accessing model object var from simple sidebar

Hi all,

I am using the simple sidebar which is giving me some problems. I have
several side bars

class CandidateController < ApplicationController
  sidebar :person
  sidebar :person_tabs

I have a partial for each in the sidebars dir under views. The strange
thing is that though I am able to refer to the model object in :person
sidebar such as person.firstname, I am not able to from the second
sidebar :person_tabs. I get a not defined error. I tried changing the
order of the side bar which causes them to be rendered in reverse
order but I still cannot see the model var person in the second one.
Any suggestions? Thank you,

bakki