Highlights from Google countdown to 2009 site:
A leap second will be added to atomic clocks on New Year's Eve
Additional second is needed because the Earth "wobbles"
World's official timekeepers will add the second to atomic clocks
Note added by Eileen Marie Albertson Petersen: Rats, it would be the one New Year's Eve in our 47 1/2 years of marriage that we are separated. Walt will be on a plane over one of the continents of the earth.