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October

31

1988

October 31, 1988



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Diary Entry - 10/31/1988

Monday, October 31, 1988

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Up fairly early. Nancy was off to our new home at 9:15 A.M. for a day of opening boxes & arranging. My 1st was a meeting—Ken D., Colin etc. here in the suite—Marlin. First topic was campaign schedule for me. We have decisions to make. Jim Baker wants Ill. & Texas—one or both etc.

Canadian Campaign has come down to an even split since debate between Mulroney & Turner. P.M. had been ahead.

Learned I’ve got another 20 bills to sign today—possibly 1 veto.

N.S.C.—Colin brought up video tape of Terry Anderson supposedly criticizing us for blocking rescue attempts. Obviously he was taking orders from his captors.

We’re having Soviet Ambas. called about Soviets moving heavy bombers close to the Afghanistan border & within range of Pakistan. Then downstairs for signing of the Berne Pact legislation. This is legislation to protect Am. copywrights, books, movies & Computer software. A. C. Lyles had stage full of celebritys, long time friends of ours. Lew Wasserman gave me 1st print of E.T. videotape. Then a lot of photos & upstairs after a barrage of press Q’s. most on Terry Anderson.

Lunch (alone) some reading & pic. signing, then a meeting on the “Library” with Kathy & Fred Ryan to talk about plans for my L.A. office & the Presidential Library. They then gave way to Ventura County Supervisors who were a great help in clearing the way for the Library. They & the spouses of a few plus Bill Smith, Fred Hummel—Both officials of the Library Foundation came in for photos & a little visit. When they left I sat down to signing of about 30 bills & the one veto. Then I showered & got into P.J.s to wait for Nancy to come back. I phoned John Simpson (Dir. S.S.) to tell him Mike & Colleen want to give up S.S. protection effective in the week prior to Thanksgiving.

Nancy returned—worn out by the work she’d been doing. We had dinner in bed with the T.V. news.