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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, July 15, 2002 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Pages 1145-1188 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Afghanistan, assassination of Vice President Qadir--1146 Congressional Medal of Honor, posthumous presentation to Capt. Humbert Versace--1148 Federal employees on the proposed Department of Homeland Security-- 1167 Minnesota Prescription drugs in Minneapolis--1171 Senatorial candidate Norm Coleman and congressional candidate John Kline, dinner in Minneapolis--1177 New York City, corporate responsibility--1158 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, recipients--1183 Presidential Medal of Freedom, presentation--1164 Radio address--1147 Communications to Congress Canada-U.S. extradition treaty, message transmitting second protocol--1176 Climate change programs and activities, letter transmitting an account of Federal expenditures--1165 District of Columbia fiscal year 2003 budget request, message transmitting--1183 Communications to Congress--Continued Fiscal year 2003 budget amendments, letter transmitting--1185 Federal Emergency Management Agency, letter transmitting disaster relief funding request--1185 Ireland-U.S. agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, message transmitting--1176 Russia-U.S. Agreement on the Conservation and Management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population, message transmitting-- 1177 Communications to Federal Agencies Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, memorandum-- 1166 Designation of Officers of the United States Agency for International Development To Act as Administrator, memorandum-- 1182 Electronic Government's Role in Implementing the President's Management Agenda, memorandum--1167 Refugee assistance, memorandum on delegation of authority--1166 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on July 12, 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. 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). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Executive Orders Establishment of the Corporate Fraud Task Force--1162 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters in Kennebunkport, ME--1145, 1146 News conference, July 8--1149 Statements by the President Deaths Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr.--1148 Ted Williams--1145 Statements by the President--Continued Iran--1184 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1188 Checklist of White House press releases--1188 Digest of other White House announcements--1186 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1187 [[Page 1145]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1145] Pages 1145-1188 Week Ending Friday, July 12, 2002 Statement on the Death of Ted Williams July 5, 2002 With the passing of Ted Williams, America lost a baseball legend. Whether serving the country in the Armed Forces or excelling on the baseball diamond, Ted Williams demonstrated unique talent and love of country. He inspired young ballplayers across the Nation for decades, and we will always remember his persistence on the field and his courage off the field. Ted gave baseball some of its best seasons--and he gave his own best seasons to his country. He will be greatly missed. Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1145-1146] Pages 1145-1188 Week Ending Friday, July 12, 2002 Exchange With Reporters in Kennebunkport, Maine July 6, 2002 President's Birthday The President. Good morning, everybody. Q. Happy birthday. The President. That's the way we like it, up and early. Q. We do too. [Laughter] The President. Up and at 'em. Feeling a little older, if you know what I mean. David [David Gregory, NBC News], how are you, lad? President's Upcoming Vacation Q. All right. Sir, now that you're a little older and wiser, are you rethinking avoiding spending all of August here? The President. No, I think--I think you'll like Crawford. Former President Bush. It's warmer there. Q. Do you have any words of wisdom for him on the vacation schedule? Former President Bush. I've got words of wisdom for Eric. He ought to get out of there. The President. Get out of there, Eric. [Laughter] [At this point, the President continued to prepare for his golf outing.] President's Hat Q. What does your hat say? The President. El Jefe. That's French. [Laughter] Q. I was going to sing for you in another language. The President. Thank you, sir. That's an inside joke. [The President continued to prepare for his golf outing.] Former President Bush. No laughing about the ladies' tee. President's Birthday Q. Sir, what do you want for your birthday? The President. I don't know yet. I haven't thought about it. First of all, I'm glad--I'm glad my mother and wife remembered. [Laughter] [The President prepared to tee off.] The President. Yes, Mr. President. Nice, gentle applause rippling throughout the gallery. See you in a couple hours--like 2. [The round of golf proceeded.] The President. I apologize. Q. Yes, right. The President. Miserable shot. Q. You didn't have any idea where we were, either, did you? The President. It's clear I didn't have any idea where the ball was going---- Q. Mr. President, it's up by the tree, sir. The President. Who kicked it under there? [Laughter] [[Page 1146]] Q. David did. [Laughter] The President. I was just kidding about the French thing. [Laughter] Note: The exchange began at 6:15 a.m. at the Cape Arundel Golf Course. In his remarks, the President referred to White House Director of Photography Eric Draper. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1146-1147] Pages 1145-1188 Week Ending Friday, July 12, 2002 Remarks on the Situation in Afghanistan and an Exchange With Reporters in Kennebunkport July 6, 2002 Assassination of Vice President Haji Abdul Qadir of Afghanistan The President. Today Vice President Qadir of Afghanistan was gunned down. The administration and our country mourns the loss of a man who desired freedom and stability for the country he loved. We have been in touch with Chairman Karzai, expressed our deepest condolences to the
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