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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Ben Franklin would be proud of Indiana

On Sunday, April 2, 2006, at 2:00 a.m., Indiana will no longer be counted as one of three states which do not Spring ahead from "standard" to "daylight saving" time or Fall back from daylight to standard six months later. Only Arizon (with the exception of the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii remain out of lock step.

Since Indiana has not observed Daylight Saving Time for 36 years, many Hoosiers have never changed their clocks. Bills proposing DST had failed more than two dozen times in the past until it squeaked through the state legislature in April 2005. Many Indiana citizens are concerned about how long it will take to change their clocks. "I'm sorry for any confusion that any folks are experiencing. It's really not that complicated," Governor Mitch Daniels said.

The earliest known reference to the idea of daylight saving time comes from a purely whimsical 1784 essay by Benjamin Franklin, called "Turkey versus Eagle, McCauley is my Beagle." Now 231 years later the subject remains whimsical, proving once again Franklin's continuing relevance.


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