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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, June 26, 2000 Volume 36--Number 25 Pages 1385-1468 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings Arizona Democratic National Committee luncheon in Phoenix--1440 Departure for Phoenix--1432 Federal Victory Fund reception in Phoenix--1437 California Democratic National Committee dinner in San Diego--1452 Reception for congressional candidate Susan Davis in San Diego-- 1449 U.S. Olympic community in Chula Vista--1458 Congressional Medal of Honor, presentation to Asian-American heroes of World War II--1418 District of Columbia College Access Act--1413 Hillary 2000 dinner--1425 Irish-American Democrats, dinner honoring Terence McAuliffe--1421 Medicare prescription drug coverage--1413, 1432 Morocco, state visit of King Mohamed VI Dinner--1417 Welcoming ceremony--1412 New York, reception for Representative Edolphus Towns in New York City--1388 Radio address--1391 Addresses and Remarks--Continued Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, videotape remarks--1421 Texas Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Dinner in Austin--1408 Luncheon in Houston--1399 Reception in Austin--1403 Southwest Voter Registration Education Project reception in Houston--1395 Tobacco--1432 Bill Signings Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 Radio remarks--1415 Statement--1415 Communications to Congress Energy, letter on national long-term needs--1447 Iran, message transmitting report on national emergency--1432 Kosovo International Security Force, letter reporting on deployment of U.S. military personnel as part--1387 Montreal Protocol, letter transmitting amendment--1448 Russian Federation, message on national emergency--1430 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Communications to Federal Agencies Fatherhood, memorandum on joint guidance supporting responsible efforts--1392 Jerusalem Embassy Act, memorandum on suspension of limitations--1394 U.S.-Israel Cooperation on Affordable Housing and Community Development, memorandum--1411 Young people, memorandum on promoting health through physical activity and participation in sports--1464 Executive Orders Blocking Property of the Government of the Russian Federation Relating to the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted From Nuclear Weapons--1429 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Sex, Color, National Origin, Disability, Religion, Age, Sexual Orientation, and Status as a Parent in Federally Conducted Education and Training Programs-- 1461 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the South Portico--1432 Interview with Rebecca Rankin of VH1--1385 Proclamations 50th Anniversary of the Korean War and National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day--1465 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms report--1421 Death of former Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita of Japan--1417 Ethiopia-Eritrea cease-fire agreement--1394 European security and defense policy--1416 Geneva Protocol, anniversary--1393 Government meat inspectors, shootings--1447 Greece, entry into Economic and Monetary Union--1407 Gun laws, proposed legislation to bolster enforcement--1446 House of Representatives action on tobacco legislation--1417 North Korea, easing sanctions--1408 School modernization, proposed legislation--1446 Senate action on hate crimes legislation--1416 Tobacco settlement lawsuit Congressional action--1407 House of Representatives action--1465 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1467 Checklist of White House press releases--1467 Digest of other White House announcements--1466 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1467 [[Page 1385]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1385-1387] Monday, June 26, 2000 Volume 36--Number 25 Pages 1385-1468 Week Ending Friday, June 23, 2000 Interview With Rebecca Rankin of VH1 in New York City June 16, 2000 ``VH1 Save The Music'' Ms. Rankin. ``VH1 Save The Music,'' you've been involved for a while. When did you first hear about the program, and why did it draw you? The President. Well, I'm trying to remember whether I first heard about it from my wife or whether I read something about it. But I actually wrote a letter to John Sykes because I was so excited about what they were doing. I had been in school music when I was a young person, starting at the age of 9. And I had been really, really upset about all these schools dropping their music programs when I was Governor. And Hillary and I redid the school standards in Arkansas. We tried very hard to protect the music programs and the arts programs and the physical education programs for the people who weren't in team sports. And so I realized that all over the country these schools were under more and more financial pressure, and they thought that maybe the path of least resistance was just to get rid of the music programs. And so here was someone trying to do something about it. I was just thrilled, and I wanted to help. Ms. Rankin. Very cool. Growing up--I know, I've watched a lot of tapes on you. We did ``Rock and Roll President'' a while back with you. The President. Yes, in 1992. I loved it. Ms. Rankin. Exactly. They gave me a copy of that. Music education was really important to you, obviously, growing up---- The President. Really important. Ms. Rankin. ----and music was really important. Looking at where you are now, arguably one of the most important people on the planet, what did music education do for you, and how has it come to play in your life now? The President. Well, first of all, it gave me an outlet for all this energy I had. It gave me a constructive way to be creative. It also taught me discipline, and it taught me that to create something beautiful required hard work and discipline. It taught me how to be--to create alone, and also how to work with a group, in a band, a jazz band or a combo. And it made me happy. I mean, it just made me happy. It's such a wonderful--when I was a kid and I'd have a tough time, as long as I could play, I could always be okay. I could just be in a private place. And it fueled my imagination. And it gave me an appreciation of things in life that has stayed with me to the present day. I can still go in my music room that Hillary built me upstairs in the White House and play for 15 or 20 minutes, and all the cares of the world go away. Congressional Resolution on Music Education Ms. Rankin. Very nice. So you guys have got to remember that when you're playing. Mr. Clinton said it. Let's talk about, there was a resolution passed in Congress a few days ago, unanimous resolution saying that music education was extremely important. Why is it so important that this was passed, and what's it going to do in the future? The President. Well, I think it was important that it was passed because it shows that the Representatives of the people of both parties have now--are acknowledging that it's important, and it's a problem because there are so many schools that don't offer it anymore. And I think it will tend to increase public awareness of this, public support for maintaining the music programs. The President's Advisory Commission on Music and the Arts did a study a couple of years ago, and Hillary was the honorary chair [[Page 1386]] of the committee. They found that local pressure, parental involvement, community involvement was the single most important factor in either keeping or restoring music programs to the schools. And so I think that's why it matters. I think also, though, the Congress and the President have a responsibility to keep putting as much money out there to the schools to pay for their other expenses as possible--the buildings, the teachers to have smaller classes--so the schools will have the money they need for the music programs. But, you know, there's lots and lots of research on this now which shows that if a good school music program increases academic performance, that a lot of young people learn in different ways and are dramatically stimulated by music. So that's another reason we ought to be for this. It actually will help the overall learning enterprise. Ms. Rankin. Yes. That's an important point because I think everybody thinks of it as just an art, and it stops there---- The President. Not true. ``VH1 Save The Music'' Ms. Rankin. ----and it's culture and it carries through. We've had a lot of artists helping us this week with ``VH1 Save The Music'' week and the ``Today Show.'' Mariah Carey was out yesterday; A.J. McLean from the Backstreet Boys; the Goo Goo Dolls. Today we have Bon Jovi playing at the ``Today Show'' in Rockefeller Center. Are you a Bon Jovi fan? The President. I love Bon Jovi. I really--I think he's great. I'm a music fan of his. I like his acting. He's doing very well in the movies now. And he's a marvelous young man. He's been to the White House to visit Hillary and me on several occasions. He's really--he's a very nice man. And I'm pleased for his success, and I'm grateful that he's helping today. Ms. Rankin. What does it say to the public to have such important sort of star power behind a program like ``VH1 Save The Music?'' The President. Well, I hope that it increases the public's awareness. I hope it says, hey, this is really important. I mean, these
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