en Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 <p><strong>Mo. state senators meet today to examine natural disasters</strong></p><p>A special Senate committee that was created this summer is scheduled&nbsp;to meet&nbsp;today in the state Capitol building. So far in 2011, Missouri has been hit by a historic blizzard, powerful tornadoes in Joplin, St. Louis and Sedalia and heavy flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. The Senate committee was created to recommend ways the Legislature can help with local recovery efforts.</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:28:15 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1921 at Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 23, 2011