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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, April 6, 1998 Volume 34--Number 14 Pages 525-568 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Botswana Environmentalists in Gaborone--544 Reception in Gaborone--538 Jonesboro, AR, videotaped remarks for memorial service--550 Legislative agenda--563 Radio address--526 Senegal 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 legislation--549 Transportation legislation, letter--534 Uniform standard blood-alcohol level, letter on proposed legislation--549 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Dakar, Senegal--551, 558 Kasane, Botswana--539 Rose Garden--563 Interviews 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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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Meetings With Foreign Leaders Botswana, President Masire--538 Senegal, President Diouf--551, 559 South Africa, President Mandela--525 Proclamations 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 [[Page 525]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 525] 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 Africa 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 democracy. 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 issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [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 you. 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. [[Page 526]] 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 marathon. 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. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 526-527] 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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