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3/8/08- East Texas

Time To Spring Forward And Set Clocks Ahead

Daylight savings time goes into effect at 2:00 a.m., Sunday springing forward to 3:00 a.m. and causing us to lose an hour of those much needed zzz's.  It also creates a lot of confusion.

"A lot of customers don't understand the short distance and the amount of time that we fell backwards, we're going forward now," said Tyler Piano and Organ Company's Jennifer Jeffreys.  This is only the second year we're springing forward earlier on the second Sunday in March.  In 2005, congress amended a law, thinking we would use less energy by having more light in the early evenings, but for many East Texans, it's just a pain.

"It really doesn't seem to make sense why we do it anymore," said Hallsville resident Heather Howell. 

"I actually pulled up Yahoo, and it said 'don't forget the time change,' and I was like 'oh yeah I would've been late for work," said Chapel Hill resident Haley Rudd.   Yet, for one soldier we ran into, losing an hour is nothing, since he just returned home from Afghanistan.

"The time change over there is probably about a 10 hour, 12 hour difference than over here, so one to two hours is not that bad," said B.J. Frachiseur of Troup.   This is also the time of year fire departments advise you to change out batteries in your smoke detectors, and of course, your favorite clocks as well.

There are two U.S. states that get so much sunlight they don't take part in daylight savings time.  They are Arizona and Hawaii.

Courtney Lane, Reporting.  clane@kltv.com

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