Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004

The following list includes the President’s public schedule and other items of general interest announced by the Office of the Press Secretary and not included elsewhere in this issue.

October 2

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Columbus, OH, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Karen Kindron. Upon arrival in Columbus, he began a bus tour.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Mansfield, OH.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Cuyahoga Falls, OH. While en route aboard the bus, he met with leaders of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Later in the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC, arriving in the evening.

The White House announced that on October 1 the President declared a major disaster in New York and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on August 29-September 16.

The White House announced that on October 1 the President declared a major disaster in New York and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Depression Ivan on September 16-24.

The White House announced that on October 1 the President declared a major disaster in New Jersey and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Depression Ivan beginning on September 18 and continuing.October 3

During the day, the President participated in a debate preparation session.

October 4

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy to congratulate him on the birth of his second grandson, to extend birthday greetings, and to discuss the September 28 release of two Italian hostages held in Iraq. He then had an intelligence briefing.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Des Moines, IA, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Tony Salem.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Clive, IA. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

October 5

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, in the Residence, the President watched the Vice Presidential debate. Later, he had a telephone conversation with Vice President Dick Cheney to discuss the debate.

October 6

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Wilkes-Barre, PA, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteers Blake and Mona Schomas.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Detroit, MI, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Robert Eastman. He then traveled to Farmington Hills, MI.

Later in the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC, arriving in the evening.

October 7

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. He then had a telephone conversation with President Hu Jintao of China to discuss China-U.S. relations, the situation in North Korea, economic issues, and China-Taiwan relations.

Later in the morning, in the Oval Office, the President met with Finance Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi of the Iraqi Interim Government.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Wausau, WI, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Delores Milbeck. Later, he traveled to St. Louis, MO.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to Florida by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken as a result of Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley and Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.

The President declared a major disaster in South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Storm Frances beginning on September 6 and continuing.

The President declared a major disaster in Minnesota and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on September 14 and continuing.

The President declared a major disaster in the U.S. Virgin Islands and ordered Federal aid to supplement Territory and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Storm Jeanne on September 14-17.

The President declared a major disaster in Tennessee and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on September 16-20.

October 8

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also had a telephone conversation with President-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to congratulate him on his October 4 election victory.

In the evening, at Washington University, the President participated in a debate with Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kerry.

The President announced his intention to nominate Frederick William Hatfield to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Harold Damelin to be Inspector General of the Department of the Treasury.

The President announced his intention to nominate Edward L. Flippen to be Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President announced his intention to nominate Brian David Miller to be Inspector General of the General Services Administration.

The President announced his intention to appoint Gen. Richard B. Myers, USAF, as a Governor on the Board of Governors of the American National Red Cross.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jorge A. Plasencia to be a member of the Advisory Board for Cuba Broadcasting.

The President announced his intention to nominate Carolyn L. Gallagher and Louis J. Giuliano to be Governors on the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service.

The President announced his intention to appoint A. Wilson Greene and Katina P. Strauch as members of the National Museum and Library Services Board.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004," Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2284-2286 2285–2286. Original Sources, accessed May 28, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8B6EPZBK1F6BWRM.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004." Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2284-2286, pp. 2285–2286. Original Sources. 28 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8B6EPZBK1F6BWRM.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004' in Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 8, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2284-2286, pp.2285–2286. Original Sources, retrieved 28 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8B6EPZBK1F6BWRM.