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Letter to the Editor:

Satire – Violent Guns Get Sentenced Today, a federal court sentenced two automatic weapons to a 10-year sentence, to be carried out by both weapons being placed in a security lock-up, sanctioned by the federal government and housed in the vault created for violent guns and guarded by security guards appointed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

These guns were convicted in a case where the two weapons were activated by equally violent participants (people), who aimed and activated the violent guns at a crowd of people attending a pep rally. Since the violent animated (people) participants, were shot on the scene by two citizens who had the right-to-carry weapons immediately available on their person, the violent guns were simple to subdue and hand over to authorities.

These weapons were rumored to have been part of the now famous Fast and Furious program, where they were released for sale in a black market effort to follow the weapons to the top of the violence chain, where kingpins in the drug and human trafficking cartels could be captured, and brought to justice.

Unfortunately, these weapons lost their security codes by participants (humans), who filed them off the metal parts where they were imprinted. Since these weapons were found to have security codes missing from their metal parts, it was convincing that they were most probably part of the original weapons which participated in the Fast and Furious scheme.

The country is now a safer place, with these two weapons being held in maximum security by the NRA, which is taking an active role in this effort to punish the weapons, for their failure to do their part in the Fast and Furious program, and also for their participation in the assault on the pep rally yesterday.

Their usefulness after their 10-year sentence, will be determined by the state of the nation at that time. Submitted with a very old tongue-in-cheek...

Susan LeMay, Cornell

Letter to the Editor:

High School Football Playoffs – A Community Happening Many people would agree their years in high school were some of the best years of their lives – particularly those individuals who were members of a sports team or participated in other activities, such as the marching band or debate team.

In many cases, team members become lifelong friends. Reunion parties are held from time to time, as teammates return to remember the fun – more so than the outcome of games or events – they had participating in high school activities. Quite often, reunions for sports teams are staged during the highlight of each sports season – the state tournaments.

And, as the calendar turns to November, there is nothing like the excitement of high school sports and tournaments in cities across Wisconsin, and throughout the nation, every weekend.

While each team will try to advance to the State championship, the outcome of the games is only part of the experience for those individuals in attendance.

Why? Because the people in the stands at high school tournaments are moms and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers, neighbors down the street, fellow students and longtime residents of the community. People in the stands know the players on the field, court, course or pool. Win or lose, their support and love is always there.

There is no tradition in sports, like with the history of high school sports. Although there are more options for entertainment on weekends than ever before, there is still nothing to match high school tournaments in the fall. With all the people attending events of the 511 member high schools in Wisconsin, it’s easily one of the top fan bases in the state.

As you attend high school tournament games this year in Wisconsin, remember that the student-athletes, coaches and game officials deserve your utmost support, encouragement and respect. While advancing in the playoffs is the desire of each team, the ultimate objective of high school sports and activities is to have fun and enjoy these special years.

We urge you to continue to support the high school teams in your community!

Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the NFHS, and David Anderson, executive director of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association