Q: What does Andy Copeland, the father of Aimee Copeland, do for a living?
—D.R. Mack, Lawrenceville
A: Andy Copeland is a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Lawrenceville. Aimee Copeland, Copeland’s daughter, had to have her hands, right foot and left leg amputated by doctors to help save her from necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria. She contracted it in May, when a homemade zip line broke and she fell into the Little Tallapoosa River, cutting her leg on rocks. Andy Copeland recently wrote on his blog (aimeecopeland.com) that he plans to write a book about his daughter’s battle.
Q: Could you update me on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist and her boyfriend who were arrested last year?
—Theo Robinson, Asheville, N.C.
A: Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey returned to work at the CDC in December and the case is still pending, Bob Rubin, one of her attorneys, told Q&A on the News. Lindsey was charged with multiple counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality in October 2011 after a police investigation alleged she and boyfriend Thomas Westerman, another CDC employee, were involved in sex acts with a child between January 2010 and August 2011. Westerman faces charges on two counts of child molestation. He was not charged with bestiality, police said. Lindsey is the Deputy Director for the Laboratory Science Policy and Practice Program Office, according to her bio on the CDC’s website.
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