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Architectural Design in Modern Colors Make Pool Safety Fence ...
PR Web (press release), WA - Aug 30, 2005
Pool Safety Fences take on a new color scheme with Guardian Pool Fences double-coated corrosion-proof and architecturally elegant pool fence hardware.
Bioscrypt V-Smart Biometric Physical Access Control Readers ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Aug 30, 2005
... (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of identity verification technology, today announced that Bioscrypt's V-Smart biometric access control fingerprint readers will ...
Richardson Electronics' Security Systems Division Sets Stage for ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Aug 30, 2005
... The Security Systems Division (SSD) is a global provider of closed circuit television (CCTV), fire, burglary, access control, sound and communications products ...
DOD Plans to Recognize More Than Just Fingerprints
Black Enterprise, NY - Aug 28, 2005
... The department uses biometric applications to support warfighters and provide computer network access control and physical access control to facilities. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

PSL fence builder arrested on fraud
Fort Pierce Tribune (subscription), FL - Aug 25, 2005
... LUCIE — Deputies on Thursday arrested a fence company owner accused of taking money from three customers and failing to perform any work, according to the St ...
Contractor starting Fort Irwin Road project
Desert Dispatch, CA - Aug 29, 2005
... The next step will be installing fencing to keep the tortoises off Fort Irwin Road. ... The price tag for constructing the fencing is about $2 million. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Doak: Let's build connections with foreigners, not a fence
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA - Aug 29, 2005
... It came to the surface last week, when western Iowa's member of the US House, Steve King, suggested building a razor-wire-topped fence along the Mexican border ...
Two lawmakers favor state fence along the border
Nogales International, AZ - Aug 26, 2005
... This idea occurred to two state legislators, who are putting together a bill that would create Arizona's own border fence. State Rep. ...

Homeland Security

For goodness sake, tear down this fence, Mr. Chertoff
Houston Chronicle, United States - Aug 27, 2005
... James, instead of the familiar line of storefronts, what you first see is an eight-foot-tall steel fence whose sharp-pointed spears bend outward at the top ...
Security upgrade planned for reactors
York Daily Record, PA - Aug 28, 2005
... Many existing plants now have in place 25-foot guard towers equipped with gun portholes and have installed delay fencing designed to create greater ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence fight divides East Providence neighbors
Bristol Phoenix, RI - Aug 26, 2005
Neighbors on Prescott Avenue in Riverside are fed up with one family's defacement of their fence, saying it brings down property values for the whole ...
Fence Fight in Sun Prairie
WKOW, WI - Aug 26, 2005
The battle over building the fence has some people in the Northwynde subdivision really fired up. ... now the fight over a fence is headed to court. ...

Community Issues

Fencing in sculpture on Capitol Mall is excessive
Salem Statesman Journal, OR - Aug 30, 2005
Now comes the idea of fencing it off to prevent possible accidents. ... Fencing that fountain would be going too far. The idea should be abandoned.
To Picket Fences in LA
LA Canyon News, CA - Aug 27, 2005
Of the 359 homeowners in my area, 112 are running afoul of the law in a deviously blatant way by committing the heinous "fence offence;" in other words ...
Fences Make Clueless Neighbors
Hartford Courant, United States - Aug 27, 2005
To fully appreciate how ridiculous the fence issue has gotten between Hamden and New Haven, take a visit to Woodin Street, right on the border, where a 10-foot ...
4 options for bridge safety fence
Kennebec Journal, ME - Aug 24, 2005
... The original chain-link fence -- which curved inward at the top -- was installed in 1982 after 14 people had jumped to their deaths from the bridge. ...

Fencing and Airports

Fence at Bishop aims to eliminate jaywalking
Flint Journal, MI - Aug 24, 2005
Airport officials installed a fence between the short-term parking lot and the terminal last week to cut down on the number of people crossing the busy drop ...


Add to curb appeal with the right fence
Lexington Herald Leader, KY - Aug 27, 2005
By Elizabeth Roehrig. Adding a fence can enhance your home's curb appeal while transforming your yard into a safer and more private haven. ...
Norseen: Saving a piece of the past
Harvard Post, MA - Aug 26, 2005
... Fencing is the most important part of the infrastructure of a farm, next to shelter. I still have a lot of fencing to do to keep ...

Fences and Animals

When deer are not so endearing
Baltimore Sun, United States - Aug 28, 2005
... An electric "fence" is not so much a barrier as a perimeter shock treatment, which, while more costly than mesh fence, works well. ...


Full speed ahead on southern fence construction
Jerusalem Post, Israel - Aug 29, 2005
Workers on the security fence that could have stopped a suicide bomber from reaching Beersheba on Sunday are now hastening its completion and have started ...
US objects to Israel's extension of settlement fence
USA Today - Aug 24, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department registered its disapproval Wednesday of Israel's extension of a security fence into a large West Bank settlement near ...
Wild dog fence collars Federal Environment Minister
ABC Online, Australia - Aug 25, 2005
The Federal Government is considering an ambitious plan to build a multi-million dollar fence to stop packs of wild dogs killing livestock in Western Australia ...
£10,000 plan to fence off junkie woods
Camden Chronicle - London, UK - Aug 24, 2005
GOVERNMENT chiefs are providing £10,000 to clean up woodland plagued by yobs and junkies as part of a project to tackle anti-social behaviour. ...

Weird News

Human cannonball to be fired across border
Canoe Network CNEWS Aug 27, 2005
SAN DIEGO (AP) - David Smith Sr. holds a world record for the longest distance travelled by a human fired from a cannon. On Saturday, he plans to add to his cannonball coups by shooting himself across the U.S.-Mexico border...

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