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In Their Words is a weekly guest blog written by GateHouse newsroom editors. It is designed to provide insight into today's topics and issues facing the journalism profession and to add context as they relate to newsrooms. The authors will share ...
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In Their Words
In Their Words is a weekly guest blog written by GateHouse newsroom editors. It is designed to provide insight into today's topics and issues facing the journalism profession and to add context as they relate to newsrooms. The authors will share valuable best practices, content opportunities and advice on the many challenges facing our industry.
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Time Change Rooster
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March 7, 2012 12:01 a.m.


AP's style (and conventional wisdom) on daylight saving time is as it is written here: no hyphens, no plurals, no capitalization.



The acronym for daylight saving time is "DT," as in, "The show starts at 3 a.m. EDT."



We "spring forward" one hour Sunday at 2 a.m. But note that it won’t officially be spring yet – that begins on March 20.



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GateHouse papers: To download a high-rez version of the time-change illustration accompanying this blog post, go to http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/x1160491666/Spring-forward-Time-change-illustration.



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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so a few tips on the holiday:



- St. Patrick's Day is always March 17.



- You don't need to spell out "Saint" when referring to the day or to Patrick himself.



- There are several accepted informal names of the day, and they would all be capitalized as well. For example, St. Paddy's Day and St. Patty's Day.



- The shamrock is a three-leaved clover.



- Emerald Isle is an accepted nickname for Ireland.



- The day started out as a Christian feast day - and it still is - but it is largely a secular Irish-themed holiday these days.



 

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