Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe August 23, 2005  
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Industry News

Oberstar announces airport grants
BusinessNorth.com, MN - Aug 23, 2005
... $250,800 to update the airport master plan to show future development needs, to install perimeter fencing that is necessary to maintain access control, and to ...
Bristol and ISONAS Security Systems Announce AccessControl for ...
Automation.com (press release), MN - Aug 19, 2005
... CT, August 2005 Bristol Babcock and ISONAS Security Systems announced today the addition of an integrated solution for facility access control to the ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Congressman says nation should fence off Mexican border
WHO-TV, IA - Aug 23, 2005
... King says building a two thousand-mile-long fence would cost about 680 (m) million dollars, and it would slow border crossings. ...
Richardson: Border Fence is Anti-Immigrant
NewsMax.com, FL - Aug 21, 2005
... of illegal immigration after he declared a state of emergency along New Mexico's southern border, said Sunday that plans to construct a border fence are anti ...
Governor chides border fence plan in state house
Arizona Daily Sun, AZ - Aug 18, 2005
... Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, to have the state build a wall along the Mexican border. "I do not intend to raise Arizona taxes to build a fence,'' she said. ...
State-built border fence would solve nothing
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Aug 18, 2005
... But the Republican legislator from Mesa is wrong when he says a big fence built along the entire Arizona-Mexico border would solve those problems. ...

Local Government Issues

Couple builds 'fence' of toilets:-
Webindia123, India - Aug 18, 2005
An Ohio couple, turned down in a bid to build a privacy fence at home, retaliated by building a fence of toilets instead. The 15 ...
White picket warfare
NorthJersey.com, NJ - Aug 19, 2005
... trucks thunder by Hayden Mobbs as he whacks a baseball and scurries around the bases - kept safe from the traffic by a white picket fence that borders the ...
Fence changes on hold
Burbank Leader,  United States - Aug 20, 2005
... were not occurring citywide. The city has not made major modifications to its fence and wall standards since 1967. In its discussion ...
Controversial fence removed to comply with county order
NorthJersey.com, NJ - Aug 21, 2005
RAMSEY - Under the late afternoon sun, Geoff Mobbs set out Saturday to do the one thing he dreaded most: dismantling the white picket fence around his South ...

Fences and Neighbors

Controversy brews over neighborhood fence
WTNH, CT - Aug 23, 2005
23, 2005 1:35 AM) _ Some people are on the fence over a dividing marker along the Hamden-New Haven line. ... "I'm hoping that the fence will be put up real soon.". ...
Neighbour says dispute is 'simply a fence issue'
Brockville Recorder and Times,  Canada - Aug 19, 2005
By TRACEY TONG. ATHENS -- What one person is calling a trespassing issue, his neighbour is calling "simply a fence issue.". Although ...
Fence Owner Picks a Slogan
WBAY, WI - Aug 22, 2005
Every season, a homeowner across the street from Lambeau Field paints his fence facing the stadium with a catchy phrase about the Packers. ...
Let voters decide on safety fence
Kennebec Journal, ME - Aug 17, 2005
Referring to the Aug. 11 picture of the prototype fence for the Memorial Bridge, I ask myself, "Why put the safety fence back up?". ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Woman found impaled on cemetery fence spike stable after surgery
Detroit Free Press, United States - Aug 19, 2005
... said. Police believe the woman was trying to hop a 4-foot-high fence at Roselawn Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum early Thursday. ...
Child injured on electric fencing
BBC News, UK - Aug 20, 2005
A four-year-old boy suffered serious leg injuries when he became trapped by an electric barrier at the entrance to a car park in Manchester. ...

Community Issues

State police asking for a $1 million fence
Dateline Alabama, AL - Aug 19, 2005
The Louisiana State Police wants to spend $1 million to enclose its 28-acre compound in Baton Rouge with a 5,500-foot wrought iron fence. Col. ...
The best defense could be a fence.
Nogales International, AZ - Aug 19, 2005
Construction on a fence that could have saved a life is scheduled to begin Monday. ... The current fence is decrepit and in some places, barely standing. ...
New park turns attention from a forbidding border fence to a ...
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - Aug 21, 2005
TIJUANA The churning ocean and the rigid border fence mark the extreme northwest corner of this sprawling city and its western suburb, Playas de Tijuana. ...

Pool Safety

Inflatable pools spark safety worries
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN - Aug 23, 2005
... These soft-sided watering holes are no different from real pools and should be surrounded by a fence to keep young children away, safety experts say. ...


The Fencification Of America
Hartford Courant, United States - Aug 21, 2005
... I will do anything to get out of housework - let alone painting a fence. ... With a real fence, there's a knot, a warble or two, a dent here or there. ...
Fences Offer a Lot More than Privacy
RisMedia.com, CT - Aug 16, 2005
... attractive fence says good things about a house. But the right fence in one community or neighborhood can differ substantially ...
Quick guide to building your own fence
San Jose Mercury News, United States - Aug 20, 2005
Q We would like to repair a fence that encloses our back yard and aren't sure whether to try to repair what is there (15-year-old cheap wood that is falling ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Weathersfield board OKs funds for projects
Youngstown Vindicator, OH - Aug 22, 2005
... The board also approved a $14,865 contract with Gabriel Fence of Canfield to install new fencing on the west side of the complex property behind the stadium. ...


Anti-terror fence for Colosseum
ANSA, Italy - Aug 18, 2005
New security measures come into force including Internet ID by Karma Hickman (ANSA) - Rome, August 18 - A new barrier will soon ring the Colosseum as part of ...
Indian villagers oppose fence along borders
The New Nation, Bangladesh - Aug 20, 2005
... Farmers in the border district of RS Pura held a protest against the border fence alleging that it cuts right through their lands and the BSF men stop them ...
Village Voice.com.au, Australia - Aug 17, 2005
A DECISION to erect a fence around the perimeter of the Balmain campus of the Sydney Secondary College has divided some sections of the community. ...

Schools and Fences

School levy holds steady
Branson Daily News,  United States - Aug 23, 2005
... The board also awarded a bid to build a fence along the western side of the district. Reese said when the district purchased land ...

Weird News

Fisherman finds wallet that fell overboard 39 years ago
Canoe Network CNEWS Aug 22, 2005
BOSTON (AP) - Back in 1966, James Lubeck bent over to secure his sailboat against a gathering storm and his wallet slipped from his back pocket into Marblehead Harbor. The wallet and the credit cards inside were seemingly gone forever...

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