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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, July 4, 1994 Volume 30--Number 26 Pages 1351-1395 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Democratic National Committee reception in New York City--1367 Medical educators--1360 National Academy of Sciences--1375 People of the Baltic nations--1359 People of Berlin, Germany--1359 Radio address--1357 Representative Richard Gephardt, fundraiser in St. Louis, MO--1351 Senators Jim Sasser and Paul Sarbanes, fundraiser--1372 Small Business Coalition for Health Care Reform--1379 White House Conference on Africa--1363 White House staff--1361 Appointments and Nominations Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioners--1379 White House Office Chief of Staff--1361 Counselor to the President--1361 Office of Management and Budget, Director--1361 Bill Signings Independent Counsel Act, statement--1383 Communications to Congress Continuation of export control regulations, message--1384 Health care reform, letter--1393 Treasury Department report on blocked accounts, letter transmitting--1389 Communications to Federal Agencies Assistance to South Africa, memorandum--1367 Generalized System of Preferences, memorandum--1388 Executive Orders Continuation of Export Control Regulations--1383 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Oval Office--1361, 1371 Interview with Klaus Walther of ZDF German television--1390 Letters and Messages Observance of Independence Day, message--1367 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Chile, President Frei--1371 Proclamations 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam--1388 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes--1385 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations; Bill Signings Base Closure Commission--1390 Congressional action on health care--1390 Death of airmen at Fairchild Air Force Base--1351 EPA decision on renewable fuels--1389 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1395 Checklist of White House press releases--1394 Digest of other White House announcements--1393 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1394 WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. 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[[Page 1351]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1351] Monday, July 4, 1994 Volume 30--Number 26 Pages 1351-1395 Week Ending Friday, July 1, 1994 Statement on the Death of Airmen at Fairchild Air Force Base June 24, 1994 I was profoundly saddened to learn tonight of the tragic aircraft accident at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, that took the lives of four Air Force officers of the 12th Air Combat Command. The deaths of these superb airmen remind us as a nation of the hazardous risks involved in maintaining the readiness and proficiency of our Armed Forces and the debt we owe our military personnel. Hillary joins me in asking all Americans to keep the families of these distinguished Air Force officers and all the personnel of the 12th Air Combat Command in their prayers. Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1351-1357] Monday, July 4, 1994 Volume 30--Number 26 Pages 1351-1395 Week Ending Friday, July 1, 1994 Remarks at a Fundraiser for Representative Richard Gephardt in St. Louis, Missouri June 24, 1994 Thank you so much. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for that wonderful welcome. It's great to be back in St. Louis. Thank you, August Busch, for those kind words and for what you have done to support the work of our administration and the people of Missouri. I am delighted to be here with all of you. I want to say a special word of thanks to Mr. Busch for two things: first of all, for stepping forward last year when it would have been easy to hang back and helping us to build a coalition of business leaders from both parties all across the country for the economic plan that Congress passed to bring the deficit down and get this economy going again; and for the work he did that Congressman Gephardt mentioned, during the great flood last year to help the Red Cross and the Salvation Army to send drinking water to families all across the region. That's the kind of thing that we depend on our great companies to do, but it's something we should never take for granted but, instead, should appreciate. I see Congressman Costello and Congressman Volkmer here. We were with Congressman Clay earlier today. He may be here, and Congressman Poshard. I know that Mayor Bosley is here and your county executive, Buzz Westfall. And I was with your Lieutenant Governor, Roger Wilson, and your treasurer, Bob Holden, earlier today. I don't know, I'm sure there are many other dignitaries here. But let me say that I always love coming to Missouri. You were good to me in the campaign of 1992. I've been back here often, and I always feel at home. This afternoon, Dick Gephardt and I were in the Fox Park neighborhood with people in that community who, along with the mayor, the chief of police, and others, are trying to take control of their destiny and fight against crime. We heard things that were heartbreaking, but we saw things that were uplifting. We talked about a drug-related killing of a 12-year-old boy, the 23d child in the city killed this year. We heard about a 19-year-old young man who was gunned down with an AK-47 assault weapon, one of the kinds that Congressman Gephardt and I are trying to ban in this crime bill. But we were on the platform with a young fellow that really is an American hero to me, a young man named Tim Hager who was severely beaten in that neighborhood by thieves when he was a teenager. He had to have pins inserted in his hips. But he never gave up his dream to join the Marines. And he joined and survived basic training, which is something in itself. And when he completed basic training, he was told after an examination that his hips had deteriorated to the point that he had an arthritic condition and he would have to be mustered out. [[Page 1352]] So he had to give up this lifetime dream because as a child he was victimized by criminals and by violence. Within one week after leaving the Marines, however, he had joined the community service effort in this community and in his neighborhood. And now he's part of an effort involving almost 8,000 other young people in what we call our Summer of Safety, a national service project growing out of a program that all the Congressmen here present helped me pass last year to give our young people a sense of mission to help rebuild our country at the grassroots level. He's organizing block patrols, turning parks into oases for families and kids instead of places of dangers, escorting senior citizens, working with the police to diminish crime. And I told that young man today, he's doing a lot for our national security right here at home by helping to make us all safer, and I think you should be proud that your city has people like that. This fall, those 8,000 young people will be replaced by 20,000 more when we launch our national service program, AmeriCorps, fully. The head of our national service program, Eli Segal, is here with me tonight. He's done a brilliant job of creating this program from an idea I had and talked about in the campaign, that we ought to have a domestic Peace Corps. If the Congress will give us the funding, within 2 years we'll have 100,000 young Americans working every year, earning money for a college education or for job training programs, solving the problems of America at the grassroots level, giving power and purpose back to the lives of people to make them safer and to make them fuller. It represents in some ways the very best of all the reasons I ran for President. I wanted to restore this economy, to make Government work for ordinary people again, to empower individuals and strengthen communities. National service represents all that. You know, a lot of us in my generation were inspired by the Peace Corps. At its height, the Peace Corps had 16,000 people a year. We're going to start with 20,000. If we can get it funded, we'll be at 100,000 the year after next. And I am absolutely confident if the money is there we could have a quarter of a million young Americans every year within 5 years, from now on, forever, working to deal with our problems and build our country. That is what I think we ought to be about in this country. Now, I wanted to start with this story to make this point. This is a very great country. And most people get up every day and go to work and try to make something of themselves, help their families, do something to help move forward. And the job of Government is not to give the American people a handout but to give the American people a hand up, to face the challenges of this time, and to forge partnerships that unleash the enormous character and energy and drive of the America people. And that is, more than anything else, what I believe Dick Gephardt has devoted his life to. I have been in this business now for a good while. I was a Governor for a dozen years, and before that I was an attorney general. And the longer I stay in it, the more I tend to view people not just in terms of their partisan affiliation or even the way they are characterized as liberal or conservative, because that's about words and labels, but about what is really in their hearts and what they do every day. And an awful lot of people today who are being basically barraged, I think, in this country by words and words and words and words and the rhetoric of combat and positioning. And too often, it seems to me, we wind up evaluating people based on not what they do and what they're really going to stand for but what labels are thrown around. And it kind of reminds me of a sign that became the source of a great story we used to tell on the stump in Arkansas. On a country road there was a guy that had his business sign up. It said, ``George Jones, Veterinarian/ Taxidermist.'' And then under it, it said, ``Either way,
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