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Texas girl in skydiving accident back in school

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Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 4:30 am

JOSHUA (AP) — A 16-year-old North Texas girl who survived plummeting more than 3,000 feet to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident returned to school.

WFAA-TV reported Makenzie Wethington returned to Joshua High School on Monday more than two months after being injured.

She was seriously hurt in the Jan. 25 accident at a Chickasha skydiving school.

The teen’s injuries included liver and kidney damage, bleeding in her brain and broken bones.

The girl’s family said her parachute malfunctioned when she made the jump as part of a birthday present.

Some of Wethington’s classmates in Joshua, about 15 miles south of Fort Worth, wore pink shirts with the words “Makenzie Strong” on them to honor the girl, who’s attending school half days to start.

Wethington also continues her therapy.

Dallas museum exhibits

Islamic art, objects

DALLAS (AP) — A new exhibit in Dallas showcases 150 rare Islamic works of art and scientific objects that explore the use and meaning of light.

The exhibit titled “Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World” opened over the weekend at the Dallas Museum of Art. Nur is the Arabic word for light.

The Dallas Museum of Art will be the only venue outside of Europe to host the exhibit, which premiered in Spain in October.

It runs in Dallas through June 29.

The works on display come from public and private collections around the world.

Objects on display include manuscripts illuminated with gold and color pigments and objects made from precious and semi-precious stones in addition to scientific objects including sundials and astrolabes.

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