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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, January 13, 2003 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Pages 27-58 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings Cabinet meeting--30 Congressional leaders, meeting--43 Illinois, Economic Club of Chicago in Chicago--33 No Child Left Behind Act, anniversary--39 Radio address--29 Virginia, National Capital Flag Company in Alexandria--44 Bill Signings Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002, legislation to provide for a 5-month extension, remarks--43 Communications to Congress Budget amendments, letter transmitting requests--38 Canada-U.S. Treaty on Pacific Coast Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges, message transmitting agreement amending--47 Cyprus, letter transmitting report--38 Libya, national emergency Letter on continuation--28 Letter transmitting report--29 Communications to Federal Agencies Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended, memorandum--38 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Cabinet Room--30 Notices Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya--28 Proclamations National Mentoring Month--27 Statements by the President Death of Steve Young--48 Israel, terrorist attack--30 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--58 Checklist of White House press releases--57 Digest of other White House announcements--48 Nominations submitted to the Senate--49 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. 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There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page 27]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 27-28] Pages 27-58 Week Ending Friday, January 10, 2003 Proclamation 7636--National Mentoring Month, 2003 January 2, 2003 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across our great Nation, many Americans are responding to the call to service by mentoring a child in need. By offering love, guidance, and encouragement, mentors put hope in children's hearts, and help ensure that young people realize their full potential. During National Mentoring Month, we recognize the vital contributions of dedicated mentors, and we encourage more Americans to make a difference in the hearts and souls of our communities by volunteering their time to meet the needs of America's youth. Volunteers provide friendship and support to young people who are facing challenging situations, serve as positive role models, and help to instill important values, goals, and skills. Mentors help young Americans build confidence, gain knowledge, and develop the character necessary to make the right choices and achieve their dreams. Statistics show that at-risk children with mentors demonstrate improved academic performance and are less likely to be involved in destructive activities such as drugs, alcohol, and violence. During these extraordinary times, we are experiencing a growing culture of service, citizenship, and compassion in our country, with millions of Americans sacrificing for causes greater than self. Dedicated individuals are getting involved in mentoring through faith- based and community organizations, corporate initiatives, school-based programs, and many other outlets for kindness. By dedicating their time and their talents to offer a child a quality relationship with a caring adult, mentors strengthen our families and our communities and reflect the true spirit of America. Many Americans can point to individuals who influenced their lives and helped to shape them into who they are today. Whether they were teachers, coaches, relatives, clergy, or other community leaders, these positive role models have been critical to our healthy development and helped to instill purpose in our lives. As we honor these everyday heroes, we also recognize that there is a great need for more mentors in America. Too many children in our Nation are growing up without enough support and guidance in their lives, and we must work to ensure that no child is left behind. This month, I encourage all Americans to become a mentor and change the life of a child in need. In July, the National Mentoring Partnership helped establish the USA Freedom Corps Volunteer Network--the largest system in the Nation for matching individuals with volunteer opportunities. I am proud of this partnership and ask individuals to go online at www.usafreedomcorps.gov or call 1-877-USACORPS to find millions of ways to help children in their neighborhoods. Together, we can reaffirm the promise of America and point the way to a brighter future for all of our children. 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 January 2003 as National Mentoring Month. I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the importance of being role models for our youth, to look for mentoring opportunities in their communities, and to celebrate this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of the United States of [[Page 28]] America the two hundred and twenty-seventh. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., January 7, 2003] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on January 8. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 28] Pages 27-58 Week Ending Friday, January 10, 2003 Notice--Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya January 2, 2003 On January 7, 1986, by Executive Order 12543, President Reagan declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Libya. On January 8, 1986, by Executive Order 12544, the President took additional measures to block Libyan assets in the United States. The President has transmitted a notice continuing this emergency to the Congress and the Federal Register every year since 1986. The crisis between the United States and Libya that led to the declaration of a national emergency on January 7, 1986, has not been resolved. Despite the United Nations Security Council's suspension of U.N. sanctions against Libya upon the Libyan government's hand-over of the Pan Am 103 bombing suspects, Libya has not yet complied with its obligations under U.N. Security Council Resolutions 731 (1992), 748 (1992), and 883 (1993), which include Libya's obligation to accept responsibility for the actions of its officials and pay compensation. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to Libya. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. George W. Bush The White House, January 2, 2003. [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:03 a.m., January 3, 2003] Note: This notice was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 3, and it was published in the Federal Register on January 6. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 28-29] Pages 27-58 Week Ending Friday, January 10, 2003 Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya January 2, 2003 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent the enclosed notice, stating that the Libya emergency is to continue in effect beyond January 7, 2003, to the Federal Register for publication. The most recent notice continuing this emergency was published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2002 (67 FR 637). The crisis between the United States and Libya that led to the declaration on January 7, 1986, of a national emergency has not been resolved. Despite the United Nations Security Council's suspension of U.N. sanctions against Libya upon the Libyan government's hand-over of the Pan Am 103 bombing suspects, Libya has not yet complied with its obligations under U.N. Security Council Resolutions 731 (1992), 748 (1992), and 883 (1993), which include Libya's obligation to accept
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