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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, April 11, 1994 Volume 30--Number 14 Pages 663-743 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Kansas Arrival in Topeka--702 Health care roundtable in Topeka--706 Kentucky, funeral service for William H. Natcher in Bowling Green-- 699 Missouri, town meeting in Kansas City--718 North Carolina Community in Troy--672 Health care roundtable in Troy--667 Town meeting in Charlotte--678 Radio address--663 Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, retirement--697 White House Easter egg roll--666 Communications to Congress Iraq, letter--739 Communications to Federal Agencies Certifications for major narcotic producing and transit countries, memorandum--663 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Charlotte, NC--697 Cleveland, OH--666 Roosevelt Room--697 Interviews With the News Media--Continued Troy, NC--667 Proclamations Cancer Control Month--738 National Day of Reconciliation--665 National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day--701 Transfer of Functions of the ACTION Agency to the Corporation for National and Community Service--666 Resignations and Retirements See Addresses and Remarks Statements by the President Attack on Israeli civilians--737 Death of leaders of Rwanda and Burundi--737 District Court Decision on Chicago's ``Operation Clean Sweep''--737 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--743 Checklist of White House press releases--742 Digest of other White House announcements--741 Nominations submitted to the Senate--742 Editor's Note: The President was in Minneapolis, MN, on April 8, 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. A first quarter index to issues 1-13 was printed in issue 13. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). 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[[Page 663]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 663] Monday, April 11, 1994 Volume 30--Number 14 Pages 663-743 Week Ending Friday, April 8, 1994 Memorandum on Certifications for Major Narcotics Producing and Transit Countries April 1, 1994 Presidential Determination No. 94-22 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Subject: Certifications for Major Narcotics Producing and Transit Countries By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 490(b)(1)(A) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (``the Act''), I hereby determine and certify that the following major drug producing and/or major drug transit countries/dependent territories have cooperated fully with the United States, or taken adequate steps on their own, to achieve full compliance with the goals and objectives of the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances: The Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Paraguay, Thailand, and Venezuela. By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 490(b)(1)(B) of the Act, I hereby determine that it is in the vital national interests of the United States to certify the following countries: Afghanistan, Bolivia, Laos, Lebanon, Panama, and Peru. Information on these countries as required under section 490(b)(3) of the Act is attached. I have determined that the following major producing and/or major transit countries do not meet the standards set forth in section 490(b): Burma, Iran, Nigeria, and Syria. In making these determinations, I have considered the factors set forth in section 490 of the Act, based on the information contained in the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of 1994. Because the performance of these countries varies, I have attached an explanatory statement in each case. You are hereby authorized and directed to report this determination to the Congress immediately and to publish it in the Federal Register. William J. Clinton [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:03 p.m., April 8, 1994] Note: This memorandum and its annex will be published in the Federal Register on April 12. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 663-665] Monday, April 11, 1994 Volume 30--Number 14 Pages 663-743 Week Ending Friday, April 8, 1994 The President's Radio Address April 2, 1994 Good morning. For my family, and I hope for yours as well, this is a time for reflection, renewal, and rededication. At the start of springtime, nature reminds us of new beginnings and forgotten beauty, and most Americans celebrate holy days of redemption and renewal, from the Christian Easter to the Jewish Passover to the Muslim Ramadan. Tomorrow on Easter Sunday, those of us who are Christians celebrate God's redemptive love as manifested in the life, the teachings, and the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Easter symbolizes for us the ultimate victory of good over evil, hope over despair, and life over death. At this season, we're reminded that Americans are a people of many faiths. But most of all, we are a people of faith. The Bible I carry to church on Sunday says, ``Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen.'' America is a special nation because it is the product of that kind of faith in the future to which so many have held fast in spite of fearsome obstacles and great hardships. Always we have believed [[Page 664]] that we could do better, conquer injustice, climb new mountains, build a better life for ourselves and a future of infinite possibility for our children, always we have believed we can keep the promise we call America. Last Thursday I visited the Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, an outstanding public school in San Diego, to sign Goals 2000, the new education law which challenges all our schools and all our students to meet the highest standards of educational achievement by setting world- class educational standards and promoting grassroots reforms to achieve them in every school for every student. That school reflects the marvelous diversity that is now America. The students there come from at least six different racial and ethnic groups. Like our Nation, they can trace their heritage to every continent, every country, every culture. As I thought of the parents, the students, and the teachers at that school, I couldn't help but believe that the things that make them different from each other are ultimately far less important than the things that bring them together: their love of learning, the joy they share in arts and athletics and family and friends, and their dreams of the future in which they can make the most of the gifts that God has give them. The greatness and glory of America is that we define ourselves not by where our families came from but by our common values, our common goals, our common sense, and our common decency. Two days from now, we'll honor the memory of a man of faith who stood for and struggled for what is best about America. On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his life for every American's right to live and work in dignity. In his last Sunday morning sermon, one week before Easter, speaking in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, 26 years ago, Dr. King reminded us that time is neutral, it can be used constructively or destructively. Dr. King used his time on Earth as well as anyone. He was only 39 when he died. He never held public office, but no one ever did more to redeem the promise or stir the soul of our Nation. In spite of unearned suffering, unreasoning hatred, and unprovoked violence, he never lost faith that he and we would overcome the frustrations and difficulties of the moment. A quarter century later, each of us faces the challenge to use our time creatively and constructively. For this is a time of historic, sometimes wrenching, social and economic and technological change. The fabric of our society has been strained by the hopelessness caused by the flight of jobs from too many of our communities and the fear and suspicion resulting from the epidemic of crime and violence, especially among our young people. And at this time of uncertainty, there are demagogs of division who would set us against one another. Too many powerful forces today seek to make money or even more power from our common misery, when what we most desperately need is to work together to solve the problems that plague us all and to build a stronger American community. There's much that we can do as a nation to prepare our people for these changes and to do better. We can, we must create more jobs, finally provide health care security for all our people, improve our education and training so that we can compete and win in this global economy, and make our people safer in their homes, their streets, and their schools. But we must also, each and every one of us, accept greater personal responsibility for ourselves and our families and extend a hand of friendship to our neighbors. We must raise our own children with responsibility and faith. We must reject those who would divide us by race or religion. We must always remember that, as Dr. King declared the night before he died, ``Either we go up together, or we go down together.'' Essentially, all human condition can only be transformed by faith: faith in ourselves, faith in each other, faith that we can do better if we hold firm to the ultimate moral purpose in life, keep our eyes on the prize, and refuse to be dragged down. I have issued a proclamation asking Americans to observe this Monday, the anniversary of Dr. King's tragic assassination, as a day of reconciliation, a day when we look beyond hatred and division and commit ourselves anew to reducing crime and violence and bringing out the best in each other. Some
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