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Daylight Saving Time Expires This Weekend

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Sonora — DON´T FORGET … Daylight Saving Time for 2006 comes to an end this weekend.

Effective 2am Sunday, the majority of the United States reverts to Standard Time. So before you go to bed Saturday evening, turn your clocks BACK one hour. The bonus being an extra hour of sleep.

On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This Act changed the time change dates for Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. effective next year.

Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday of March (March 11) and end the first Sunday of November (November 4). The Secretary of Energy will report the impact of this change to Congress. Congress retains the right to revert the Daylight Saving Time back to the 2005 time schedule once the Department of Energy study is complete.

For the U.S. and its territories, Daylight Saving Time is NOT observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Arizona.

Many fire inspectors suggest the change from standard to daylight saving time and vice versa are the two best times of the year to check batteries in residential smoke alarms.

Written by Bill Johnson