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Get ready to spring ahead Saturday night

Friday, March 31, 2006

If daylight-saving time has you frustrated, there's a simple solution: Make sure you "spring into spring" and set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

The Brazil Times has taken a number of calls about daylight saving time. With Clay County in the Eastern time zone, most of the questions concerned local television programming, especially those who watch daytime television.

"As long as everyone moves their clocks ahead like they're supposed to, the programming schedule will remain the same, a spokesperson for WTWO-TV, Terre Haute, told The Brazil Times. "Our station is located in the Eastern time zone and our programming will remain the same. If your favorite NBC program came on a 8 p.m., it will still come on at 8 p.m. Nothing has changed."

A spokesperson for WTHI-TV, Terre Haute, confirmed that channel's programming will also remain in line with Eastern Standard Time.

"Clocks are not the only things that will need to be changed. The 'soapers' want to make sure when to set their VCRs," one spokesperson said, then added a piece of advice for people wanting to record a favorite program. "A person will need to reset the clock on their VCR or digital recorder, but not necessarily the programming timer. If they're not sure what to do, they need to check instructions for their recorder."

There are clocks and timers everywhere that will need to be adjusted for Daylight Saving Time on April 2.

A few items for homeowners to remember are televisions, VCRs or DVD recorders, computers, answering machines, microwaves and the dashboard clocks on their vehicles.

At the workplace, management should remember to adjust time clocks, alarm systems with timers and the time codes on automated phone servers.

But the most important item for those Sunday morning risers in need of a cup of the good stuff after losing a precious hour of sleep the night before might be the programmable coffee pot.

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