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Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend 'desperately' wants to see her

Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend 'desperately' wants to see her

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon is hopeful that he'll be able to visit her in the hospital soon.

In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Gordon's attorney, Randall M. Kessler, said he isn't visiting her in the hospital to avoid confrontation with her family.

The statement said:

"Nick has been trying, privately, to do everything he can to see Bobbi Kristina cooperatively. He has respected the family's wishes and for that reason alone has not returned to the hospital and risked a public confrontation. But he desperately wants to be with the one he loves and continues to hope that his request will be granted."

3 counties benefit from Fuel Your School program

3 counties benefit from Fuel Your School program

(WXIA) -- More than 100 public schools in three metro Atlanta counties will benefit from Chevron's Fuel Your School program.

Through the campaign, Chevron contributes $1 from every gasoline purchase of eight gallons or more to participating schools. Fuel Your School generated $391,146 for 131 schools in Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton counties.

Many of the projects that are granted funds from the program are part of STEM curriculums. For example, students at Grady High School in Atlanta received a data-gathering device to use in their physics courses.

Chevron said nearly 40,000 students are impacted by the money generated through Fuel Your School.

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

ATLANTA -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for new team members to work at all of its Georgia locations.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Open Interview Day at Chipotle, where every restaurant will interview candidates for full- and part-time positions. Those who are interested are asked to fill out applications at jobs.chipotle.com, then visit their local stores for in-person sessions with a manager.

Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amanda Klein, Chipotle's lead recruiting strategist for the Southeast, said the fast-casual chain offers competitive pay and benefits, free meals and uniforms, paid breaks and plenty of advancement opportunities for its employees.

Salman Rushdie to speak at Emory graduation

Salman Rushdie to speak at Emory graduation

ATLANTA -- Sir Salman Rushdie, a University Distinguished Professor at Emory University, will speak at the school's commencement ceremony on Monday, May 11.

Rushdie's professorship ends this spring. During his time at Emory, he hosted a number of classroom lectures, faculty forums and public talks.

The author and human right advocate received worldwide fame in 1989, when Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called for his death after The Satanic Verses was published.

Rushdie will also receive an honorary doctorate at Emory's commencement. Other honorary degree recipients will include former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin (doctor of laws), first-ever Emory provost Billy Frye (doctor of letters) and R. Randall Rollins, chairman of the board of directors of Rollins, Inc. (doctor of humane letters).

Seniors recover memories through the power of music

Seniors recover memories through the power of music

ATLANTA -- At A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Wesley Woods, in Rosemary Bauer's room, it's time for therapy.

"Is it okay if I put the headphones on?" music therapist John Abel asks the 99-year-old woman.

Bauer is not learning new skills. She's recovering old memories. She smiles as she recognizes a line in the song.

"Does he sound like your husband did?" Abel asks.

Bauer, a retired piano teacher says, "Music is part of your soul."

Abel, who uses the Music and Memory program with many A.G. Rhodes residents, says he's seen the music do amazing things, from improving movement, to stimulating memory.

"Music memories last longer than other memories," he says.

For some, music is all that remains.

"You feel okay? You look really pretty today," Linda Mabry tells her mother.

Emory, WellStar in talks to create unified health system

Emory, WellStar in talks to create unified health system

ATLANTA -- WellStar Health System and Emory University have begun formal discussions about the possibility of creating a new, unified health system.

WellStar spokesperson Tyler Pearson said the new system would be formed by combining Emory Healthcare and WellStar Health System. Discussions will continue for next 45 days, with a goal of creating an environment with the best of both community-based care and academic medicine.

"Our shared vision is to design one of the best health systems in the nation to serve local communities, the state of Georgia and beyond," WellStar Health System CEO Reynold J. Jennings said in a release. "The new system will be one of the most innovative and transformational healthcare systems in the industry."

A multi-step design process for the new health system will take about a year to complete.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition unchanged

Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition unchanged

ATLANTA -- Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition remains unchanged more than a week after she was found unresponsive in a tub at her Roswell home.

Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been hospitalized since being found at her Roswell home on Jan. 31. Earlier in the week, she was transported from North Fulton Hospital to Emory University Hospital for treatment.

The 21-year-old remains in a medically-induced coma.

As reported on Friday, a warrant for Brown's arrest has been dismissed.

According to Officer George Gordon of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, the warrant was issued for failure to appear in court on a minor traffic violation.

Gordon said the arrest warrant was dismissed on Thursday. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety said they send well wishes to the family.