Jamie Dean

Jamie is WORLD’s national editor based in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

Trailer park blues

| As federal officials inaugurate mobile home villages across the Gulf Coast, temporary shelter residents from other storms say they're stuck in a permanent state of emergency
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/26/05, 12:00 am

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.-On 62 acres of rural farmland in Baker, La., white gravel has replaced green pastures, and 573 trailers sit in neat rows where cows roamed just a few weeks ago. The impromptu trailer park set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now home to more than 1,500 people displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Residents may live in the village rent-free for the next 18 months.

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Bruised Reed

Politics | Ralph Reed is not accused of doing anything illegal, but will a penchant for not divulging connections come back to haunt
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/19/05, 12:00 am

Every weekend in Philadelphia, Miss., hundreds of chip-laden fortune-seekers huddle around some 3,000 slot machines and 70 card tables under the neon glow of the Silver Star Casino on the Choctaw Indian Reservation. The Silver Star is one of two casinos on the tribe's property in central Mississippi that prove the adage that the house always wins: The Choctaw gaming enterprise raked in nearly $300 million last year.

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Hardest hit

Florida | Hurricane Wilma's most vulnerable victims-thousands of retirement community residents-are still trying to recover. "For the ones who have no family around . . .
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/19/05, 12:00 am

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