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Monday, April 22, 2013

17 year cicadas


   I am not sure this year's Cicadas are the biggest batch we get but this year's invasion is supposed to be a large group.  The ground temperature has to reach 65 degrees for them to come out so we have a few weeks before this year's invasion.  Just to give you an idea of how long this group has been dormant underground here is what happened 17 years ago. 
  • Bill Clinton and Al Gore win re-election for second terms as President and Vice President of the U.S.
  • The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.4 percent.
  • First-class U.S. postage stamp cost 32 cents.
  • Madeleine Albright named the first female U.S. Secretary of State.
  • NCAA collegiate football champions were the Florida Gators!
  • Average price nationally for all grades of gasoline per gallon was $1.28.
  • The World Series was won by the New York Yankees.
  • The English Patient won the Academy Award for best picture.
  • Atlanta hosts the 100th anniversary of the Olympic Games.
  • Frasier won the Emmy Award for best comedy series.
  • Call Ripkin broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak
  • O.J Simpson trial began 
  • JonBenet Ramsay is found dead
     Howard County's food composting effort was described in yesterday's Sun.

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