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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, October 20, 1997 Volume 33--Number 42 Pages 1555-1610 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders Argentina, Buenos Aires Business leaders--1605 State dinner--1604 Univision town meeting--1594 Wreath-laying ceremony--1592 Brazil Business leaders in Sao Paulo--1582 Mangueira School in Rio de Janeiro--1587 Reception in Brasilia--1566 Radio address--1555 Venezuela, Caracas Arrival--1556 Citizens--1558 Venezuela-U.S. agreements, signing ceremony--1556 Bill Signings Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1998, statement-- 1566 Bill Vetoes Line item vetoes Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1998 Letter to congressional leaders--1582 Statement--1582 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1998 Bill Vetoes--Continued Letter to congressional leaders--1608 Statement--1607 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 1998 Letter to congressional leaders--1594 Statement--1593 Communications to Congress See also Bill Vetoes Narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia, letter reporting--1589 Executive Orders Further Amendment to Executive Order 13010, as Amended, Critical Infrastructure Protection--1567 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters aboard Air Force One--1561 News conference, October 14 (No. 151) with President Cardoso of Brazil--1568 Joint Statements Declaration of the Presidents of the United States of America and of the Republic of Venezuela--1557 Declaration of the United States-Brazil Partnership for Education-- 1580 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, on October 17, 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 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Argentina, President Menem--1592, 1604, 1605 Brazil, President Cardoso--1566, 1568, 1580 Venezuela, President Caldera--1556, 1557, 1558 Proclamations International Rural Women's Day--1591 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings; Bill Vetoes Community Reinvestment Act, 20th anniversary--1556 Deaths James A. Michener--1608 John Denver--1566 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1610 Checklist of White House press releases--1609 Digest of other White House announcements--1608 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1609 [[Page 1555]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1555] Monday, October 20, 1997 Volume 33--Number 42 Pages 1555-1610 Week Ending Friday, October 17, 1997 The President's Radio Address October 11, 1997 Good morning. We have worked hard to help parents pass on their values to their children and to protect them from bad influences. Today I want to talk about a powerful new tool in our arsenal to help parents and to protect our children from the dangers of drugs. Of all the investments we can make in our children's future, none is more important than our fight against the greatest threat to their safety: illegal drugs. Under the leadership of our national drug czar, General Barry McCaffrey, we've fought to keep drugs away from our borders, off our streets, and out of our schools with a tough and smart antidrug strategy. Working together with State and local law enforcement, we've made real progress. But unless we teach our children about the dangers of drugs, our efforts will be in vain. Make no mistake; without our guidance, children are more likely to use drugs. Although overall drug use has declined dramatically, drug use by our young people has doubled. Among eighth graders, typically 13 and 14 years old, drug use has nearly tripled. We do not understand all the reasons for these unsettling statistics, but we do know this: While illegal drug use by young people has risen, the number of antidrug public service ads has fallen by more than a third. In the meantime, movies, music videos, and magazines have filled the gap--and our children's minds--too often with warped images of a dream world where drugs are cool. We know that the media can powerfully affect our children, for good or ill. That is why we acted to protect our children from tobacco advertisements, and why we've urged the liquor industry to refrain from running hard liquor ads on television. Now we must take the next step and give our children the straight facts: Drugs are wrong, drugs are illegal, and drugs can kill you. Young people who have not used illegal drugs by the age of 21 probably never will use them. That's why we must reach our children with the right message before it's too late. I just signed into law legislation that includes $195 million to launch an unprecedented high- profile, prime-time media campaign to reach every child in America between the ages of 9 and 17 at least four times a week. For the very first time, we'll be able to use the full power of the media--from television to the Internet to sports marketing--to protect our children from drugs. Teaching our children about the dangers of drugs today can mean saving their lives and our shared future tomorrow. I am pleased that the Partnership for a Drug-Free American and the Ad Council will serve as advisers for this vitally important project. I'd like to say a special word of thanks to the Partnership for a Drug- Free America and its chairman, Jim Burke, for the outstanding example they have already set in showing us what good ads can do. And I urge business leaders all over our country to help us reach our goal by matching the funds that the Congress has appropriated. Finally, I ask all Americans to join in this crusade. Above all, I ask the entertainment industry to do its part as well. Never glorify drugs; but more important, tell our children the truth. Show them that drug use is really a death sentence. Use the power of your voice to teach our children and to help shape our Nation's future. Thanks for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 2:47 p.m. on October 10 in the Oval Office at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on October 11. [[Page 1556]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1556] Monday, October 20, 1997 Volume 33--Number 42 Pages 1555-1610 Week Ending Friday, October 17, 1997 Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act October 12, 1997 On the 20th anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), we should all be proud of what that law has meant for low and moderate income Americans of all races. Although we still have a long way to go in bringing all Americans into the economic mainstream, under CRA the private sector has pumped billions of dollars of credit to build housing, create, jobs, and restore hope in communities left behind. Note: This statement was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on October 11 but was embargoed for release until 12:01 a.m., October 12. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1556] Monday, October 20, 1997 Volume 33--Number 42 Pages 1555-1610 Week Ending Friday, October 17, 1997 Remarks on Arrival in Caracas, Venezuela October 12, 1997 President and Mrs. Caldera, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the entire American delegation and all the American people, let me first say, Saludos, amigos. It is good to be in Venezuela. When the first explorers came to the Americas centuries ago, there was no distinction in their minds between North and South America; it
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