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  Question of the Week 6/27/06

How do spec a walrus fence?
There is a story today about a "suicide" fence for walruses. It occured to us that probably is a relatively infrequent request...
Question of the Week Blog

Industry News

Apollo Gate Operators to Sell Oracle Wireless Products
Press Release, AZ - Jun 22, 2006
Apollo Gate Operators Inc. ... These include: "Catch-A-Call ®" Internet products; "Reporter" Wireless Alert/Alarm products. Apollo Gate Operators, Inc. ...
Kroy Building Products™ launches new website with enhanced information and consumer resources
Press Release, NC - Jun 27, 2006
...According to Kroy officials, the new site received rave reviews from existing Kroy Dealers and consumer beta testers. The company also reports a sizeable increase in contractor and homeowner traffic ...
Building a business one post at a time
Columbia Daily Tribune, MO - Jun 24, 2006
By JACOB LUECKE of the Tribune's staff. You can build a lot of things out of yellow pine - but it takes years of sweat and hard ...
Access Control Power
ECPZone.com, MD - Jun 26, 2006
The Maxim Series interfaces with access control panels and routes power to a variety of access control devices including magnetic locks, electric strikes, door ...
Pool fencing solutions for any situation.
Infolink Architecture & Building, Australia - Jun 26, 2006
... the Tubeline range offers a wide variety of feature fences to suit ... As manufacturers, Poolsafe Fencing is often asked to build a specific fence design or add ...

The Famous and Their Fences

Gloag to claim fence due to kidnap fears
Scotland on Sunday, UK - Jun 25, 2006
ANN Gloag, the Stagecoach tycoon, is set to claim in court that she needs a huge fence to keep ramblers off her estate because she is afraid of being kidnapped ...

Fences and Animals

NB Grits want highway fences to contain loose moose
Today's Trucking News - Jun 26, 2006
... said the fencing is needed in the northern part of the province in particular, Canadian Press reports. He said a section of electric fence installed in the ...
Fence erected to keep walruses from plunging off cliff
Anchorage Daily News, AK - Jun 26, 2006
By Alex deMarban, Anchorage Daily News. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal wildlife biologists have erected a 250-foot-long fence to ...
Teen's death renews calls for moose fences
CBC New Brunswick, Canada - Jun 23, 2006
... The crash happened in a known moose danger zone, and a committee of MLAs is recommending that the government erect electric moose fences along stretches of ...
Fences can stop deer
Newark Star Ledger,  USA - Jun 22, 2006
... My vegetable garden has an 8-foot fence. ... Others have solved the deer problem with fences or repellents ... which covers everything from choosing plants to fencing. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Rick's Custom Fencing donates $5,000 to New Vision Dance Club
Hillsboro Argus, OR - Jun 27, 2006
Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking has donated $5,000 to the New Vision Dance Club in Hillsboro. The dance group lost all funding for ...

Fencing and Airports

Mesa airports to upgrade perimeter security
Arizona Republic, AZ - Jun 21, 2006
Amid nationwide concern over security of transportation facilities, Valley airport officials are learning that the price of safety isn't cheap. ...
Airport changes would eat up revenue
Sunbury Daily Item, PA - Jun 26, 2006
... As he recalls it, in the months after 9/11 the state government was planning to spend something like $170,000 to put a fence around the airport. ...
Airports to better security
Arizona Republic, AZ - Jun 24, 2006
... "It doesn't do us any good to strengthen the fence, and then leave a weak link where the gates are.". The airport's perimeter fencing already meets or exceeds ...
LAX Security Concerns Raised
NBC4.TV, CA - Jun 23, 2006
... "You could easily drive through these fences, right on the runway, and potentially ... "Surrounding the fuel tanks (is an) 8-foot fence with barbed wire on the top ...

Fences and Neighbors

Judge OKs settlements in fence-feud slaying
Daily Press, VA - Jun 23, 2006
... had contended. The two men had been embroiled in a 15-year feud that began over a fence Ames built between their properties. The ...
Spite fence blocks neighbor's lake view
Miami Herald, FL - Jun 25, 2006
Q: Several days after we called our neighbor to ask him to quiet his barking dog and stop running his tractor and spewing carbon monoxide near my disabled daughter's room, he built a tall spite fence...
Parking and fencing irk neighbors
Allston-Brighton TAB, MA - Jun 23, 2006
... Another issue Pearl said the DCR had received feedback about is a fence dating from 1928 that runs along the dammed section of the reservoir. ...

Pool Safety

City focuses on pool safety
Quincy Herald Whig, IL - Jun 23, 2006
... Bevelheimer said a permanent fence may not be necessary for an inflatable pool ... can't walk through it." For example, he said orange "construction fences" made of ...
Portable Pools May Require Fencing
Westport-News, CT - Jun 27, 2006
... This means even WalMart's $150 pool requires some type of fencing. ... However, some residents complain about fencing around the pool because of aesthetics. ...
No Mandatory Law to Fence in Pools in Alabama
WTVM, GA - Jun 26, 2006
A two-year old Lee County girl wandered away from her home Sunday, fell into a neighbor's pool and drowned. Ashlee Hester's death was ruled an accident.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Teen charged in fence vandalism
Glens Falls Post-Star, NY - Jun 23, 2006
... arrested twice in the past month on charges related to underage drinking parties was arrested early Friday on a felony charge he damaged a fence, police said. ...

Community Issues

Neighbors' Rallying Cry: Don't Fence Us Out
New York Times, United States - Jun 24, 2006
... said one recent afternoon, as Midnight nosed at the gate of the iron fence that encircles ... to hire a security firm to design a plan to move the fences closer to ...
School, neighbors at odds over fence
Kansas.com, KS - Jun 26, 2006
... But some neighbors say that chain-link fences, especially when they are 7 feet tall, are ugly. They also say a fence would cut off their access to the ...
Residents told to remove sheds, patios and fences
Lynn News, UK - Jun 23, 2006
FURIOUS residents of a new Downham housing estate have been told they may have to remove fences, dig up patios and take down sheds in their gardens. ...

Local Government Issues

Hydro nixed fence at deadly dam
Ottawa Sun,  Canada - Jun 27, 2006
A security consultant's report calling for zero public access to the Barrett Chute power dam site and barbed wire fencing of the perimeter was dismissed by ...
Morgan furor over fence goes into second round
Fort Morgan Times, CO - Jun 26, 2006
What started out in mid-May as a City of Fort Morgan meter reader's inability to conduct an annual, not monthly, meter audit at 516 State St.
Assembly OKs fence ordinance
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK - Jun 23, 2006
... voted Thursday to allow the borough to fine homeowners whose fences are taller ... which would only come if a resident complains that another's fence is taller ...

USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

Ernesto Portillo Jr. : Minutemen's fantasy fence a bust
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Jun 21, 2006
... on the Ladd property, Hair said work will begin next month on a second fence, similar to the first , on nearby private property. Even if the fences are built ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Don't fence us in, mexicans tell US
National Post, Canada - Jun 26, 2006
... legislation last December to build 1,100 kilometres of security fencing along America's ... from all major parties predicting sharp tensions if the fence is built. ...
New border official opposes immigration fence
Newsweek - Jun 20, 2006
... Fencing, including so-called smart fencing with imbedded sensors, vehicle barriers and lighting will be part of the infrastructure improvements needed, Basham ...


Frontier fence being replaced
Panorama, UK - Jun 27, 2006
The frontier fence is being replaced, as noticed by motorists on the way to Spain. The work is near the loop, from the East (commercial) Gate and in a westerly direction.
Border fencing proposal impracticable: Spanta
Pajhwok Afghan News, Afghanistan - Jun 23, 2006
... To a question about border fencing proposal floated by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, the minister said this was neither practicable nor in the interest ...

Weird News

Intoxicated pelican causes crash
Canoe Network CNEWS - Jun 24, 2006
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The driver was sober but the bird that crashed through the windshield of his car might have been flying under the influence. ...

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