Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe May 10, 2005  
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MASTER HALCO ADDS TO REGION SALES MANAGEMENT TEAM
Master Halco  Orange CA - May 2, 2005
... Master Halco, Inc., the leading provider of fencing, gates and access control products, announced three additions to its region sales management...
Keep Your Cat Safe from Harm Outdoors
Emediawire (press release), WA - May 7, 2005
... Purr...fect Fence is the first and only (patent pending) complete cat fencing system that anyone can install to keep their cats happy, healthy and SAFE outdoors ...
NDPN Publishes First Annual Security Product of the Year Award ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - May 9, 2005
... Our testing criteria included a software application that integrated video surveillance, access control, intrusion alarms and any primary building management ...
AXCESS' Active RFID Solution Utilized by Bechtel to Automate ...
PR Newswire (press release) - May 9, 2005
... Both patented technologies enable applications including: automatic "hands-free" personnel access control, automatic vehicle access control, automatic ...

FenceWeek Original   Feature

Public Relations for the Fencing and Access Control Contractor (PR 1)
FenceWeek Original  - May 10, 2005
...Public Relations - PR - is a great tool for increasing sales. It's defined as mentions and articles in the media which, for fence contractors, can be targeted and timely. It might not be realistic to get on NBC's Today Show...

Pool Safety

Inflatable Pool Danger
KBSD, KS - May 9, 2005
... The best protection for any pool, say experts, is what this pool has ― a fence all around it. The fence should be at least four feet high. ...
Pool fences should be personal responsibility
Arizona Republic, AZ - May 10, 2005
... correct as it may sound, I feel that the government (ie, "the city,") should not require that all homeowners with pools install and pay for a pool fence. ...
Pool fence program gets $20,000 donation
KOLD-TV, AZ - May 5, 2005
... The program has been running low on cash and has been looking for donations. It costs about 15-hundred dollars to put up each fence. ...

Community Issues

Critics oppose fence by The Nature Conservancy
KRNV, NV - May 9, 2005
The Nature Conservancy says complaints about a barbed wire fence at the MacCarran Ranch east of Sparks are based on misunderstandings. ...
Garden Lakes fence problems not solved yet
Arizona Republic, AZ - May 7, 2005
For the owners of more than a dozen homes in Garden Lakes, a master-planned community in Avondale, the common block wall to the rear of the property has tipped ...
Chicopee parks to get safety upgrades
The Republican, MA - May 7, 2005
... He said the department plans to add protective fencing at Rivers Park, where there are 90-foot and 60-foot diamonds, to safeguard players and spectators from ...
Protesters rail against fence; but some want it taller
The Villager, NY - May 5, 2005
... Speakers railed against the plan for an over-4-foot-tall fence around the park, saying it would rob the square of its historic openness and the right to ...
Fencing could detract from view
Towanda Daily Review, PA - May 7, 2005
TOWANDA -- The Towanda Borough Council has decided to move forward with installing 4,500 feet of safety fencing between the John B. Merrill Parkway's ...

Local Government Issues

Officials talk fence rule, near solution
McKinney Courier Gazette, TX - May 6, 2005
By TRICIA SCRUGGS McKinney Courier-Gazette. Officials are one step closer to changing the landscape of McKinney by implementing new fence building rules. ...
Ponds, fence ordinances up at meeting
Benton County Daily Record, AR - May 9, 2005
... An ordinance establishing regulations for fences, requires a permit to install a fence, and establishes a fee for issuing the permit. ...
Decision on West Penn deer ranch pushed back
Allentown Morning Call, PA - May 10, 2005
... A neighbor of Comisac's also requested a hearing, saying Comisac should not have been granted a permit to construct a 10-foot-high deer fence around his ...
Ron Henry Strait: High-fence plan disturbing
San Antonio Express (subscription), TX - May 7, 2005
... The bill pertains to what would be called the Comprehensive High Fence Deer Management permit. ... "A high fence is a management tool. ...
Alhambra studies fence regulations
Pasadena Star-News, CA - May 4, 2005
... "We don't want to be Draconian and tell somebody that a fence that's been ... But any fence that was built without a permit must comply with current regulations. ...

International

Yokosuka’s gates now faster, safer
Stars and Stripes, D.C. - May 7, 2005
... The new gates provide security without creating an eyesore, McCann said. ... automatically or manually, can pop up from the pavement to stop a runaway vehicle. ...
Fury as village fence stays put
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK - May 5, 2005
06 May 2005 06:27 Villagers spoke of their “anger” last night after a deadline to remove a controversial fence around a village common passed without action ...
Army begins fence repair along LoC
Newindpress, India - May 9, 2005
"The reconstruction work on the fence along the 740 km-long LoC in JK, which was damaged during the February snow fall, has begun," 16 Corps Commander Lt Gen ...
GOLF FENCE
Hexham Courant, UK - May 6, 2005
I WRITE to express my disbelieve and dismay at the arrival of the huge steel posts that I understand are to support a fence to prevent stray golf balls ...
Trust backs prison fence call
NZ City, New Zealand - May 7, 2005
The Sensible Sentencing Trust says someone should have suggested a plan to electrically fence prisons years ago. It is supporting ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Ghar Hasan fence stolen
Maltamedia Daily News, Malta - May 6, 2005
... Unknown persons have stolen a 40-foot fence, which was set-up as a precautionary measure after a large rock fell off the cliffs into the sea last year. ...

Interesting Historical Tidbit

In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are "limbs," therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the _expression, "Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg."

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