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.

Fearing not

Entertainment | Old Testament plagues in The Reaping don't rattle the spiritual cages of star Hilary Swank or director Stephen Hopkins
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/07/07, 12:00 am

LOS ANGELES- When Hilary Swank moved into an old farmhouse in rural Louisiana to begin filming The Reaping, a kind next-door neighbor promptly appeared, bearing a freshly baked pecan pie to welcome the actress to the neighborhood. Easing down the front porch steps, the neighbor also mentioned a piece of friendly advice: "Watch out for the ghosts."

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A thousand words

Abortion | South Carolina lawmakers hope an ultrasound law will persuade women to choose life
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/07/07, 12:00 am

Marie Connelly has only one picture of her child. An abortionist at a Planned Parenthood center in South Carolina produced the ultrasound image to confirm Connelly's pregnancy moments before her abortion four years ago. Connelly recently went back to the center to ask for the picture, which was still on file. She wishes she had seen it before her abortion: "I would have crumbled."

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Melting pot

Special Issue | In New Delhi, Chicken McCurry and on-call operators with names like Josh spur one of the world's fastest-growing economies amid a city of caste systems and poverty
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/24/07, 12:00 am

NEW DELHI- Strolling down the Rajpath, the broad, ceremonial boulevard in the center of India's capital city of New Delhi, an American might think of his own country's capital. Tall trees and sprawling lawns line a broad avenue flanked by a towering war monument and a dome-topped presidential residence. Groups of visitors snap photographs of the column-lined Parliament House, the seat of government for the largest democracy in the world.

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