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Triton brochures are aggravating, wasteful

Not one month goes by without a 60-page catalog, a brochure or a newsletter from Triton Community College. Apparently just because we live in Forest Park, their company thinks we are to work for them by sorting the waste produced by their never ending advertising campaign. Over the years I have returned most of the mailings to them, asking them to stop. I have also called but have gotten no response. I think that at this point in time, companies should not assume that a person will not mind putting things in the trash. Past are the days of the joy of disposables. Free waste is waste. Not just waste of resources but waste of our time, and it is not free either, because we pay for waste removal, and we also pay for recycling. I hope more fellow Forest Parkers are as upset as I, having to deal with the unwanted waste from Triton College, and are calling or writing about it.

Julieta Aguilera
Forest Park

On a course to nowhere

I’m disappointed in seeing more media coverage of the Prairie Hills track. Your article (“Fast cars, quicker pulse,” Hometown, Jan. 30) mentioned that they hope to be open in early 2008 and the full facility to be open in 2009. The would-be race track owners have not even bought the property! Have fun racing on corn stubble in 2009!

News coverage which gives credence to the project being a reality only helps these individuals steal more money from investors when they have no realistic plan to get the track off the ground.

Please do not run articles that are really advertisements for people that have not done the basic amount of work to warrant the coverage. Two percent of their fundraising goal in-hand and they still need to buy the property, complete construction on seven miles of track, a state of the art country club and it will all be done by April 2009. Give me a break.

Gus Nyberg
Lake Village, Ind.

Youth league appreciations

The Forest Park Little League would like to thank those who helped make our registration/pancake breakfast a huge success. We’re grateful that the cold weather didn’t stop people from coming out and supporting the league.

We would like to thank Sherri Ladd, owner of the Harrison St. Café, and her staff for hosting this event and supplying the hot coffee on such a cold day. Pan Fontana, from Tropicana, donated orange juice, pancake mix, and syrup. Lydia Villanueva, from Tan Travel in Oak Park, donated the breakfast sausages.

We would also like to thank Nelson Gord, from Play Ball USA, for arranging the appearance of Aaron Studebaker of the Schaumburg Flyers and their team mascot.

Finally, we would like to thank JoEllen Barron, Bridget Dowdle, Sue Pyan, Autumn Spears, Nathan Spears, Justin Pyan, Jack Lazzara, Michael Lazzara, and Mikey Fonesco for bussing tables and selling raffle tickets.

Finally, a huge thanks to everyone that braved the freezing cold weather to support the League.

Rich Gray and the Forest Park Little League Board
Forest Park