Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and handed control of the country to the military. Kerry Gillette of La Pine spent much of her childhood in Egypt because her parents are teachers at the American International School in Cairo. She is surprised how the change in power has occurred: “I thought that this would happen when Mubarak would pass away. We thought that was coming in the next several years; certainly we didn't think they would start a movement on their own." She also believes that technology played a large role in the historic change in power. Gillette's parents are currently in California visiting family and plan to return to Cairo in the next few weeks.