Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe December 20, 2005  
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Industry News

Linear/OSCO Joins Invisa OEM Parking Gate Safety Program
Business Wire (press release), CA - Dec 19, 2005
... (Linear/OSCO) of Casnovia, Michigan, a subsidiary of Linear, LLC, has joined Invisa's OEM Program for parking gate manufacturers. ...
Fence Post and Gate Bonding from ERICO®
Industrial News Room, NY - Dec 20, 2005
The IEEE® and NEC® both discuss the need for proper fence grounding and step and touch-potential limitation. Grounding and bonding ...
New guidance - disability discrimination and access control
Safe Homes, UK - Dec 13, 2005
... from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) outlines the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act for access control systems, including ...

USA Canada Border Fence

U.S. to study fence at border
CNEWS,  Canada - Dec 18, 2005
...The study "on the use of physical barriers" was slipped into an amendment to a bill on border security and illegal immigration passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives. ...
'Berlin Wall' of North America?
National Post, Canada - Dec 18, 2005
Add the spectre of security walls rising along "the world's longest undefended border" to a federal election campaign already driven by debate about Canada's...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Mexico's Fox Raps US on Plan for Fence
ABC News - Dec 19, 2005
... MEXICO CITY Dec 18, 2005 - Mexican President Vicente Fox stepped up his attacks on the United States plan to build a fence along its southern border on Sunday ...
US House votes in favor of Mexico border fence proposal
Forbes - Dec 15, 2005
WASHINGTON (AFX) - The House of Representatives voted in favor of a proposed security fence in selected areas along the border with Mexico to deter illegal ...

Community Issues

Some train fencing could be in keeping with historic look
Cohasset Mariner, MA - Dec 15, 2005
... In Cohasset this fence will be in the downtown area, approximately from Carousel Antiques on Ripley Road to the southerly end of the Municipal Parking Lot off ...
Land Trust fence aims to keep snowmobilers on marked trail
KeepMEcurrent.com, ME - Dec 16, 2005
... This year, the two organizations got together to purchase 1,700 feet of new orange fence for the property. The fence does block ...
Fences wrong
Daily Mining Gazette, MI - Dec 16, 2005
... public input. Land owners adjacent to the trail have recently erected fences across this 100 foot-wide right-of-way. These people ...
Village wants to fence in property; owner says no
The Jackson Citizen-Patriot, MI - Dec 15, 2005
An effort to replace the fence around the village of Hanover's Veteran's Field is temporarily stalled because a resident who lives adjacent to the right side ...

Local Government Issues

Fences put on overpasses to avert rock throwing
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY - Dec 16, 2005
... The new fencing will not enclose the bridges but should prevent someone from easily dropping a large, heavy object over the side, state officials said. ...
In Minnesota, an Odd Request: Please Don't Fence the Inmates In
New York Times, United States - Dec 19, 2005
... State corrections officials, concerned about the rising number of violent women in prison, want to cordon the facility off with a 12-foot fence...
Wal-Mart seeks OK for higher fences
The Register-Mail, IL - Dec 19, 2005
One fence would be 20 feet tall, with the other four 10 feet in height... Parkin said Wal-Mart needs the fence because of the way the store will be laid out...
Fence issue sent to AG
Daily Mining Gazette, MI - Dec 16, 2005
CHASSELL - A fence placed by people with property next to a section of the proposed Chassell to Houghton Recreation Corridor near Chassell hasn't been removed ...

Fences and Neighbors

When a big wind fells the fence, who pays?
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - Dec 14, 2005
... Because the tree is very close to the fence between our house and our backyard neighbor, the fence has been lifted up little by little by the root of the ...
Neighbors call Lookout Park fencing an eyesore
Advance of Bucks County, PA - Dec 15, 2005
... from the Homeowners' Association for the Bowman Tower Farm development, who live adjacent to new baseball fields, called backstop fencing in Lookout Park an ...


Dead fencing helping National Park return to former glory
Irish Examiner, Ireland - Dec 19, 2005
... Known as "dead fencing", the fences are up to three metres wide and about a metre and a half high. Formerly, when rhodo was ...
Petition aims to pull down Knopwoods' fence
ABC Online, Australia - Dec 16, 2005
A petition is being circulated calling for the removal of a wire fence outside a popular venue at Salamanca in Hobart. The 1.8 metre ...
Council refuses to pass fence exemption
Singleton Argus, Australia - Dec 15, 2005
AN application to exempt a property from installing a pool fence was refused at Monday night's council meeting following concerns that the site was a danger to ...


Weird News

40 drunken Santas go on crime rampage in New Zealand's largest city
Canoe Network CNEWS Dec 8, 2005
WELLINGTON, N.Z. (AP) - A group of 40 people dressed in Santa Claus outfits, many of them drunk, went on a rampage through Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, robbing stores, assaulting security guards and urinating from highway overpasses, police said Sunday...

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