Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

Seeking safety

National | Massacre sparks action on background checks, debate about guns on campuses
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/05/07, 12:00 am

BLACKSBURG, Va.- Eric Thompson was appalled when he learned about the horrific Virginia Tech shooting spree on April 16 that left 33 dead, including Cho Seung-Hui, the 23-year-old gunman who killed himself as authorities arrived at the grisly scene in Norris Hall. But Thompson was in "absolute shock" a day later when he learned where Cho obtained the .22 caliber handgun he used in the vicious killing spree: Thompson's online gun shop based in Wisconsin.

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Mister Edwards' neighborhood

Campaign 2008 | For the presidential campaign of John Edwards, message and method are at crossroads on the street where "two Americas" meet
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/05/07, 12:00 am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.- John Edwards is heartbroken. That's what he told the congregation at Riverside Church in Harlem, N.Y., during a recent Sunday morning service: "We have to break the silence about the extraordinarily deep divisions between the haves and the have-nots."

Five hundred miles south, next to a modest auto shop off a short gravel driveway, Monty Johnson says the silence between him and Edwards is deafening. That's ironic because the Democratic presidential candidate lives just across the street.

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'Darkest moment'

| The deadliest shooting rampage in U.S.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/28/07, 12:00 am

Haiyan Cheng remembers the black gun. In the split second the Virginia Tech doctoral student glimpsed Cho Seung-Hui coming out of a classroom in Norris Hall on April 16, one thing stood out: the black-clad young man's long, black gun, clutched in his right hand.

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