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  • Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks: study

    03/29/2014 7:54:37 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 29, 2014 | Ransdell Pierson and Bill Berkrot
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Switching over to daylight saving time, and losing one hour of sleep, raised the risk of having a heart attack the following Monday by 25 percent, compared to other Mondays during the year, according to a new U.S. study released on Saturday. By contrast, heart attack risk fell 21 percent later in the year, on the Tuesday after the clock was returned to standard time, and people got an extra hour's sleep.
  • Lawmaker hopes upcoming daylight savings will be Tennessee's last

    03/08/2014 4:16:33 AM PST · by don-o · 77 replies
    Johnson City (TN) Press ^ | March 7, 2014 | Tony Casey
    When Tennesseans spring ahead this weekend, it could be the last time they change clocks. That is, if a bill sponsored by state Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, goes through. Todd’s bill calls for the state to stay on daylight saving time all year round. As usual, people are advised to set their clocks ahead one hour as the time change goes into affect at 2 a.m. Sunday. If the bill is written into law, it would be the last time adjustments would be made and no more clock changes would occur.
  • Spring ahead: 2014 Daylight Saving Time means time to turn the clocks forward.

    03/07/2014 9:09:51 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    ABC News Tampa Bay ^ | 3/6/2014 | Gregg Burrage
    The warm weather across the Tampa Bay area is a sure reminder that the Spring is right around the corner. Along with nice weather, it's also time for longer days. Daylight Saving Time is quickly coming for 2014. Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time, or DST for short, begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. For 2014, that means it is time to 'spring ahead' this weekend. This Saturday night, Tampa Bay area residents need to change their clocks. March 9 is the second Sunday in March this year, so at 2:00 Sunday...
  • History of Daylight Saving Time – Ending

    10/28/2013 3:43:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies
    BillPetro ^ | October 28, 2013 | BILL PETRO
    Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is a brilliant campaign to convince us that we’re getting more daylight each day, when in reality we’ve simply changed our clocks and then forgotten about it within two weeks. DST begins each year at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March in most of the United States and its territories, however there are some places that have not bought into this campaign: it is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the city of South Bend, Indiana nor the state of Arizona except for the Navajo Indian Reservation,...
  • Daylight Saving Time 2012: Time to Set Clocks Back This Weekend.

    11/03/2012 2:27:47 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sat, Nov 3, 2012 | ABC News
    You'll lose an extra hour of light but gain an hour back this weekend as daylight saving time officially ends. As standard time resumes at 2 a.m. Sunday, it's time to "fall back," so set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed tonight. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. Daylight saving time is mandated by governments, which instituted the time switch during World Wars I and II to save energy and resources for the war effort. Previously, daylight saving time was observed in the United States from April until mid-October.
  • Not Putting the Clocks Back This Weekend Would Improve Health, Says Expert

    10/29/2010 7:47:42 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 72 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Staff
    Not putting the clocks back this weekend but still putting them forward in the spring would be a simple and effective way to vastly improve our health and well-being, says an expert in the online British Medical Journal. Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute, argues that the effect of doing so would be to increase the number of 'accessible' daylight hours and thus encourage more outdoor activity throughout the year. A major public health problem contributing to the incidence of chronic illnesses in the UK is caused by lack of exercise, writes Hillman. Adults are recommended...
  • Daylight Saving Time ends ... for four short months

    10/27/2009 1:59:31 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 102 replies · 2,415+ views
    Wallet Pop ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Aaron Crowe
    Finally, America -- or most of it -- will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning when Daylight Saving Time ends. And the scam that we'll be more productive and save money on electricity bills because there was an extra hour of daylight will be put on hiatus until next spring. The only good things about turning the clock back an hour before going to bed Saturday night is that you'll get an extra hour of sleep, and it's a good reminder to change the batteries on smoke alarms. Otherwise, this whole dance about saving money is a waste...
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS (SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK BY ONE HOUR)

    11/02/2008 12:07:13 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 55 replies · 1,843+ views
    You know the drill! Set those clocks back!
  • Daylight Savings Time Savings Disputed

    03/20/2008 8:04:51 PM PDT · by lpnykahuna · 66 replies · 1,050+ views
    GroundReport.com ^ | March 19, 2008 | Richard Cooper
    Some lawmakers and others have advocated year-round DST in order to save energy....As policymakers and citizens consider year-round Daylight Savings Time let us investigate, analyze and debate whether it is justified based on the evidence rather than aspirations.
  • Officials Question Value Of Daylight Savings Time (Report - Changing The Clock Doesn't Save Energy)

    03/08/2008 4:24:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 91 replies · 1,666+ views
    Officials Question Value Of Daylight Savings TimeReport Says Changing The Clock Doesn't Save Energy UPDATED: 1:44 pm MST March 8, 2008 FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- It not only costs most people an hour of sleep, now officials and researchers are questioning the value of daylight savings time. Daylight savings time starts on Sunday at 2 a.m. Remember to set your clocks one hour ahead tonight. The concept was first put forward by Benjamin Franklin, as a satire, during a visit to Paris. He wrote that fewer candles would be used if people got up earlier and went to bed earlier....
  • TV Scheduling In America Has Overshadowed Natural Circadian Rhythms

    03/08/2008 3:25:54 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 20 replies · 785+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | March 7, 2008
    TV Scheduling In America Has Overshadowed Natural Circadian Rhythms ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2008) — Most of the nation is once again readying itself for losing an hour of sleep with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time. This is a "shock" not only to those of us who value our sleep, but also (very temporarily) to all levels of the economy, from the individual to the world.... How did these man-made cues come about" Daylight Saving Time has its roots in the Standard Time Act of 1918; the DST component, which was a wartime energy-saving measure, was repealed after World War...
  • Daylight Savings Time SAVES ON OIL

    03/06/2008 12:04:36 AM PST · by Recall · 33 replies · 200+ views
    Web Exhibits ^ | unknown | David Prerau
    Interesting site but here is what really caught my eye there: (it's close to the bottom of the page) Oil Conservation Following the 1973 oil embargo, the U.S. Congress extended Daylight Saving Time to 8 months, rather than the normal six months. During that time, the U.S. Department of Transportation found that observing Daylight Saving Time in March and April saved the equivalent in energy of 10,000 barrels of oil each day - a total of 600,000 barrels in each of those two years. Likewise, in 1986, Daylight Saving Time moved from the last Sunday in April to the first...
  • Daylight Saving Wastes Energy, Study Says

    02/28/2008 11:15:29 AM PST · by Redbob · 246 replies · 495+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-27-8 | JUSTIN LAHART
    For decades, conventional wisdom has held that daylight-saving time, which begins March 9, reduces energy use. But a unique situation in Indiana provides evidence challenging that view: Springing forward may actually waste energy.(snip) (A University of California-Santa Barbara study of daylight savings time was conducted during the recent change in Indiana) Having the entire state switch to daylight-saving time each year, rather than stay on standard time, costs Indiana households an additional $8.6 million in electricity bills. "I've never had a paper with such a clear and unambiguous finding as this," says Mr. Kotchen, who presented the paper at a...
  • Clocks falling back means more pedestrians killed in evening traffic: study

    11/03/2007 8:30:58 AM PDT · by Cagey · 38 replies · 41+ views
    C News ^ | 11-3-07 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON - After clocks are turned back this weekend, pedestrians walking during the evening rush hour are nearly three times more likely to be struck and killed by cars than before the time change, two U.S. scientists calculate. Ending daylight saving time translates into about 37 more U.S. pedestrian deaths around 6 p.m. in November compared to October, the researchers report. Their study of risk to pedestrians is preliminary but confirms previous findings of higher deaths after clocks are set back in fall. It's not the darkness itself, but the adjustment to earlier night time that's the killer, said professors...
  • Early U.S. Daylight Savings a bust in power savings

    04/02/2007 4:46:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies · 1,870+ views
    Early U.S. Daylight Savings a bust in power savings Mon Apr 2, 2007 6:56PM EDT By Lisa Lee NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early onset of Daylight Savings Time in the United States this year may have been for naught. The move to turn the clocks forward by an hour on March 11 rather than the usual early April date was mandated by the U.S. government as an energy-saving effort. But other than forcing millions of drowsy American workers and school children into the dark, wintry weather three weeks early, the move appears to have had little impact on power...
  • What time is it?

    10/30/2007 5:33:42 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 49 replies · 48+ views
    October 30, 2007 | Perfect Stranger
    Saturday night my computer clock went back an hour for Day Light Savings. The problem is that my cell phone and cable TV time still shows an hour ahead.
  • When we change our clocks

    10/21/2007 8:47:20 AM PDT · by A_Tradition_Continues · 16 replies · 8,736+ views
    Webexhibits ^ | Unknown | unknown
    When we change our clocks Beginning in 2007, most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1:00 a.m. Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time). It begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October. In the EU, all time zones change at the same moment. Spring forward, Fall back During DST, clocks are turned forward...
  • US teen jailed for school's daylight-saving flop (My Title)

    04/17/2007 1:09:35 PM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 10 replies · 488+ views
    The Register ^ | Published Monday 16th April 2007 15:38 GMT | By Lester Haines
    Research library - All papers free to download. A Pennsylvania student was held in jail for 12 days after a bomb threat recorded by a school hot line service was wrongly attributed to him, Fox News reports. Fifteen-year-old Cody Webb, of Greensburg, "called a school district hot line to listen to a recorded message about school delays at 3:12am EDT on 11 March", his mobile phone records later revealed. The next morning, school officials discovered said bomb threat logged at 3:17am. The powers that be therefore concluded that "Webb had made the threat because they also found a record of...
  • 2007 Daylight Savings Time Changes for Microsoft Windows (How to use Microsoft's Time Zone Edit)

    03/08/2007 1:25:02 PM PST · by dickmc · 118 replies · 3,310+ views
    "Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP (no SP), XP SP1 "These no-longer-supported versions of Windows should use the tzedit.exe utility to reset the Daylight Time change dates for your time zone. Here are the instructions, and also links to download tzedit.exe in case you can't find it on your Windows installation CD. Versions of tzedit are available for all levels of Windows, from 95 to XP. Tzedit is compatible with all application software. The alternative timezone.exe utility should not be used, because it is not compatible with some applications such as Lotus Notes. "Using tzedit.exe avoids the need...
  • Daylight Savings Time is a Communist plot to undermine the idea of absolutes.

    03/04/2007 6:07:49 PM PST · by Rodney King · 31 replies · 738+ views
    me ^ | today | rodney king
    No, I don't really think that, but is sounds better than most conspiracy theories and probably got your attention. That being said, I have an intense dislike for Daylight Savings Time. The time is the time, don't mess with it. Also, I resent the name. The amount of daylight is the amount of daylight. It has nothing to do whatsoever with how we set our clocks. Now, before I get the usual bad arguments for it, let me offer some rebuttals: "The kids will get run over if we don't do it". -So change the time that school starts if...
  • Analysis: France's attitude to terror

    06/14/2006 10:34:13 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 13 replies · 508+ views
    Times online ^ | 6/14/06 | Charles Bremer
    Analysis: France's attitude to terror London may be convulsed by controversy over police clampdowns on terror suspects, but Charles Bremner, The Times's Paris correspondent, says that the French police take a tougher line without the same public soul-searching "There is a big difference between the French and British policy and approach to terrorism. The DST, the equivalent to MI5 as well as the police intelligence, keep a very close watch on the housing estates where the majority of the Muslim population live. "Until last summer the French were very unhappy with what they saw was incompetence by the British. The...
  • Its Time to Spring Forward to Daylight Savings Time

    03/31/2006 11:43:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 111 replies · 4,233+ views
    KTLA ^ | March 31, 2006 | KTLA
    Millions of Americans will lose an hour's sleep Saturday night, as daylight savings time returns. Officially clocks should be moved ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will change their clocks before going to bed Saturday night. The lost hour will return October 29 when clocks fall back to standard time. Congress has passed a law changing the dates of daylight-saving time, from March 11 to November 4, but that doesn't take effect until 2007.
  • Say goodbye to daylight-saving time (Set your clocks back 1 hr tonight)

    10/29/2005 8:25:26 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 117 replies · 3,485+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 29, 2005 | News
    WASHINGTON -- Prepare to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night because Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end. Daylight Savings officially ends at 2 a.m. on October 30th. Federal law does not require states to observe Daylight Savings, but those that do must abide by the rules. From 1986 to 2006 the period has been the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. In August of this year, Congress passed a bill extending Daylight Savings. Starting in 2007, it will be observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in...
  • Moroccan militant ‘hid chemical weapons’

    09/10/2003 9:33:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 243+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | September 10 2003
    RABAT: An alleged accomplice of Frenchman Pierre Robert, on trial here on charges of leading a Muslim cell involved in suicide bombings in Casablanca, admitted in a court hearing overnight Monday that he received and hid a cache of chemical weapons in the country in the 1980s. Mohammed Neggaoui also told Rabat’s criminal court that he had met Robert three times at the home of another suspect in the northern city of Tangiers. He denied, however that they had discussed terrorist projects in Morocco. Robert and his 33 co-accused are charged with criminal conspiracy, conspiracy to undermine state security, premeditated...
  • New Daylight Saving May Cause Tech Problems (We're Doomed!! DOOMED!!)

    08/07/2005 11:37:41 AM PDT · by paulat · 73 replies · 1,656+ views
    Yahoo! - The Associated Press ^ | 8/7/05 | By ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press Writer
    New Daylight Saving May Cause Tech Problems By ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press Writer 56 minutes ago When daylight-saving time starts earlier than usual in the United States come 2007, your VCR or DVD recorder could start recording shows an hour late. Cell phone companies could give you an extra hour of free weekend calls, and people who depend on online calendars may find themselves late for appointments. An energy bill President Bush is to sign Monday would start daylight time three weeks earlier and end it a week later as an energy-saving measure. And that has technologists worried about software...
  • Mixed Feelings On Extended Daylight-Saving Time

    07/29/2005 3:57:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 119 replies · 1,833+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2005 3:24 pm US/Pacific
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) As Congress voted to extend daylight-saving time, some parents whose children wait for school buses in the morning darkness doubted whether an extra month of daylight is such a bright idea. "I don't think that it's safe," said Nikki McIntosh of Little Rock, whose children Myah, 12, and Alex, 11, occasionally ride a bus to school. Congress on Friday gave final approval to an energy bill that includes a four-week expansion of daylight-saving time in an effort to save energy. If President Bush signs the bill, most Americans would see their clocks "spring forward" the second...
  • House, Senate OK Daylight-Saving Extension

    07/21/2005 7:50:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 98 replies · 1,692+ views
    AP ^ | 7/21/5
    WASHINGTON -- An agreement was reached Thursday to extend daylight-saving time in an effort to conserve energy, but not to the extent the House approved in April. House and Senate negotiators on an energy bill agreed to begin daylight-saving time three weeks earlier, on the second Sunday in March, and extend it by one week to the first Sunday in November. The House bill would have added a month in the spring and another in the fall. According to some senators, farmers complained that a two-month extension could adversely affect livestock, and airline officials said it would have complicated scheduling...
  • Spring forward, fall back, summer muddle

    07/20/2005 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Millee · 38 replies · 989+ views
    Congress is quietly about to extend daylight-saving time by two months. If President Bush signs on - and, after all, it is his energy bill - DST will end the last Sunday of this November and resume on the first Sunday in March. Since 1986, DST has begun on the first Sunday in April and ended the last Sunday in October. For sticklers, the actual time of the changeover will remain 2 a.m., and we suppose the old mnemonic for changing the clocks - "spring forward, fall back" - will remain even though the first Sunday in March is still...
  • End Daylight Savings Time

    05/08/2005 8:50:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 1,615+ views
    www.standardtime.com ^ | 2005 | Sheila Danzig
    It has not escaped our notice that in the United States, Eastern standard time is the same as Central daylight time and Mountain standard time is the same as Pacific Daylight Time. Thus, we propose that The Pacific and Central time zones remain on permanent daylight saving time, and that the Mountain and Eastern time zones remain on permanent standard time. In addition to releasing us from the burden of having to set our clocks every few months, this will also reduce the number of time zones in the United States from four to two. Thus, for example, New York,...
  • Indiana will now observe Eastern Daylight Savings Time. - effective April 2, 2006.

    04/29/2005 8:17:19 AM PDT · by 4thygipper · 76 replies · 4,394+ views
    Snip: Indiana to observe daylight-saving time - effective April 2, 2006.
  • [Indiana] House passes daylight-saving time bill

    04/29/2005 5:24:20 AM PDT · by Military family member · 35 replies · 4,594+ views
    Terre Haute Tribune-Star ^ | April 29,2005 | By Mike Smith/Associated Press/Indianapolis
    House passes daylight-saving time bill Updated 12:23a.m. Friday, April 29 By Mike Smith/Associated Press/IndianapolisThe Indiana House gave final legislative approval Thursday to make all of Indiana join 47 other states in observing daylight-saving time, capping three decades of contentious debate. Proponents of the clock change, who failed to win passage of the bill earlier in the day, cheered wildly after it passed 51-46 on a second tally taken shortly after 11:30 p.m. EST. It passed the Senate 28-22 on Wednesday and now heads to Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, who made it a top priority and is sure to sign it....
  • [Indiana] Senate OKs daylight-saving time

    04/28/2005 5:28:39 AM PDT · by Military family member · 21 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Terre Haute Tribune-Star ^ | April 28, 2005 | By Mike Smith/Associated Press € Indianapolis
    Senate OKs daylight-saving time Updated 12:00 a.m. Thursday, April 28 By Mike Smith/Associated Press € Indianapolis The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that would put all of Indiana on daylight-saving time, but the revised bill must win a second vote in the House to reach the desk of its biggest backer this session - Gov. Mitch Daniels. It was possible that House vote would take place late Wednesday night, although lawmakers have until midnight Friday to end the regular session. The Senate voted 28-22 in favor of the bill, which would require the entire state to change its clocks twice...
  • Extended daylight

    04/23/2005 2:59:18 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 122 replies · 2,277+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | April 23, 2005 | Lisa M. Sodders and Brent Hopkins
    Saturday, April 23, 2005 - Cranky schoolchildren, electronic chaos and increased sales of double espressos -- those are just some of the effects that would ripple through Americans' lives under a plan moving through Congress to extend daylight-saving time by two months a year. Under the plan that was approved by the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate, California and other states would "spring forward" in March rather than April and "fall back" in November rather than October. "It's gonna be chaos, man," said Viken Fermanian, owner of Salco Services, an electronics repair shop in Granada Hills, predicting...
  • Congress may extend daylight-saving time

    04/07/2005 7:40:31 AM PDT · by katieanna · 172 replies · 3,267+ views
    CNN, AP ^ | 4/7/2005 10:16AM EDT
    If Congress passes an energy bill, Americans may see more daylight-saving time. Lawmakers crafting energy legislation approved an amendment Wednesday to extend daylight-saving time by two months, having it start on the first Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in November.
  • Reminder: Spring Forward (Daylight Savings Time)

    03/30/2005 11:17:47 AM PST · by PetroniDE · 131 replies · 4,567+ views
    30 March 2005 | PetroniDE
    HERE WE GO AGAIN.... Reminder to move clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Those of you in Hawaii, Arizona, and most of Indiana --- Never mind.
  • Daylight-saving bill clears House panel amid political charges (Indiana)

    02/16/2005 8:44:04 PM PST · by Military family member · 44 replies · 2,319+ views
    Tribune-Star ^ | February 16, 2005
    Daylight-saving bill clears House panel amid political charges Posted 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, February 16 Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS - A bill that would mandate that all of Indiana observe daylight-saving time advanced to the full House on a party-line committee vote today, but some Republican supporters said Democrats were making it a partisan issue and could kill its chances of clearing that chamber. Republicans control the House 52-48, but Republican Rep. Jerry Torr of Carmel, the bill's sponsor, said he doubted he could get 51 GOP votes to pass the bill and send it to the Senate. That means he would...
  • French Claim Prisoner is Full of bin Laden Info

    02/15/2005 7:31:07 PM PST · by Calpernia · 39 replies · 1,165+ views
    AFP via Yahoo, Singapore ^ | Monday February 11, 12:39 AM | NY Transfer News Collective
    Algerian radical spills beans on bin Laden "terror network" An Algerian Islamic radical arrested in France has proved a goldmine for investigators probing Osama bin Laden's militant network in Europe in the wake of the September 11 attacks, magistrates told AFP. French investigators now believe that after key testimonies from a handful of well placed members of bin Laden's al-Qaeda network the exiled Saudi extremist's secret organisation in Europe is unravelling fast. Since his arrest in Paris last Monday 27-year-old Yacine Aknouche has revealed his links with several al-Qaeda suspects including "shoe-bomber" Richard Reid and Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged "20th...
  • Time to set the clocks back to standard time

    10/30/2004 4:40:43 PM PDT · by demoRat watcher · 69 replies · 1,547+ views
    Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA ^ | Oct. 30, 2004 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid nippy autumn air and a gathering of Halloween ghosts and goblins, most of the nation is preparing to set clocks back an hour with the return of standard time. The clocks change officially at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will do it before going to bed Saturday night. That shifts an hour of light from evening to morning as trick-or-treaters make their rounds Sunday night. Daylight-saving time returns the first Sunday in April 2005.
  • Time to roll forward Sunday

    04/04/2004 12:39:20 AM PST · by kenth · 5 replies · 168+ views
    The Clanton Advertiser ^ | 04/03/2004 | Jason Cannon
    What can suck up an hour faster than an unexpected catnap? Daylight Savings Time (DST), of course. Daylight Savings officially started for Alabamians at 2 a.m. this morning, which means everyone should have advanced their clocks and hour, or at least do so right now. Typically, DST begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Time reverts back to standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. However, in the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. The idea of manipulating the clock to our advantage has...
  • CLOCK REMINDER: SPRING FORWARD

    03/30/2004 10:00:12 AM PST · by PetroniDE · 54 replies · 2,224+ views
    30 March 2004 | PetroniDE
    Just a FRiendly Reminder. This weekend, we turn our clock one hour ahead to take advantage of Daylight Savings time. Those of you in Arizona, Hawaii, and most of Indiana, never mind.
  • Al-Qaida Terror Plot Foiled, Say French Police

    01/11/2004 7:16:35 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 315+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-12-2004 | Jon Henley
    Al-Qaida terror plot foiled, say French police Jon Henley in Paris Monday January 12, 2004 The Guardian (UK) The French police are convinced that their country has escaped a planned chemical or biological attack by an Islamist cell linked to al-Qaida. An interior ministry official said evidence from Islamist militants arrested in the Lyon area last week made it "very plain" that an attack with the deadly botulism or ricin toxins was being actively prepared. The eight suspects arrested on Tuesday were mainly relatives of Menad Benchellali, the son of a radical imam in the Lyon suburb of Venisseux, who...
  • Islamic cell 'planned ricin attack in Britain'

    01/12/2004 5:14:16 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 246+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 01/13/04 | Henry Samuel
    An Islamic terrorist cell was poised to launch biological or chemical attacks in France and possibly Britain last year, say French police. They were ready to use the deadly toxins ricin and botulism. French magistrates were expected last night to launch an official investigation into six suspects, five of whom were arrested last week in the Lyon area. Information from the group confirmed that an attack was "on the verge of being launched" last year. Investigators are examining if there is a link between the findings and a small amount of ricin seized in Britain last January, he said. France's...
  • Suspected Islamic extremists confirm French fears on chemical plot: police

    01/12/2004 12:00:38 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 204+ views
    Agence France-Presse | 1/12/04
    Six suspected Islamic extremists including the imam of a Lyon area mosque were due to appear before anti-terrorist judges here amid allegations they knew about plans for a chemical attack in France in 2002. Chellali Benchellali, an imam in the Lyon suburb of Venissieux, his wife Hafsa, his son Hafed and two others were detained last week in a series of raids near the eastern city. The sixth suspect was detained southeast of Paris. They were taken into custody as part of a 2002 probe ordered by Paris anti-terrorist judges into a so-called "Chechen network" of Islamic radicals with links...
  • Father Of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Held (France)

    01/06/2004 6:57:45 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 325+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-6-2004 | Jean-Baptists Labeur
    Father of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Held Tuesday January 6, 2004 11:46 PM By JEAN-BAPTISTE LABEUR Associated Press Writer LYON, France (AP) - An Islamic cleric whose son is being held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was among seven people detained by French security agents Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspected terror networks. The imam, Chellali Benchellali, was arrested at his home in the tough Minguettes high-rise neighborhood of Venissieux, a suburb of the southeastern city of Lyon, said a lawyer for the family. Attorney Jacques Debray said the imam's wife and one of his sons,...
  • Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination(, Ahmed Shah Massood.)

    10/27/2003 3:01:06 PM PST · by Dog · 23 replies · 416+ views
    The Age ^ | October 28, 2003 | NA
    Terror suspect linked to Afghan assassination October 28, 2003 - 9:11AM A Frenchman under investigation in Australia and France for possible terrorist activities was also suspected of links to the assassination of an Afghan leader, authorities said. Willie Virgile Brigitte, 35, is in custody in a Paris area jail where he is being held on suspicion of association with a terror group, French police and justice officials said. Investigations are under way in France and Australia into Brigitte's alleged links to the al-Qaeda terror network, French officials said today. A judicial official said that Brigitte was also suspected of running...
  • French intelligence claims Osama alive

    07/05/2003 6:19:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies · 129+ views
    Dawn ^ | July 05 2003
    PARIS, July 4: After many months of hesitation, France's DST (Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire, the French FBI) is proclaiming that Osama bin Laden is alive and well, and living on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan , at least according to a high-level intelligence operative. According to the high-level DST operative cited by Le Figaro, "Bin Laden has indeed been able to move about regularly, although in a highly-protected fashion, within networks or tribes which we know ourselves to be practically inpenetratable and where he is known to be in great security." "And, as these are the same tribes which...
  • Iraq going to daylight-saving time on Thursday

    04/02/2003 4:04:23 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 190+ views
    Associated Press | April 2, 2003
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq switches to daylight-saving time at midnight Thursday, moving clocks forward one hour. That will put Iraq nine hours ahead of New York and 12 hours ahead of Los Angeles -- but only until Sunday morning, when the United States switches to daylight-saving time. After that, Iraq will again be eight hours ahead of the eastern United States. Other Persian Gulf countries where coalition troops are based for the war on Iraq, including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar, do not change the time for summer. Elsewhere in the region, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iran...