Jamie Dean

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

Call waiting

Abortion | A new hotline tries to cool down a rising abortion rate in Florida
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/09/05, 12:00 am

When Kizzy Coleman walked into the Women's Help Center in Jacksonville, Fla., six years ago, she faced a true "crisis pregnancy": At 21 years old, Ms. Coleman was the mother of two children, she was in an abusive relationship, she had just been evicted from her home, and she had just learned she was pregnant.

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Trail of tears

Shooting | Red Lake pastor prepares for yet another funeral at a deeply troubled reservation
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/02/05, 12:00 am

Alicia White would have turned 15 next month. The ninth-grader at Red Lake High School who liked talking on the phone and going to church with her grandmother was looking forward to a summer youth group trip to Tennessee. Instead, Alicia will be buried next week, along with at least eight other victims of 16-year-old Jeff Weise.

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Purpose-driven hostage

Crime | Atlanta mom stops courtroom killer with a word of grace
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/26/05, 12:00 am

When Ashley Smith began reading The Purpose Driven Life, she couldn't have imagined that just weeks later she would be reading chapter 33 to a quadruple murder suspect who had forced his way into her apartment at gunpoint. She also couldn't have imagined that her calm faith would lead to the calm surrender of a vicious killer.

Authorities arrested Brian Nichols at Mrs. Smith's Duluth, Ga., home on March 12, some 24 hours after the convicted rapist grabbed a gun from an Atlanta courtroom deputy and began a killing spree that left four dead.

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