President Clinton's second Rose Garden ceremony in as many days was featuring routine presidential activities at a time that has been anything but normal.

Clinton was signing the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, a job training effort also described as a "G.I. Bill" for workers. The legislation consolidates several job training programs into a single grant for helping workers learn new skills.While Monica Lewinsky was testifying before the grand jury, Clinton appeared in the Rose Garden Thursday to promote a measure that would maintain a waiting period before handgun purchases.

After wrapping up his appearance, Clinton snapped off a salute to the Marine Band and it struck up "Stars and Stripes Forever." The strains drowned out any attempt at questions from the White House press corps.