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Addresses and Remarks

    Congressional leaders, meeting--1481
        Community in South Bend--1499
        Reception for congressional candidate Chris Chocola in South 
        Community in Louisville--1489
        Luncheon for Representative Anne M. Northup in Louisville--1494
    No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, implementation--1482
    Pennsylvania, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Labor Day 
        picnic on Neville Island--1475
    Radio address--1474

Communications to Congress

    Budget amendments on health, transportation security, and 
        international assistance, letter transmitting--1480
    Chemical Weapons Convention, message reporting certification--1487
    Honduras-U.S. treaty for the return of stolen, robbed, or embezzled 
        vehicles and aircraft, message transmitting--1480
    Liechtenstein-U.S. treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal 
        matters, message transmitting--1511

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchange with reporters in the Cabinet Room--1481

Letters and Messages

    Rosh Hashanah, message--1512


    National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month--1488
    National Days of Prayer and Remembrance--1475
    National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month--1473
    Patriot Day--1486

Statements by the President

    Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Priscilla Owen--1511

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1516
    Checklist of White House press releases--1515
    Digest of other White House announcements--1512
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1513

  Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on September 6, 
the closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the 
Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in 
this issue will be printed next week.

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Week Ending Friday, September 6, 2002
Proclamation 7587--National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2002

August 30, 2002

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Americans renew 
their commitment to learning more about the causes of this deadly 
disease, so that we can detect it early and treat it effectively.
    Ovarian cancer continues to cause more deaths than any other cancer 
of the female reproductive system. It is estimated that this year alone, 
more than 23,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with 
ovarian cancer, and that almost 14,000 women will die from this disease. 
In cases where ovarian cancer is found and treated in its earliest 
stages, the 5-year survival rate is 95 percent. However, most women who 
suffer from this cancer are not diagnosed until it has become more 
advanced, because their symptoms may be easily confused with other 
diseases. Since early detection and treatment can often mean the 
difference between life and death, developing an effective screening 
test is a great priority.
    Scientists have identified specific substances in the blood that may 
help indicate whether a woman has ovarian cancer before she shows any 
symptoms. Additionally, researchers at the National Cancer Institute and 
the Food and Drug Administration have been working to develop a new type 
of blood test that may be able to diagnose this disease, and eventually 
help save the lives of millions of women. By analyzing protein patterns 
in a single drop of blood, this test was able to recognize ovarian 
cancer in both its early and late stages. I join thousands of American 
women and their families in hoping that this promising research will 
help us in overcoming this terrible disease.
    By increasing awareness of ovarian cancer and its causes, we can 
better prepare women who face the threat of this illness. Researchers 
have learned that age, alterations in genes, and certain hormonal and 
reproductive factors are linked to ovarian cancer risk. Women and their 
doctors should weigh all the risks and benefits of different therapies 
and make informed choices about health care.
    I commend the strength and courage of the women who persevere in the 
face of this serious illness, and I encourage our scientists and 
researchers to redouble their efforts to find more effective prevention, 
diagnostic, and treatment strategies to combat ovarian cancer. 
Additionally, I urge those who suffer from this cancer, and those who 
may be at risk, to talk with their healthcare providers about 
participating in clinical trials for new medical therapies designed to 
combat ovarian cancer. By taking part in these clinical trials, you can 
make important contributions to the knowledge of this disease and 
benefit from cutting edge medical research. As we increase awareness of 
ovarian cancer and advance in our research, we can help bring hope to 
our citizens and draw closer to winning the war on cancer.
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2002 as National 
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United 
States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day 
of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand two, and of the 
Independence of the United States of

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America the two hundred and twenty-seventh.
                                                George W. Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., September 4, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on 
September 5. This item was not received in time for publication in the 
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Week Ending Friday, September 6, 2002
The President's Radio Address

August 31, 2002

    Good morning. In all of the trials we have faced this past year, 
countless acts of generosity and sacrifice have revealed the good heart 
of our Nation. Time and time again, our country has shown the strength 
of its character by responding to acts of evil with acts of good. And in 
coming weeks, I ask all citizens to answer the call to help those in 
need and make this month a ``September of Service.''
    I created USA Freedom Corps, a single organization to encourage and 
assist Americans in finding service opportunities both locally and 
around the globe, to harness and put to good use the service and 
idealism we saw after the attacks of September the 11th. In addition, I 
called on all Americans to enlist in the armies of compassion and 
dedicate at least 4,000 hours in service to their communities, our 
country, and to the world.
    The response to the call to service has been strong. VolunteerMatch, 
a group that matches volunteers to charities on the USA Freedom Corps 
Web page, reports that referrals have increased by more than 70 percent 
over last year. Requests for Peace Corps volunteer applications have 
increased 40 percent over the same period last year. Online AmeriCorps 
applications are up by 95 percent since January. And more than 48,000 
individuals have signed up online to participate in the newly created 
Citizens Corps program.
    The response we have seen is more than numbers, though. It is a 
reminder that when people help each other, our entire Nation benefits. 
As I have traveled across the country, I have met with volunteers who 
have set an example with their uplifting acts of service, volunteers 
like Maxine Phipps, a 95-year-old Iowan who mentors and tutors local 
children through an online book club--she uses her computer skills as 
she and her students read and discuss books about the importance of 
citizenship--or Star Wallin, a college freshman from Mississippi who 
founded Project CARE in 1999. Project CARE is an organization that has 
impacted so many lives through activities such as matching elementary 
school students with high school mentors, collecting food, clothing, and 
furniture for impoverished families, and helping to refurbish the 
grounds of local public schools.
    I hope the work of these individuals and that of volunteers all 
across the country inspires others, especially our young people. Young 
people have the energy and determination to do important work, and 
volunteer service can teach them valuable lessons about responsibility, 
community, and selflessness at an early age.
    I urge our teachers and schools to begin service projects and 
activities in September and to make this new school year the start of a 
lifelong habit of service to others. In an effort to assist educators 
and students in getting started, we've developed a new guidebook, CD-
ROM, and Web site called Students in Service to America. These resources 
offer valuable information about planning service activities and working 
with community groups.
    More than 130,000 public and private, elementary and secondary, home 
schools and after-school programs throughout the country will receive 
these materials in September. In addition, we will encourage AmeriCorps 
members and Senior Corps volunteers to recruit more young people for 
service opportunities and to work closely with schools and community 
organizations to support in-school and after-school programs. Through 
these efforts, young people will learn how important service is to our 
Nation and how to get started today.
    As September the 11th approaches, difficult memories of planes and 
buildings will resurface, but so will images of brave individuals coming 
to the aid of neighbors in need. That spirit of courage and selflessness 

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shown the world why our Nation is the greatest force for good in 
history. I urge all Americans to honor the memory of those lost by 

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