The 58 people aboard United Airlines Flight 46 from Los Angeles to New York
safely evacuated the Boeing 767-200 when it landed at Kennedy International
Airport after a bomb threat, discovery of a suspicious device and a demand for
$600,000, authorities said. The package, later determined to be a harmless device
that resembled a bomb, was found in an overhead bin exactly where a
threatening letter - faxed to United's Chicago headquarters while the plane was in
the air - said it was located. The crew also found a note demanding $600,000,
said Port Authority spokesman Bill Cahill. The FBI is investigating. `FOXFIRE'
FOUNDER TO JAIL: Educator and MacArthur fellow Eliot Wigginton, 49, was
sentenced in Clayton, Ga., to a year in prison and 19 years on probation for
molesting a 10-year-old boy in May. Wigginton, who pleaded guilty, also must
quit teaching, not have contact with children, get psychiatric help and pay a
$10,000 fine. The victim was in Foxfire, a Wigginton-founded rural education
project that led to books, a magazine and Broadway play.
ALSO WEDNESDAY ...
- HUNTING ACCIDENT: Kevin Elliott, 33, of Terryville, Conn., was killed by
a hunter who thought the jogging figure near Pitch Reservoir in Morris was a
deer, authorities said. He died of a single gunshot wound. Police ruled it an
accident. The identity of the hunter wasn't released.
Contributing: Jonathan T. Lovitt , Lori Sharn, Bruce Frankel and Carol J.