Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe June 14, 2005  
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Industry News

BuildingOnline, CA - Jun 8, 2005
WOODBRIDGE, ON -- Royal Crown Limited, a designer and manufacturer of vinyl fence, deck and rail products, is expanding its Sparks, Nevada and Milford, Indiana ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence Fight
WOWK, WV - Jun 12, 2005
Marshall County resident Jeff Mason is taking on another local resident in a fencing feud. Mason claims that the resident has fenced ...

Local Government Issues

Waukee clarifies fence ordinance
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA - Jun 9, 2005
City officials have been mending fence ordinances in Waukee, where local codes that regulate the height of fences seem to have created some confusion. ...
Fence removed for lack of permit
Cassopolis Vigilant, MI - Jun 9, 2005
CASSOPOLIS - Cass County Road Commissioners took action on Thursday morning to remove a fence on county road right of way on Shore Acres Road on the north side ...
Castleford residents adjust to stricter codes
Twin Falls Times-News, ID - Jun 10, 2005
By Blair Koch. CASTLEFORD -- When Tony Aguirre built a fence around his home, he didn't think much of it. But when a Castleford city ...

Community Issues

Owner stands up; fence stays up
Boston Globe, MA - Jun 12, 2005
... Meanwhile, in Wellesley, train passengers are not so thrilled about developments related to a chain-link fence separating the inbound and outbound rails. ...
Shoppes to have fence on north
St. Joseph News Press, MO - Jun 10, 2005
... The primary carrot offered by the county is a fence to shield Lakeland from the Shoppes. The county has agreed to construct and ...
Youngsters' bid against school fence
Harrogate Today, UK - Jun 10, 2005
CHILDREN whose homes back on to the Harrogate Grammar School playing fields have launched their own campaign against plans to fence in the grounds. ...
No bones about it, city may trot out dog park
Grand Junction Sentinel, CO - Jun 13, 2005
... Stevens estimated it would cost $30,000 to build a fence and provide a water source for dogs at the dog park. But some council members ...
Recreational facilities, fence removal, financial plans, part of ...
Townsend Times, MA - Jun 10, 2005
By Nathan Lamb. DEVENS -- Outside the open space issues, there were less controversial proposals made at the forum for the revised ...

Fences in the Courts

Resident wins legal fencing match
Lowell Sun, MA - Jun 11, 2005
CHELMSFORD -- A Princeton Street couple whose dispute with the town over a chain-link fence landed in criminal court was found not guilty this week. ...
Judge: It's fence theft but trivial
Asbury Park Press, NJ - Jun 14, 2005
HOLMDEL — Just when you thought it couldn't get any stranger, the curious case of the plastic outfield fence — "Fence-gate," those involved call it ...
Fence may go around court
Augusta Chronicle (subscription), GA - Jun 14, 2005
An Augusta Commission committee sent a request to fence in the federal court complex to the full commission without a recommendation Monday. ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Teen tries to escape cops, impales self on fence
Katu.com, OR - Jun 9, 2005
... He became impaled on an iron fence that provides security to police vehicles. ... Carllson did not clear the fence and became impaled on it. ...
Evidence of God sometimes hung up 'in the fence wire'
Centre Daily Times, PA - Jun 11, 2005
... It's the wind hung up in a fence wire.". ... What some forms of religion try to do is capture that spirit by running fence wire to catch the wind. ...


FMD fence to be completed August end
Republic of Botswana, Botswana - Jun 7, 2005
FRANCISTOWN The erection of a cordon fence along the Botswana/Zimbabwe border is expected to be completed by the end of August. ...
Fence controls 'need rethink'
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - Jun 7, 2005
... The proposal by the Auckland City Council to reduce solid fence heights from 2m to 1.4m in favour of more traditional fencing has also alarmed letter-writers ...

Fences and Animals

Fence foils bears' feast
Record-Searchlight (subscription), CA - Jun 8, 2005
IGO -- One recent spring day, a bear waddled up to the new electric fence surrounding the county landfill near Igo. ... The fence was a second option. ...
New fencing draws the line to save turtles
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Jun 13, 2005
... of a chilly spring - some seasons it starts as early as the middle of May - volunteers have been scrambling to install a barrier - a silt fence - in Sea Isle ...
Private beach fence on Hutchinson Island may have deterred sea ...
Stuart News, FL - Jun 8, 2005
... Photographs taken by a Martin County official show a small dune fence and a hole in the beach containing sandbags in front of 1375 MacArthur Blvd., just north ...
Fence Looming for Alewife Run
Lincoln County News, ME - Jun 8, 2005
... The situation has led the towns and property owner Ridgewood Renewable Energy to contemplate erecting a fence at the top of the spillway, where alewives enter ...

Pool Safety - Inflatable Pools

Cape to require permit for deeper inflatable pools
The News-Press, FL - Jun 10, 2005
... Kiddie or inflatable pools sold at local stores are as deep as 4 feet... Inflatable pools must also be protected so that children cannot accidentally fall in. ...
A Meeting to Discuss Inflatable Swimming Pool Safety
Meeting Announcement Jun 8, 2005
...CPSC staff and ASTM International Committee F15 on Consumer Products invite all interested parties to attend an open forum discussion on inflatable swimming pool safety...

Fence Contractors in the News

Clean old deck before applying the new one
Bradenton Herald, FL - Jun 12, 2005
... Paul Roth of Roll-A-Way Protective Pool Fence in Orlando is a member of the National Spa and Pool Institute Central Florida Chapter, an industry trade group. ...

Interesting Historical Tidbit

Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the "Ace of Spades." To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't "playing with a full deck."

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