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Monday, April 12, 2004
 
Volume 40_Number 15
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Weekly Compilation of

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 Addresses and Remarks

    Arkansas, discussion on job training and the national economy in El 
        Dorado--551
    North Carolina
         Bush-Cheney luncheon in Charlotte--545
         Job training and the national economy in Charlotte--533
         Travel pool in Charlotte--543
    Radio address--533

 Bill Signings

    Amendments to the Mexico-United States Agreement on the Border 
        Environment Cooperation Commission and the North American 
        Development Bank, statement--550

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties 
        to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal 
        Court, memorandum--561

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchange with reporters in Charlotte, NC--543

Letters and Messages

    Easter 2004, message--563
    Passover, 5764, message--551

Proclamations

    Cancer Control Month--531
    Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.--532
    National Child Abuse Prevention Month--531
    National D.A.R.E. Day--562
    National Donate Life Month--562

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    Rwanda, 10th anniversary of 1994 genocide--561
    Sudan, fighting in the Darfur region--561

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--567
     Checklist of White House press releases--567
     Digest of other White House announcements--564
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--566
  

  Editor's Note: The President was at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on 
April 9, 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, April 9, 2004
 
Proclamation 7765--Cancer Control Month, 2004


 April 2, 2004

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    We have made dramatic progress in our fight against cancer, yet this 
disease continues to be the second-leading cause of death in the United 
States. Cancer Control Month provides the opportunity for Americans to 
learn vital information about cancer prevention, detection, and 
treatment.
    Medical science is helping cancer victims live healthier, longer 
lives. Survival rates are rising, and today our country has more than 9 
million cancer survivors. However, much work remains to be done. 
Researchers estimate that more than 1.3 million people in the United 
States will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and more than 800,000 
will die from the disease.
    A good diet, regular exercise, and healthy choices help people 
reduce their risk of developing many chronic diseases, including cancer. 
Research suggests that being overweight or obese accounts for 14 percent 
of cancer deaths among men and 20 percent among women.
    Regular check-ups are also important in the fight against cancer. 
Preventive health screenings can detect many forms of cancer at earlier, 
less dangerous stages, allowing doctors to stop cancer before it 
spreads. I encourage all Americans to talk to their doctors about 
preventive screenings and regular check-ups.
    As we observe Cancer Control Month, I commend cancer survivors for 
their courage and determination. I applaud medical professionals, 
researchers, family members, and friends for their efforts to improve 
the lives of those suffering from cancer and for their work in finding a 
cure for this devastating disease. I encourage all Americans to learn 
more about cancer. By working together, we can save lives and win the 
fight against cancer.
    In 1938, the Congress of the United States passed a joint resolution 
(52 Stat. 148; 36 U.S.C. 103) as amended, requesting the President to 
issue an annual proclamation declaring April as ``Cancer Control 
Month.''
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim April 2004 as Cancer Control Month. I 
encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit 
organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that 
will increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent and control 
cancer.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:58 a.m., April 6, 
2004]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on April 
7. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 
issue.


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Monday, April 12, 2004
 
Volume 40_Number 15
Pages 531	567
 
Week Ending Friday, April 9, 2004
 
Proclamation 7766--National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2004

 April 2, 2004

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    America has a fundamental duty to protect the safety and well-being 
of its children. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we renew 
our commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect, and we dedicate

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ourselves to creating a safe environment in which our children can grow 
and thrive.
    We have made important progress in protecting America's children, 
but too many still suffer from abuse and neglect. Recent reports 
indicate that nearly 900,000 children were found to be victims of abuse 
or neglect in 2002. Of these children, an estimated 1,400 died, 75 
percent of whom were 4 years old or younger.
    These young girls and boys depend on adults to recognize the risk 
factors and warning signs of abuse and to take action to end it. This 
critical responsibility is shared by parents, teachers, coaches, 
religious leaders, government officials, and concerned citizens in every 
community.
    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 April 2004 as National 
Child Abuse Prevention Month. I encourage all citizens to take an active 
role in creating a caring community and help protect America's children 
from abuse and neglect.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:58 a.m., April 6, 
2004]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on April 
7. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 
issue.


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Monday, April 12, 2004
 
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Week Ending Friday, April 9, 2004
 
Proclamation 7767--Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2004

 April 2, 2004

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    On Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., we recognize the importance of 
teaching children good character and values. Families, schools, and 
religious congregations help instill in our children the enduring values 
of courage, compassion, integrity, and respect for differences of faith 
and race. By building the mind and character of every child in America, 
we encourage our children to make the right choices, and we create a 
future of promise and opportunity for all.

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