Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe December 13, 2005  
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Industry News

Linear Acquires GTO
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - Dec 12, 2005
Linear LLC, of Carlsbad, Calif., has purchased GTO Inc., a Tallahassee, Fla., manufacturer of automatic gate operators for the professional market (GTO/PRO ...
GTO sees pluses in sale
Tallahassee.com, FL - Dec 13, 2005
By Juana Jordan. Providence, RI-based Nortek, a leading international designer, manufacturer and marketer of building products, has purchased the business....

Fence Contractors in the News

D&L Fence Stiffs Customers
WJXX, FL - Dec 7, 2005
JACKSONVILLE,FL -- Jason Bennett is one of the Victims of D&L Fence. He recently purchased a home and hired D&L. "They were nice ...
Board's OK sought for purchases
Youngstown Vindicator, OH - Dec 6, 2005
... Harmon Fence Co. of Warren submitted the lowest of three bids for the work. ... The fence will allow more space between the performers and their fans, he said. ...

Local Government Issues

Fence raises historic flap
MetroWest Daily News, MA - Dec 13, 2005
Nina Overall saw workmen delivering hundreds of yards of vinyl fencing and digging septic trenches at the historic parsonage next door to her home, and immediately knew something was amiss.
ONLINE EXTRA: Plans for fence around MN prison rejected by ...
Grand Forks Herald, ND - Dec 7, 2005
... Now prison officials have decided they need a fence around the prison to keep increasingly dangerous prisoners in and unwelcome visitors out. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Judge removes last legal barrier to border fence
Houston Chronicle, United States - Dec 13, 2005
By ELLIOT SPAGAT. The project includes 14 miles of additional fencing in San Diego. In September, Homeland Security Secretary Michael ...
Funds offered for border fence
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - Dec 8, 2005
Border Patrol officials said yesterday that a federal budget allocation of $35 million to build five miles of secondary border fence south of San Diego should ...

Community Issues

Proposal would fence daycares from view
Providence Journal (subscription), RI - Dec 12, 2005
... All dumpsters abutting residential zones are required to be completely enclosed with masonry walls, stockade fence or other opaque fencing, or shrubs. ...
Report- Tot lot fence called unnecessary to protect kids
Howard County Times, MD - Dec 8, 2005
The playground at Lake Elkhorn park does not require a fence around it to keep children from wandering to the lake - where a toddler drowned in September - or ...

Community Fence Projects

City rejects Eagle Scout project
Venice Gondolier, FL - Dec 8, 2005
A Boy Scout's proposed fence replacement at Epiphany Cathedral Church doesn't meet Architectural Review Board standards. Boy Scout ...

Fences in the Courts

Fiscal court approves fence for fairgrounds
Henderson Gleaner, KY (subscription)- Dec 6, 2005
Henderson Fiscal Court authorized a grant application Tuesday that could pay for a new fence for the fairgrounds on Airline Road. ...
Appeal date set in beach fence case
London Free Press, Canada - Dec 12, 2005
A homeowner ordered by the Ontario Municipal Board in October to remove a chain-link fence -- which she argues protects her land ownership to the shore of Lake ...
Order to fix fence found on site
Toronto Star, Canada - Dec 6, 2005
... At some point, two wide sections of the fence that runs along the Wicksteed portion of the property collapsed, allowing access to a site that is covered with ...

Fences and Neighbors

Oakland Help Line: Solving local problems
DetNews.com, MI - Dec 6, 2005
... When poet Robert Frost wrote "good fences make good neighbors" he didn't have in mind the four-foot high wrought iron fence at a home at the end of Widgeon Way ...
Hospital upset with Walgreens' boundaries
Noblesville Daily Times, IN - Dec 6, 2005
... Ebert asked for additional conditions of the variance to include forcing Walgreens to put up a 10-foot fence between the two properties. ...

International

Fence to protect trains from stone-throwers
Barking & Dagenham Recorder, UK - Dec 8, 2005
A five metre high fence has been unveiled as the answer to stop vandals throwing stones at train drivers. The fence has been installed ...
City gave permit to prestigious school for fence
Dominican Today, Dominican Republic - Dec 6, 2005
... ADN) had, in fact, granted the pertinent permits to the prestigious Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo, allowing it to build a concrete spike fence on the ...
Vandals attack fence
Dublin People, Read more... - Dec 6, 2005
FINGAL County Council is being urged to repair a boundary fence between two Baldoyle estates that was wrecked by vandals last week.As reported in The Northside ...
Angry residents fight against ugly steel fence
Richmond and Twickenham Times, UK - Dec 9, 2005
... residents have marched an application for village green status to York House as part of their tireless fight to get the "prison style" fence around Buckingham ...

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Fence standoff thaws
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - Dec 8, 2005
... "We could put up a 3m-high brick fence around every deer farm, and it still wouldn't stop deer from getting out," says Association of Game Estates president ...
Only 35 percent of West Bank separation fence is complete
Ha'aretz (subscription), Israel - Dec 7, 2005
By Gideon Alon. Only 35 percent of the West Bank separation fence has been constructed so far, Deputy Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Moshe ...

Weird News

Man steals van minutes after jail release
Canoe Network CNEWS Dec 8, 2005
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - It was only a small taste of freedom. David Mulligan, 21, of Sitka served 25 days in jail for drunken driving, and was released at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say he stole a van three minutes later...

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