Resigns Over Slur
PORTLAND, Maine--The head of an influential conservation group has resigned after coming under fire for using the term "chili eater"--a slur for Hispanics--during a speech.
Amos Eno stepped down Thursday as executive director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, which was established by Congress in 1984 and has distributed millions to wildlife and environmental projects.
During an Oct. 6 ceremony in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Eno, who was presenting the foundation's Chuck Yeager Award to a biologist, recalled that the former test pilot once described to him a meeting in which a frustrated Yeager, speaking of then-Interior Secretary Manuel J. Lujan, told then-President George Bush: "Mr. President, get that damned chili eater off the foundation's back."
Common Rules Sought
For School Discipline
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.--Black lawmakers have promised legislation to make school discipline codes uniform statewide following the uproar over a school board's decision to expel students after a brawl at a football game.
More than a dozen members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus said they would have legislation prepared before the end of the fall session that would establish a panel to develop common discipline rules.
Boy, 13, Shoots Girl
In New Mexico School
DEMING, N.M.--A boy dressed in camouflage shot and critically wounded a 13-year-old female classmate in the lobby of their middle school yesterday.
The boy also pointed a pistol at the principal and assistant principal, who told him to "stay cool," Superintendent Carlos Viramontes said. He was taken into custody shortly after the 12:45 p.m. shooting at Deming Middle School.
The girl, Araceli Tena, was in critical condition at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Tex., with a gunshot wound in the back of the head, a hospital spokeswoman said. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital about 100 miles east of Deming.
Police refused to comment on the boy, also 13.
Former SLA Fugitive's
Trial Is Postponed
LOS ANGELES--The trial of former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive Sara Jane Olson was pushed back by a month yesterday to give her attorneys more time to analyze evidence.
Defense lawyers and prosecutors agreed on moving the start of the trial from Jan. 10 to Feb. 7.
Olson is charged with conspiracy and attempted murder in the alleged planting of pipe bombs under two Los Angeles police cars in 1975. She could face life in prison if convicted.