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Cicadas
Aired June 13, 2011
You can’t do much about them, say the expert entomologists. Even if you do find several cicadas in your trees and slay them, there will be more in your neighbor’s trees and more in your nearby woods.

There are too many cicadas for a few slayings here or there to have much impact. Poisons aren’t effective, according to the experts, because the critters aren’t interested in eating or ingesting anything. They have one thing on their minds — reproducing.

Well, we don’t have to roll over and play dead like the victims in “Mothra,” or “Tarantula,” or “The Ticks.” It’s time to think “Starship Troopers,” a movie in which the humans fight back against giant, alien bugs.

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Don Corrigan

Don Corrigan

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Don Corrigan has served for more than 30 years as a professor of journalism at Webster University in St. Louis. In addition to his work in the academia, Corrigan is editor and co- publisher of the two suburban weeklies, Webster-Kirkwood Times and South County Times. He is a frequent writer for St. Louis Journalism Review, where he has served on that publication's editorial board for more than 30 years. Corrigan also has published several books.

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