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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.
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.
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.
October 30, 1988
Why, why, why do we change to Daylight Wasting Time each October? I don't know who it benefits, but it is probably not more than 1% of the population. I have not yet heard a reason strong enough to justify imposing this terrible business on the other 99% of the population, many of whom hate it as much as I do. I have heard rumors that the change is to benefit schoolchildren in Florida who have to stand along dark roads as they wait for the school bus. If this is a problem, change the school schedule so that school starts 1 hour later, rather than punish 200 million other Americans.
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