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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, February 9, 1998 Volume 34--Number 6 Pages 175-225 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders Federal budget, 1999--178 High Hopes for College initiative--199 Maryland, Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring--208 National Prayer Breakfast--201 New Mexico Albuquerque--186 Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos--183 Radio address--177 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings--175 Bill Signings Legislation designating ``Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport,'' statement--223 Communications to Congress Budget deferrals, message transmitting report--190 Commodity Credit Corporation, message transmitting report--211 Iraq Letter--190 Message--194 Latvia-U.S. fisheries agreement and annex, message transmitting--190 National Endowment for the Humanities, message transmitting report-- 210 Communications to Congress--Continued Poland-U.S. fisheries agreement extension and documentation, message transmitting--210 Railroad Retirement Board, message transmitting report--189 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, letter--178 Communications to Federal Agencies China-U.S. trade agreement renewal, memorandum--176 Enhancing education through technology, memorandum--176 Federal Communications Commission, letter on free and discounted airtime for campaign advertising--211 Federal Election Commission, letter on campaign finance reform--211 Executive Orders White House Millennium Council--181 Year 2000 Conversion--198 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Oval Office--203 News conference with Prime Minister Blair of the United Kingdom, February 6 (No. 155)--213 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Meetings With Foreign Leaders United Kingdom, Prime Minister Blair--203, 208, 212, 213 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Campaign finance reform--189 Child care legislation--209 Death of Roger Stevens--189 Family and Medical Leave Act, fifth anniversary--210 Statements by the President--Continued Italy, accident involving U.S. aircraft--189 Land and water conservation fund acquisitions--181 U.S.-Mexico Binational Drug Strategy--223 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--225 Checklist of White House press releases--224 Digest of other White House announcements--223 Nominations submitted to the Senate--224 [[Page 175]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 175-176] Monday, February 9, 1998 Volume 34--Number 6 Pages 175-225 Week Ending Friday, February 6, 1998 Remarks Honoring the 1997 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings January 30, 1998 The President. Commissioner Bettman, Coach Bowman. To Denise Ilitch- Lites and all the members of the Ilitch family, please tell Mike and Marian we're thinking about them. Senator Abraham, Congressman and Mrs. Dingell, thank you so much for being here. Congressman Kildee, Congressman Knollenberg, Congressman Levin, Congressman Stupak, former Senator Reigle, former Governor Blanchard. And to the very proud mayor of Detroit, Mayor Archer. Teddy Roosevelt became famous for many things, but one of them was his great saying, ``Speak softly and carry a big stick''--advice the Red Wings have taken literally. [Laughter] No one has to remind anyone else that you are the Stanley Cup champion. You didn't just win the Stanley Cup, you swept a strong Flyers team in four games after finishing with the best record in the league. Your coach's name is engraved on the cup so many times, I'm surprised it's not called the Stanley Bowman Cup now. [Laughter] But it's the first Stanley Cup for your captain, Steve Yzerman. Steve, you and your teammates proved that the Red Wings were the best hockey team in the world. And now all of your games will be engraved forever on this historic cup. There's one member of this team I especially want to mention, because I know how much Vladimir Konstantinov means to everyone here. And I just met him, and I'm thrilled that he's here. Thank you, Vladimir. [Applause] Thank you. Vladi, we know how hard you are working, and how far you have come since your accident last summer. You are showing every day that you have the heart of a champion, and you're showing even greater courage off the ice. When I met Vladi in there a few minutes ago, I reminded him that I am term-limited in my present position, and I asked him to take a picture with me. I said, you know, you can't ever tell, I might want to run for office in Russia some day. [Laughter] So he agreed to do it. I expect it to be in the papers in Moscow any day--[laughter]--and I expect my popularity to soar as a result of it. [Laughter] And we thank him so much. I also want to say, I know we're all thinking about Sergei Mnatsakanov. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and with his family. Now let me thank the entire team for letting us borrow the Cup to display here at the White House. You've earned it, and I don't expect you to give it up without a fight. So congratulations on your victory, and good luck in 1998. Thank you. And now I'd like to introduce Senator Levin. Thank you very much. [At this point, Senator Carl Levin and Denise Ilitch-Lites made brief remarks, followed by Coach Scotty Bowman, who made brief remarks and presented the President with a miniature Stanley Cup replica with the President's name engraved on it.] The President. Oh, thank you. [Inaudible] [At this point, Steve Yzerman made brief remarks and presented the President with a personalized Red Wings jersey.] The President. Oh, isn't it great? [Applause] Thank you. Thank you so much. Bless you. Note: The President spoke at 5:16 p.m. in the East Room at the White House. In his remarks, he referred to Gary Bettman, commissioner, National Hockey League; Red Wings owners Mike and Marian Ilitch, and their children, Denise Ilitch-Lites, Ronald Ilitch, and Lisa Ilitch- Murray; Debbie Dingell, wife of Representative John D. Dingell; former Governor James J. Blanchard of Michigan; Mayor Dennis W. Archer of Detroit; and Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and team masseur Sergei [[Page 176]] Mnatsakanov, both of whom were seriously injured in an automobile accident a few days after the Stanley Cup finals in June 1997. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 176] Monday, February 9, 1998 Volume 34--Number 6 Pages 175-225 Week Ending Friday, February 6, 1998 Memorandum on Enhancing Education Through Technology January 30, 1998 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Subject: Enhancing Learning and Education Through Technology The Federal Government continually invests in training its employees. Federal agencies have an obligation to provide the best training for their employees at the lowest possible cost. Federal agency training programs should be model users of new technologies to enhance learning. Many agencies are already improving training by using new technology effectively, but more can be done. New instructional technologies can also make education, at work and at home, easier and more convenient for all American workers. Federal programs that provide financial support for lifelong learning should adapt to the new opportunities technology provides. A Federal Government-wide effort is needed to explore how Federal programs and initiatives can better support the use of technologies for lifelong learning. Therefore, I hereby direct as follows: 1. The National Economic Council (NEC), in consultation with the Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) as established by Executive Order 13011 of July 16, 1996, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), shall investigate how to make full use of emerging technologies to improve the cost-effectiveness and the quality of Federal training programs. Specifically, I direct that within 6 months from the date of this memorandum the NEC, in consultation with CIOC, OPM, and OSTP, provide me a plan identifying areas in which technology-enhanced training and learning may complement conventional Federal training and learning. The plan should describe how the agencies, when feasible and appropriate, will: (a) make full use of best commercial practices when purchasing instructional software; (b) work with businesses, universities, and other appropriate entities to foster a competitive market for electronic instruction; (c) develop a model technical approach to facilitate electronic instruction building on existing agency efforts, such as the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative Partnership; and (d) develop and support a program of research that will accelerate the development and adoption of new instructional technologies. 2. The Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Labor shall work together to promote adoption of the best new ways of using technology to
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