Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 22, 2005  
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Industry News

Glen Ellyn, Illinois - Nov 22, 2005
AFA Release
FENCETECH To Receive Prestigious Award
The world's largest fence, deck, and railing trade show, FENCETECH, will be awarded the prestigious Tradeshow Week Fastest 50 award for its extraordinary growth October 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada...

Rising terrorist attacks lead to an upswing in Access Control ...
PR Leap (press release), CA - Nov 17, 2005
It has been predicted that access control technologies as well as security surveillance tools will witness a colossal demand in the coming years. ...
TSA releases guidance on biometrics for access control
GCN.com, DC - Nov 15, 2005
... document on the basic criteria and standards the agency believes biometric technology should meet in order to qualify for airport access control systems. ...

Fences in the Courts

Settlement reached in fence-feud slaying civil suit
Daily Press, VA - Nov 19, 2005
... Angus beef cattle. The two men had been embroiled in a 15-year feud that began over a fence Ames built between their properties.
Judge orders part of fence removed for public safety
El Defensor Chieftain, NM - Nov 16, 2005
A Magdalena resident was ordered by a district judge to remove part of her fence, which the Village of Magdalena claims encroaches on village property and ...

Community Issues

Cemetery supporters seek lights, taller fence
Southeast Missourian, MO - Nov 19, 2005
... A taller fence to replace the 6-foot chain link fence is also on Schloss' list, along with doubling the number of lights and installing the security cameras. ...
Leeson Park fences must go
Beloit Daily News, WI - Nov 22, 2005
...Remove the fencing that crosses grassy areas and roadways, and restore - as in open up - the green spaces between park and cemetery. ...
Felled fence leaves resident frustrated
Ontario Mirror Guardian, Canada - Nov 17, 2005
... About 10 feet of the chain link fence - owned by Richview Square plaza - lining his Wincott Drive backyard is felled, still down from the second smash months ...

Local Government Issues

Planning Commission Opens Gate on Fence Height
VenicePaper, CA - Nov 18, 2005
... Adding fuel to the debate, at its September 21 meeting, the West Los Angeles Planning Commission upheld the approval of a 6-foot fence with 6-foot high gates ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

A 2,000-mile border fence won't solve anything
Miami Herald, FL -(free registration required) Nov 21, 2005
BY WAYNE A. CORNELIUS. While President Bush was in Latin America earlier this month, cajoling governments to support a free-trade ...
Momentum builds for fence along US-Mexican border
USA Today - Nov 17, 2005
A once-radical idea to build a 2,000-mile steel-and-wire fence on the US-Mexican border is gaining momentum amid warnings that terrorists can easily sneak into ...

Schools and Fences

San Leandro High to get security fence
Daily Review Online, CA - Nov 16, 2005
SAN LEANDRO   After months of planning and debate, the San Leandro school board voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve the construction of a fence around parts ...

Fences and Neighbors

Fence concerns local residents
Daily American Online (subscription), PA - Nov 16, 2005
... Menoher Swim Club on Ligonier Pike, upset neighbors to the point of demanding action during Wednesday's supervisor meeting when he strung the fence across the ...
Fence shouldn't be minimized
Wesleyan Argus, CT - Nov 18, 2005
... Square After-School program are deeply disturbed and offended by the position the Argus took in last Friday's editorial about the fence between Traverse Square ...


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 ...
New fence for laundry at Pitchess
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Nov 20, 2005
CASTAIC - A 12-foot-high fence will be erected around the massive laundry at the Pitchess Detention Center, a move to prevent escapes by inmates who work in ...
Firm's fences questioned again
Iowa City Press Citizen, IA - Nov 18, 2005
... Problems with the fence system at Oakdale came to light when Omar Wilkins, a convicted murderer, and Jeffrey Hershberger, a habitual thief, scaled the fences ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Becca's Closet and BCC get new fence
Bend.com, OR - Nov 22, 2005
... formal wear and gives them to low income teen girls at no charge to help them attend their high school dances, will have a new 6-ft cyclone fence with rolling ...
Libby Strait guardrail
Petersburg Pilot, AK - Nov 18, 2005
... Since starting the project on Tuesday, the contractor Road Runner Fencing Company, has been able to complete between 400 and 600 feet a day of new pilings for ...

Pool Safety

Mother prompts pool rule
Columbia Daily Tribune, MO - Nov 21, 2005
... swimming pool. By the following March, the pool had water but no fence, Anderson said, and it still doesnt have a fence...
Pool Safety
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - Nov 16, 2005
South Florida and its watery playgrounds are enough of a deathtrap for drowning-prone children. Imagine how dangerous it's become ...



Meeting underlines wild dog fence upkeep
ABC Online, Australia - Nov 17, 2005
A new system to ensure the upkeep of the 2,500 kilometre long wild dog barrier fence has been proposed at a meeting of the fence advisory committee in Tambo. ...
Uplifting fence gets official nod
TVNZ, New Zealand - Nov 19, 2005
... classified as a sign. That means after six years the bra fence in Cardrona Valley will now need resource consent. Thousands of people ...
Peel push for fence extension
Tamworth Northern Daily Leader, Australia - Nov 20, 2005
By By Rebecca Gracie. The school has suffered at the hands of vandals, although incidences have declined since the installation of the school fence. ...

Weird News

World's ugliest dog dies
MSNBC - Nov 22, 2005
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Sam, the tiny dog whose hairless body and crooked teeth earned him a reputation as the World' s Ugliest Dog, has died...

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