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

CSI Issues MasterFormat™ Revision
Allied Tube& Conduit - Article  - May 20, 2005
The Construction Specification Institute, more commonly known as CSI, has released a major revision to its MasterFormat standard...
SAIC Conducts Intrusion Detection Tests at USS Midway
Company Press Release - May 18, 2005
(SAN DIEGO) – Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) Naval and Maritime Solutions Business Unit announced today that it will conduct engineering field tests for the Harbor Fence and Underwater Sentry System, deployed around the perimeter ...


FencePoll Results
Results on last week's "Optimism" Poll can be viewed here May 20 poll results.

Contractors generally feel that their business will stay the same or get better. Very few expect things to get worse.

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San Diego-Tijuana Fence

Bush backs security fence
Guardian Unlimited, UK - May 22, 2005
Just north of the corroded old metal fence that crosses the white sand Pacific beach where Mexico meets California a green carpet of low-lying shrubs emerges. ...
Border should have a real fence
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - May 21, 2005
... The solution is to build a triple fence along the Mexican border; the middle one should be electrified and there should be warnings. ...

Local Government Issues

NLR passes fence height restriction
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription), AR - May 24, 2005
Good fences do make good neighbors in North Little Rock, supporters of the city’s new fence height restrictions said Monday. Citing fire department concerns, the ...
Howard chain-link fence will enclose pond
Green Bay Press Gazette, WI - May 24, 2005
Howard officials compromised on Monday and unanimously agreed to place a chain-link fence around a storm-water pond near Meadowbrook Elementary School...
Fence on road right-of-way facing removal
Dowagiac Daily News, MI - May 20, 2005
... Cass County road commissioners have given notice to a permit applicant that if he doesn't correct deficiencies in the permit and placement of a fence on a road ...
Supervisors to OK fencing ranch for young offenders
San Jose Mercury News, CA - May 22, 2005
... civil grand jury, county prosecutor and state authorities recommended tightening security at the ranch, county officials are prepared to erect a fence to keep ...

Homeland Security

Nuke plant fence was ‘inoperable’
Portsmouth Herald News, NH - May 24, 2005
A security fence intended to prevent outside threats to Seabrook Station failed a recent Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection and was declared inoperable, according to an internal ...

Community Issues

Athelstane Gets Grant For Fencing Dump Area
Peshtigo Times, WI - May 18, 2005
Athelstane--The Recycling Coalition has received a DNR grant that can be used to make a fenced in dumping area for brush behind the recycling center ...
NAACP official calls on Myrtle Beach to pull down fence between ...
Picayune Item, MS - May 21, 2005
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) - An NAACP leader said Thursday that this resort city is essentially putting up a fence between blacks and whites by treating them ...
Drowning spurs cry for fence
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - May 21, 2005
Lauderhill · Some community members want the city to erect a fence around a pond at the city's Wolk Park, where a mentally disabled teen fell in Thursday ...
Fence at center of Holmdel school's case against softball coach
Asbury Park Press, NJ - May 19, 2005
... possess the glamour of the "Maltese Falcon" or the gum-cracking tension of a Mickey Spillane novel, but the case of the "Purloined Plastic Fence" is shaping up ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Condemned homes get a protective fence
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - May 24, 2005
It's not pretty and it won't keep out a criminal bent on thievery, but city officials believe the fence installed yesterday in front of six condemned homes on Arroyo Avenue could save a life.


Work Starts on G8 Security Fence
Scotsman, UK - May 23, 2005
... Association. Construction work has begun on a steel security fence at Gleneagles Hotel ahead of the upcoming G8 Summit, police said today. ...
Indo- Bangla FS level talks next month: Barbed wire fence tops ...
The New Nation, Bangladesh - May 23, 2005
... The two sides will try to seek a solution to the border problem which erupts from time to time mainly over the construction of barbed wire fence along the ...
Croker security fencing ruled out
GAA Football & Hurling, Ireland - May 17, 2005
The GAA has no plans to erect security fencing around the pitch in Croke Park, despite invasions by the Monaghan supporters after the recent NFL Division 2 ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly   -   plus the Weird

Camel Sits On W.Va. Woman Painting A Fence
KIROtv.com, WA - May 20, 2005
-- A woman painting a fence in the community of Bethlehem in Harrison County had to call emergency responders on her cell phone Wednesday after a camel sat on ...

Fences and Neighbors

Tall fence leads to lawsuit
Staunton News Leader, VA - May 20, 2005
... A Fort Defiance man has sued his neighbor in Augusta County Circuit Court, asking that his neighbor be required to dismantle a 32-foot tall fence along the ...
Briarcliffe residents debate fence's utility
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC - May 18, 2005
By Janelle Frost. Briarcliffe Acres residents say a fence finished last year to control the movement of deer in the area has not been a success. ...


How to Repair Fence Rails
EquiSearch.com, NY - May 20, 2005
... (We used a 1" x 6" board.). Tired of looking at that chewed up fence board--but no time to tear down and replace the entire rail? ...
Home improvement: Beautifying your fence
Hollister Free Lance, CA - May 18, 2005
By Nathan Mixter. If your fence is looking a little rundown, a new coat of paint may be the perfect solution. ... You’ll also want to wash the fence. ...

Pool Safety in the News

Summer Alert: Protecting Kids at the Pool
Good Housekeeping Magazine - May 24, 2005
... mandating fencing or other safety devices. California and Florida are among a handful of states that have pool- safety regulations.

Interesting Historical Tidbit

At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in "pints" and who was drinking in "quarts," hence the term "minding your P's and Q's."

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