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City Hall Is Full of Children
Don't be fooled by the scathing headline. This is a feel good story to kick off your weekend. Yesterday in Owings Mills, JA Biz Town was opened. The 10k SF city (with offices, stores, a healthcare center, newspaper office, and radio station) hosts 4th to 6th graders playing grown-up for a day. That means voting, going to the bank, running companies, and drowning their sorrows in a pint of Capri Sun.
Rodney Whitacre, Dannielle Ellington, and Tyler Liberto in Owings Mills on Dec. 6, 2012
The "city" is inside Junior Achievement of Central Baltimore's Owings Mills facility. IKEA Baltimore donated $14K in furniture and labor to modernize both City Hall and the kitchen/cafe. Above: IKEA's Rodney Whitacre and Dannielle Ellington, and Severna Park Elementary's Tyler Liberto, more famously known as Mayor of JA BizTown.

Tyler Liberto, Kayla Shabow, Elle Carson, and Abbi Jones in Owings Mills on Dec. 6, 2012
Mayor Tyler, Kayla Shabow, Elle Carson, and Abbi Jones sure look like they know what they're doing. Perhaps they have some advice for Congress on the fiscal cliff.