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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, June 15, 1998 Volume 34--Number 24 Pages 1057-1106 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings Connecticut, gubernatorial candidate Barbara Kennelly, reception in Westport--1064 Equal pay legislation, proposed--1090 Massachusetts, Thoreau Institute in Lincoln--1057 Murder in Jasper, TX--1090 National Geographic Society--1094 New York Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dinner in New York City--1069 United Nations Special Session on the world drug problem in New York City--1062 Radio address--1060 South Korea, visit of President Kim State dinner--1088 Welcoming ceremony--1073 Bill Signings Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century Remarks--1081 Statement--1082 Communications to Congress Austria-U.S. extradition treaty with documentation, message transmitting--1102 Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials with documentation, message transmitting--1085 Communications to Congress--Continued ``International Crime Control Act of 1998,'' message transmitting proposed legislation--1086 Kosovo, message reporting--1092 Protection of children and co-operation in respect of intercountry adoption, message transmitting convention with documentation-- 1102 Weapons of mass destruction, message transmitting report--1085 Executive Orders Blocking Property of the Governments of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), the Republic of Serbia, and the Republic of Montenegro, and Prohibiting New Investment in the Republic of Serbia in Response to the Situation in Kosovo-- 1089 Coral Reef Protection--1099 Interviews With the News Media News conference with President Kim of South Korea, June 9 (No. 160)--1074 Joint Statements Mexico, President Zedillo--1068 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Mexico, President Zedillo--1068 South Korea, President Kim--1073, 1074, 1088 (Continued on inside of back cover.) 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Proclamations Flag Day and National Flag Week--1103 National Homeownership Week--1060 Resignations and Retirements Defense Department, Secretary of the Navy, statement--1067 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings; Resignations and Retirements House of Representatives Agriculture legislation, action--1059 Democratic child care proposal--1084 Republican budget proposal--1059 Statements by the President--Continued Latin Americans of Japanese descent, wrongful internment--1103 Supreme Court decision on penalties for drug traffickers who carry firearms--1068 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1106 Checklist of White House press releases--1106 Digest of other White House announcements--1104 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1105 [[Page 1057]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1057] Monday, June 15, 1998 Volume 34--Number 24 Pages 1057-1106 Week Ending Friday, June 12, 1998 Question-and-Answer Session With Students at the Thoreau Institute in Lincoln, Massachusetts June 5, 1998 Writings of Henry David Thoreau Participant. I'm Liz Coogan from Concord Middle School here in Massachusetts, and this question is for you, Mr. President and Mr. Henley. What do Thoreau's writings and Walden Woods mean to you? The President. To me they mean two things. First, when I was very young and was first exposed to Thoreau's writings, he crystallized the feelings that I had when I was in nature and awakened in me a sense of profound obligation to respect and to preserve the natural environment. The second thing that impressed me about Thoreau from the very beginning is how much he learned about himself and about human nature and society by living apart from it for a while, how much, in effect, he learned about life by being a solitary person living alone for an extended period of time. It made a huge impression on me because most people wouldn't think that you could learn that much about life living alone. But when I saw what he wrote about solitude, for example, he persuaded me that you could learn quite a lot. [At this point, musician Don Henley, founder of the institute, and Hillary Rodham Clinton responded to the same question. Russian students at the Municipal Children's Ecological Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, who participated by live video hookup, presented Mrs. Clinton with a copy of an artwork they had previously presented to the Thoreau Institute.] Environmental Issues Education The President. I would just like to say that I very much appreciate the work that you're doing at the institute to teach the Russian children about the environment and how we have to preserve it. Most adults in all industrial countries were raised to believe that in order to have a strong economy you have to destroy part of the environment, and we have to change that. We have to raise a whole generation of young people who believe that the only way to preserve the economy over the long run is to take care of the environment. And if we all work at it together, we'll be successful. Russian Participant. I think, Mr. President, that we cannot only be hopeful that everything will be the way you said right now, but we can be positive that it is going to be like that in the future. The President. Spacibo [Thank you]. Note: The President spoke at 4:34 p.m. in the Education Center. Participants present at the institute were students from Boston Latin School, Lincoln-Sudbury High School, and Concord Middle School. The Russian video participant spoke in Russian, and his remarks were translated by an interpreter. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1057-1059] Monday, June 15, 1998 Volume 34--Number 24 Pages 1057-1106 Week Ending Friday, June 12, 1998 Remarks at the Grand Opening of the Thoreau Institute in Lincoln June 5, 1998 Thank you, please sit down. Well, we've been here a long time in this beautiful setting, and if Thoreau were here, he would say we need more silence and less talk. But I have immensely enjoyed what has been said. Senator Kerry has been a consistent, devoted supporter of the environment, and he was profoundly eloquent about it today. Senator Kennedy has worked so hard for projects like this one for so long now, but he has a way of telling a personal story that brings home to people, who might not otherwise be engaged, the importance of the moment. You know, I thought I'd get a few brownie points for coming here and saying, because [[Page 1058]] of his work here, I gave Don Henley the National Humanities Medal last year. But that's nothing compared to Ted Kennedy coming here and calling him the ``big fish'' and the ``distant drummer'' at the same time. [Laughter] I would very much like to thank all the people who Don mentioned. I know Ed Begley, Jr., and Tony Bennett were on before; they've been good friends of ours. I thank Jimmy Buffett and Joe Walsh and all the musicians and other friends of Don who have helped. I thank you, Kathi, for your magnificent work. And I'm grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities for supporting this project. And I thank you all for clapping when we said we weren't going to let it be done away with, along with the NEA. I'd like to recognize two people who aren't here today, but who played an important role in getting this endeavor off the ground with Don: the late Paul Tsongas and the late Michael Kennedy. Thank you, to them. Hillary and I got to walk a little along the path coming down here today. It's very frustrating being where we are now because back when we had real lives, we used to walk in the woods a lot. [Laughter] And so to be able to come here and only be able to walk 200 yards so that our friends with the cameras could at least get a good picture so the American people could get a real feel for the magnificent work that's been done here, it winds up almost being more real to them than it is to
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