Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 15, 2005  
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Industry News

Glen Ellyn, Illinois - Nov 14, 2005
AFA Release
American Fence Association's Education Foundation Scholarship Application
AFA's Education Foundation is designed to reach out to all fence professionals and increase awareness in the industry. For further information contact Gail Brooks at 800-822-4342 or 630-942-6598. Click here to download a copy of the application

Barcode readers control access at Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Security Park, UK - Nov 15, 2005
Another enhancement was implementation of the Military Access Control System (MACS), by Baywood Technologies, of Jacksonville, Florida...
Rising terrorist attacks lead to an upswing in Access Control
Industrial Embedded Systems (press release), MI - Nov 14, 2005
It has been predicted that access control technologies as well as security surveillance tools will witness a colossal demand in the coming years...
More than 7,000 CertainTeed Employees Nationwide Participate in ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Nov 14, 2005
... American manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing; vinyl and fiber cement siding; vinyl and composite decking, railing and fencing; vinyl windows ...


Pricing Survey
Well... Here's our second survey. This is a vinyl fence from Wisconsin

What we are doing is finding out how a real job was priced, and then asking contractors all over the country how they would have priced it in a bid. If you are interested in finding out more Click here Thank you for your time.

Previous Pricing Survey Results
October 11, 2005
204 feet of Red Cedar Click here Thank you for your time.

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border fence would cost billions, critics say
Oxford Press, OH - Nov 10, 2005
WASHINGTON   To many it seems like an easy solution - put a giant fence along the US-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration. ...
Goode urges that US fence its border
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA - Nov 12, 2005
BY PETER HARDIN. WASHINGTON -- Virginia Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. and an influential Californian are asking Congress to build a sophisticated security fence...

Community Issues

Fence erected on recreation trail
Daily Mining Gazette, MI - Nov 11, 2005
... After receiving a letter from a trail user last month advising him that a fence had been erected on the trail, Martin Nelson, DNR unit manager at the agency's ...
New fence prompts more complaints
Virginian Pilot, VA - Nov 10, 2005
That month, the Warrior called Michael Devine and told him that folks weren't too pleased about the new fence at the Colonial Arms apartment complex he ...
Oregon area being stripped of fences
Seattle Times, United States - Nov 15, 2005
His face was dripping sweat. Witzel looked as if he were trying to land a giant fish, though he was reeling in a 100-foot strand of rusty barbed-wire fence...

Fences and Neighbors

Neighbors object to fence plan at prison
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - Nov 15, 2005
A proposed $8 million to $11 million expansion of the Shakopee women's prison, including 92 more beds and a security fence, has raised concerns with some ...
Fence decor divides Alameda
Oakland Tribune, CA - Nov 12, 2005
The silhouettes were removed in October from a fence surrounding Washington School after a growing number of people, including a former school administrator ...
Neighbors of toxic mine want ARCO to pay for fence; EPA agrees
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, NV - Nov 13, 2005
Neighbors of a toxic mine site in Nevada want to know why an oil company responsible for its cleanup won't fence off nearly 6 square miles of mill tailings and ...
Compromise reached on Maryland Avenue fence controversy
Sherwood Voice, AR - Nov 11, 2005
... So it seems with a group of neighbors who live on Maryland Avenue who have hated a fence staring them in the face, the fence builder who wants the fence mostly ...

Local Government Issues

Committee passes fence ordinance
Freeport Journal Standard, IL - Nov 15, 2005
FREEPORT - City officials made progress refining a proposed fence law Monday in an attempt to make it easier for citizens who are confused, and perhaps a ...
Dover board sits on fence regarding setback
New Philadelphia Times Reporter, OH - Nov 9, 2005
By JOE MIZER, TR Staff Writer. A fence on a corner residential lot in Dover was the featured attraction at a Zoning Board of Appeals hearing Tuesday night. ...
Midstate briefs: Turner's fence prompts questions by Franklin ...
Robertson County Times, TN - Nov 8, 2005
... The neighborhood's architectural review board was scheduled to hear last night from some neighbors concerned about a fence going up around the property. ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Fence Injury Investigation
Bristol Herald Courier, TN - Nov 7, 2005
A Johnson City woman is in serious condition after deputies say she was tangled in a barbwire fence overnight this weekend. Washington ...

Fences and Animals

Mend a fence, save a deer
Pasadena Star-News, CA - Nov 12, 2005
... After a deer was impaled on the low spiked fence at the recently defunct Howard Whalen sculpture garden in the summer of 2002, public outcry led to a city ...
Fence surrounding tree can protect it from deer
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, SD - Nov 10, 2005
... If you want to protect individual specimen trees, set up three fence posts and wrap woven wire around them in a triangular shape to protect the trees. ...
Fence divides Forest Home, Cornell
Ithaca Journal, NY - Nov 8, 2005
... Officials from the Plantations had planned to install by this year a fence to keep deer out of at least some of its 150-acre arboretum on campus. ...
Electronic Pet Fence Failure
WJXX, FL - Nov 11, 2005
... "I had a problem with him breaking out and I figured that an invisible fence was the solution for my problem, with ... The fence company has a good record. ...

Pool Safety and Hurricane Wilma

Consumers may pay dearly for cheap, inflatable pools
Miami Herald, FL -(free registration required) Nov 13, 2005
... These soft-sided watering holes are no different than real pools and should be surrounded by a fence to keep young children away, safety experts say. ...
County: Block off pools to avoid child injuries
Boca Raton News,  USA - Nov 14, 2005
... "If a fence or screen ... "We know pool enclosure repairs are "not going to happen overnight," he said. Fence and enclosure companies are "very busy.". ...
Pool owners must sink or swim
The News-Press, FL - Nov 12, 2005
... had hundreds of calls from people who don't want (the cages) anymore," said Dorothy Yacobacci, operations director for Bonita Springs' Gulfstream Fence Company ...



India fencing borders along Bangladesh
The New Nation, Bangladesh - Nov 15, 2005
By BDNEWS, Dhaka. India is accelerating the construction of a 2,500-mile fence to seal off its border with Bangladesh. Times online ...
Study into wild dog fence in WA
Ninemsn, Australia - Nov 10, 2005
Western Australia's peak farming body will investigate whether erecting a 1,100km fence will protect valuable livestock from wild dogs. ...
AKI, Italy - Nov 8, 2005
... building a security barrier along its border with the restive Muslim-majority republic of Chechnya similar to Israel's West Bank security fence, the Jerusalem ...
Security fence in Egypt gets mixed review
Science Daily (press release) - Nov 9, 2005
9 (UPI) -- A new security fence around an Egyptian tourism hot-spot -- the site of recent terrorist attacks -- is getting mixed reviews. ...

Weird News

Sparrow knocks over 23,000 dominoes before being shot dead in the Netherlands
Canoe Network CNEWS Nov 14, 2005
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A sparrow knocked over 23,000 dominoes in the Netherlands, nearly ruining a world record attempt before it was shot to death Monday, the state news agency reported...

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