Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe July 12, 2005  
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This weekly email searches main media outlets finding stories that may be of interest to contractors in the fencing and access control industry. It is published by de facto, inc., which also publishes fencebids.

Industry News

AXCESS' RFID Vehicle Access Control System Installed at Electric ...
Yahoo News (press release) - Jul 12, 2005
... Board: AXSI - News), a leading provider of Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems today announced that its vehicle access control system is being ...
RFID Industry Worth $27 Billion By 2015
Industry Week - Jul 11, 2005
... The applications monitored by this report includes security and access control, automobile applications, toll collection, animal tracking and others. ...
Oh, faux real
Sacramento Bee (subscription), CA - Jul 9, 2005
... TimberWolf, a new composite fencing material, is made from recycled fiber and polymer that would have been dumped in landfills, according to manufacturer ...

FenceWeek Original Feature

Word of Mouth - Marketing 101 -for the Fencing and Access Control Contractor
FenceWeek Orginal MA - Jul 12, 2005
...Every unhappy customer will tell ten people about his experience, but every good customer will generally not say anything, unless you help him...

Community Issues

Fence will move to allow foot traffic
Anderson Independent Mail (subscription), SC - Jul 5, 2005
HARTWELL — The burned-out old Hailey’s drugstore building is no closer to being torn down or restored, but the safety fence will move closer to the ...
Farmington approves fees for upgrades
Standard-Examiner (subscription), UT - Jul 11, 2005
... members. Other improvements include sewer and storm drainage, decorative steel fencing and culinary water and irrigation lines.
New highway gates will increase safety this winter
Summit Daily News, CO - Jul 8, 2005
SUMMIT COUNTY - You may have noticed that Interstate 70 looks more like a railroad crossing near Frisco exit 203 with the large white gates Colorado Department ...

Fences and Neighbors

Willis residents find comfort in new fence
Conroe Courier, TX - Jul 11, 2005
WILLIS -- Residents of East Watson Road in Willis have found peace within their homes after a large chain link fence was constructed behind their property ...
West Point neighbors find fence offensive
Times Herald-Record, NY - Jul 11, 2005
"It's black and it's ugly," Blauvelt says of the 5-mile-long fence the US Military Academy is building around its post, and behind her Highland Falls home. ...

Stolen Fences

Fence Stolen From Local Walgreens Store
WDIV, MI - Jul 6, 2005
DETROIT, Mich. -- A fence surrounding a Walgreens store on Detroit's east side has been stolen. Employees at the store on Jefferson Avenue at Mt. ...
Ex-coach who took fence must pay $316
Asbury Park Press, NJ - Jul 7, 2005
John Vianney High School softball coach who was convicted of theft last month for removing a plastic fence and five trophies from the school, was ordered by a ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence gets military makeover
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - Jul 9, 2005
Soldiers and Marines are tearing down and rebuilding the aging and patched 10-foot-tall border fence that separates the United States and Mexico at the Pacific ...
Border fence remains a priority
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - Jul 8, 2005
... Duncan Hunter held a news conference to extol the importance of a border fence, Border Patrol agents just a few hundred yards away were investigating an ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Safety devices prevented tragedy at Speedway
LaCrosse Tribune, WI - Jul 11, 2005
... While the drivers have plenty of safety features, the fence that separates the fans from the track is specifically designed to protect the fans, said ...
Teenager hurt on school fence
Shropshire Star, UK - Jul 9, 2005
A teenager was impaled through the hand on a fence outside a Telford school - just yards from where a 10-year-old boy was impaled through the leg two days ago. ...
Foundation set to recognize preservation efforts
2TheAdvocate, LA - Jul 11, 2005
... Wilkinson is credited with helping save the iron fence around the Old State Capitol. The National Iron Works Association has called ...

Fencing and Airports

Airport fence cost to stretch to $1 million
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier, IL - Jul 7, 2005
... airport. Eventually, the 10-foot high fence will go around the entire airport to try to keep deer out of the airport grounds. Fearn ...
Repairs made on damaged fence at Sky Harbor
KOLD-TV, AZ - Jul 6, 2005
PHOENIX Days after a driver plowed a truck through a fence at Sky Harbor, security at the airport is under review. A task force ...

Pool Safety

Pool Safety Fences Continues Best Lifesaving Device for Summer ...
PR Web (press release), WA - Jul 7, 2005
Pool Safety is critical during these hot summer months and Guardian Pool Fence ( http://www.guardianpoolfence.com ) provides the leading solution to pool safety ...
Private pools don't have fence regulations
News 14 Carolina, NC - Jul 5, 2005
... To protect children from public pools, the state requires owners to put up at least a four foot fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate. ...


Animal lovers ready with advice on how to fence dogs
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), GA - Jul 6, 2005
... DeKalb already requires that outdoor pets be kept inside a fence or pen, but some owners also resort to chains to keep dogs from jumping over or digging under ...

Homeland Security

Homeland Security spends little of fund for US rail security
Seattle Times, WA - Jul 12, 2005
WASHINGTON As Congress considers spending more on rail security, records show that the Homeland Security Department has spent less than 7 percent of the ...
In Texas, lots of targets
WFAA (subscription), TX - Jul 9, 2005
... But obviously we'd like to have more in the future.". Some changes are decidedly low-tech, such as improved perimeter fencing and gates. ...


Row erupts over razor wire fence
Express and Star News, UK - Jul 7, 2005
... marauding yobs. Anne Bissell, aged 59, was told she would be evicted if she did not remove the sharp wire from her garden fence. Yet ...
Afghanistan should fence its border with Pakistan: Gen Safdar
Daily Times, Pakistan - Jul 6, 2005
PESHAWAR: Afghanistan should fence its border with Pakistan to end the alleged border infiltration, Lt Gen Safdar Hussain told reporters on Wednesday. ...
Sharon's Cabinet: Fence to Divide Jerusalem
Arutz Sheva, Israel - Jul 10, 2005
The cabinet did not explain why it is allowing the fence to cut through the united capital within Jerusalem's borders. Dividing ...
NT Govt seeks costs of pool fence reinspection
ABC Regional Online, Australia - Jul 5, 2005
The Northern Territory Government says it hopes to recoup the cost of reinspecting about 400 pool fences in the Darwin region. Budget ...

Court Humor

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

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