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Clocks to Return to Standard Time

October 26, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Say goodbye to daylight-saving time this weekend.

Clocks shift back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, giving an extra hour of sleep to most people Saturday night _ and an extra hour of work to those who work the overnight shift.

And the change to Standard Time means it will be dark an hour earlier on Halloween, calling for extra caution on the part of drivers and those watching the children on their rounds.

Most people set their clocks back before retiring Saturday evening. Those who don’t need to remember to set them back Sunday _ or they’ll be an hour out of sync with the rest of the country.

Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, whose department is in charge of the time change, issued a reminder that this is also a good time to change the batteries in smoke detectors.

Daylight-saving time returns April 7.

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