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    Re: Indiana adopts Daylight Saving Time!
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Apr 29, 18:48 -0500

    > Frank wrote
    > It might not seem like a weighty issue, but it's  a big deal in the state of
    > Indiana. Even if it doesn't seem that important, this  is still probably the
    > biggest change in official time zone law in the US since  the start of DST was
    > shifted back two weeks in 1987.
    
    Ah yes, how I love it.  Sad fact is most Hoosiers did not (and probably
    still do not) realize Indiana is solidly in the Central time zone.  Which
    means here in West Lafayette, mean LAN is 12:48 pm.  So we are getting 48
    minutes of "daylight savings" all year.  With DST, 1 hr 48 minutes.
    
    When they started debating the issue the smarter politicians (and that may
    be an oxymoron) discovered we were and should be on Central time.  If so,
    Central DST will gain us nothing during DST, and it will get dark an hour
    earlier when on standard time.
    
    The hoot here is that Bush's "My Man Mitch," Governor Daniels, pushed DST
    through based on approx. 5% energy savings because lights will be on less.
    If we go to Central with DST, what changes?  Most of us will still get up in
    the dark and arrive home in the dark during the winter months.
    
    And we still have that nasty side effects of livestock being upset and the
    extra daylight burning lawns, which will require more watering, which will
    siphon off water needed to fill the lakes that power the hydroelectric dams
    ;-)
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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