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Industry News

Access Automation and Controls says thank you
Baton Rouge, LA - Dec 22, 2005
Open letter from Alice Longmire with AA&C Group Distribution, Access Automation & Controls, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all of those who responded to our call of donations during Hurricane's Katrina and Rita.
Chamberlain Opens Training Facility in Tucson
Professional Door Dealer, AZ - Dec 22, 2005
... "We're committed to giving our customers all the knowledge they need to stay ahead in the garage door opener, access control and gate operator systems"...
(BW) MDI Security Systems Launches VerifEye IVS(TM) Intelligent ...
Houston Chronicle, United States - Dec 21, 2005
... It ensures compliance with access control procedures via video verification and can easily be added on to most systems, including MDI's award-winning SAFEnet ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Man builds college project into a dream career
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Dec 25, 2005
... sell a product. Because he had worked on fences since he was 13, he decided to start Beaverwood Fence Company in 1978. "I said, 'Hey ...

Community Issues

Editorial: Bad fences make bad neighbors
Allston-Brighton TAB, MA - Dec 23, 2005
The residents who live along the Massachusetts Turnpike on Lincoln Street in Allston were worried that the temporary fence the state put up would last only 10 ...
Water, fences, pets dominate news
Providence Journal (subscription), RI - Dec 27, 2005
Possible contamination of drinking water, leading to a 19-day boil water advisory, and controversies over animals and fences dominated the news in 2005.
Fence erected to deter rail crossing
Crawford County Avalanche, MI - Dec 22, 2005
... Volunteers placed a 1,100 foot long snow fence near the end of North Down River Road in hopes of preventing snowmobilers from going across the railroad tracks. ...

Local Government Issues

Zoning appeals board tables fence variance request
The Register-Mail, IL - Dec 21, 2005
... The published information said the variance was needed to provide one 20-foot tall fence, which was correct, and four other 10-foot fences. ...
Fines mount on broken fence in Indian River County
Fort Pierce Tribune (subscription), FL - Dec 24, 2005
Hurricanes took down Greg Nicosia's fence, but code-enforcement fines are nearing $3,000 because he hasn't repaired the damage. By HENRY A. STEPHENS. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Mexico fumes over US border fence plan
Chicago Tribune, United States - Dec 25, 2005
TIJUANA, Mexico -- The 14-mile border fence at the edge of this town has stopped lots of illegal immigrants from crossing into the United States at this spot. ...
Mexico, Latin America rally against US fence
News 8 Austin, TX - Dec 22, 2005
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's ambassador to the US said Thursday, many Americans are opposed to a proposal to build a fence along the US-Mexico border. ...
In Our View: Fence fight
Texarkana Gazette, TX - Dec 22, 2005
Building a big fence along our border will cause more problems than it will solve. ... A fence will be more boondoggle than barrier. ...

USA Canada Border Fence

Canada not interested in US border-fence initiative
Workpermit.com, UK - Dec 22, 2005
... the Great Wall in Canada or some other nutty comparison," Hunter told the National Conservative Weekly, noting there's already a 23-kim stretch of fence in San ...

International

Steel fence offers bushfire protection
Ninemsn, Australia - Dec 21, 2005
A solid steel fence will offer your home better protection in a bushfire than treated pine or open slatted-style fences, a new study shows. ...
Fencing along Indo-B'desh border damaged
United Press International - Dec 23, 2005
NEW DELHI, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Floods in Bangladesh washed away half of border fencing making infiltration to India easy. "The recent ...
Damaged fencing opens doors to infiltrators
Times of India, India - Dec 22, 2005
With nearly half of the fencing damaged, infiltrators seem to be having an easy time, leaving the BSF to worry about the problem. ...

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Weird News

New Year's being delayed this year
Canoe Network CNEWS Dec 23, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) - 2006 has been postponed. But not for long. A leap second will be inserted in the world's clocks just before midnight - Greenwich mean time - on New Year's Eve, the U.S. Naval Observatory reported Friday...

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