Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2008

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements

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 4

In the morning, at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Midland, TX, where, upon arrival in the afternoon, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Linda Fox.

Later in the afternoon, at a private residence, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a Congressional Trust 2008 reception. Later, they returned to the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX.

October 6

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to San Antonio, TX, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Sonya McDonald. Then, at a private residence, they attended a Congressional Trust 2008 reception.

Later in the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Cincinnati, OH, where, upon arrival in the afternoon, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Nancy Arnold. Later, they returned to Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to designate Douglas A. Brook as Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).

October 7

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. He then had separate telephone conversations with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to discuss the global financial markets situation. Later, on the South Lawn, he and Mrs. Bush participated in a photo opportunity with members of the 2008 U.S. summer Olympic and Paralympic teams.

Later in the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy to discuss the global financial markets situation.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Chantilly, VA, where he toured Guernsey Office Products, Inc. He then participated in a meeting on the financial markets situation with State and local business leaders. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

October 8

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of Grenada.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Chancellor AngelaMerkel of Germany to discuss the global financial markets situation.

The President declared a major disaster in North Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Storm Hanna from September 4-15.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to Texas by authorizing an extension of 100 percent in the level of Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Ike that struck the State from September 7 to October 2.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to Louisiana by authorizing an increase of 100 percent Federal funding for debris removal and emergency measures undertaken as a result of Hurricane Ike that struck the State beginning on September 11 and continuing.

October 9

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The President declared a major disaster in Kentucky and ordered Federal ais to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe wind storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike on September 14.

The President declared a major disaster in Oklahoma and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from September 12-16.

The President announced his intention to designate Patrick A. Gorman as Acting Chief Information Officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

October 10

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Miami, FL, where, upon arrival in the afternoon, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Teodoro Rodriguez. He then traveled to Coral Gables, FL.

Later in the afternoon, at a private residence, the President attended a Congressional Trust 2008 reception. Then, at Havana Harry’s restaurant, he met with Cuban American community leaders. Later, he traveled to Charleston, SC, where, upon arrival in the evening at Charleston Air Force Base, he was joined by Mrs. Bush and met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Eileen Hadbavny.

Later in the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in a photo opportunity and met with the 2008 Little League Softball World Series champion Simpsonville Stars. They then traveled to Kiawah Island, SC, where, at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, they attended a Republican National Committee reception. Later, they returned to Washington, DC.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements," Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2008 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:1329-1330 Original Sources, accessed May 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9JDPSP19IQ59TQ9.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements." Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2008, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:1329-1330, Original Sources. 25 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9JDPSP19IQ59TQ9.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements' in Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2008. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, October 10, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:1329-1330. Original Sources, retrieved 25 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9JDPSP19IQ59TQ9.