‘ICE’ Cell Phone Plan Would Help Rescuers

In the ‘why didn’t I think of that department: ‘ICE’ Cell Phone Plan Would Help Rescuers.


Now a simple initiative, conceived by a paramedic in Britain, has gained momentum on both sides of the Atlantic to try to solve this problem. Cell users are being urged to put the acronym ICE — "in case of emergency" — before the names of the people they want to designate as next of kin in their cell address book, creating entries such as "ICE — Dad" or "ICE — Alison."

This is a great idea, and is going into all our phones.  This tip is from FFM, and his additional idea is worth seeing.

Congress to add 2 months to Daylight Savings Time

Well, it’s a start: Congress to add 2 months to Daylight Savings Time.


Congressional leaders of both parties have signed off on a proposal, being considered in Washington this week, to start Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday of November. They say it would save energy.

If the president signs the bill, the new law would take effect immediately, extending Daylight Saving Time by one month this fall. Currently, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and ends at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.

Me, I’d like to keep DST year-round.