The Daily Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on March 8, 2008 · Page 299
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PAGE 10 SECTION 1 DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2003 Springtime Daylight Saving time begins tonight, thanks to the federal Energy Policy Act of 2005, which moved the start of DST from the first Sunday In April to the second Sunday In March. Some DSt fun facts: • Count that old spendthrift Benjamin Franklin among the first to suggest energy savings from changing folks' daily habits. He didn't call for moving the clock ahead, but he did, in 1784, calculate how many candles Pan's could save by people rising earlier and going to bed earlier. Franklin suggested ringing church bells at sunrise and, if that failed to rouse Parisians, firing a cannon in every street "to wake the sluggards effectually." • Congress first experimented with DST in 1918, to save energy during World War I. • President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered year-round DST in 1942, shortly after the U.S. entry into World War II. That ended in September 1945. • The federal Uniform Time Act of 1966 left DST decisions to state and local authorities but required uniform beginning and ending dates for any states or locales using daylight savings. • At President Richard Nixon's behest, to address the 1970s energy crisis, Congress decreed that DST start on Jan. 6 in 1974 and Feb. 23 in 1975. After those two years, the starting date reverted to April. • Neither Arizona nor Hawaii observes DST. • Think the time change is confusing here? Consider Indiana. Our neighbors to the east fought among themselves for years over DST. A few counties observed DST; most did not. In 2006, state law moved all Indiana to DST, but some counties petitioned Judge fines reporter in anthrax suit Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal judge held a former USA Today reporter in contempt Friday for refusing to identify her sources for stories about a former Army scientist under scrutiny in the 2001 anthrax U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said Toni Locy defied his order that she cooperate in scientist Steven J. Hatfill's lawsuit against the government. Hatfill accuses the Justice Department of violating his privacy by discussing the investigation with reporters. Under a court order that will go into effect at midnight Tuesday, Walton will institute fines which Locy must pay out of her own funds. The amounts will be $500 a day for the first week, $1,000 a day for the second week and $5,000 thereafter until she appears before him on April 3. GET IT FIXED NOW PATIO DOOR REPAIR Cloudy Glass, Worn Rollers, Damaged Tracks Replaced Patio Door Repair Co. 630-539-2600 '199 TUB SPECIAL 5 Year Warranty • Unique Refinishere 773-656.5 Ready To Sell Your Home? 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