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Lisa Rollins


For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!


CICADAS ABOUT TO MAKE 17-YEAR RETURN!

Cicadas that have been growing underground since 1996 are about to make their once-every-17-years return along much of the East Coast of the U.S., from northern Georgia to upstate New York. The springtime emergence of the insects in late May or June is marked by the eerie mating music the males produce to woo females. University of Connecticut ecology and evolutionary biology professor Chris Simon explained, "When there's a lot of them together, it's like this hovering noise. It sounds exactly like flying saucers from a 1950s movie." People in the affected areas will see and hear the cicadas, but the insects don't sting or bite and aren't harmful to crops. After mating takes place, the females lay their eggs on twigs, which will hatch later in the season. When that happens, the nymphs drop to the ground and burrow underground to restart the 17-year cycle, next to be seen as full-grown cicadas in 2030. ---

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05/07/2013 5:53AM
CICADAS ABOUT TO MAKE 17-YEAR RETURN!
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