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.

Dark to daylight

| The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina finds pockets of progress mingled with miles of destruction. "This isn't about nails and hammers, it's about families that need to go home"
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/26/06, 12:00 am

NEW ORLEANS - On a sweltering August morning in downtown New Orleans, Harrah's Casino is doing brisk business. It's only 11 a.m. on a Tuesday, but already dozens of gamblers are sipping tiny cocktails and pushing blue chips across green poker tables. On the casino's south end, rows of patrons sit under glittering lights holding cold beers and pulling silver levers on gaudy slot machines with names like "Money to Burn."

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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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