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As google pulls up news stories with the keyword raccoon in them, it also pulls up stories about places with Raccoon in their name. I know [livejournal.com profile] linnaeus is compiling a list of them. So I'll include Raccoon namesakes as they come up for him, and for anyone that's interested.

Raccoon Point Park, Somerset County, Maryland (map)(topo map)

I thought I'd also look up some more information about the Raccoon School that I keep getting info on from Centrillia, IL. And I've come across quite a bit actually.
http://www.raccoon.k12.il.us/ Raccoon Elementary, Centrilia, IL
http://www.hopewell.k12.pa.us/ra.htm Another Raccoon Elementary, this time in Pennsylvania. Seems from google there are alot of Raccoon schools out there.
http://www.friscoisd.org/schools/fhs/index.htm Came up when I searched for Raccoon High. They're the home of the fighting Raccoons.


Raccoon rabies vaccines: Officials hope program stops growing problem
It's nice to know that some humans are trying to solve the rabies problem without resorting to slaughter. Us Raccoons thank them.

Linnaeus at 300: The royal raccoon from Swedesboro
For those who were wondering where [livejournal.com profile] linnaeus got his name.

Ms. Takes: Outsmarted by a pesky backyard raccoon
Try to keep a raccoon out of food? You'll lose that battle every time.

WHIT GIBBONS: Raccoons could make very good house pets
I was worried when I saw this headline. But the article does list alot of the pitfalls and hazards of humans taking us into their homes. We make wonderful companions, but we get bored easily, and you can't keep us out of anything we don't want to get into. If you want to take a raccoon into your home, be prepared to live with a critter as smart as you, and with the mischiefness of a three year old.

Date: 2007-03-27 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mateo-rojo.livejournal.com
Don't forget Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga, TN. http://www.raccoonmountain.com/

Date: 2007-03-27 10:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nikonraccoon.livejournal.com
*giggles*
[livejournal.com profile] linnaeus and I are aware of it. Along with Raccoon Lake, IN.

Date: 2007-03-28 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jrrhack.livejournal.com
haha that is a lot of racoon coon racoon tried raccon in japanese yet?

Date: 2007-03-28 06:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nikonraccoon.livejournal.com
araiguma? I'm not sure how much that will pull up.

Date: 2007-03-29 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wbwolf.livejournal.com
アライグマ (It's always in katakana) as a search term will mainly pick up occasional stories how raccoons have been declared a nuisance species, and they are trying to get rid of them in Japan. Like in Europe, raccoons were brought to Japan as pets and attempts for fur trade in the 1920s and 1930s, but some escaped and bred like crazy. They are particular problem in the northern part of Japan, but can be found pretty much all over. They are also crowding into tanuki habitat.

Date: 2007-03-29 04:30 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nikonraccoon.livejournal.com
I really wish I could get Japanese to work on this machine. I've tried everything and all I get is ???????

Date: 2007-03-29 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wbwolf.livejournal.com
Have you tried installing the East Asian Font pack? Do you have your web browser set for Unicode? (All LJ entries are done in Unicode)

Date: 2007-03-29 05:11 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nikonraccoon.livejournal.com
Browser is set to Unicode, but I know nothing of this Font pack, and MS is of no help when I've searched... Back when I was using 98, I could download the language support from windows update, but I havn't found it for 2K. And if I could get the XP support for when my main machine back up....
I just want to scream sometimes.

Date: 2007-03-29 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wbwolf.livejournal.com
I honestly don't know if Win2k has something similar (I think it came out before MS finally figured out that people wanted to compute in more than one language family at a time), but in WinXP, under the International Control Panel, there is an option to install the East Asian Language Pack. If you have a Win2k program disk, it might be worth it to check out the /i386 folder. The reason they aren't available for download is possibly they are included on the install disk; I know that's the case with XP.

Date: 2007-03-29 06:08 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nikonraccoon.livejournal.com
Finally! It's under Regional Settings. Had to pop in the 2K disc and reboot though.

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