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10A Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 Lassen County Times Shayla Ashmore Staff Writer sash more@lassennews.corn Some Lassen County resi- dents reportedly set their clocks back to standard time or had automatic clocks reset themselves a week early on "Sunday, Oct. 28. Those who arrived an hour late for work or worship that day can blame Congress. It changed the national Energy Policy Act to extend daylight saving time by five weeks this year, starting on Sunday, March ll and ending on Sunday, Nov. 4, according to ry of standard time in the UnitedStates. The extension forced Lassen County residents and the rest of the country to "fall back" a week later than usual. Daylight saving time usually begins on the last Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. Those dates have been the law since the Uniform Time Act took effect in 1967, with the notable exception of the special DST period that began on Jan. 6, 1974 because of the 1973 energy crisis, according to Wikipedia. Though Congress meddling with the dates may have con- fused a few, Lassen County residents seem unlikely to complain about anything that gives them an extra hour of sleep. In fact, except for changing smoke alarm batteries and complaints from some out- door enthusiasts, they barely seem to acknowledge the "fall back" operation. "We've never had one employee complain," said Ron Vossler, Lassen County's personnel director, who added he's never noticed any adverse staff reaction. In fact, the only real change for county employees is the road department's shift from four, 10-hour work days a week, back to a regular "We change time zones all the time anyway." Steve Datema - Susanville Airport Manager schedule of five, eight-hour work days. Vossler said the longer hours during the summer allow the road crews to work together getting street repairs done. They go back to eight-hour days in the winter, in order to be on-call and available in their home dis- tricts for snowplowing. Pilots in Lassen County have no trouble adjusting, according to Susanville Airport Manager Steve Datema. "We change time zones all the time anyway," Datema said. Even the county's mental health patients don't com- plain about the change, according to Mental Health Director Ken Crandall. Teenagers perhaps those most expected to have trouble adjusting don't show any signs of adverse reaction by the time they get to school on Monday, according to Tom Ready, Lassen High School Happy Howlin' day assistant principal. "We've never had one employee complain. " Ron Vossler - Lassen County's Personnel Director Safety and airports In fact, child safety advo- cates and the airline industry seem to have the highest stake in the fall time change. According to Wikipedia, those concerned for safety and aviation interests pre- vented Congress from extend- ing DST to the last Sunday in November. In late November, the entire country except the areas that exempt them- selves from DST altogether would have experienced the latest sunrises of the year. Child safety advocates raised concerns about stu- dents walking to school and il II catching buses in pitch dark- ness. The airline industry didn't want DST extended to the last Sunday in November, which is the Sunday after Thanksgiving. It's one of the busiest travel days of the year, "and could have resulted in much havoc among travel- ers who forgot that the clocks were changing that day," according to Wikipedia. History of DST The Web site said daylight saving time was established originally on March 19, 1918, by what's called the Standard Time Act. The Act, intended to save electricity for seven months of the year during World War I, was repealed in 1919. It took effect again year- round to conserve energy during World War II, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the War Time Act It ended DST as of Sept. 30, 1945. Dogs and their owners get into the holiday spirit with fanciful costumes. The Lassen County 4-H dog project together with the county puppy class, held its graduation and Halloween party Friday, Oct. 26 at the Standish 4-H Hall. The next-4-H coun- ty dog meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov, 21 at the Standish 4-H Hall. No dogs allowed. Pictured from left are Emily Hubanks with Goldy, Steven Perry with Sasha, Lisa Kuntz with Maggie, Kayla Neely with Ruff, Heather Brooks with Boon, Miss Buffham and Savannah Brooks with Jingles. Photo submitted Will Farris Staff Writer On Aug. 14, 2006, Twain res- ident Jeffre Sanderson was arrested when local and fed- eral agents executed a search warrant and confiscated a ton of mature marijuana plants from his residence. Arraigned on federal mari- juana cultivation charges, Sanderson was granted con- ditional bail while he awaited trial. One of those conditions required him to cease any efforts at further cultivation. On Oct. 3, 2007, the Drug Enforcement Agency served another search warrant at Sanderson's residence and found 43 plants, along with some manufactured marijua- na product. At his arraignment on the latest charges, the judge revoked Sanderson's bail because he violated the previous agree- ment, Prosecutor Mike Beckwith affirmed that Sanderson is now in Sacramento County Jail awaiting trial on federal marijuana charges. Angus As on ets n e bet : * "%J ;*/ Richard and Sarah Ray, of in Saint Joseph, Mo. Ov)t -,~ i "~.J j I +: ~ .~ . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~[~: Susanville, Calif. are new The association, wit'h more Lower and Lower ~'~' ~~ ~A -~ ~"~'--~ ~,~' ~W ~ ~ members of the. American than 36,000 active adult and ' ~,~ ' Angus Association, reports junior members~ is the ~f '~ '1~ ~ ~ ~M~W ~.~'.~ John Crouch; executive vice- largest beef cattle registry ~i~ ~) ~[ ( :.~. president of the National association in the world. ' c**. Breed Registry organization Work keep you from church on Sunday? 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