Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe May 17, 2005  
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Industry News

American Access Systems - PhoneAire 16-1050 Introduction
 Press Release  Englewood, CO - May 17, 2005
American Access Systems, Inc in Denver, Colorado has announced the introduction of the long awaited PhoneAire 16-1050, wireless telephone entry system...

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Fence Contractors in the News

Contractor sentenced to one year for scamming fence customers
Foster's Daily Democrat, NH - May 11, 2005
Richard Nelson, who was doing business as Nelco Fence, was sentenced to one year in the Merrimack County jail, with all but 45 days suspended. ...
Indian River County fence company worker charged in thefts
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription), FL - May 12, 2005
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — An employee of a Treasure Coast fence company has been charged with two counts of third-degree grand theft after other felony charges ...
Customer in a fix over fallen fence repair delay
ic Newcastle.co.uk, UK - May 16, 2005
By The Sunday Sun. When will builder Tom Cummings keep his promise to repair a fence that blew down in the wind? Today? Tomorrow? When he gets around to it? ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence Case Reaches Supreme Court
WBOY-TV, WV - May 10, 2005
At issue -- whether a subdivision discriminated against a girl with leukemia when it refused to let her family build a fence around their swimming pool. ...
Good fences make good neighbors?
Tallahassee Democrat, FL - 10 hours ago
... Now, she winces when she gazes from her front yard as she views half of the plants through gaps in a picket fence, recently built through the middle of the ...
Guest View: KAFB Fence, Trails Can Coexist
Mountain View Journal, NM - May 12, 2005
The controversy regarding the location of Kirtland Air Force Base's (KAFB) proposed eastern boundary fence and the subsequent withdrawal of the popular Otero ...
Attempt to tear construction site fence leads to woman's arrest
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL - May 12, 2005
... Ball, 46, South Atlantic Avenue, was charged with criminal mischief Tuesday after attempting to tear down the fabric covering a chain link fence surrounding a ...
Fence a symbol of divide between neighborhoods
Palm Beach Post, FL - May 16, 2005
RIVIERA BEACH - Depending on where you stand, the flimsy metal fence between Mystic Woods Apartments and The Lakes at Palm Beach is a protector or a nuisance, a fortifier or an obstacle.

Fences and History

Grassy knoll fence up for auction
WWMT, MI - May 16, 2005
CYBERSPACE (AP) - A section of the fence from the infamous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza in Dallas is going up for auction. The weather ...
Law of the West 5-16: "Fences and Neighbors"
Fence Post, CO - May 16, 2005 hours ago
... a tad. Wyoming is a “fence-out” state. That means ... surrounded by a fence. And, just not any fence, it must be a lawful fence. ...
Jaycees looking for former fence painting champs for NTSD
Hannibal Courier Post, MO - May 11, 2005
The NTSD committee is trying to locate the previous 49 National Fence Painting Champions for a special reunion to celebrate this years 50th anniversary. ...

Local Government Issues

New fence-and-wall ordinance passed by City Council
Benton County Daily Record, AR - May 12, 2005
By Eleanor Evans Staff Writer eleanore@nwanews.com. BENTONVILLE — It now takes a lot more work to build a fence or maintain a pond in these parts. ...
Fields' fence issue is resolved
Litchfield Enquirer, CT - May 13, 2005
The town's Schools Building Committee had plans to discuss the $75,000 fence it offered to pay for as part of another building project on the town's school ...
Market owners face $100 daily fine for fence issue
Palm Beach Post, FL - May 10, 2005
A missing link in the fence that separates The Boys Farmers Market from the post office on Military Trail has caused a battle between Frank Behrman and market ...

Community Issues

Fence for ‘peace and quiet’ is met by loud hisses
The Villager, NY - May 12, 2005
... “Aspects of the park need to be fixed,” he said, “the trouble [with the propsal] is two main items: the fence, and relocation and raising of the fountain ...
Falling fence to be fixed, but monetary help sought
(subscription)  San Jose Mercury News, CA - May 14, 2005
By Dennis Rockstroh. QI have a dispute with my neighbor, who has installed a hot tub and pushed soil up against the fence. The fence ...
Norwalk bark park getting a new fence
Stamford Advocate, CT - May 13, 2005
NORWALK -- Taylor Farm is one of the few places in Fairfield County where dogs are free to roam, and an 8-foot metal fence protects them from entering ...
Barrio residents irked by railroad fence
North County Times, CA - May 16, 2005
Editor's note: This story did not run completely in Saturday's edition. We are running it here in its entirety. CARLSBAD ---- Some residents of Carlsbad's Barrio neighborhood are upset that a portion of an ...

Consumers

NW Gardens: Art makes perfect fence
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - May 13, 2005
The entire world is just on the other side of our property lines, and so it's no wonder that most homeowners think first to build a fence. ...
This week's Garden Book: 'The Fence Bible'
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - May 13, 2005
... some planning. This is a book that asks what type of job you need your fence to do, be it barrier, privacy or welcoming. Then, using ...

International

Species rebirth thanks to fence
Hobart Mercury, Australia - May 12, 2005
By DAMIAN McINTYRE. AN ecologically important wetland in the Central Highlands is protected for the first time by an 8km fence. Stock ...
COMMON FENCE MAY WIN REPRIEVE
Hexham Courant, UK - May 13, 2005
A MUCH-OPPOSED two-mile fence across Allendale Common may not have to be taken down, if farmers can justify its need. The case of ...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Las Vegas teen killed after being struck by falling fence
Las Vegas Sun, NV - May 14, 2005
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 13-year-old girl was killed and her brother seriously injured after they were struck by a falling section of chain-link fence. ...

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