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Old 04-02-05, 08:38 PM   #1
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Indiana clocks remain the same: Our own time zone!

Indiana clocks remain the same


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Most of the nation’s clocks will spring forward this weekend, but Indiana will largely sit tight — for now.

A bill that would put the entire state on daylight-saving time could face a key House vote next week, and top lawmakers say the effort stands a strong chance of passing both chambers after decades of defeat.

The final vote would be too late for Hoosiers to change their clocks with the rest of the country this Sunday at 2 a.m. Instead, the bill would have Indiana make the switch beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 5.

Standard time returns the last Sunday in October.

Gov. Mitch Daniels has made daylight-saving time a top priority, saying it would boost commerce and end confusion.

Of Indiana’s 92 counties, 82 are in the Eastern time zone, but 77 of those do not observe daylight-saving time.

Five counties in the Eastern time zone — two near Cincinnati and three near Louisville, Ky. — do switch their clocks with the rest of the nation. Ten other counties on Central time — five in northwestern Indiana and five in southwestern Indiana — also will move ahead one hour Sunday in observance of daylight-saving time.

Federal law does not require any area to observe daylight-saving time, and a few parts of the country have opted not to do so.

Those areas also include most of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
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Old 04-02-05, 08:57 PM   #2
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I see both sides of this argument. I like to tell others that in the land of the chosen, we don't have to bounce around. Having said that, it is a royal pain in the butt to keep track of the time difference when you have friends in nearby states.
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Old 04-02-05, 11:35 PM   #3
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I used to drive across Indiana on trips between Michigan and Chicago. I never could figure out what time it was in Indiana. It DOES have its own timezone, plus Gary was so polluted it always looked like it was night...even at noon...I figured it was time to drive faster and get to Chicago...a city that goes 24 hours a day...don't need to know what time it is in Chicago.
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Old 04-03-05, 07:58 AM   #4
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I love it. Stuff comes on satellite TV an hour earlier.
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About the only thing that I liked about living in Indiana was that they did not do that stupid clock changing thing. But then your either on fast time or slow time so I guess I can see where it would be a pain. I remember when I would have to drive from Louisville up to Seymour I would leave my office at 8:00 and get there at 8:00
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Our headquarters used to be located in Warsaw (corn on the left, soybeans to the right), IN. It was a pain in the arse having to deal with their refusal to conform to daylight savings time. You would try to call them in the morning and have to wait an hour for people to get in the office. Then they would call us at 5:00 Friday -their time- and complain that no one was in the office.
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the time change screwed me up again... got to work about 35 mintues late and very tired. personally, i think the change would be better in reserve (even better to do away with it): spring back, fall forward. the way it is now, you have too much darkness during the winter.
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the time change screwed me up again... got to work about 35 mintues late and very tired. personally, i think the change would be better in reserve (even better to do away with it): spring back, fall forward. the way it is now, you have too much darkness during the winter.

The darkness isn't a result of the time, it's because of the suns position. Sheesh!
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The darkness isn't a result of the time, it's because of the suns position. Sheesh!
obviously. but moving the clock back makes it dark at an earlier hour in the winter. that's what i was trying to say.
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Wasn't the whole original idea to provide more daylight time for farmers working in their fields? If so, is that reason still pertinent?

I it is to be manged at all, I would suggest that time be moved to accommodate the greatest amount of daylight before and after work for cycling.
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I've heard that too but when you think about it, it does not make sense. If a farmer is up at first light and done when the sun goes down then he is making use of all possible light regardless of what a clock says. I know some people who have kids like it because then there kids don't have to wait outside at the buss stop in the dark.
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it's supposed to save electricity too. although i'm skeptical of that.
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obviously. but moving the clock back makes it dark at an earlier hour in the winter. that's what i was trying to say.

Yeah, but the sun is up by 9 o'clock.
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