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Monday, October 21, 1996
 
Volume 32--Number 42
Pages 2047-2106
 
Contents

[[Page i]]

Weekly Compilation of

Presidential

Documents



[[Page ii]]

  
Addresses and Remarks

    See also Bill Signings
    California
        Community in San Diego--2093
        Presidential debate in San Diego--2071
        Santa Ana--2096
    Colorado
        Departure from Denver--2056
        Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver--2051
    New Mexico
        Community in Albuquerque--2058
        Native American Tribal Leaders, endorsement in Albuquerque--2070
        Second annual report on television violence, announcement in 
            Albuquerque--2068
    Radio address--2050

Bill Signings

    Water Resources Development Act of 1996, statement--2062
    Wildfire Suppression Aircraft Transfer Act of 1996, remarks in 
        Albuquerque, NM--2063

Communications to Congress

    Executive Order 13020 (export controls), letter transmitting--2067
    Generalized System of Preferences, letter--2102
    Notice on Colombian narcotics traffickers, letter transmitting--2095

Executive Orders

    Amendment to Executive Order 12981 (export controls)--2066

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Albuquerque, NM--2063, 2068, 2070
        San Diego, CA--2071

Notices

    Continuation of Emergency With Respect to Significant Narcotics 
        Traffickers Centered in Colombia--2095

Proclamations

    Columbus Day--2049
    Honoring the Filipino Veterans of World War II--2103
    National Character Counts Week--2047
    National Children's Day--2049
    National School Lunch Week--2048
    To Amend the Generalized System of Preferences--2100
    White Cane Safety Day--2065

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    Anti-crime initiatives--2056

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--2104
    Checklist of White House press releases--2104
    Digest of other White House announcements--2103
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--2104


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Monday, October 21, 1996
 
Volume 32--Number 42
Pages 2047-2106
 
Week Ending Friday, October 18, 1996
 
Proclamation 6937--National Character Counts Week, 1996


October 11, 1996

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    One of our most important goals as a Nation is to make this a better 
world for all people. Millions around the globe look to America as a 
champion of justice, and we must always strive to encourage the good and 
denounce the bad.
    This week, as a Nation, we celebrate the fact that ``Character 
Counts.'' Whether in civic activities or in our daily lives at work and 
at home, we all contribute regularly to our American community and our 
national purpose--our sense of who we are as a people. In the end, the 
character of our Nation is determined by the character of our citizens.
    During this special week, we recognize that character is not a 
quality we are born with; we must learn it. This means we must ensure 
that it is taught, clearly and thoughtfully, to our youth. Individual 
character involves honoring and embracing certain core ethical values: 
honesty, respect, responsibility, hard work, fairness, caring, civic 
virtue, and citizenship. Americans must do everything possible to create 
a society in which these virtues are not only taught but also acted out 
in daily life so that our young people can witness firsthand their value 
and learn right from wrong.
    My Administration has made this effort a top priority. Our Improving 
America's Schools Act promotes initiatives in character education, just 
as the Goals 2000: Educate America Act recognizes the crucial role of 
the family in nurturing strong values and encouraging children to 
embrace academic achievement. Our AmeriCorps national service program 
offers young people a practical means through which to demonstrate their 
beliefs in the civic virtues that traditionally have given our Nation 
much of its strength of character.
    The family remains, of course, the core source of our values. 
Parents must teach their children from the earliest age, the difference 
between right and wrong. But we all must do our part. Teachers, 
religious leaders, and other early-childhood role models must display 
the highest standards of respect for themselves and others; young people 
must commit themselves to dealing nonviolently with the inevitable 
problems and difficulties they will encounter; and both public- and 
private-sector institutions must adopt corporate behavior that 
encourages individual character development.
    Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, 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 October 
13 through 19, 1996, as National Character Counts Week. I call upon the 
people of the United States, Government officials, educators, and 
volunteers, to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, 
and activities.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of 
October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-six, and of 
the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
twenty-first.
                                            William J. Clinton

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:31 a.m., October 15, 
1996]

Note: This proclamation was released by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on October 12, and it was published in the Federal Register on 
October 16.

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Monday, October 21, 1996
 
Volume 32--Number 42
Pages 2047-2106
 
Week Ending Friday, October 18, 1996
 
Proclamation 6938--National School Lunch Week, 1996

October 11, 1996

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    This school year, schools across the country are serving more 
healthful and more appealing school meals, and school-children are 
learning to make food choices for a nutritious diet. The National School 
Lunch Program, which began in 1946, is celebrating its 50th anniversary 
year with historic changes that will reduce diet-related diseases and 
improve the health outlook for America's children.
    The 1996-97 school year is the first year that school meals must 
meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans under the new School Meals 
Initiative for Healthy Children. This initiative, created to help 
schools make necessary improvements, is providing nutrition education 
for children and training and technical assistance for school food-
service professionals. Early reports from pilot communities tell us that 
we are getting results. Food-service professionals are seeing children 
eat more fruits and vegetables. With the help of dedicated teachers, 
they are becoming better educated about what their bodies need.
    Improvements in school meals and nutrition education enhance the 
health of the 50 million children in the Nation's 94,000 schools--
strengthening the safety net for poor children who rely on school meals 
as their primary source of daily nutrition. Wholesome meals improve our 
children's ability to learn today and brighten their health outlook for 
tomorrow.
    These improvements are already a reality at the local level. Team 
Nutrition Schools--of which there are now more than 14,000--reach 8.1 
million children. These schools are community focal points for change, 
leading the way in bringing together teachers, parents, health 
professionals, local businesses, and industry leaders to promote 
nutrition education and to work for more healthful school meals. These 
schools benefit from the resources made available through an innovative 
network of public-private partnerships. More than 200 organizations are 
part of an extensive support network that dramatically increases the 
impact and reach of a relatively small Federal investment.
    Since President Truman signed the National School Lunch Act 50 years 
ago, the Federal Government and local school food-service professionals 
have worked in partnership to meet the nutritional needs of America's 
children. Now, together, they are ushering in an era of historic change 
and continuous improvement that promise a healthier future for all 
Americans.
    In recognition of the contributions of the National School Lunch 
Program to the nutritional well-being of children, the Congress, by 
joint resolution of October 9, 1962 (Public Law No. 87-780), has 
designated the week beginning the second Sunday in October of each year 
as ``National School Lunch Week'' and has requested the President to 
issue a proclamation in observance of that week.
    Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United 
States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning October 13, 
1996, as National School Lunch Week. I call upon all Americans to 
recognize those individuals whose efforts contribute to the success of 
the National School Lunch Program and to observe this week with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of 
October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-six, and of 
the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
twenty-first.
                                            William J. Clinton

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:32 a.m., October 15, 
1996]

Note: This proclamation was released by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on October 12, and it was published in the Federal Register on 
October 16.

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