Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe May 31, 2005  
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Industry News

Delta's barricades added at US embassies around world
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - May 31, 2005
... Delta is the leading manufacturer of vehicle-access-control equipment and operates in more than 250,000 square feet in Valencia and Palmdale. ...
SAFLINK and BAI Establish Strategic Partnership to Offer Secure ...
PR Newswire (press release) - May 25, 2005
... a leading developer of embedded biometric security solutions, today announced a partnership that will offer integrated physical access control solutions to the ...
Addressing safety head-on
SecurityInfoWatch (press release), IL - May 27, 2005
... All facilities are expected to address certain categories – access control, perimet...

Homeland Security - Seabrook

Reps: Seabrook security fence useless
Exeter News-Letter, NH - May 27, 2005
... The congressmen’s actions come days after it was learned a security fence intended to prevent outside threats to Seabrook Station failed a recent Nuclear ...
Public has right to know about failed Seabrook Station fence
Portsmouth Herald News, NH - May 29, 2005
The idea that the security fence surrounding the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant has not been operating since it was installed late last year is ...

Local Government Issues

Big, inflatable pools must be fenced, official says
Muncie Star Press, IN - May 27, 2005
... Jerry Friend told the Star Press that the inflatable> pools actually fall under city code that governs fencing and other safety regulations for in-ground and ...
Dog Park Fence Successfully Bid In Norwich
TheDay (subscription), CT - May 26, 2005
Norwich — Construction could soon begin on the two critical components of the proposed dog park on Asylum Street –– a fence and the water line that will ...
Supe’s OK fence around boys ranch
Gilroy Dispatch (subscription), CA - May 25, 2005
By Matt King. Gilroy - Santa Clara County supervisors agreed Tuesday to spend $890,000 to install a fence around the William F. James Boys Ranch in Morgan Hill. ...
Fence repairs on Port of Rochester
WHEC-TV, NY - May 25, 2005
With Rochester back in the ferry business, there is more work underway in Charlotte. The focus is more on pedestrians, than passengers. ...

Community Issues

Fence to block residents yards from park
Conroe Courier, TX - May 26, 2005
WILLIS - Residents living on East Watson Road in Willis will soon see a giant chain link fence when they look out their back doors, and it's exactly what they ...
Courthouse fence color chosen
News 8 Austin, TX - May 27, 2005
The votes are in and a construction fence around the Williamson County Courthouse will soon be painted. The county asked residents ...
Developement tears down sentimental fence
Conroe Courier, TX - May 30, 2005
A Conroe woman is missing a piece of her home - and family - because the fence her deceased husband built was torn down. Paulette ...
New fence eliminates tournament obstacle
Duluth News Tribune, MN - May 27, 2005
PREP SOFTBALL: The Section 7AAA tournament returns to Duluth's Wheeler Field after a fence problem is solved by coaches and players. BY RICK WEEGMAN. ...


For fence, best treatment may be no treatment
San Jose Mercury News, CA - May 27, 2005
By Gene Austin. QI have a 1-year-old cedar fence that gets a lot of sun. It has not been stained. ... If this were my fence, I would not give it any finish at all. ...
Replacing a fence
Gilroy Dispatch (subscription), CA - May 25, 2005
Is your fence leaning the wrong way or looking like a hurricane went through your yard? If so, it may be time to pull out the fence and put in a new one. ...


Fencing work along Bangla border suspended
NDTV.com, India - May 29, 2005
... The fence is being erected 150 yards inside the border to check illegal immigration from Bangladesh and trans-border crimes like smuggling, abductions and ...
Lions install fence to stop spies
BBC Sport, UK - May 30, 2005
The Lions have erected an eight-foot plastic fence around their Auckland training base to prevent infiltration by New Zealand "spies". ...
Aboriginals of Australia: Oil Company Agrees to Fence off ...
UNPO, Netherlands - May 30, 2005 ago
The oil and gas producer, Santos, says it will put up temporary fencing to protect an Aboriginal camping and burial ground near one of its gas facilities in ...

G8 Summit Fence

Massive fence goes up around Gleneagles
grampian tv, UK - May 29, 2005
Work has started on a massive security fence around the Gleneagles Hotel for the G8 Summit. Around ten thousand wire mesh panels ...
G8 fence ‘cocoons’ world leaders: MSP
ic Perthshire.co.uk, UK - May 27, 2005
... Roseanna Cunningham has expressed her anger at security measures for the impending G8 summit at Gleneagles Hotel, branding a five-mile steel fence as “ugly ...

Pool Safety in the News

Consumer Reports: Inflatable Pools Can Pose Threat
KCRA-TV, CA - May 26, 2005
Sales of super-sized inflatable pools are going up. ... Consumer Reports' director of product safety, Don Mays, recently inspected large inflatable pools...
Stressing Pool Safety
CBS News - 9 hours ago
... Enclose the pool completely with a self-locking, self-closing fence with vertical bars. Openings in the fence should be no more than four inches wide. ...
Residents: Pool remains threat
Charlotte Observer, NC - May 29, 2005
... have hoped Thompson and Associates, the Hickory real estate company that owns Willowtree, would take steps to repair a sagging, easily scalable fence or fill ...

Fences in the Courts

Car lot owner takes fence issue to court
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, MS - May 25, 2005
... council's decision "capricious and unreasonable.". Garrison wants the fence to prevent vandalism. In February, his business, Car ...
Woman Ordered To Pay City In Fence-Art Case
WDIV, MI - May 25, 2005
SYLVAN LAKE, Mich. -- A jury ruled against a Sylvan Lake woman who claimed the object in her yard was art and not a fence, Local 4 reported. ...

Interesting Historical Tidbit

As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October)! Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term "big wig." Today we often use the term "here comes the Big Wig" because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

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