Thursday, March 30, 2006
Daniels Tells Indy Bars To Drink Up
In a move that will make him at least momentarily popular with Indianapolis' bar owners, Gov. Mitch Daniels has instructed the state's alcohol and excise police to ignore this weekend's time change to daylight savings time and allow bar owners to stay open an extra hour. Without the change, bar owners would have been required to close an hour earlier as a result of the time change, which requires clocks be moved forward an hour for observance of DST. Because Indianapolis plays host to the NCAA's Final Four men's basketball tournament, bar owners feared the loss of substantial revenues if they had to turn away out-of-town visitors an hour earlier. With this change, bars will now be allowed to serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m.