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Website of the Week for March 5, 2007

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

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Daylight Saving Time

Sunflowers turning toward the sun "Just as sunflowers turn their heads to catch every sunbeam, so too have we discovered a simple way to get more from our sun."

So begins this "webexhibit" from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Time and Frequency Division and the Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement.

This helpful site includes information on why we adjust our clocks in the spring, U.S. laws on daylight saving time (DST), worldwide DST, and interesting "incidents and anecdotes."

Beginning in 2007, the US switches to DST three weeks earlier than in previous years.

For the federal law on time, see 15 U.S.C. 260 et seq. An interesting article citing to old state laws on time is by Jenni Parrish, Litigating Time in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, 26 Akron L. Rev. 1 (2002). Hein Online

 

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