Last week, local students from the Young Leaders Institute 2008-2009 observed Government Day by visiting state and local government officials.
The students asked officials about their roles in government, as well as about the community and issues specific to their lives.
To get a feel for politics, students participated in role-playing exercises as members of the House of Representatives, passing a piece of proposed legislation, and also as magistrates for Shelby County Fiscal Court.
-- "Barbie Girl" 1997, by Danish-Norwegian pop group, Aqua.
Barbie, the shapely fashion doll of toy box fame, turned 50 Monday.
Always controversial, she is both praised and condemned: Praised for the new grown-up play she has brought to little girls worldwide. Condemned for the unrealistic standards of body image she has imposed on little girls worldwide.