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As Florida Governor Jeb Bush runs for re-election, his brother President George Bush has agreed to use federal tax money to buy unpopular oil leases off the Florida coast. Bush's intent: to save some "beautiful natural treasures" by stopping future drilling. Californians, who have been fighting for an end to drilling since a devastating oil spill near Santa Barbara in 1969, want the same favor. But Bush says no, at least until a court hearing scheduled for Monday. If it's good for Florida, why not for California? Is President George Bush making good policy, or a campaign contribution with 235-million dollars in federal tax money? We ask the Capital Bureau Chief for the Miami Herald, California's Secretary for Resources, and a US Department of the Interior official to discuss the prospects and politics of oil
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    Lew Wasserman, one of the last old-time movie moguls who helped build an entertainment empire while keeping company with presidents and the most glittering of Hollywood stars, died today at 89. The author of The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood shares his perspective on this complex and controversial figure
  • Reporter's Notebook: Long Beach: 1 Name on Ballot, 3 Running
    Run-off elections usually feature the two candidates who came in first and second in the preceding primary. But in the run-off for Mayor of Long Beach, three people are running. To further confuse the issue, only one of their names will actually be on the ballot. We ask a Long Beach campaign consultant to explain the issue

Office of the Secretary--California Resources Agency

Minerals Management Service--US Dept. of the Interior

Adler Public Affairs

City of Long Beach

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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