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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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1. TRIBAL GAMBLING INITIATIVE..........................VO/SOT

2. LETTUCE RECALL...............................................VO/SOT

3. AGRICULTURE PLAN..........................................VO/SOT

4. GOVERNOR'S WATER PLAN..............................VO/SOT

TRIBAL GAMBLING INITIATIVE VO/SOT

LIVE: A COALITION OF GROUPS ATTEMPTING TO OVERTURN GAMBLING COMPACTS SIGNED WITH FOUR CALIFORNIA INDIAN TRIBES CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVES OF THOSE TRIBES ARE TRYING TO INTIMIDATE VOTERS FROM SIGNING PETITIONS. THE PETITIONS ARE ATTEMPTING TO QUALIFY FOUR BALLOT INITIATIVES TO OVERTURN EACH OF THE COMPACTS THAT COULD ADD 17 THOUSAND SLOT MACHINES IN CALIFORNIA.

SUPER: TODAY/K STREET MALL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THOSE WHO ARE ATTEMPTING TO QUALIFY THE INITIATIVE TRIED TO GATHER SIGNATURES THIS AFTERNOON ON A BUSY CAPITAL AREA PEDESTRIAN MALL. THEY HAVE UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER TO GATHER ABOUT 460 THOUSAND VALID SIGNATURES TO QUALIFY THE MEASURES FOR THE BALLOT THAT WOULD OVERTURN THE COMPACTS WITH THE PECHANGA, AGUA CALIENTE, MORONGO AND SYCUAN TRIBES. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ORGANIZATION CALLED "NO ON THE UNFAIR GAMBLING COMPACTS" CONTENDS THE TRIBES HAVE HIRED PEOPLE TO INTIMIDATE SIGNATURE GATHERERS AND WOULD BE SIGNERS FOR THE PETITIONS.

SUPER: CHERYL SCHMIT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/STAND UP FOR CALIFORNIA

SOT: (:22)

SAYS: "WE DESERVE THE RIGHT TO READ THESE PETITIONS, SIGN THEM .... TURN CALIFORNIA INTO THE BIGGEST GAMING MECCA IN THE NATION."

SUPER: ROGER SALAZAR/COALITION TO PROTECT CALIFORNIA'S BUDGET AND ECONOMY

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "REMEMBER SOME OF THE FOLKS INVOLVED IN THIS PETITION EFFORT ... AND OTHER NEEDS."

SUPER: FILE

VO TAG: THE GROUP OPPOSING THE COMPACTS ADMITS ITS COALITION IS COMPRISED OF TWO RACE TRACKS, TWO OTHER TRIBES WITH GAMBLING AND UNIONS THAT HAVE ORGANIZED LAS VEGAS CASINO WORKERS. THE GROUP HOPES TO QUALIFY THEIR PROPOSITIONS FOR THE FEBRUARY 2008 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE GAMBLING VIDEO IS OF THE PALA TRIBE'S CASINO.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: CHERYL SCHMIT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/STAND UP FOR CALIFORNIA

SOT: (:29)

SAYS: "AS THE SIGNATURE GATHERER WOULD INVITE PEOPLE TO COME UP ... THEN HE FINALLY LEFT."

SUPER: ROGER SALAZAR/COALITION TO PROTECT CALIFORNIA'S BUDGET AND ECONOMY

SOT: (:16)

SAYS: "WE HAVE INSTRUCTED OUR FOLKS NOT TO ENGAGE IN ANY SORT OF PHYSICAL ... AND THAT'S PART OF DEMOCRACY."

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "ES QUE TENEMOS OTROS INTERESES ... EL GOBERNADOR CON LOS INDIOS."

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