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April 4, 1997
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, and clocks should be moved ahead one hour. Pacific Standard Time will return in October.
September 2, 1985
When Congress gets back to work it will have before it a bill sponsored by Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Carlos J. Moorhead (R-Glendale) to give the country another month of daylight-saving time. Let's hear it for the Ayes. Daylight-saving time currently stretches from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. Under the bill, clocks would be set an hour ahead on the first Sunday in April, and back an hour on the first Sunday in November.
July 25, 2005
THE SUBJECT OF extending daylight saving time leads grown congressmen to come out with such lines as, "It just makes everyone feel sunnier." An amendment to set the clocks forward earlier in the year, and set them back a bit later, (cosponsored by Rep. Edward J. Markey [D-Mass.], who spoke the "sunnier" remark) has offered the sole comic relief in the energy bill, an otherwise morose bucket of lawmaking. The public understandably is focused more on daylight saving time than, say, the bill's provision on MTBE lawsuits.
July 28, 1985
The Watts Towers, closed to the public for seven years during a state-funded $1.2-million restoration, officially reopened to the public Saturday at 10 a.m. during the ninth annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Music & Arts Festival. Simon Rodia, an unlettered immigrant from Italy, built the three towers and subsidiary structures alone and by hand over 33 years, beginning in 1921. He used concrete over "armatures" of steel rods and wire.
September 25, 2000
Re "Save Daylight Savings," letter, Sept. 19: Apparently the writer is too young to remember that that idea was tried during the oil shortage of the '70s in order to conserve oil used by the power generating stations. The result was that schoolchildren were going to school in the morning when it was dark, and the rate of children being struck by vehicles increased. I am of the opposite opinion: Do away with that semiannual nonsense and stay on standard time. I have unsuccessfully tried to track down the driving force behind daylight saving time.
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