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    Re: What time is it?
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2004 Nov 9, 16:47 -0500

    Alex wrote:
    
    > Here in Indiana,
    > we never change time:-)
    > So it is always GMT-5.
    
    We do change time in Indiana, with 24 hours per day like other places.  We
    also change dates. 
    
    Alex's point is that we do not practice daylight savings time.  He is
    *mostly* correct. There are some good reasons behind this:
    
    1. The Central Time Zone theoretically starts between Cleveland and Toledo
    Ohio.  With West Lafayette at approx. 86d 56' West, high noon here is
    nominally 12:48 PM.  As we are on EST, we are in essence on daylight savings
    time all year around.
    
    2. Early tee times will be an hour later.
    
    3. There is a strongly held belief the extra hour of sunlight will burnout
    folks' lawns ;-)
    
    "Here in Indiana" is  correct if "West Lafayette" equals "here."
    But if it refers to all of the Hoosier state, it is incorrect.
    =========================================================
    "Coordinators Handbook
    Indiana Time Zones
    What Time Is It in Indiana?
    
    Answer: It depends. While the majority of the state (geographically
    speaking) is in the Eastern Standard time zone all year round (never moving
    its clocks forward or back), portions of Indiana are in the Central Time
    zone, and a few southeastern counties unofficially observe Eastern Daylight
    time during the summer months.
    
    Counties Observing Central Time
    Northwest Indiana        Southwest Indiana
    Jasper                   Gibson
    Lake                     Posey
    Laporte                  Spencer
    Porter                   Vanderburgh
    Newton                   Warrick
    
    Bottom Line: Counties on Central Time are one hour BEHIND the rest of
    Indiana during the winter and on the "same time during the summer months
    with all Indiana counties except those in southeastern Indiana."
    
    Counties Observing Eastern Daylight Time
    Southeast Indiana
    Clark
    Dearborn
    Floyd
    Harrison
    Ohio
    
    Bottom Line: Counties unofficially observing EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
    during the summer months will be one hour AHEAD of the rest of the state.
    Some business and government offices have two clocks on their walls ? one
    with EDT and the other with EST."
    
    Bill
    
    
    

       
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