Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe May 3, 2005  
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Industry News

New Membership Development Director Joins AFA Staff
American Fence Association  IL - Apr 29, 2005
...AFA is pleased to announce that Don Dunham has joined the staff as Membership Development Director...
Boston's Logan Airport Selects Tour Andover Controls For $10 ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - May 3, 2005
... of Boston's Logan International Airport, has awarded them a $10 million contract to replace and expand its existing electronic access control and video ...

 FencePoll

FencePoll Results 13% of the readers answered the poll - More fence contractors are using the internet than "our" guess. Many fencers have high speed internet service, and a lot of them check products on the internet before buying.

A larger percentage than we would have guessed use the internet as their PRIMARY source of product information.

Click here to view the results of last week's poll. Thank you for your time.

San Diego-Tijuana Fence

Bush Quietly Backing Border Fence
NewsMax.com, FL - May 3, 2005
... that could undermine his plan to extend limited amnesty to illegal immigrants, President Bush is quietly backing the completion of a security fence along the ...

Community Issues

Litter fence goes up to commemorate Earth Day
Milford Mirror, CT - Apr 27, 2005
The orange plastic fence, strung with litter, is a tribute to Earth Day and a reminder that people discard too much. Cub Scouts ...
Fed up with dipnetters, Natives may erect fence
Anchorage Daily News, AK - May 1, 2005
... says it plans to erect a 10-foot chain-link fence to stop dipnetters from using private land at O'Brien Creek, a popular camping and boat-launching site along ...
Opponents can’t get over fence, as plan is passed
The Villager, NY - Apr 28, 2005
... Brodeur said ringing the park with a wrought-iron fence over 4 ft. ... He said he personally feels a fence around the park should only be waist high. ...

Local Government Issues

City Planners Looking At Fence Permits
Springdale Morning News, AR - May 2, 2005
BENTONVILLE -- Anyone putting up a fence or wall in Bentonville would first have to get a city permit if Bentonville Planning Commission members like a ...
County halts postal fence project
The Record-Courier, NV - May 1, 2005
Douglas County halted erection of an 8-foot chain-link security fence - topped with barbed wire - at the Minden Post Office because it's out of place in the ...

Fences and Neighbors

Ocean View Residents Say Norfolk's Ignored Ugly Fence for 40 Years
WAVY-TV, VA - Apr 28, 2005
Woodrow Chick, who lives in Norfolk's Ocean View neighborhood, has been looking at the same dilapidated fence on Lenox Avenue next to the Ocean View Golf ...
Wash. Twp. nears accord on fence dispute
Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ - May 2, 2005
By TIM ZATZARINY JR. The fence went up, but then the township zoning officer determined she had made a mistake and ordered Mason to take it back down. ...
Fence magnifies dispute
Staunton News Leader, VA - Apr 30, 2005
By Joel Baird/staff. FORT DEFIANCE —Hard feelings between neighbors are sometimes solved with the balm of time and in quiet conversations across a good fence. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

State takes action against local fence contractor
SouthCoastToday.com, MA - May 3, 2005
DARTMOUTH -- Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly's office has filed a preliminary injunction against South Coast Fence Inc., alleging that owner William F. King ...

Fences and Animals

Muskegon fence planned to save nesting turtles
DetNews.com, MI - Apr 29, 2005
But the Michigan Department of Transportation hopes a chain-link fence will save turtles' lives by diverting them away from the busy highway. ...

Pool Safety

Firefighters running out of money for free pool fence program
KOLD-TV, AZ - Apr 28, 2005
... needy families throughout Maricopa County. The Adopt-a-Fence program is down to its last 15-thousand dollars. They say interest in ...
Boy drowns in Cactus city pool after climbing fence
Amarillo Globe News, TX - May 1, 2005
By KRIS ABBEY. CACTUS - A young boy drowned Saturday in the pool at the Cactus Community Center after he and other children climbed a fence. ...

International

Fence move to beat vandals.
Royston Crow, UK - Apr 28, 2005
A METAL fence will be erected around a children's playground in Royston to deter vandals. The £9,000 galvanised metal fence will ...
Elder quizzed on diamond fence
Finance24, South Africa - Apr 26, 2005
... Havenga also said evidence in an earlier round of the case had been that the first stretch of fence, south of the Orange River, was erected only in 1957, and ...
Families of Dead Seek Fence to Save Cemetery
Arab News, Saudi Arabia - May 3, 2005
JEDDAH, 3 May 2005 - People of a village in Al-Laith province are demanding that the municipality take urgent steps to protect their local cemetery.

Consumers

Dry Stone Conservancy to hold rock fence workshop
Winchester Sun, KY - Apr 26, 2005
By Sun Staff. Have you ever wondered how they were constructed to last 150 years? Or how to go about repairing a rock fence that might be on your property? ...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Live fence wire kills man
Newindpress, India - Apr 27, 2005
According to the police, Shamanna (76), resident of Pakrahalli village of Bangarpet taluk, came into contact with a live wire serving as fence to a nursery ...
Hart ballfield fence destroyed by vandals
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Apr 28, 2005
NEWHALL -- Vandals destroyed a portable fence earlier this week at Hart High School used to enclosed the junior varsity softball outfield, leaving the red ...

Lawyer Joke of the Week

This is a real court transcript:  
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

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