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.

Open jars

Culture | Rebuking the 'idol of safety,' Jars of Clay returns to classic hymns
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/18/05, 12:00 am

AUSTIN, Texas-The slogan for most Christian radio is 'it's safe for the whole family.' What does that really mean? You don't have to think?" That was the protest of Jars of Clay musician Dan Haseltine when he and the band's other three members-Matt Odmark, Stephen Mason, and Charlie Lowell-sat down with WORLD before a concert here to talk about their activities.

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Snuffed out

Commerce | Tobacco farmers reach the end of the quota road
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/18/05, 12:00 am

For Talmage Layton, tobacco is like family. The 57-year-old North Carolina farmer has been raising the plant for nearly 40 years, and he says: "We look after it as though we would our children. . . . We feed it when it's hungry; we water it when it's thirsty; we set it up when it falls down . . . we send it away from home when it matures."

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Home improvement

Missions | Summer youth missions fan out to repair substandard housing and broken lives
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/18/05, 12:00 am

On a hard gym floor at Eastside High School in Greenville, S.C., dozens of high-school students are enjoying their summer vacation. Eastside High is their home this week, and their day job is scraping paint, hanging drywall, and pouring cement. The week's work is worth $260, but these kids aren't earning the $260, they're paying it out of their own pockets.

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