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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2007

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1. GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATIONS.................VO/SOT

2. REDISTRICTING HEARING.................................VO/SOT

3. VOTE US OUT OF IRAQ......................................VO/SOT

4. CAPITOL SOLDIER VIGIL....................................VO/SOT

5. SOLDIER FUNERAL..........................................VO/NATS

6. MIGDEN ACCIDENT UPDATE.............................VO/FILE

1. GREENHOUSE GAS REGULATIONS VO/SOT

LIVE:

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY BROWN TESTIFIED WITH OTHER STATE OFFICIALS IN SACRAMENTO THIS MORNING TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. BROWN IS SEEKING A FEDERAL WAIVER TO ALLOW CALIFORNIA TO WRITE ITS OWN AUTOMOBILE EMISSION REGULATIONS.

SUPER: TODAY/CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:30)

THE REGULATIONS WOULD ENFORCE A 2002 STATE LAW REQUIRING A 30 PERCENT TOTAL REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM AUTOMOBILES BY 2016. ATTORNEY GENERAL BROWN SAYS GLOBAL WARMING CONCERNS DEMAND CHANGES IN BUILDING CODES, LAND USE REGULATIONS, AND TRANSPORTATION POLICIES, AND HAS THREATENED TO SUE THE FEDERAL E-P-A IF IT DOES NOT GRANT CALIFORNIA'S WAIVER REQUEST. LAST MONTH, BROWN FILED SUIT AGAINST SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CLAIMING THAT COUNTY FAILED TO CONSIDER GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN ITS LAND USE PLANNING. DESPITE THOSE ACTIONS, BROWN DENIES HE'S ATTEMPTING TO FORCE LOCAL OR FEDERAL AGENCIES TO ADOPT CALIFORNIA'S STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES.

SUPER: ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY BROWN/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (0:41)

SAYS: "WITH RESPECT TO THE COUNTIES, SAN BERNARDINO, ORANGE, SACRAMENTO AND OTHERS, WE'VE ASKED THEM TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT GREENHOUSE GASSES AND GLOBAL WARMING IN THEIR LONG TERM GROWTH PLANS. SAN BERNARDINO IS THE ONLY COUNTY THAT DIDN'T RESPOND, UH, BY DOING THAT. SO WE SUED THEM. WE ARE NOW IN SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS, AND I'M CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL HAVE A RESOLUTION VERY SHORTLY. THE GOAL IS TO GET EVERYONE IN THE STATE, LOCAL, CITIES, COUNTIES, AS WELL AS THE STATE, AS WELL AS THE AUTOMOBILE COMPANIES, AND ULTIMATELY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, WORKING TOGETHER, TO CURB THE VERY DANGEROUS EMISSIONS OF GREENHOUSE GASSES."

SUPER: ANDREW CLUBOK/ ATTORNEY/ALLIANCE OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS

SOT: (0:33)

SAYS: "THE REGULATORS WHO ANALYZED THIS REGULATION AND THEIR TOP EXPERTS ADMIT, THAT EVEN IF THIS REGULATION IS ADOPTED WORLD-WIDE TOMORROW, IT WILL HAVE A NEGLIGIBLE OR NOT EVEN MEASURABLE IMPACT ON GLOBAL WARMING THROUGH THE YEAR 2100. THAT'S THEIR WORDS, AND I THINK WE HAVE TO BE HONEST ABOUT THIS REGULATION; IT'S NOT GOING TO HAVE AN IMPACT BEYOND A SYMBOLIC ONE, SO WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT SOMETHING OR FIND SOMETHING THAT WILL DO, WILL HAVE AN IMPACT, WILL WORK, INSTEAD OF DOING SOMETHING THAT WE KNOW IS GOING TO HAVE NO BENEFIT FOR GLOBAL WARMING, BUT IS GOING TO HAVE A DEVASTATING IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY AND ON JOBS."

VO TAG:

ANDREW CLUBOK, AN ATTORNEY FOR THE ALLIANCE OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS LOBBY GROUP, SAYS IF CALIFORNIA IMPLEMENTS THE EMISSION REGULATIONS, IT WILL FORCE AUTOMAKERS TO PRODUCE LIGHTER WEIGHT, FLIMSY VEHICLES. TODAY WAS THE SECOND FEDERAL E-P-A PUBLIC HEARING ON CALIFORNIA'S WAIVER REQUEST. E-P-A PRESS OFFICER JOHN MILLETT SAYS THE AGENCY HAS NO DEADLINE IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO GRANT CALIFORNIA'S WAIVER REQUEST, BUT A LAWSUIT COULD BE FILED IF THE STATE CONSIDERS THE EPA'S DECISION IS BEING UNREASONABLE DELAYED.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY BROWN/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (0:34)

SAYS: "THIS IS NOT JUST POLITICS AS USUAL. THIS IS A COMPELLING THREAT TO THE WELL BEING OF EVERYONE IN CALIFORNIA. AND IF ANYTHING, WE'RE MOVING MUCH TOO SLOWLY TO REALLY GET THE JOB DONE. SO I SAY TO ALL THESE COUNTIES, GET WITH IT, WE'LL HELP YOU, BUT WE'RE ONLY AT THE BEGINNING STAGE OF WHAT HAS TO BE A VERY FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN HOW, WE, WE LIVE, HOW WE BUILD, OUR STRUCTURES, HOW WE SITUATE OUR BUSINESSES, AND HOW OUR TRANSPORTATION ACTUALLY FUNCTIONS IN TERMS OF ITS EMISSIONS ON THE GLOBAL CLIMATE."

SUPER: ANDREW CLUBOK/ATTORNEY/ALLIANCE OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS

INDICATING THE ALLIANCE WOULD SHOW VIDEO AT TODAY'S HEARING OF NASA INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES DR. JAMES HANSEN, A CLIMATE CHANGE PROPONENT:

SOT: (0:13)

SAYS: "THEIR TOP EXPERT, DR HANSEN, SAID THAT THE PROJECTED IMPACT OF THIS REGULATION, EVEN IF ADOPTED WORLDWIDE, IS MICROSCOPIC. AND HE SAID IT WAS NOT WORTH HIS COMPUTER TIME TO EVEN MODEL THE PROJECTED IMPACT OF THIS REGULATION."

SUPER: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (0:17)

SAYS: "AND TO SAY TO OUR ATTORNEY GENERAL, IF THERE'S ANYTHING I CAN DO TO BE HELPFUL TO HIM, WITH RESPECT TO THIS, THIS EFFORT, THAT IS NOT ONLY A NOBLE CAUSE, BUT AN IMPORTANT CAUSE, I'M HERE WITH MY SUPPORT."

2. REDISTRICTING HEARING VO/SOT

LIVE: THE STATE ASSEMBLY'S ELECTIONS COMMITTEE IS CONSIDERING SEVERAL BILLS FROM BOTH HOUSES TO CHANGE THE WAY LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS ARE DRAWN IN CALIFORNIA. THE BOUNDARY LINES FOR STATE AND CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES WERE DRAWN BY MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY IN 2001.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:20) TODAY'S HEARING FOCUSED ON REDISTRICTING COMMISSIONS AND WHO IS SELECTED AS COMMISSIONERS. SUCH COMMISSIONS IN OTHER STATES WERE DISCUSSED BY PANELISTS AT TODAY'S HEARING. THOSE WHO TESTIFIED TODAY DISCUSSED THE POTENTIAL DIFFICULTY IN ENSURING THE COMMISSIONERS ARE INFORMED ENOUGH ABOUT PRIOR CASE LAW REGARDING REDISTRICTING TO DRAW LINES THAT ARE ABOVE LEGAL CHALLENGE. WHILE THE CURRENT LINES WERE DRAWN BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE IN 2001, THE DECADE BEFORE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES WERE ESTABLISHED BY JUDGES.

SUPER: TIM HODSON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/SACRAMENTO STATE CENTER FOR CALIFORNIA STUDIES

SOT: (:26)

SAYS: "YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT A FAIR REDISTRICTING PLAN LOOKS LIKE? LOOK AT THE 1970'S AND 1990'S. WHICH AT THE SAME TIME PEOPLE WERE SAYING LOOK AT THOSE LOUSY POLITICIANS, BUT THEY WERE UNDER QUOTE FAIR PLANS. SO I DON'T SEE THAT THERE IS AN INHERENT SUPERIORITY. THE LEGISLATURE IS PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF DOING SOMETHING IF IT HAS CERTAIN STANDARDS AND A HAMMER THAT WILL COME DOWN ON THEM IF THEY BREAK THOSE STANDARDS OR DON'T OBSERVE THOSE STANDARDS."

SUPER: STEVEN OCHOA/WILLIAM C. VELASQUEZ INSTITUTE

SOT: (:39)

SAYS: "ALL CALIFORNIA COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST WERE NOT ADHERED TO IN 2001. IT WAS THE INCUMBENT SLASH PARTISAN PLAN THAT WERE PASSED. AND OTHER CRITERIA SEEMED TO BE RESPECTED WHEN CONVENIENT. REFORMS WE'D LIKE TO SEE ON ANY TYPE OF A COMMISSION OR LEGISLATIVE ARE PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY, PROPER NOTIFICATION WITH TIME TO COMMENT ON. PLANS THAT CAN'T BE SWITCHED AT THE LAST MOMENT AND VOTED ON."

SUPER: YESTERDAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

SUPER: MAY 25, 2007/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO TAG: THE PROPOSALS IN THE LEGISLATURE AND ANOTHER THAT MAY QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT CALL FOR COMMISSIONERS TO DRAW THE LINES. SELECTION OF THOSE COMMISSIONERS RANGES FROM BEING PICKED BY LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO RANDOM SELECTION BY DISTRICT.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: TIM HODSON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/SACRAMENTO STATE CENTER FOR CALIFORNIA STUDIES

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "IF YOU GIVE A GROUP OF RANDOM CITIZENS ONLY A FEW MONTHS TO UNDERSTAND THE INTRICACIES OF 30 YEARS OF VERY CONFUSING FEDERAL CASE LAWS, POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY IT CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT, AND PROBABLY WOULD HAVE TO LIKE IN OTHER STATES DEFAULT TO STAFF AND THE QUESTION IS WHO ARE THE STAFFERS."

SUPER: STEVEN OCHOA/WILLIAM C. VELASQUEZ INSTITUTE

SOT: (:24)

SAYS: "NO SYSTEM'S EVER GOING TO BE PERFECT, THE TRUE WAY TO HAVE REDISTRICTING REFORM IS PUBLIC DISCLOSURE AND ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE END OF THE DAY, THAT IS WE NEED TO KNOW WHY DID THEY PUT THE LINES IN THE WAY THEY DID WHY SOME CRITERIA ARE OR ARE NOT ADHERED TO."

3. VOTE US OUT OF IRAQ VO/SOT

LIVE:

CALIFORNIA VOTERS ARE A STEP CLOSER TO ADVISING THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS WHETHER THEY WANT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY OUT OF IRAQ. THIS AFTERNOON, THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE APPROVED A BILL THAT WOULD DIRECT PLACING THE ADVISORY MEASURE ON THE FEBRUARY 2008 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY BALLOT.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:25)

THE BALLOT MEASURE WOULD CARRY NO WEIGHT IN LAW, BUT ITS AUTHOR, SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA, SAYS IT WOULD GIVE STATE RESIDENTS A WAY TO EXPRESS FRUSTRATION ABOUT THE IRAQ WAR. RULES COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR ROY ASHBURN SAYS FOREIGN POLICY SHOULD BE DETERMINED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE MEASURE SENDS A HARMFUL MESSAGE TO U-S TROOPS WHILE ENCOURAGING ITS ENEMIES. ASHBURN SAYS IT MAY ALSO BE A PLOY BY DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS TO INCREASE LEFT-LEANING VOTER TURNOUT FOR OTHER BALLOT MEASURES.

SUPER: SENATOR ROY ASHBURN/R-BAKERSFIELD

SOT: (0:24)

SAYS: "THIS IS STRICTLY POLITICAL, TO TRY TO SAY THAT DEMOCRATS ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE FIGHTING IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. BUT IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING . THESE SAME DEMOCRATS, LED BY NANCY PELOSI, ARE IN A FULL RETREAT FROM TRYING TO SET A DEADLINE OR SOME OTHER WITHDRAWAL OF OUR TROOPS FROM IRAQ."

SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (0:23)

SAYS: "I ALWAYS THOUGHT MAYBE A PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY WOULD BE ENOUGH REASON FOR PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND VOTE, BUT IF IT BRINGS ANYBODY OUT, FINE, BUT I DON'T THINK IT WILL HAVE ANY MORE OR ANY LESS EFFECT THAN ANYTHING ELSE THAT'S ON THE BALLOT. AND I WOULD THINK THAT IF I WERE A DEMOCRAT BEING ABLE TO VOTE FOR AN AFRICAN AMERICAN OR A WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT, WOULD BE FAR SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER REASON YOU COULD GIVE ME FOR VOTING."

VO TAG:

SUPPORTERS OF A MEASURE TO CHANGE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS LAWMAKERS CAN SERVE IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE ARE CIRCULATING THAT POTENTIAL BALLOT INITIATIVE FOR INCLUSION ON THE FEBRUARY PRIMARY BALLOT. THAT MEASURE WOULD ALLOW PERATA AND ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SENATE IN BOTH PARTIES TO SERVE BEYOND THE 2008 OR 2010 TERMS THAT PRESENT LAW ALLOWS.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE BILL IS SB-942. IT PASSED COMMITTEE ON A 3-2 PARTY-LINE VOTE, AND WILL BE CONSIDERED TOMORROW IN THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE. TO BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT, IT MUST ALSO PASS THE ASSEMBLY AND BE SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE DON PERATA/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (0:22)

SAYS: "IN CALIFORNIA, WE'VE BECOME VERY ACCUSTOMED TO USING THE INITIATIVE PROCESS FOR ANY NUMBER OF THINGS, FOR GOOD OR FOR EVIL. AND THIS IS AGAIN A PARTICIPATORY OPPORTUNITY. NO ONE THAT WILL VOTE WILL HAVE ANY ILLUSION, I THINK THAT THIS IS NOT GOING, THAT PRESIDENT BUSH MAY NOT CHANGE, BUT IT GIVES PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING."

SUPER: SENATOR ROY ASHBURN/R-BAKERSFIELD

SOT: (0:25)

SAYS: "THIS SAME PROMISE WAS MADE JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO THAT IF YOU VOTE FOR US, YOU'RE GOING TO GET AN END TO THIS WAR. NOW THOSE WHO ARE IN WASHINGTON WHO CAN ACTUALLY MAKE THAT HAPPEN, THEY'RE RUNNING IN A FULL RETREAT. AND SO PASSING SOME WORDS ON A PIECE OF PAPER IN THE STATE CAPITOL, IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME OF THE WAR. IT'S NOT GOING TO BRING OUR TROOPS HOME ANY SOONER"

4. CAPITOL SOLDIER VIGIL VO/SOT

LIVE: AN INACTIVE NAVY RESERVIST HAS COMPLETED ABOUT 325 LAPS AROUND THE STATE CAPITOL. EACH IS IN MEMORY OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN IRAQ.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:20) THE ANONYMOUS NAVY MAN BEGAN HIS WALKING VIGIL ON MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY. HE HAS TAKEN A FEW BREAKS SINCE TO GO TO THE RESTROOM AND HAVE HIS FEET MASSAGED. LEG CRAMPS SLOWED HIS PROGRESS YESTERDAY, BUT HE WAS DETERMINED TO COMPLETE 350 LAPS IN HONOR OF CALIFORNIA'S WAR DEAD. HE EXPECTS TO DO SO BY THIS EVENING. HE HOPES OTHER WALKERS WHO'VE DONE A FEW LAPS IN SUPPORT WILL CARRY ON HIS VIGIL FOR THE REST OF THE NEARLY 35 HUNDRED TROOPS.

SUPER: ANONYMOUS IRAQ WAR VETERAN

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "I FEEL GREAT, I'M GLAD THERE'S COMMUNITY SUPPORT .. THEY'RE STARTING TO GET INVOLVED AND THAT WAS THE GOAL, WAS GETTING THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED AGAINST THE WAR."

SUPER: YESTERDAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

SUPER: MAY 25, 2007/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO TAG: THOSE WHO ARE JOINING THE ANONYMOUS VET ON HIS LAPS AROUND THE CAPITOL ARE TAKING THE NAMES OF IRAQI CIVILIANS AND WALKING IN THEIR MEMORY.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ANONYMOUS IRAQ WAR VETERAN

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "A LOCAL CASUALTY BRINGS IT HOME, YOU FEEL IT MORE ... EVERY TIME WE READ THE CARDS IT FEELS PERSONAL."

REGARDING POTENTIAL "VOTE US OUT OF IRAQ" MEASURE THAT MAY BE PLACED ON THE FEBRUARY PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY BALLOT IF IT PASSES BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE AND IS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR (SEE STORY ABOVE).

SUPER: TINA WONG/CAPITAL REGION COORDINATOR/MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "WE SUPPORT THIS BILL BECAUSE WE SUPPORT ANYTHING THAT GETS US CLOSER TO GETTING OUT OF IRAQ. ACTUALLY, WE'D LIKE IT TO BE FIRMER TO BRING ALL THE MILITARY PERSONNEL HOME NOW, BUT ANYTHING THAT BRINGS US CLOSER TO THAT, WE SUPPORT."

5. SOLDIER FUNERAL VO/NAT

LIVE: A CAPITAL AREA SOLDIER KILLED IN IRAQ WAS REMEMBERED THIS AFTERNOON. TODAY, HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS ATTENDED A FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE SOLDIER FROM THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY TOWN OF ORANGEVALE.

SUPER: TODAY/MOUNT VERNON MEMORIAL PARK/FAIR OAKS (SACRAMENTO COUNTY)

VO: (1:00) ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ALEX VARELA WAS PATROLLING BAGHDAD ON A TANK WHEN AN ANTI-TANK MINE EXPLODED, TURNING THE VEHICLE UPSIDE DOWN. FIVE OTHERS WERE KILLED IN THE EXPLOSION THAT OCCURRED MAY 19TH ACCORDING TO VARELA'S MOTHER. VARELA HAD BEEN IN IRAQ SINCE LAST OCTOBER. HE WAS 19 YEARS OLD.

6. MIGDEN ACCIDENT UPDATE VO/SOT (FILE)

LIVE: A WOMAN WHO SAYS SENATOR CAROLE MIGDEN TOTALED HER CAR AFTER RUNNING A STOP SIGN ELEVEN YEARS AGO NEAR THE STATE CAPITOL IS INCREDULOUS THE SENATOR CANNOT REMEMBER THE INCIDENT. MIGDEN WAS INVOLVED NEARLY TWO WEEKS AGO IN AT LEAST TWO COLLISIONS IN SOLANO COUNTY.

SUPER: YESTERDAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:15) THE HIGHWAY PATROL IS INVESTIGATING REPORTS THAT THE SENATOR HIT A GUARD RAIL ON INTERSTATE 80 IN VALLEJO AND REAR ENDED A CAR ON HIGHWAY 12 IN FAIRFIELD. WHEN SHE CONDUCTED INTERVIEWS ABOUT THAT INCIDENT IN HER OFFICE LAST WEEK, SHE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE INCIDENT ELEVEN YEARS AGO.

SUPER: MAY 24, 2007/SENATOR CAROLE MIGDEN/D-SAN FRANCISCO

SOT: (55:31-:59)(:28)

SAYS: "REPORTER: WE TALKED WITH A WOMAN WHO WAS IN AN ACCIDENT ABOUT A DECADE AGO WITH YOU, SHE SAID THAT SHE NEVER RECEIVED AN APOLOGY AND YOUR BEHAVIOR WAS ERRATIC THEN, MIGDEN: I DON'T HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT MARCY I DON'T KNOW WHO THAT WAS OR WHAT I CAN JUST SAY THAT THIS OCCURRED, I FEEL BADLY ABOUT IT, I'M TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT, I'M NOT DRIVING AND I'M TRYING TO FIND MEDICAL SOLUTIONS AND I'M DOING MY BEST AT THAT. REPORTER: WITNESSES SAID YOU SAID I'M A SENATOR DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? NO SIR, I DO NOT, WELL I DON'T REMEMBER SAYING THAT AND I KNOW IT'S BEEN REPORTED. I CAN ONLY SAY I DON'T RECALL THAT AND I'M SORRY TO HEAR THAT, SO THANKS VERY MUCH THANKS. (WALKS AWAY)"

VO TAG: MIGDEN CUT LAST WEEK'S NEWS CONFERENCE SHORT, WITHOUT DIRECTLY ANSWERING REPORTER QUESTIONS. THE DRIVER INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT ELEVEN YEARS IS TERESA LATHAM. SHE SAYS SHE WAS HIT BY MIGDEN IN 1996 AND FILED A LAWSUIT THAT WAS SETTLED ABOUT A YEAR LATER. AFTER THE COSTS OF THE CAR AND CHIROPRACTIC BILLS, LATHAM SAYS SHE WAS LEFT WITH ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE SETTLEMENT. IN ADDITION TO THE LAWSUIT, THE WOMAN WHO WORKS FOR THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH MIGDEN WHILE AT WORK WHEN MIGDEN WAS A MEMBER OF THE B-O-E AND REMINDED HER OF THE CAR ACCIDENT. THAT IS WHY THE WOMAN WAS SURPRISED MIGDEN HAD NO RECOLLECTION OF THE 1996 ACCIDENT. IN THE MORE RECENT ACCIDENTS, MIGDEN CLAIMED SHE DID NOT RECALL HITTING THE GUARD RAIL OR SCREAMING SHE WAS A SENATOR AFTER REAR ENDING THE WOMAN IN FAIRFIELD. SHE ATTRIBUTED THE LOSS OF MEMORY TO MEDICATION SHE IS TAKING TO REMAIN LEUKEMIA FREE. SHE REVEALED SHE HAD LEUKEMIA FOR 10 YEARS SHORTLY AFTER THE ACCIDENTS IN SOLANO COUNTY.

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