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Industry News

Contra Costa Times, CA - Jun 19, 2005
Dennis Hammer, CFP, of Tri-City Fence Company, Inc., in Vallejo was recently voted Chairman-elect of the board of Governors of the American Fence Association. ...
New and Advanced Assured Access Control with CellGate by Cellbris
Business Wire (press release), CA - Jun 21, 2005
... and manufacturer of GSM peripheral equipment, is pleased to announce the general availability of CellGate -- a cellular-based remote access control and alert ...
Free-Press-Release.com (press release) - Jun 17, 2005

Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing contractor threatened with gun, police say
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - Jun 21, 2005
A man was arrested today after it was alleged an argument between two fencing contractors led to one of them threatening the other with a firearm. ...
Modern Fence To Make Way For Liberty Bank
Springdale Morning News, AR - Jun 18, 2005
By The Morning News. Crews soon will demolish a fence company building to make way for a new Liberty Bank building at 3010 W. Sixth St. in Fayetteville. ...
AG closes doors of fence installer
SouthCoastToday.com, MA - Jun 17, 2005
... of Fairhaven and his business, South Coast Fence in North Dartmouth, have been banned from doing any further work in Massachusetts based on their "repeated ...
Children ransack local fence company
ABC12.com, MI - Jun 21, 2005
Flint — (06/20/05)--Neighborhood children ransacked a Flint fence company over the weekend, causing thousands of dollars in damages. ...

Fences and Neighbors

New Fence Blocks Neighbors' View
WTOC, GA - Jun 17, 2005
Neighbors are furious now that a brand new fence keeps them out and blocks their view of a favorite place. For years, the Savannah ...
Fence splits Groveland neighbors
Savannah Morning News, GA - Jun 17, 2005
... That might be the polite thing to do, but such niceties were long ago tossed over the fence for some neighbors in the Groveland subdivision near Kensington Park ...
Spotlight shifts in fence dispute
Staunton News Leader, VA - Jun 21, 2005
... of unresolved noise and light nuisance issues with his Fort Defiance neighbor Roy C. Berg Jr., Thomas S. Cline erected a thick-gauge plastic fence on utility ...
Curley's wants fence removed
Stamford Advocate, CT - Jun 16, 2005
STAMFORD -- The owners of Curley's Diner have filed a lawsuit to force the Urban Redevelopment Commission to remove a fence and allow access to a road ...

Local Government Issues

DMC board OKs fence law
Burlington Hawk Eye, IA - Jun 15, 2005
... A fence that separates two properties in the county is owned by the two abutting property owners. Ownership is determined by the ...
State opts against Leo Frigo bridge fence
Green Bay Press Gazette, WI - Jun 21, 2005
ASHWAUBENON — State officials say a 10-foot high fence would not be an effective way to discourage people from jumping off the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in ...
Henry Jail Gets Razor-wire Fence
WXIA-TV, GA - Jun 20, 2005
Henry County officials are hoping Monday that the construction of a new fence around the county jail will stave off any more escapes. ...
Private pools violate city ordinance
Burlington Hawk Eye, IA - Jun 18, 2005
... According to the ordinance, any swimming pool that holds more than 24 inches of water must be enclosed by a fence that is at least five feet high. ...

Community Issues

Schools move to improve security
Peoria Journal Star, IL - Jun 20, 2005
... Illini Automation. A large church in Downtown Peoria also is looking at installing the access control system, O'Shea said. Illini ...
Planned Parenthood erects security fence around facility
Amarillo.com (Subscription), TX - Jun 21, 2005
A wrought-iron fence around Planned Parenthood could be the latest sign that the parties in the local abortion debate are fortifying their sides. ...
Commentary: Fence-Fixing Foolishness Is Costly For BUSD By KARL ...
Berkeley Daily Planet, CA - Jun 17, 2005
On the Hopkins Street side of this school yard, the fence is dilapidated and supported with 2x4 lumber to keep it from falling down—and yet, these same BUSD ...
Park users can’t get over fence around Wash. Sq.
The Villager, NY - Jun 16, 2005
... George Vellonakis’s idea of moving the park’s fountain to the east, aligning it with the arch, but is critical of the idea of putting up a new fence. ...
Oyster Harbor fence in trouble again
Annapolis Capital, MD - Jun 15, 2005
... have warned Oyster Harbor that it faces thousands of dollars in fines for putting up the wrought iron structure in Oyster Creek, rebuilding a fence that has ...


Winton's musical fence a masterpiece
Townsville Bulletin, Australia - Jun 16, 2005
FROM the William Tell Overture to Knockin' on Heaven's Door, you can play it all on Winton's fantastic musical fence. Sitting out ...
British bring fencing to NZ
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - Jun 19, 2005
By Owen Hembry. More than 70 British companies attended the Fieldays agricultural trade show - one even wanted to teach Kiwis how to build a fence. ...
Vandal-proof fence plea is rejected
News & Star, UK - Jun 21, 2005
KESWICK Town Council has turned down a request for funds to help provide fencing round a local school which has regularly been hit by vandal attacks.
Security fence leaves fans and media fuming
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - Jun 15, 2005
By ANNA CHALMERS AND NIKKI MACDONALD. British papers are calling it neurotic nonsense, counter-productive and mean-spirited. A fuming ...

Fences and Animals

Wabbit Wars - Those long-eared varmints - 'oh, they're everywhere'
Beaver County Times, PA - Jun 20, 2005
... "But the best thing you can do to reduce the damage caused by rabbits is to put up a physical barrier such as a fence," Miller said. ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Volunteers replace stolen fencing at graveyard
News 8 Austin, TX - Jun 17, 2005
Back in March, thieves stole hundreds of feet of antique iron fencing from the city's historic Oakwood Cemetery. A suspect in the robbery is in jail. ...
Students keep fence graffiti free
Gilroy Dispatch (subscription), CA - Jun 14, 2005
By Lori Stuenkel. Gilroy - A group of Saint Mary School students kicked off their summer vacation Monday by painting a fence in the 90-degree sun. ...
Murder memorabilia on auction in New York
Reuters - Jun 20, 2005
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Want to own a section of white picket fence from the grassy knoll in Dallas where President John F. Kennedy's assassin may have stood? ...


Mother Earth News - Jun 20, 2005
... With that warning out of the way, let us add one more note: If you think the techniques of building a barbed wire fence are downright obvious—you know, the ...
An Old-Time Double-Post Pole Fence
Mother Earth News - Jun 20, 2005
... by building a doublepost pole fence! ... The horizontal poles for a double-post fence should be about 12' long and 5" in diameter at their larger ends. ...
Putting in a fence
Washington Times, DC - Jun 14, 2005
... of Huntingtown, Md., says he has enough work to do landscaping and cutting the grass on his 4-acre yard without having to take care of the fence around the ...

Homeland Security

Federal action urged to help safeguard chemical plants from ...
Baltimore Sun, MD - Jun 21, 2005
... Since then, the nation's largest chemical manufacturers - including many in Maryland - have spent $2 billion training workers, installing new fencing and other ...
Airport Security Needs Government Oversight, Private Sector ...
National Ledger, AZ - Jun 21, 2005
... security at general aviation airports, and many airport operators GAO surveyed took steps to enhance security such as installing fencing and increasing police ...
The Military Family Network
eMilitary.org - Jun 20, 2005
... Security standards such as perimeter security, access control, security plans and exercises, and security coordinating forums at the local and national levels ...

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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