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  Pool Safety and Fencing Blog

"I don't want a fence to ruin the look of my backyard" Many times when I've spoken to homeowners about pool fencing, I've heard the comment, "I don't want a fence to ruin the look of my backyard," or even, "Fencing is ugly!"...
Pool Fencing Blog by Maureen Williams of D&D Technologies

Decking Industry News

Principia Partners Announces New Quarterly Price Tracking Program ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Apr 24, 2006
EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2006--Principia Partners announces a new program that reports prices of decking materials across North America on a ...

State Government Issues

State agriculture dept. will make deer fencing available
Millstone Examiner, NJ - Apr 20, 2006
... This is the second year of the department's deer fencing program. In 2005, fence, accompanying wire and posts were distributed to 100 farmers throughout the ...
Council gives go-ahead to build fence State DOT will begin ...
Kennebec Journal, ME -(free registration required) Apr 19, 2006
... of a Sagamore, Mass., bridge with a similar fence that blocks much of the view. With the council's decision Tuesday, Frankhauser said the new fencing should be ...

Local Government Issues

Jail fence to cost $128,943; installation to begin next week
The Decatur Daily, AL - Apr 19, 2006
... The 10-foot chain-link fence topped with razor wire will be out of public view. The same height of decorative fencing will go up at certain places along First ...
Tear down the fences
Toronto Star,  Canada - Apr 24, 2006
Toronto police must stop putting walls, quite literally, between themselves and the communities they are working to protect. In ...
On both sides of police fences
Toronto Star,  Canada - Apr 24, 2006
Another indication that anything with a "police" label in this town evokes instant and sustained response: last Friday's column about the $3.7 million cedar ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Border Fence Proposed by Minuteman Group
KOLD-TV, AZ - Apr 24, 2006
... website, this fence could include barriers of coiled barbed wire, a six-foot trench to foil vehicles, and two rows of 12-foot high rugged wire fencing. ...
Mixed reactions to extended border fence
Monsters and Critics.com, UK - Apr 23, 2006
... CA, United States (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and other Republicans are asking for $2.2 billion to extend the border fence, but opponents say a ...
Poll: Build a fence at the border
Washington Business Journal, DC - Apr 21, 2006
When asked which immigration proposal they would support, 43 percent like the US House bill that would require building a fence along the US-Mexico border and ...

Community Issues

Eliminate deer
Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ - Apr 22, 2006
... The farm owners are currently erecting a fence to discourage deer from eating farm crops, and have apparently decided not to apply for the hunting license. ...
Heavy fence mars view at Baker
West Central Tribune, MN - Apr 19, 2006
... state tournament venues. They show dugouts and outfields lines without fencing, or at most a low fence. None have heavy fencing ...
Residents to park board: fence not a good neighbor
Pioneer Press Online, IL - Apr 20, 2006
... drive netting more than 100 signatures opposing the fencing amenity ... Another $10,000 was paid to the fence company for ... to restore the area if the fences came down ...
Residents dismayed with unsightly fences, barriers
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - Apr 21, 2006
... will contribute $20,000 for the new fence, Butler said. ... are alarmed by the inconsistency of fences along Lake ... Gaps in the fencing expose homes, revealing the ...
Golf course's chain-link fence may not be up to par
Miami Herald, FL - Apr 23, 2006
... And he said the fences and hedges are staying put for that purpose ... million dollar golf course; you should have enough to take down the chain-link fence and put ...
Power company has its own fences to mend
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL - Apr 22, 2006
Replacing fallen trees, fencing and gates was a headache for many South Florida homeowners after Hurricane Wilma. But take heart: Florida Power & Light Co. ...

Pool Safety

Pool safety spotlighted after toddler's death
WFAA (subscription), TX - Apr 19, 2006
... hand. "[You need] complete fencing around the pool with a self-latching gate," said Paula Yuma, Children's Injury Prevention. "Parents ...
Swimming pool safety can be a lifesaver
Ventura County Star (subscription), CA - Apr 19, 2006
By Barry R. Fisher. As the summer months approach, the Emergency Medical Services Agency is starting its annual drowning prevention ...

Weird News - Fencing

Fencey that . . a metal barrier that won't stop whistling
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Apr 25, 2006
But despite their best endeavours - and the high cost - there is still no peace for the people who live next to Edinburgh's "whistling" fence. ...
Fence stripped of bras
Newstalk ZB, New Zealand - Apr 22, 2006
The notorious bra fence in the Cardrona Valley in central Otago is a mere shadow of its former self. More than half of the 800 bras ...
Bra fence could get protection
Newstalk ZB, New Zealand - Apr 20, 2006
Central Otago's famous bra fence at Cardrona could be protected if the owner gets his way. John Lee has made an official application ...

DIY - Consumers

Doing a deck? Composites offer alternative to wood
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Apr 23, 2006
... Composite wood blends real wood fibers with plastic and molds it into "board form" to achieve the look and properties of conventional decking but with a host ...
High-tech protection
New York Daily News, NY - Apr 24, 2006
... paid for a $99,000 security gate installed at her ... and closing mechanism, a sophisticated access control, closed circuit cameras and wrought iron gates sunk in ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Least Tern Gets Most Out Of A Gallagher Fence
CattleNetwork.com, KS - Apr 21, 2006
... Because the fence is a psychological barrier, it doesn't require great strength ... is one of the world's largest manufacturers of electric fences designed to ...
Thieves Steal Saugus Little League Field Fence
CBS4Boston, Boston - Apr 20, 2006
(CBS4) SAUGUS Parents, players and police want to know who stole a chain link fence from a Little League field in Saugus. Nearly ...

International

Demand for 80,000 fence around poisoned lagoon
ic NorthWales, UK - Apr 21, 2006
... to clean it up or to spend on fencing, bosses have decided to raid their reserves because the problem is so urgent. It is thought that a steel fence could cost ...
Saudis mull electrified fence along Iraqi border
AZ Central.com, AZ - Apr 20, 2006
"The government is thinking of building an electrified fence along the whole border with Iraq in case things go really badly in Iraq and it starts falling apart ...
Status quo to be maintained during fencing work
NewKerala.com, India - Apr 20, 2006
... in areas of adverse possession along the Indo-Bangla border for fencing work, a ... their land or feel insecure because of erection of the border fence, as the BSF ...

Weird News

Nails found in skull of man with headache
Canoe Network CNEWS - Apr 21, 2006
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man who went to a hospital complaining of a headache was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt with a nail gun, doctors said ...

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