Don't Miss: Not On My Time Keep you hands off my clock! One Indiana county makes a stand for chronological choice.
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Don't Miss: Not On My Time

In Indiana, time is relative. Now bear with me, because no one really understands this. Some Indiana counties observe Eastern Time, some are on Central, some recognize daylight-saving time and most don't. This weekend, for the first time, the whole state is supposed to change their clocks forward, and a couple of counties are being moved from Eastern to Central Time. This story explains it.

Got it? Good. Now forget it. Because one Indiana county, Pulaski, is refusing a state directive to move to Central Time. NPR's Melissa Block talks to the head of the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce, Rene Burton, who admits that they will soon become renegades. Burton says that if they don't stay on Eastern Time, kids who go to school in an adjoining county could get home before their parents. Sports schedules will be screwed up. A numerical apocalypse will ensue! So the folks of Pulaski are staying put in their corner of the time-space continuum. And if the state wants to stop them, well, they'll have to pry the watches from their cold dead fingers.