other officials who made similar remarks long before Clinton did. Be that as it may, Athens State political scientist Jess Brown said the language in Riley's speech is close to Clinton's. "If that were in a (student) paper in two places, it would raise my eyebrows and I would say, 'Where did you get it?' " Center. More recently, the Bible was owned by Alberta King's sister-in-law, Woodie King Brown, who died in 1992 at age 95. "It came from Woodie Brown's home in Detroit," said Bob Snyder, vice president of Cohasco. "When she died, the family stopped paying taxes and the city of Detroit foreclosed on the property and held a municipal auction. And anybody was free to simply show up and wave their hand in the air." Snyder declined to identify the current owner. Alberta King was fatally King Page 2A niontpmcriji Advertiser montgomer yndvertiser com mm in mi . aaril ""2

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