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Say goodbye to daylight-saving time (Set your clocks back 1 hr tonight)
Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2005 | News

Posted on 10/29/2005 8:25:26 PM PDT by FairOpinion

WASHINGTON -- Prepare to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night because Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end.

Daylight Savings officially ends at 2 a.m. on October 30th.

Federal law does not require states to observe Daylight Savings, but those that do must abide by the rules. From 1986 to 2006 the period has been the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.

In August of this year, Congress passed a bill extending Daylight Savings. Starting in 2007, it will be observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, extending the period about a month.

Arizona and Hawaii are the only states in the U.S. that don't observe Daylight Savings and stay on "standard time" all year long.

Many U.S. territories don't set their clocks back and forth, either.

The notion of Daylight Savings is credited to Benjamin Franklin, who is said to have first had the idea in 1784.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clocks; daylightsavings; dst
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I completely forgot and just happened to come across it.

For everyone else who forgot, this is the reminder.

1 posted on 10/29/2005 8:25:27 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

I get to work an extra hour tonight because of this....


2 posted on 10/29/2005 8:26:40 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals - Stuck on Stupid.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

That's terrible! I hope they pay you for it.


3 posted on 10/29/2005 8:27:44 PM PDT by FairOpinion (CA Props: Vote for Reform: YES on 73-78, NO on 79 & 80, NO on Y)
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To: FairOpinion
"Fall behind, Spring ahead" ping

("Denny Crane: Gun Control? For Communists. She's a liberal. Can't hunt.")

4 posted on 10/29/2005 8:27:54 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop; FairOpinion

I ALMOST forgot!!! Good grief. I would have arrived at work an hour early and missed church. Thanks for this thread.


5 posted on 10/29/2005 8:28:55 PM PDT by cyborg (I'm on the 24 plan having the best day ever.)
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To: FairOpinion

Thanks for the reminder.


6 posted on 10/29/2005 8:29:11 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: FairOpinion

It's on the timesheet...and overtime too... :)


7 posted on 10/29/2005 8:29:24 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals - Stuck on Stupid.)
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To: FairOpinion

Time to change the smoke detector batteries!


8 posted on 10/29/2005 8:30:15 PM PDT by T Minus Four (Some assembly required.)
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To: T Minus Four

Lord, I HATE this time of year.


9 posted on 10/29/2005 8:32:07 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: FairOpinion

What time is it in Indiana?

On October 30, 2005, at 02:00 DST, all areas currently operating on Daylight Saving Time adjusted clocks to 01:00. In the Eastern time zone, 77 Indiana counties were already operating at 01:00 EST and made no adjustment. However, five Indiana counties near Cincinnati, OH, and Louisville, KY, adjust from EDT to EST and five near Chicago, IL, adjust from CDT to CST.


10 posted on 10/29/2005 8:32:14 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: bonfire

why?


11 posted on 10/29/2005 8:33:01 PM PDT by T Minus Four (Some assembly required.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

That is weird, if they don't pay.


12 posted on 10/29/2005 8:33:36 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: FairOpinion
Easy to remember;

Spring back, Fall forward!


13 posted on 10/29/2005 8:33:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: bonfire
Lord, I HATE this time of year.

I don't mind this but I hate Spring forward. That's when the government steals an hour from me for six months and doesn't even pay me interest on it!

14 posted on 10/29/2005 8:35:23 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Janice Rogers Brown for SCOTUS..... or Alito, Jones, Williams, Sykes, or Luttig)
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To: T Minus Four

Darkness.


15 posted on 10/29/2005 8:36:59 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: FairOpinion

If you go out clubbing tonight remember that as soon as it gets to be 2 AM, the time will change back to 1 AM. This means there is one addtional hour that the bars will be open and serving alcohol.


16 posted on 10/29/2005 8:37:12 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey hey ho ho Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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To: FairOpinion

Ahh, an extra hour of Zzzzzzz's.


17 posted on 10/29/2005 8:37:27 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Revolting cat!

"Spring back, Fall forward!"

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It's the OTHER WAY AROUND;

Fall BACK, spring FORWARD.


18 posted on 10/29/2005 8:38:46 PM PDT by FairOpinion (CA Props: Vote for Reform: YES on 73-78, NO on 79 & 80, NO on Y)
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To: Revolting cat!
Spring back, Fall forward!

W's SCOTUS strategery ?

19 posted on 10/29/2005 8:39:42 PM PDT by impatient (clich├ęd dissenting republican)
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To: FairOpinion
In August of this year, Congress passed a bill extending Daylight Savings. Starting in 2007

More legislative stupidity.

That will mess up every pre-programmed computer chip in every device currently 'timed' to adjust to daylight savings.
20 posted on 10/29/2005 8:40:52 PM PDT by TomGuy
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