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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Bill Signings; Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Business, trade, and agricultural leaders--1552
    China, Chief Executive Officers Summit in Shanghai--1521
    Congressional leaders, meeting--1538
    Maryland, employees of the Dixie Printing and Packaging Corporation 
        in Glen Burnie--1541
    Radio address--1517
    Thurgood Marshall Extended Elementary School--1547

 Bill Signings

    USA PATRIOT ACT, remarks--1550

 Communications to Congress

    Cyprus, letter transmitting report--1546
    Morocco-U.S. treaty on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, message 
        transmitting protocol--1546
    Railroad Retirement Board, message transmitting report--1540
    ``Secure Transportation for America Act,'' letter on proposed--1549
    Terrorist attacks of September 11, letter on transfer of funds in 

Communications to Congress--Continued

    United Nations reciprocal debt forgiveness, letter on the intention 
        to reach an arrangement--1546

 Executive Orders

    Further Amendment to Executive Order 10789, As Amended, To Authorize 
        the Department of Health and Human Services To Exercise Certain 
        Contracting Authority in Connection With National Defense 

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Cabinet Room--1538
         Shanghai, China--1518
    News conference with President Putin of Russia in Shanghai, China 
        October 21--1532

Joint Statements

    APEC Economic Leaders' Declaration, Shanghai, China--1525
    APEC Leaders Statement on Counter-Terrorism--1523
    President of the United States and the President of Russia, 
        Shanghai, on counterterrorism--1531
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

  Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on October 26, 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.


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Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Japan, Prime Minister Koizumi--1518
    Russia, President Putin--1532


    National Character Counts Week--1537
    National Forest Products Week--1517
    National Red Ribbon Week for a Drug-Free America--1545
    United Nations Day--1544

Statements by the President

    Congressional action on counterterrorism legislation--1544
    Northern Ireland--1540

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--1558
     Checklist of White House press releases--1558
     Digest of other White House announcements--1556
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--1557

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Week Ending Friday, October 26, 2001
Proclamation 7487--National Forest Products Week, 2001

 October 19, 2001

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    Our Nation has been blessed with and sustained by its many natural 
resources. Among these resources, one that has provided us with both 
vital products and much enjoyment is America's forestland.
    Throughout our Nation's history, our forests have provided paper 
products, construction materials for dwellings and furniture, and fuel 
for warmth and cooking. Timbers harvested from our lands have been 
fundamental to the growth and expansion of America. Although our 
reliance on our forests has changed during the last century, they 
continue to remain an invaluable resource.
    The beautiful cherry wood of Pennsylvania, the mighty oaks of the 
Midwest, the pines of the South, and the firs of the West are loved by 
millions of Americans, who find solace and relaxation in camping, 
hiking, and enjoying recreational activities among these trees. And for 
many Americans working in the construction, manufacturing, and 
recreation industries, our forests represent economic security for their 
families and communities. They serve as important ecosystems, sheltering 
and feeding wildlife, protecting soil, and purifying water and air. Our 
timberlands also serve as an important symbol of our Nation's beauty and 
economic strength. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to 
ensure that they remain healthy and productive.
    By working together to develop and promote sensible policies, we can 
achieve success in protecting these natural resources and pristine 
areas. My Administration will work closely with Federal, State, and 
local officials, as well as private landowners to encourage sustainable 
land management techniques, utilize the latest in scientific research, 
foster local stewardship of resources, and support innovative methods of 
pollution control. If we remain vigilant, our forests will provide 
products, recreation, clean air, clean water, and wildlife habitat for 
generations to come.
    In recognition of the economic, environmental, and recreational 
importance of our forests, the Congress, by Public Law 86-753 (36 U.S.C. 
123), has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday in October 
of each year as ``National Forest Products Week'' and has authorized and 
requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this 
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim October 21 through October 27, 2001, as 
National Forest Products Week. I call upon all Americans to observe that 
week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day 
of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., October 24, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on October 
25. This item was not received in time for publication in the 
appropriate issue.

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Week Ending Friday, October 26, 2001
The President's Radio Address

October 20, 2001

    Good morning. I'm speaking to you today from Shanghai, China, at an 
international meeting of Pacific rim nations where we are continuing to 
enlist the resources of the civilized world in our war against 

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    I am meeting with leaders from China and Mexico, Russia and Canada, 
Australia and Japan, and many other friends, allies, and trading 
partners. We're discussing ways to cooperate to improve intelligence, 
freeze funding, and better track down terrorist groups. We're also 
discussing ways to better protect all our citizens from a new threat, 
the threat of bioterrorism.
    America has now confirmed several different cases of anthrax 
exposure in Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC. I commend 
the many health and law enforcement officials who have worked quickly to 
identify people who may have been exposed and provide preventative 
antibiotic treatment. Their quick work has no doubt saved lives.
    We do not yet know who sent anthrax to the United States Capitol or 
several different media organizations. We do not, at this point, have 
any evidence linking the anthrax to the terror network that carried out 
the attacks of September 11. We do know that anyone who deliberately 
delivers anthrax is engaged in a crime and an act of terror, a hateful 
attempt to harm innocent people and frighten our citizens.
    Our health care laboratories and law enforcement officials continue 
to work overtime to test samples, to track leads, and prosecute hoaxes 
that have now been reported not only across America but across the 
world. These attacks once again reveal the evil at the heart of 
terrorism, the evil we must fight.
    The nations meeting here in Shanghai understand what is at stake. If 
we do not stand against terrorism now, every civilized nation will at 
some point be its target. We will defeat the terrorists by destroying 
their network, wherever it is found. We will also defeat the terrorists 
by building an enduring prosperity that promises more opportunity and 
better lives for all the world's people. We will oppose envy, 
resentment, and anger with growth, trade, and democracy.
    The countries of the Pacific rim made the decision to open 
themselves up to the world, and the result is one of the great 
development success stories of our time. The peoples of this region are 
more prosperous, healthier, and better educated than they were only two 
decades ago. Many more live under democratically elected governments.
    This progress has been achieved by people of all cultures and all 
religions, by Christian and Buddhist South Korea, and majority-Muslim 
Malaysia and Indonesia. And this progress proves what openness can 
    The terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. They fear trade 
because they understood that trade brings freedom and hope. We're in 
Shanghai to advance world trade because we know that trade can conquer 
poverty and despair. In this struggle of freedom against fear, the 
outcome is not in doubt; freedom will win. And it will bring new hope to 
the lives of millions of people in Asia and throughout the world.
    Thank you for listening.

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