Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 16, 2005  
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Industry News

Keystone's reorganization plan accepted by court
Dallas Business Journal, TX - Aug 15, 2005
Keystone, a Dallas-based distributor and manufacturer of fencing and wire products, said the reorganization plan will pay unsecured creditors, on a pro rata ...
Phare Consulting Foresees Convergence Revolution in Access Control
PR Web (press release), WA - Aug 11, 2005
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 11, 2005 -- Access Control will follow CCTV as the next segment of physical security to converge with IT. ...

Related Industry - Cement Shortage

Governors ask for tariff on Mexican cement to be lifted
Los Alamos Monitor, NM - Aug 11, 2005
... Four Western governors are asking US Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez for immediate help in lifting a tariff that restricts Mexican cement from entering the ...
Cement shortage affecting South Dakota
Aberdeen American News, SD - Aug 11, 2005
... has joined three other Western governors in asking the federal government for immediate help in lifting a tariff that restricts Mexican cement from entering ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Fence Builder's Home Designated Nuisance
Springdale Morning News, AR - Aug 16, 2005
BENTONVILLE -- The owner of a fence-construction company told a Bentonville board Monday that his home isn't used for business anymore. ...
Board orders fencing business to cease operations
Benton County Daily Record, AR - Aug 16, 2005
... The business, known as Sands Fencing, was located in a residential neighborhood, according to a map furnished by city code enforcement officer Marvin Saunders. ...

Fences and Animals

Wildlife bypass a possibility
Longmont Daily Times-Call, CO - Aug 15, 2005
... monitoring. The bridge would rely heavily on fencing along the interstate to help funnel animals toward the crossing. Monitoring ...
Governor to fence out cattle that cross border
Albuquerque Tribune, NM - Aug 12, 2005
... Bill Richardson today is expected to announce that the state will spend nearly $50,000 on a security fence around the stockyards in Columbus. ...

Homeland Security

New Mexico border emergency declared
Rocky Mountain News, CO - Aug 16, 2005
... The money will aid state and area law enforcement efforts, fund a field office for the state Office of Homeland Security and help build a fence to protect a ...
Border security explored
El Paso Times, TX - Aug 16, 2005
... Bennie G. Thompson, the ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security; Chihuahua Gov. José Reyes Baeza; Brig. Gen. ...
New funds sought for border war
East Valley Tribune, AZ - Aug 16, 2005
... the border, and for crime-fighting equipment such as night goggles and barricades, said Cam Hunter, spokeswoman for the state Department of Homeland Security. ...

Community Issues

Fence installed to protect cemetery
Elmira Star-Gazette, NY - Aug 10, 2005
... Mary's Cemetery on Park Avenue - 3,420 feet of 6-foot-high chain-link fence around 18 acres at a cost of nearly $50,000. James Quattrini ...
Alternatives eyed for fence at pond
The Republican, MA - Aug 12, 2005
... Neighbors met with officials yesterday to offer alternatives to the 6-foot, chain-link fence the commission had proposed to place at the pond's Gold Street ...
Short fence near canals advised
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL - Aug 13, 2005
... A property owner then can have a taller fence along his yard and toward the street. ... "We're talking about 25 feet of fence only," resident Richard Taylor said. ...
Pike finally goes for the fences
Allston-Brighton TAB, MA - Aug 11, 2005
... months of residents going one way and the Turnpike Authority the other, both sides may finally be on the same page where the Lincoln Street fence is concerned. ...
City fence fiasco ends in campaign
Johnson County Sun, KS - Aug 11, 2005
... end of Janet Meisinger's nearly three-year dispute with her Leawood homes association, Carriage Crossing, over her desire to maintain a 6-foot fence around her ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fern Street fence spurs bad blood
Bangor Daily News, ME - Aug 12, 2005
A Fern Street resident in Bangor was angered with her neighbor for putting up a fence and received a summons Wednesday for criminal mischief after attempting ...
Row over who should fix fence rages on
Worksop Guardian, UK - Aug 12, 2005
... playing fields. In those six years, there has been a three-way debate over the replacement of the threadbare perimeter fence. Manton ...

Consumers

Wrought Iron Without The Rust
TheDay (subscription), CT - Aug 14, 2005
Imagine having a handsome wrought-iron fence that is guaranteed for life and doesn't carry the hefty price tag of wrought iron. ...
Invisible fence best bet for keeping in dog
News-Leader.com, MO - Aug 14, 2005
Q. I have a dog and a cat. I thought of installing either a chain link fence or an underground electronic fence. Do these hidden ...

Local Government Issues

COUNCIL DOESN'T LIKE FENCE
Main Street Newspapers, GA - Aug 11, 2005
The Braselton Town Council is upset about the green, wooden fence (center, right of photo) placed in front of the new Riverstone Park subdivision on Ga. Hwy. ...
Changes to city's fence ordinance in the works
Burbank Leader,  United States - Aug 12, 2005
... BURBANK -- City officials are expecting a full house Tuesday night for a public hearing on proposed changes to the ordinance controlling fence and wall heights ...

Pool Safety

Cheap Pools' Inflated Costs
Washington Post, United States - Aug 12, 2005
... These soft-sided watering holes are no different than real pools and should be surrounded by a fence to keep young children away, safety experts say. ...
Municipalities get $10,000 grant to study their possible merger
York Dispatch, PA - Aug 15, 2005
... Will create an ordinance regarding pools and fencing regulations, hoping to address the increasing popularity of soft-sided "pop-up" pools. ...

Fencing and Airports

Charlotte airport regaining altitude
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - Aug 15, 2005
... losses. Nearly 30 buildings altogether sustained some type of damage. Five miles of chain-link fencing had to be replaced. A year ...

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