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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

[Page i-iii]
Monday, April 6, 1998
Volume 34--Number 14
Pages 525-568

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Addresses and Remarks

        Environmentalists in Gaborone--544
        Reception in Gaborone--538
    Jonesboro, AR, videotaped remarks for memorial service--550
    Legislative agenda--563
    Radio address--526
        Goree Island--559
        Senegalese troops trained for the African Crisis Response 
            Initiative in Thies--551
    South Africa
        Church service in Soweto--537
        Dinner hosted by President Mandela in Somerset West--525
        Memorial to Hector Peterson in Soweto--533
        Ronald H. Brown Commercial Center in Johannesburg--534
        Roundtable discussion in Johannesburg--527
    Tracey Brown, videotaped remarks--525

Communications to Congress

    B-2 bomber appropriations, message reporting--550
    Campaign finance reform legislation, letter--541

Communications to Congress--Continued

    Cyprus, letter transmitting report--555
    Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, letter--554
    Inter-American Convention Against Corruption and documentation, 
        message transmitting--554
    Israel-U.S. treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters 
        and documentation, message transmitting--562
    ``Patients' Bill of Rights Act of 1998,'' letter on proposed 
    Transportation legislation, letter--534
    Uniform standard blood-alcohol level, letter on proposed 

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Dakar, Senegal--551, 558
        Kasane, Botswana--539
        Rose Garden--563
        Ebony, Jet, and the American Urban Radio Network in Cape Town, 
            South Africa--541
        Johnathan Rodgers of the Discovery Channel in Johannesburg, 
            South Africa--532
        Sam Donaldson of ABC News for ``Prime Time Live'' in Dakar--555
(Continued on the inside back cover.)

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Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Botswana, President Masire--538

    Senegal, President Diouf--551, 559

    South Africa, President Mandela--525


    Cancer Control Month--547

    National Child Abuse Prevention Month--553

    National Equal Pay Day--561

Statements by the President

    Death of Bella Abzug--547
    Uniform standard blood-alcohol level, proposed legislation--540, 552

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--568
    Checklist of White House press releases--567
    Digest of other White House announcements--565
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--566

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Monday, April 6, 1998
Volume 34--Number 14
Pages 525-568
Week Ending Friday, April 3, 1998
Videotaped Remarks in a Message to Tracey Brown From Cape Town, South 

March 27, 1998

    Tracey, I wish you could have been with us when we heard President 
Rawlings in Ghana, President Museveni in Uganda, talking about your 
father and how much he did for Africa and how much he did to bring 
America and Africa in closer contact. And of course, on Saturday in 
Johannesburg, we dedicated the Ron Brown Commercial Center--your mom was 
there--to your dad's memory. His legacy will live on here because the 
center will promote economic progress and individual empowerment and 
    Let me say that I've actually read your book from start to finish, 
and I loved it. And your daddy would be proud of it. And it's just sort 
of sassy and braggy enough, right where he was. [Laughter] So I hope you 
sell a zillion copies. You certainly deserve it, and I'm very, very 
proud of you.

Note: These remarks were videotaped at approximately 4:15 p.m. at the 
Cape Grace Hotel, to congratulate Ms. Brown on publication of her 
biography of her father, ``The Life and Times of Ron Brown.'' In his 
remarks, the President referred to Ms. Brown's mother, Alma Brown. A 
tape was not available for verification of the content of these remarks. 
This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 

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[Page 525-526]
Monday, April 6, 1998
Volume 34--Number 14
Pages 525-568
Week Ending Friday, April 3, 1998
Remarks at a Dinner Hosted by President Nelson Mandela in Somerset West, 
South Africa

March 27, 1998

    Thank you very much. Mr. President, Mr. Deputy President, Ministers, 
Members of Parliament, members of the Judiciary, Your Majesties, Your 
Excellencies, Archbishop Tutu, ladies and gentlemen. First let me thank 
you for your hospitality to Hillary and me and our delegation. We have 
had a wonderful time in South Africa. And I thank you, Mr. President, 
for the power of your leadership and the power of your example.
    Today, when we toured Robben Island, I was reminded again that 
though you were locked in prison for a long time, you opened others' 
minds and hearts; you helped to educate your fellow inmates; you kindled 
the flame of humanity in your jailers; you planted a garden in the 
courtyard of Robben Island because of your faith in renewal. I can't 
imagine anyone I would rather receive an Order of Good Hope from than 
    And when, after 10,000 days of captivity, the gates of prison were 
opened, you emerged to face your nation unbitter and unbroken. That is 
the condition I hope the tent will maintain. [Laughter]
    And truly you have built a new South Africa where all its people 
have a stake in the future. The symbols of that new South Africa are all 
around us. From your multiracial Parliament where I was honored to speak 
yesterday, to flourishing businesses where all races work side by side, 
to the very banquet we attend tonight, the people who work, the people 
who are seated, all of us here together, South Africa is a monument to 
the power of reconciliation.
    Tonight we celebrate all you have accomplished. We pledge the 
partnership and friendship of the United States for the daunting work 
ahead, for seizing the challenges and the opportunities that face you 
today and in the century just around the corner.
    I remember when we hosted the Olympic games in Atlanta in 1996. On 
the final day, the first black South African ever to win a gold medal in 
Olympic competition, Josiah Tungwane, dedicated his victory to his 
country and to President Mandela. I think it is worth recalling that his 
victory came in the marathon.

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    President Mandela has won a great victory in what is the longest 
marathon of the 20th century. But now it is important that you not lose 
the conviction, the energy, the sheer joy of daily living which 
accompanied your freedom. For the challenges you face also require a 
    One of our country's most eloquent political leaders, Mario Cuomo, 
whose son now serves in my Cabinet, once said that ``in democracies we 
campaign in poetry, but we govern in prose.'' It is a marathon.
    I come to say that the United States admires not only the leader but 
the people of South Africa, and we look forward to running that marathon 
with you. Let us not grow weary; let us never lose heart. Let us have 
confidence that the people can find the way.
    Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a toast to the President and 
the people of South Africa.

Note: The President spoke at approximately 8:15 p.m. at the Vergelegen 
Estates. In his remarks, he referred to Deputy President Thabo Mbeki and 
Episcopal Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. A tape was not 
available for verification of the content of these remarks. This item 
was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Monday, April 6, 1998
Volume 34--Number 14
Pages 525-568
Week Ending Friday, April 3, 1998
The President's Radio Address

March 28, 1998

    Good morning. In the storefronts and shop windows of Jonesboro, 
Arkansas, there are signs that read, ``Our hearts are with Westside 
Middle School.'' Even though Hillary and I are far away from our home 

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