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Move clocks back one hour this weekend

Friday, October 27, 2006

BY JASON JACOBS

bigjake9160@yahoo.com

This weekend it is time to "fall back" and move the time on your clock back one hour this Saturday night/Sunday morning, marking the end of Daylight Savings Time for this year.

The idea was originated by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, but was not officially accepted by most of the United States since 1966.

This will be the second time the state, as a whole, will be changing their clocks after years of being on Standard Time, going the entire year without a time change.

The official time the change is observed is 2 a.m., so the best thing to do to ensure having the accurate time in the morning is to move all your clocks, watches and anything else that carries the time back one hour.

Beginning in 2007, most of the U.S. will begin Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and revert to standard time on the first Sunday in November.

The purpose of this is to provide trick-or-treaters more light and therefore more safety from traffic accidents. Children's pedestrian deaths are four times higher on Halloween than on any other night of the year.

So, remember to move your clocks back one hour this weekend. The next time change will take place on March 11, 2007.

If you would like to know more about the purpose and history of Daylight Savings Time, please visit http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving.



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