New York Senator Hillary Clinton was roundly booed at former Beatle Paul McCartney's Twin Towers relief concert, held at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden Saturday night.
The embarrassing moment came as Sen. Clinton introduced a short video clip from stand-up comic Jerry Seinfeld.
Though the former first lady has tried to capitalize on the Twin Towers tragedy, thrusting herself before one TV camera after another in an effort to connect with average New Yorkers and advance her 2004 presidential ambitions, McCartney's concert showed the effort still needed more work.
One eyewitness to the scene reported to the website FreeRepublic.com that Clinton "was booed so loudly, she had to yell into the mike to be heard."
Another estimated that "90 percent" of the crowd jeered the former first lady.
Indonesian President Calls for Cease Fire During Ramadan
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has called for a ceasefire in Afghanistan warning that the longer the conflict continues the more likely the global coalition against terrorism would crumble.
Speaking at the opening of the annual 10-day session of Indonesia's supreme People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) she said military action should be halted during the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan and as well as Christmas.
"Prolonged military action is not only counterproductive, but also can weaken the global coalition's joint effort to combat terrorism," she said.
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear "Moment of Silence" Case
WASHINGTON -- Public schools can be required to observe a moment of silence at the beginning of the day under a ruling that the Supreme Court let stand Monday.
Without comment, the justices refused to hear a claim from the American Civil Liberties Union that the Virginia law violates the 1st Amendment by encouraging prayer in public schools.
Monday's court action is consistent with the fine line the justices have drawn between the Constitution's ban on state-imposed religion and its protection of freedom of worship. In the past, the court has said that teachers in public schools may not conduct prayers or require children to pray, but they may allow students to pray on their own.
Virginia's law is similar to those in four other states. It says schools must pause for a minute of silence so students may meditate, pray or sit quietly.
"The act does not require students to do anything or say anything or hear anything," Virginia Atty. Gen. Randolph Beales said. "It does not require them to make any gesture or acknowledgment. It only requires them to stay in their seats [and] to remain silent. They may read or look out the window."
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond agreed, ruling that the state has not "established religion" by requiring a moment of silence in school.