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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, April 10, 1995 Volume 31--Number 14 Pages 521-576 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Arkansas, dedication of the Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro--527 Building and Construction Trades Department conference--541 Georgia, closing session of the Southern Regional Economic Conference in Atlanta--521 Haiti, United Nations transition ceremony in Port-au-Prince--523 Major League Baseball strike--521 Radio address--524 Texas, American Society of Newspaper Editors in Dallas--560 United States-Egypt Presidents' Council--548 Appointments and Nominations U.S. Army, Chief of Staff, statement--573 Bill Signings Self employed health insurance legislation, intent to sign--557 Communications to Congress Alaska's mineral resources, message transmitting report--531 Environmental policy, message--558 Communications to Federal Agencies Charter of the Special Adviser for Assistance to the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, memorandum--556 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Florida, Tampa--521 Haiti, Port-au-Prince--522 Interviews With the News Media--Continued Oval Office--548 Interviews Chris Fowler, Digger Phelps, and Dick Vitale of ESPN--525 Pat O'Brien, Mike Krzyzewski, and Quinn Buckner of CBS Sports-- 531 News conferences April 4 (No. 90) with Prime Minister Major of the United Kingdom--532 April 5 (No. 91) with President Mubarak of Egypt--549 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Egypt, President Mubarak--548, 549 Haiti, President Aristide--522, 523 United Kingdom, Prime Minister Major--532 United Nations Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali--523 Proclamations Cancer Control Month--573 National Child Abuse Prevention Month--541 National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day--557 Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations; Bill Signings Buyout program for Federal employees--540 Major League Baseball settlement--526 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--576 Checklist of White House press releases--575 Digest of other White House announcements--574 Nominations submitted to the Senate--575 Editor's note: The President was in Sacramento, CA, on April 7, the closing date of this issue. 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[[Page 521]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 521] Monday, April 10, 1995 Volume 31--Number 14 Pages 521-576 Week Ending Friday, April 7, 1995 Remarks at the Closing Session of the Southern Regional Economic Conference in Atlanta, Georgia March 29, 1995 Let me close by once again thanking Emory University and its leadership for letting us be here, and thank all of you for giving us a day of your lives, which I will say again, I hope you think it has been well spent. I have been deeply moved by the stories I have heard. I have actually quite a lot more specific and clear sense than I did when the day started about the similarities and the differences of the southern economy as compared with the rest of the country and the differences within the States which are still not insignificant. I have a clearer idea of what all of you think, based on your personal experience, is the appropriate role of the Federal Government. And again, I will say it strikes me as not on the extreme that there is a Government solution for most problems or the extreme that it would be better if the Government went away and wasn't around anymore, but at somewhere not in the middle but way beyond that, much more sophisticated. And I leave this meeting feeling more hopeful, as I always do when I get a chance to talk to the American people, but certainly to be here in a kind of a homecoming setting for me; there's a lot of you I've worked with for more than 10 years. But I would say this, in view of what both Bill Winter and what Billy Payne said. You know, all of us have a scale inside us, I think, that's sort of a psychological scale about the way we look at the world, and some days, there seems to be a little more weight on the positive, hopeful side of the scale, and someday, somebody takes some of the weight off and it kind of gets off on the other edge. And we all battle it within ourselves, within our families, within our communities, within our work organizations, and one thing I said this morning I want you to remember: We cannot go on where we have a disconnect between our public conversation which is so often oriented towards what divides us and how to get us to resent one another, and our public behavior, that is, the things we do together, which is what works, is what Billy said, is when we play by the rules, we work hard, we try to bring out the best in everybody, and we recognize we don't have a person to waste. The South learned that lesson, I think, better than any other part of the country because of the horrible price we paid for our past. And I think that's why the economy is growing more rapidly than any other part of the country, why Atlanta is the perfect place to host the Olympics, and why we have a chance to see this region lead our country into a very bright 21st century. But we've got a lot of work to do, and I feel today that all of us, and I know the President, at least, has more energy for the task ahead and a better idea about how to approach them, thanks to you. I thank you very much. Note: The President spoke at approximately 5 p.m. in the Cannon Chapel Building at Emory University. In his remarks, he referred to William Porter ``Billy'' Payne, chief executive officer, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, and William F. Winter, Chair, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 521-522] Monday, April 10, 1995 Volume 31--Number 14 Pages 521-576 Week Ending Friday, April 7, 1995 Remarks on the Major League Baseball Strike and an Exchange With Reporters in Tampa, Florida March 30, 1995 The President. Since I'm here in Florida, it might be appropriate to say something about the baseball situation. The judge is going to hand down a ruling, apparently, [[Page 522]] pretty soon. And I would just say, if the injunction stays and the players do again state their willingness to go back to work, then I hope they won't be locked out. I think it gives us a chance at least to start the baseball season in a good way and without the replacement players. Ultimately, of course, they're still going to have to work this out, and they're going to have to do it by some mutual agreement. But we may be given an opportunity in the next couple of days to have a baseball season. And if that opportunity arises, and the players are willing to go back, then I hope the owners won't lock them out. Guatemala Q. [Inaudible]--CIA covered up the murder in Guatemala? The President. Well, we have no information to that effect. We are looking into all the allegations. And I have taken exceptional steps to make sure that there is a good investigation and to make sure that the records are secure. I think I should do that. As you know, this relates to events that occurred before I became President. But we need to know the facts, and we're going to do everything we can to find out the facts. Haiti Q. Is there any evidence that--any evidence that Aristide's people were behind the assassination? The President. President Aristide immediately asked for help to investigate the action. Indeed, the people who were down there were working before to try to head off any political violence leading up to the handover this weekend. And as soon as the killing occurred, he asked for help, and we had dispatched immediately a substantial team from the FBI. So I think that is significant evidence that he wants to get to the bottom of this and that he's keeping his word not to support political violence. There are many factions there. They've done a good job of keeping down political violence. They don't need to start it again. What they need to do is to keep things calm, maintain a low crime rate, continue to work with the United Nations, and rebuild that country. We only have, I think, 6,000 of the 35,000 factory workers who were working before the military coup back working. So we need to keep working on building the country. And that's what I'm going to say when I go down there. Thank you. Note: The President spoke at approximately 3 p.m. at Tampa Bay International Airport. In his remarks, he referred to Jean-Bertrand Aristide, President of Haiti. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 522-523]
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