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.

 

Star-struck dancing

Television | ABC creates a hit by pairing B-list celebrities with professional dancers
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/18/06, 12:00 am

Ballroom dancing once was a national sensation. Classically trained dancers like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dazzled moviegoers with elaborate numbers in big-production musicals in the 1940s and '50s, and audiences agreed that no one could move like Gene Kelly.

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When the lights went out

| Voters hand Democrats control of Congress in a GOP power failure that ends 12 years of dominance. "We should humbly accept defeat" and "learn the right lessons," says one GOP House leader
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/18/06, 12:00 am

One hour before polls closed in Pennsylvania, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) received a ninth-hour plug from a Democrat. Urban Family Council founder Bill Devlin sent an e-mail plea to Santorum supporters: "Polls close here in PA in an hour . . . let us be diligent in continuing our 24-hour prayer and fasting efforts; and diligent in getting the vote out for Rick Santorum thru calls and e-mails . . ."

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Homeward bound

Adoption | Ten years after landmark bill, tens of thousands more children find permanent families
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/21/06, 12:00 am

Zachary, an active little boy from Tennessee, turns 10 in November, which is also National Adoption Awareness Month. But Zachary is already well aware of adoption: As a foster child who needs a permanent home, his profile and picture are featured on the Tennessee Department of Children's Services website, along with other foster children waiting to be adopted.

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