Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 8, 2005  
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Industry News

Merchants Metals Names New Vice President Of Sales And Marketing
Press Release  Houston; TX- Nov 2, 2005
Peter Kesser has been named Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Merchants Metals, the leading provider of Systems & Solutions to the Fence Industry. The announcement was made recently by Paul Harrison, President of Merchants Metals, a Division of MMI Products, Inc. ...
Master Halco Purchases Two Canadian Companies
Press Release  ORANGE, CA - Oct 31, 2005
Master Halco, Inc., the world's leading distributor and manufacturer of fencing, gates, and access control products, announces its October 29, 2005 acquisition of Canadian companies: Clotures Lasalle Ltee and Clotures Bel-Air Ltee. These purchases increase Master Halco's Canadian presence...

Hurricane Wilma and Fences

Fence installer swamped with work after Wilma
Miami Herald, FL - Nov 7, 2005
Fence-owners turn to CD Stroud for repairs, especially now, after the recent hurricane blew through South Florida properties. BY ANJALI ATHAVALEY. ...
Fence encircling swimming pool should be priority, specialists say
Miami Herald, FL - Nov 2, 2005
Gary Smalley, sales director for Stroud Enterprises in Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest fence companies in South Florida, was adamant about the need for ...
Fix blown-down fence with supplies and a pal
Miami Herald, FL - Nov 2, 2005
As if Hurricane Wilma weren't enough, now I'm supposed to be your jovial Mr. Fix-It and tell you how to fix your fence, roof, windows, pool and other things ...

Community Issues

The fall of a fence
Boston Globe,(free registration) United States - Nov 5, 2005
A fence between the two properties, though not especially high, served as both a physical and a psychological barrier between middle-class West Roxbury...
Bradys Run dog park could open in December
Beaver County Times, PA - Nov 7, 2005
... I really do.". King said the park could be open by early December if all work goes as planned. Esterlee Fence Co. ... The two areas will be separated by a fence. ...
Augusta's 'fence of fear' showed agencies' failure
Kennebec Journal, ME - Nov 6, 2005
The self-serving letter from Rick Kargas, chief executive officer of Crisis & Counseling Services Inc., about the fence along the Father Curran Bridge must be ...
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...

Fences and Neighbors

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. ...
Target 5 Moves Fence For Homeowner
WLWT, OH - Nov 3, 2005
CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- Homeowners said a major developer gypped them out of land when they put up a large privacy fence. ... See? It went under the fence. ...
Turns out good fences do make good neighbors
Allston-Brighton TAB, MA - Nov 4, 2005
By Auditi Guha/ Staff Writer. After resident complained a metal fence that was too high, NStar cut it down to size last week, much to their relief. ...

Fences and Volunteers

'Fence Pulling' Becomes a Wilderness Pastime
Los Angeles Times, CA - Nov 6, 2005
... 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. ...

Local Government Issues

Plan for fence at Shakopee prision raises controversy
KARE, MN - Nov 7, 2005
For 85 years Minnesota's only correctional facility for women, has been a prison without a fence. That may soon change. The State ...
Privacy fences at issue for Lakewood officials
Tri-Town News, NJ - Nov 2, 2005
... zoning officer Ed Mack could at his discretion ask surrounding neighbors for their approval in allowing a homeowner to build a privacy fence higher than ...

Homeland Security

Don't fence us out
Vancouver North Shore Outlook, Canada - Nov 3, 2005
By JENNIFER MALONEY. Horseshoe Bay merchants fear their livelihood will be jeopardized if BC Ferries is forced to tighten security ...
Sky Harbor to upgrade its security
Arizona Republic, AZ - Nov 5, 2005
The technology, known as a perimeter intrusion detection system, could consist of lasers and closed-circuit televisions, new fence-line wiring and below-ground ...

Stolen Fences

Fence stolen from medical center
Huntington Herald Dispatch, WV - Nov 2, 2005
Someone removed a wrought iron fence at St. Mary's Medical Center sometime Friday night. The fence was said to be worth $20,000. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Mega fence part of border bill proposal
Houston Chronicle, United States - Nov 3, 2005
WASHINGTON - House Armed Services Chairman Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., on Thursday called for constructing a high-tech fence along the nation's border from the ...
Editorial: Don't fence us in
Sacramento Bee,  (free registration required)USA - Nov 6, 2005
Further evidence that serious people in Congress must get busy on immigration reform is a proposal by Rep. Duncan Hunter, who represents ...

Schools and Fences

High school installs electronic gates
Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA - Nov 7, 2005
... Keeping students on campus by fencing them in and keeping out unwanted visitors is considered key to reducing student crime, said Jim Hickey, deputy district ...
Vote latest chapter in fence flap
Mohave Valley News, NV - Nov 4, 2005
BULLHEAD CITY -After several months of problems involving the security fence at Mohave High School, including a late completion, minor destruction and an ...

The Art of Fences

Between Fences exhibit
Reno Gazette Journal, NV - Nov 4, 2005
... neighbors versus neighbor; gated communities; and the Mexican and Canadian borders of the US The exhibition tells American stories through diverse fence types. ...



Report: possible export of Israeli security fence to Russia
Israel Insider, Israel - Nov 8, 2005
The Jerusalem Post daily reported Tuesday that Israel is advising Russia on how to build a security fence similar to the one Israel is erecting in the "West ...
Territory woman wins fence stoush
NEWS.com.au, Australia - Nov 6, 2005
By Chris Carter. A TERRITORY Housing tenant has won a bizarre battle for a fence after her neighbour moved out - and took it with him. ...
Ceuta - European Caravan Against the Death Fence
Melting Pot, Italy - Nov 5, 2005
... people crossing into Spanish territory, groups from all parts of Europe have come together for two days of mobilitation against the so-called Death Fence. ...
Govt to take aim at illegal fencing
Namibian, Namibia - Nov 7, 2005
Cabinet decided more than four years ago that no one would be permitted to fence off more than 10 hectares of land in Namibia's communal areas. ...
Prison fence
Ynetnews, Israel - Nov 2, 2005
... In the north, the government asked to include the future route of Route 45, slated to run from north Jerusalem to the center of the country, inside the fence. ...

Weird News

St. Louis Cardinals fan wants to tax umpires
Canoe Network CNEWS Nov 3, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A state lawmaker and Cardinals fan says umpires should pay for what he sees as bad calls made during the playoff series in which St. Louis lost to the Houston Astros...

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