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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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1. GOVERNOR ON THE DELTA..............................VO/SOT

2. AIR BOARD APPOINTEE HEARING...................VO/SOT

3. TOP 10 CONSUMER RIP OFFS...........................VO/SOT

4. TITLE NINE COMMITTEE.............................................VO

1. GOVERNOR ON THE DELTA VO/SOT

LIVE: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER VISITED PART OF THE SACRAMENTO-SAN JOAQUIN RIVER DELTA THIS MORNING TO PROMOTE HIS FIVE POINT NINE BILLION DOLLAR WATER PLAN. THAT PLAN CONTAINS ONE BILLION DOLLARS TO HELP RESTORE THE DELTA WHERE MANY FISH SPECIES ARE NOW ENDANGERED.

SUPER: TODAY/TWITCHELL ISLAND/SACRAMENTO COUNTY

VO: (:20) THE GOVERNOR HAS ALSO PROMOTED THE IDEA OF WHAT HE CALLS CONVEYANCE TO MOVE WATER AROUND THE DELTA. STATE WATER OFFICIALS DESCRIBE IT AS A CANAL TO MOVE WATER FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH WITHOUT HAVING TO PUMP IT THROUGH THE DELTA. THE PUMPS HAVE KILLED THE ENDANGERED SMELT IN THE REASON AND A JUDGE ORDERED THEM SHUT OFF EARLIER THIS YEAR.

SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/NO FONT

SOT: (:40)

SAYS: "AS THE LARGEST ESTUARY ON THE WEST COAST, IT IS HOME OT HUNDREDS OF NATIVE PLANT SPECIES BUT FACES DANGERS OF CONTAMINATION AND RISING SEA WATER. WE SAW ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE VULNERABILITY WHEN WE HAD TO SHUT OFF THE PUMP FOR THE DELTA SMELT. THE PUMP SHUT OFF AND DRY WINTER CONTRIBUTED TO THE WATER CRISIS IN OUR STATE. IF WE HAVE ANOTHER SEASON LIKE THAT, IT WILL BE REALLY DISASTROUS."

VO TAG:

THE GOVERNOR CANCELLED A PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO DISCUSS HIS WATER PLAN TO REMAIN IN SACRAMENTO AS HE AND LAWMAKERS ATTEMPT TO NEGOTIATE THE STATE BUDGET. A VOTE IS SCHEDULED IN THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY ON THE BUDGET WHICH IS NOW 17 DAYS OVERDUE.

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SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/NO FONT

SOT: (:38)

SAYS: "TWO DIFFERENT SUBJECTS, I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT WE DO THE BUDGET, HOPEFULLY THIS WEEK. WE'RE ALL WORKING VERY HARD AND THERE'S MANY MEETINGS GOING ON IN THE CAPITOL AND SECOND IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE WATER STORAGE ABOVE AND BELOW THE GROUND, CONVEYANCE AND ALL THIS AND WE ARE SAYING WHILE WE'RE LOOKING AT STORAGE AND CONVEYANCE, WE CANNOT IGNORE WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF THE DELTA."

SUPER: LESTER SNOW/DIRECTOR/DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES

SOT: (:36)

SAYS: "THIS STATE HAS WRESTLED WITH DELTA ISSUES FOR DECADES, WE'RE LOOKING AT ACTIONS WE CAN TAKE WITH EXISTING RESOURCES WITHOUT THE LEGISLATIVE ACTION IN THIS SESSION. WE DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TO GO HOME THINKING THEY'VE PASSED A FEW BILLS THAT ADDRESS A FEW SYMPTOMS BUT DON'T ADDRESS THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN GUY HOUSTON/R-SAN RAMON

SOT: (:09)

SAYS: "I DID HEAR ONE WORD THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT WITH ALL THE SPEAKERS AND THAT WAS THE D WORD, NOBODY LIKES TO SAY THE D WORD BUT THE WORD IS DROUGHT. AND I THINK WE'RE ON THE CUSP OF A DROUGHT."

2. AIR BOARD HEARING VO/SOT

LIVE: THE GOVERNOR'S NEW APPOINTEE TO THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD FACED TOUGH QUESTIONING FROM LAWMAKERS DURING A RULES COMMITTEE HEARING SET UP PRIOR TO HER OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION HEARING, WHICH MUST OCCUR BY JULY 2008.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:15) THE GOVERNOR APPOINTED MARY NICHOLS TO THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD AFTER FIRING THE FORMER CHAIR IN LATE JUNE. THE EX CHAIRMAN ALLEGES THE GOVERNOR'S CHIEF OF STAFF AND DEPUTY CHIEF WERE ATTEMPTING TO FORCE THE AIR BOARD TO SLOW DOWN ITS EFFORTS TO PASS REGULATIONS TO CURB GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AS REQUIRED BY LEGISLATION THE GOVERNOR SIGNED LAST YEAR GAINING WORLD WIDE ATTENTION.

SUPER: SENATOR ROY ASHBURN/R-BAKERSFIELD

SOT: (20:19-:50)(:31)

SAYS: "IS THAT YOU PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNOR A DEGREE OF COVER IN PURSUING A MORE MARKET BASED APPROACH TO AB-32 YOU CAN DO THINGS DOCTOR SAWYER COULDN'T GET AWAY WITH TO PUSH HARDER IN THAT DIRECTION AS OPPOSED TO THE REGULATORY APPROACH. HAVE YOU HEARD THIS AND HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?"

MARY NICHOLS/CHAIRWOMAN/CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

SOT: (21:01-)(:14)

SAYS: "THE GOVERNOR CERTAINLY KNOWS THAT I'M A DEMOCRAT WITH A REPUTATION IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY, FOR HAVING ACCOMPLISHED IMPORTANT THINGS IN THE AIR PROGRAM, BUT THE REASON I'M HERE IS BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CALL UPON ALL KINDS OF IDEAS TO GET THERE, WE CAN'T ONLY ACHIEVE IT WITH ONLY THE REGULATIONS THE AIR BOARD HAS ACCOMPLISHED SO EFFECTIVELY IN THE PAST."

VO TAG: DURING THE HEARING, NICHOLS DISCUSSED THE GOVERNOR'S ANGER THAT THE FORMER AIR BOARD CHAIRMAN WAS WILLING TO GRANT THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AIR DISTRICT 11 MORE YEARS TO MEET FEDERAL AIR QUALITY STANDARDS.

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SUPER: MARY NICHOLS/CHAIRWOMAN/CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

SOT: (:14)

SAYS: "IN THE CONVERSATION I HAD WITH THE GOVERNOR HE READ IN THE NEWSPAPER THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD WAS GOING TO GIVE THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY 11 MORE YEARS TO MEET THE AIR STANDARDS AND HE WAS MAD."

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

SOT: (:48)

SAYS: "I THINK CONCEPTUALLY THE SCHEME WE SET OUT AND THE OTHER CONDITIONS WE COULD APPLY TO MARKET MECHANISMS IS FINE. I'M NOT A FLAT EARTH GUY I THINK THERE ARE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, I THINK CALIFORNIA IS UNIQUELY SITUATED TO BE THE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY AND THAT'S REFLECTIVE OF WHAT THE PUBLIC EXPECTS. THIS IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IT DOES NOT GET BETTER, IT ONLY GETS WORSE UNLESS BOLD ACTION IS TAKEN."

3. TOP 10 CONSUMER RIP OFFS VO/SOT

LIVE:

IDENTITY THEFT IS THE TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINT REPORTED BY DISTRICT ATTORNEYS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA. PROSECUTORS, VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT AND CONSUMER ADVOCATES TESTIFIED IN AN ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING ON THE SUBJECT THIS MORNING.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) ONE WHO TESTIFIED WAS JAMES HERMES, AN IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM FROM INDIO. IN HERMES' CASE, SOMEBODY STOLE HIS DRIVERS LICENSE, AND USED THAT INFORMATION TO WRITE A FRAUDULENT CHECK. HERMES WAS PULLED OVER FOR A BROKEN TAIL LIGHT AFTER THAT, AND ARRESTED FOR SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING IDENTITY THEFT. HE SPENT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO CLEAR HIS NAME AND PROVE HE HIMSELF WAS THE VICTIM OF I-D THEFT.

SUPER: JAMES HERMES/INDIO, CALIFORNIA VICTIM OF CRIMINAL IDENTITY THEFT

SOT: (:56)

SAYS: "IF ANYTHING IN MY EXPERIENCE I'D LIKE TO SEE A BROADENING OF THE KNOWLEDGE, SOME KIND OF MAJOR PUBLIC EDUCATION ON THE SUBJECT, BECAUSE IDENTITY THEFT IS THE CRIME OF THE 21ST CENTURY, AND WHEN I FIRST GOT OUT OF JAIL I SPENT FIVE DAYS JUST DOING RESEARCH AND I DISCOVERED THE IDENTITY THEFT VICTIM STATE REGISTRY, THE CR-150 FORM FOR VICTIMS OF CRIMINAL IDENTITY THEFT, AND I HAD MET POLICE OFFICERS TOO THAT INVESTIGATE IDENTITY THEFT AND THEY'D NEVER HEARD OF THESE AND I THINK BETTER, MORE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING OF POLICE OFFICERS, ESPECIALLY PATROL LEVEL POLICE OFFICERS."

SUPER: FILE

VO TAG: DISTRICT ATTORNEYS STATED IN TODAY'S INFORMATIONAL HEARING THAT THEY HOPE LAWMAKERS WILL PASS LEGISLATION TO DEVOTE MORE FUNDING FOR INVESTIGATORS TO LOOK INTO COMPLAINTS OF IDENTITY THEFT.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE OTHER NINE CONSUMER COMPLAINTS INCLUDE 2. ELDER FRAUD, 3. IMMIGRATION CONSULTING FRAUD, 4. HIGH TECH AND E-COMMERCE FRAUD, 5. PREDATORY LENDING TACTICS, 6. CONTRACTOR FRAUD, 7. FALSE ADVERTISING, 8. AUTO SALES AND LEASING PRACTICES, 9. HEALTH AND DIET PRODUCT, 10. GOVERNMENT MIMICRY AND PHONY ASSESSOR SCAMS.

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SUPER: JAMES HERMES/INDIO, CALIFORNIA VICTIM OF CRIMINAL IDENTITY THEFT

SOT: (:15)

SAYS: "AS FAR AS FINANCIAL IMPACT, I'M OUT 2,250 DOLLARS FOR THE FEE CHARGED BY THE BAIL BONDSMAN, AND THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE I'M OUT 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN LOST INCOME. SO ALL TOLD I'M OUT OVER 5000 DOLLARS."

SUPER: ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE JONES/D-SACRAMENTO

SOT: (:20)

SAYS: "THE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY GO OUT, TAKE THE COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATE CRIMES, THAT'S WHERE THE BOTTLE NECK IS, AND THAT'S AN AREA WHERE WE NEED TO GET MORE RESOURCES, AND IT'S TOUGH, WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUDGET NEGOTIATION AND WE'VE GOT A MAJOR STRUCTURAL DEFICIT. BUT SOMEHOW WE NEED TO FIND THE RESOURCES TO MAKE SURE THESE CRIMES ARE INVESTIGATED."

4. TITLE 9 SELECT COMMITTEE VO

FEEDING VIDEO OF SENATE RULES COMMITTEE PER STATION REQUEST. THE RULES COMMITTEE APPROVED THE FORMATION OF A SELECT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE GENDER DISCRIMINATION AT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES.

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