Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe June 7, 2005  
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Industry News

Universal Forest Buys Fence-Cap Assets
Press release - Jun 3, 2005
... Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary has acquired certain assets of Maine Ornamental Woodworkers, Inc...
Southern Vinyl Manufacturing Receives Grant
Press Release , NC - KINSTON, N.C., Jun 1, 2005
Southern Vinyl Manufacturing, LLC announced today that the company was awarded a $37,500 Incumbent Worker grant...
Highlights of Economic and Business Growth in the Tampa Bay Region ...
Yahoo News (press release) - Jun 7 2005
... AirPark. Alumi-Guard is a leading manufacturer of decorative aluminum fencing products used in residential and commercial projects....

Homeland Security

Army begins upgrading fence around Fort Richardson
KTUU, AK - Jun 4, 2005
... Yesterday, the Army began construction to upgrade the security fence that encompasses Fort Richardson . A net wire fence will be ...
Failure at the fence should have been fixed
Rockingham News, NH - Jun 3, 2005
... plant, which was recently leaked to the press by an unidentified employee, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found a security concern regarding a fence at the ...

FenceWeek Original   Feature

Inflatable Pools - Public Relations Opportunity for the Contractors (PR 2)
FenceWeek Original  - Jun 7, 2005
...it's very unlikely someone is going to hire a fence contractor to fence in a $100 pool (or even a $750 one). However, this is an opportunity for you to talk about pool safety, present yourself to your community as an expert in fencing and help build name recognition...

Community Issues

Asheville volunteers build fence to keep out drug dealers
Wilmington Morning Star, NC - Jun 5, 2005
Volunteers who include members of a local Seabee unit of the Naval Reserve have begun building a security fence behind a public housing complex to keep drug ...
Plastic fence draws ire
Carlisle Sentinel, PA - Jun 2, 2005
The issue was first brought up at a HARB meeting Tuesday, after a concerned resident complained about a plastic fence put up in his neighborhood. ...
Colorado Daily
Colorado Daily, CO - Jun 2, 2005
... City of Boulder staff had originally planned to build a fence to prevent prairie dogs from migrating onto FCP property and burrowing into land to be used as ...
For a Park Long Maligned, a New Plan, and New Complaints
New York Times, NY - Jun 4, 2005
... In a decision that echoes a recent controversy involving Washington Square in Manhattan, the project will also add a four-foot wrought-iron fence along part of ...

Local Government Issues

Sound, fury over Pike wall plans
Boston Herald, MA - Jun 6, 2005
... The authority has already accepted a bid to build a $200,000, 8-foot high wooden fence along a 2,000-foot stretch of Lincoln Street in Allston, which runs ...
Zoners recommend altered variances for Menards
Morris Daily Herald, IL - Jun 3, 2005
... Building and Zoning Director Bill Cheshareck reported Menards requested variances in the height of a proposed fence and the rear-yard setback. ...
Burby proposes change to livestock ordinance
Daily News - Galveston County, TX - Jun 6, 2005
... who owns what. Clark favors an ordinance that would require contact information to be posted on the owner’s fence. “You have ...


Fence has town in a tizz
News24, South Africa - Jun 6, 2005
Kestell - There is hell to pay in this Eastern Free State hamlet because of plans to erect a "devil's fork" palisade fence around the town's historical ...
Reserve price too high to sit on the fence
Sunday Herald, UK - Jun 4, 2005
... Unfortunately his plans also include the creation of a 50-mile-long, three-metre-high electrified fence. While the fence is ostensibly ...
Principals sweat on new fences to protect schools
Tamworth Northern Daily Leader, Australia - Jun 5, 2005
... "The fence is something that would hopefully prevent that nuisance value and is certainly something that would improve the look of the school. ...
Arabs Protest Security Fence near Al Ramadeen
Arutz Sheva, Israel - Jun 6, 2005
... activists, including members of the International Solidarity Movement, will Monday carryout a protest against the construction of the security fence in the area ...


Changing Skyline | In the frustration zone
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA - Jun 5, 2005
By Inga Saffron. Let's suppose you want to put up an ordinary front-yard fence, the kind that big-box hardware stores sell in standard, 4-foot-high sections. ...
Vigorous Cup-and-Saucer vines make chain-link fence invisible
Fairfield Daily Republic, CA - Jun 4, 2005
... It seems like the run-of-the-mill chain link fence is a perfect solution to contain Sweet Pea in the front garden, but Janice's aesthetics quickly closes the ...

Fences and Neighbors

No fence for DJ Kennedy
Chester Sun Times, IL - Jun 2, 2005
... Kennedy had planned to build an eight to 10 foot privacy fence on a property lot at 3 rd and Hancock Streets. But Starr protested ...
Dear Abby | Widower is eager to remarry
Philadelphia Daily News, PA - Jun 4, 2005
... DEAR ABBY: About 10 years ago, my neighbor, "John," asked if his contractor could come onto my side of the property to install a fence. ...

Pool Safety

Peoria boy, 3, drowns; 7th child victim of 2005
Arizona Republic, AZ - Jun 7, 2005
... The Build a Fence-Save a Life campaign, led by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and co-sponsored by The Arizona Republic and 12 News, includes $100,000 ...

Fences in the Courts

2-day "Fence-gate" trial ends
Asbury Park Press, NJ - Jun 7, 2005
HOLMDEL Exactly one year after a plastic outfield fence was removed from the St. John Vianney High School softball field, former ...

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: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Would you repeat the question?

ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?

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