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DAYLIGHT TIME
(2007-03-07)
(wgvu) - THIS COMING SUNDAY, AMERICANS WILL BREAK A 20-YEAR HABIT, CHANGING OUR OBSERVANCE OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. WE'LL SPRING AHEAD THE SECOND SUNDAY IN MARCH, AND FALL BACK THE FIRST SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER---ADDING ABOUT A MONTH TO DAYLIGHT TIME. IT'S THE RESULT OF AN ACT OF CONGRESS PASSED DURING THE SUMMER OF 2005-PART OF A LARGER ENERGY BILL. AMONG ITS MOST FERVENT BACKERS, U-S REPRESENTATIVE FRED UPTON OF ST. JOSEPH. ALTHOUGH HE'S ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE SHIFT, HE ADMITS HE'S HEARD THE CONCERNS ABOUT MALFUNCTIONING COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND OTHER POSSIBLE GLITCHES. AND WHILE WHILE SOME HAVE LABELLED THE CHANGE A SORT OF MINI Y-2-K, UPTON SAYS HE'S CONFIDENT THE CHANGEOVER WILL GO SMOOTHLY. BENEFITS OF THE SHIFT INCLUDE REDUCED USE OF ELECTRICITY IN THE EVENING, MEANING LESS POLLUTION FROM POWER PLANTS; LESS OPPORTUNITY FOR DARKNESS-LOVING CROOKS TO PLY THEIR TRADE; AND AN EXTRA HOUR OF LIGHT FOR TRICK OR TREATERS ON HALLOWEEN. CLOCKS OFFICIALLY MOVE FORWARD SUNDAY AT 2AM.

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