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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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1. MEXICAN AMBASSADOR VO/SOT
The Mexican Ambassador to the United States will visit the California Chamber of Commerce for a forum on trade and economic relations between California and the United States with Mexico. Mexico is California's number one export market. Last year, exports to Mexico increased by about two billion dollars. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. SEX OFFENDER NOTIFICATION VO/SOT
Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi and former Charlie's Angel's star Cheryl Ladd will announce the availability in California of a service that notifies parents when a sex offender moves into their neighborhood. For about 20 dollars per year, parents can subscribe to the service provided by a non profit called "Child Help." When a registered sex offender moves into the area, the service will call two phone numbers provided by the subscribers with information. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation notified Californians last week that more than 2700 offenders were out of compliance with state law that requires they be more than 500 feet from schools or parks. Those offenders will have to move. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. GAY TEXT BOOK PROTEST VO/SOT
The Campaign for California Children and families will have a news conference to discuss their outrage with bills that will require positive portrayal of gays in text books and no discrimination of gay students in public schools. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. TOBACCO MEMORIAL VO/SOT
The fourth annual tobacco memorial at the State Capitol will commemorate the 430 thousand Americans who they say have died due to tobacco related illnesses. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. SESSION ENDS VO/FILE
Feeding video of Senate and Assembly yesterday and information on number of bills, etc.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Los Angeles for private meetings.
The Assembly and Senate are not in session in observance of Rosh Hoshana. Special session for healthcare and water reform is ongoing. Regular session reconvenes January 7, 2008.
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