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Monday, October 13, 2003
Volume 39_Number 41
Pages 1325	1370


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Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Cabinet meeting--1338
    Domestic violence prevention--1341
    Kentucky, reception for gubernatorial candidate Ernie Fletcher in 
    Kenya, state visit of President Kibaki
        State dinner--1337
        Welcoming ceremony--1330
    New Hampshire
        Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in Manchester--1355
        Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth--1349
    Radio address--1329
    Republican National Committee Presidential Gala--1346

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Designation of the Philippines as a Major Non-NATO Ally, 
    Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties 
        to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal 
        Court, memorandum--1337

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchange with reporters in the Cabinet Room--1338
    News conference with President Kibaki of Kenya, October 6--1332

Letters and Messages

    Yom Kippur, message--1330



 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

  Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on October 10, 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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Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Kenya, President Kibaki--1330, 1332, 1337


    Child Health Day--1336
    Fire Prevention Week--1327
    German-American Day--1328
    Leif Erikson Day--1361
    Marriage Protection Week--1327
    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month--1325
    National Disability Employment Awareness Month--1326
    National Domestic Violence Awareness Month--1345

Statements by the President

    Decision by the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on the Do-
        Not-Call Registry--1340
    Senator Don Nickles, decision not to seek reelection--1340
    Terrorist attack in Haifa, Israel--1330

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1370
    Checklist of White House press releases--1370
    Digest of other White House announcements--1368
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1370

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Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2003
Proclamation 7711--National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2003

 October 3, 2003

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    Breast cancer touches the lives of many Americans, either directly 
or through the diagnosis of a family member or friend. We have made 
considerable progress in diagnosing this disease and improving 
treatments, but we have not ended it. While overall death rates are 
declining, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer 
deaths among women. During this 19th annual National Breast Cancer 
Awareness Month, we recognize the efforts being made to fight breast 
cancer through prevention, early detection, and aggressive research into 
new treatments and therapies.
    Monthly self exams and mammograms are still the best ways to detect 
breast cancer at an early, treatable stage. The National Cancer 
Institute (NCI) and the United States Preventive Services Task Force 
agree that for women who are 40 or over, a mammogram every 1 to 2 years 
can greatly reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. I encourage all 
women to consult with their physicians to obtain appropriate screenings 
to help with early detection.
    This year in the United States, an estimated 212,000 individuals 
will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 40,000 will die of 
the disease. My Administration is committed to building on the research 
that has already advanced our knowledge of the causes of and possible 
cures for breast cancer. The NCI invested an estimated $564.6 million 
this year in breast cancer research and will spend approximately $584 
million next year. Continued research provides the opportunity to better 
understand the causes of breast cancer and how we can better prevent, 
detect, and treat it. The United States Postal Service is also helping 
with the fight. Proceeds from the Postal Service's Breast Cancer 
Awareness stamp go to breast cancer research. Since the launch of this 
special stamp, more than $33 million has been raised to help search for 
a cure.
    I urge all Americans to raise awareness of breast cancer by talking 
with family members and friends about the importance of screening and 
early detection. By educating ourselves and working together, we will 
improve our ability to prevent, detect, treat, and ultimately cure 
breast 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 the month of October 2003 
as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon Government 
officials, businesses, communities, healthcare professionals, educators, 
volunteers, and all the people of the United States to continue our 
Nation's strong commitment to controlling and curing breast cancer.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., October 7, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on October 
8. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 

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Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2003
Proclamation 7712--National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2003

 October 3, 2003

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    For Americans with disabilities, employment is vital to 
independence, empowerment, and quality of life. During National 
Disability Employment Awareness Month, we recognize the many 
contributions citizens with disabilities make to our society, and we 
reaffirm our commitment to helping them achieve their full inclusion in 
our workforce.
    Today, Americans with disabilities enjoy improved access to 
education, government services, public accommodations, transportation, 
telecommunications, and employment opportunities. The landmark Americans 
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) removed barriers and enabled many 
individuals with disabilities to find more opportunities to use their 
gifts and talents in the workplace. This progress has made our Nation 
stronger, more productive, and more just. People with disabilities still 
encounter challenges, however, to their full participation in American 
    In February 2001, I launched the New Freedom Initiative to address 
these challenges, to fulfill the promises of the ADA, and to move toward 
an America where all our citizens live and work with dignity and 
freedom. This comprehensive plan is helping Americans with disabilities 
learn and develop skills, engage in productive work, make choices about 
their daily lives, and participate fully in their communities.
    A key component of the New Freedom Initiative is our commitment to 
integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce. We have made 
substantial progress toward this goal. The Department of Justice has 
established an ADA Business Connection, a series of meetings between 
representatives of the business and disability communities to open 
dialogue that will promote greater understanding and increased voluntary 
compliance with the ADA. Also, the Department of Health and Human 
Services and the Social Security Administration are implementing the 
landmark ``Ticket to Work'' program that makes it possible for millions 
of Americans with disabilities to no longer have to choose between 
having a job and receiving health care. And the Department of Labor has 
established two national technical assistance centers on workforce and 
disability that offer training, technical assistance, and information to 
improve access for all in the workforce development system.
    By working together to open doors of opportunity for citizens with 
disabilities, we can help fulfill the promise of our great Nation.
    To recognize the contributions of Americans with disabilities and to 
encourage all citizens to help ensure their full inclusion in the 
workforce, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 11, 1945, 
as amended (36 U.S.C. 121), has designated October of each year as 

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