Monday, September 29, 2008

Cooper, Haslam debate for the kids

From colleague Jaime Sarrio:

Want to know what issues are concerning Nashville's youth?

Turns out it's the same things on everyone's mind — health care, energy, the war and of course, the economy.

But oftentimes the teens say they feel left out of the political dialogue, even though many high school seniors are able to vote. In an effort to change that, public and private school leaders are holding a town-hall-style youth presidential debate at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Parthenon.

The format will be similar to what's happening at Belmont University on Oct. 7, only for the youth debate, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper will be pinch hitting for Barack Obama and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam will stand in for John McCain.

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