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.


High & dry

Climate | Record heat and a drought that won't end are hurting livestock and lives
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/12/06, 12:00 am

Paul Penner doesn't have to look at a crop to tell how it's faring. These days when the Kansas wheat farmer catches a whiff of a scorched cornfield that smells like curing hay he knows the crop's fate: It's already dying.

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No way out

| Israelis flee south, Lebanese flee west, but for thousands too poor or too ill to leave-and for U.S.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/05/06, 12:00 am

Tom Charara relishes the Lebanon of his youth. Though he's lived in the United States for more than 30 years, Charara, 50, remembers his childhood home as a "romantic" place full of beauty and tradition. "It's a place you long for all your life," he told WORLD. But on a trip with his family to the Middle East in July, Lebanon quickly became a place he longed to flee.

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Primary interests

Politics | Georgians reject Ralph Reed as other states gear up for high-profile votes
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/29/06, 12:00 am

On the night that Ralph Reed and his wife celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary, the couple had also hoped to celebrate something else: a victory for Reed in Georgia's Republican primary for lieutenant governor. But Georgia voters decided differently, and by 10:00 p.m. on July 19 Reed conceded the race to Casey Cagle. By early the next morning, Cagle had claimed 56 percent of the vote.

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