In Other News

April 23, 2014

In Other News, April 23

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‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies after parachute accident

A man who competed for “Bachelorette” star Andi Dorfman’s affection has died after a paragliding accident during which his parachute collapsed and he crashed into a hillside. — Fox News

Education may help insulate the brain against traumatic injury

A little education goes a long way toward ensuring you’ll recover from a serious traumatic brain injury. In fact, people with lots of education are seven times more likely than high school dropouts to have no measurable disability a year later. — NPR

Final employment hearing held in Atlanta cheating case

A former Atlanta Public Schools testing coordinator tried to win back her job Wednesday in the school system’s last cheating-related case. Juanessa Booker, who was a testing coordinator at Scott Elementary in west Atlanta, has denied participating or knowing about cheating on the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tat’s out of order

Sri Lankan authorities have ordered the deportation of a British tourist because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm. The authorities in Sri Lanka are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism, the religion of the island’s majority Sinhalese, and particularly sensitive about images of Buddha. — BBC

Georgia exchange applications hit 220,000

Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people. — Georgia Health News

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