HHS JVs know how to win

One good thing you could do on a Monday night this fall is watch the Hills?boro JV football team in action. If you don?t want to drive anywhere, the home games are on the Monday after an away varsity game.

This group of boys, who are mostly underclassmen, know how to win. In fact, most of their seasons in any sport have been undefeated for the past couple of years. So far this fall they are 5-0 through Sept. 28. They have outscored their opponents 204-31 and three of the five games have been shutouts.

The Sept 27 game also would have been a shutout except on the last play an opposing player ran 87 yards for a meaningless score.

The football cupboard looks full for the future.

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The following reform proposal for the U.S. Congress was sent to me last week in an e-mail, and I couldn?t agree more with it. I don?t know who came up with it, but the concept is right on target.

The Congressional Reform Act of 2012 would include:

1. Term limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below:

A. Two six-year Senate terms

B. Six two-year House terms

C. One six-year Senate term and three two-year House terms

2. No tenure/no pension.

Members of Congress collect a salary while in office and receive no pay when they leave office.

3. Congress (past, present and future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system. Congress participates side by side with the American people.

4. Members of Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote itself a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3 percent.

6. Congress loses its current health-care system and participates in the same health care system as do the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws it imposes on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present members of Congress are void, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The American people did not make this contract with members of Congress; the members made all of these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators?serve your term(s), then go home and back to work in private life.

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The elitist system in Congress developed over time and has caused most of the problems our country is now facing. Just take a look at our income tax system, the most convoluted in the world. It makes my point perfectly.

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The latest forecast has no rain this week, so you have time to come downtown and look at the quilt blocks that were drawn in chalk on the sidewalks in front of the participating stores.

This was the first Quilt Block Party organized by the Hillsboro Chamber?s business and promotions committee.

The winners will be incorporated into next year?s opportunity quilt.

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