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Preliminary Rundown for 10/24/07

CTNS PRELIMINARY RUNDOWN

Wed, Oct 24

1:30p - 1:45p PT

CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, CA

OFFICE: (916) 446-7890

FAX: (916) 446-7893

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

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1. FIRE UPDATE VO/SOT

The Office of Emergency Services is conducting three briefings today to update the fire situation in Southern California. Those briefings are taking place at 9 A.M., 3 P.M. and 8 P.M. CTNS is efforting soundbites and video from the first briefing and video of the joint information center where response and recovery efforts are being coordinated by state officials.

2. INSURANCE COMMISSIONER FIRE ANNOUNCEMENT VO/SOT

Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner will make what his press office calls a significant announcement about the Southern California fire storms, after touring the San Diego burn areas. He will also update his department's activity in the affected seven counties. He will also announce a major rate reduction by the California Automobile Association on a rate reduction of more than 100 million dollars for 675,000 people in Northern California. Efforting soundbites and video.

3. FISH AND GAME DOGS VO/SOT

The state Department of Fish and Game will discuss its new canine program and the benefits these trained dogs will bring to the department's law enforcement efforts. Efforting soundbites and video.

4. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HEARING VO/SOT

The Assembly Committee on Human Services will conduct an informational hearing regarding services available for the developmentally disabled and their families. As chair of the committee, Assemblyman Jim Beall (D-San Jose) wants to introduce legislation next year to update the Lanterman Act, which is the law that governs services for the disabled in California. Efforting soundbites and video.

5. CAPITOL MASSAGES VO

50 to 100 massage therapists will visit the State Capitol, to give complimentary massages to Capitol visitors and staff as part of the American Massage Therapy Association's efforts to promote massage therapy awareness week. Efforting video.

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GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is visiting three Southern California locations affected by the fires.

LEGISLATURE'S SCHEDULE

The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the 2007 regular session. The special session for water and health care is ongoing. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.

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