Pajonk is bigger nuisance than raccoons

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As another "longtime resident of Oak Park," I also "am always interested in the 'goings on' of my town," but I realize not everyone is interested in the same things; that's what makes horse races and great local papers like Wednesday Journal. It doesn't matter if not everything printed in the paper is my "cup of tea," (eg. I don't really care about "our triumphant girls softball team"), but that's my opinion.

I thought the "Ridgeland Raccoon" articles were not without interest (although I tended to root for the raccoon in the ensuing drama), and so I was not surprised at their appearance in the paper. What did surprise me was the space accorded to the angry vindictive reply from Eric Pajonk [Journal has bigger game to bag than raccoons, Viewpoints, June 14]. Eric was so enraged that he forgot that "intelligential" is not a word. Obviously, he's taking this personally. Either he knows the author of the articles or he just doesn't like Lou Ocasio. Or maybe he just loves raccoons, but whatever the case, his letter was vicious and totally uncalled for, and not very intelligential. I don't know any of the people involved in this conflict, but the pages of such a wonderful professional paper are no place for a vindictive stand-off between personal enemies. Eric sounds like a pest, and if that is the case, thank God he's not living in my chimney; Lou Ocasio would be getting a call from me, for sure.

Anne Bowen
Oak Park

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