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Industry News

Fencing Industry Action Needed to Promote Passage of National Pool Fencing Legislation
Special to FenceWeek, MA - Oct 25, 2006
Even though Congress adjourned without finalizing national pool barrier legislation, there is an excellent change that the Senate version of the Pool & Spa Safety Act, introduced by Senator George Allen of Virginia, will be passed ...
WHEATLAND TUBE COMPANY INTRODUCES NEW HS-83K STRONGEST GALVANIZED STEEL FENCE POST ON THE MARKET
Press Release, NJ - Oct 30, 2006
COLLINGSWOOD, NJ, Wheatland Tube Company has set a new standard for high strength fence post with the introduction of their innovative High Strength, high security HS-83K fence framework. HS-83K is the strongest galvanized steel fence post available on the market ...
Zareba Systems Receives Order for Guard Towerr Perimeter ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Oct 25, 2006
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zareba Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZRBA) announced today it has received an order for a perimeter intrusion detection system to be ...
'Smart' fence also offers cost benefits
Mining Weekly, South Africa - Oct 26, 2006
Alcatraz Integrated Intelligent Systems won a merit award in the product category at the 2006 Stainless Steel Awards for its 'smart' 3CR12 perimeter fence. ...

Decking Industry News

Tiger Claw Debuts Hidden Deck Fastener for Pre-Grooved Decking ...
BuildingOnline, CA - Oct 26, 2006
BRISTOL, CT -- Tiger Claw Inc. is now marketing the TC-G, a new hidden deck fastener for pre-grooved decking materials, composites and hardwoods. ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Bush Signs Bill Ordering Fence on Mexican Border
New York Times, United States - Oct 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 President Bush today signed into law a bill providing for construction of a 700-mile fence along the country's southwestern border. ...
Fencing is Core Element of SBI
Government Technology, CA - Oct 31, 2006
"Earlier today, President Bush signed another important piece of legislation to further secure the homeland and control our borders with the Secure Fence Act.
Border barrier worries Texas business owners
Detroit Free Press, United States - Oct 28, 2006
BY LYNN BREZOSKY. AP. Jeff Reed, a co-owner of Pepe's on the River bar and grill in Mission, Texas, says he is concerned about how ...

USA Canada Border Fence

Bush eyes fence on Canadian border
Canoe.ca, Canada - Oct 27, 2006
... after signing a bill to construct 1,120 km of fencing along the ... study the feasibility and economic impact of a security fence along the border with Canada. ...

Local Government Issues

Port Stanley fence dispute stalls pending OMB clarification
London Free Press, Canada - Oct 31, 2006
An ongoing battle over a fence on a Port Stanley beach has been waylaid indefinitely, pending clarification from the Ontario Municipal Board...
Lansing City Council focuses on fencing regulations
Leavenworth Times, KS - Oct 31, 2006
Most of the council members at Thursday's work session of the Lansing City Council seemed to want to leave in place current fencing regulations...
City holds off on new fence
Niles Daily Star,  USA - Oct 25, 2006
NILES - On Monday evening, Niles City Council members tabled a $14,480 fence replacement project for Silverbrook Cemetery. Following ...

Community Issues

Family Wants Fence
KBSD, KS - Oct 31, 2006
A 14-year-old boy hit by a car last week is out of his coma. Now, his parents want to make sure what happened to Devin Etezazi doesn't happen to anyone else.
Fence may not be pretty, but it does the job
Kansas City Star, MO - Oct 25, 2006
... s operations. So maybe there will be help for the fence at some point. The Watchdog says good fences make good neighbors. OK, maybe ...
Fence flusters riders in Great Falls
TimesCommunity.com, VA - Oct 25, 2006
The upscale Southdown neighborhood of Great Falls is embroiled in a controversy over a fence built by a local homeowner that is blocking a pathway popular with ...

DIY - Consumers

Privacy fence or shades can protect from nosy neighbors
Denver Post, CO - Oct 25, 2006
... Your landlord might be willing to install a decorative fence 2 or 3 feet away from your windows to create a barrier. No amount of fencing or shading will ...

Fences in the Courts

Lake Nepessing fence raises ire in subdivision
Flint Journal, MI - Oct 25, 2006
... A state Court of Appeals upheld his decision, but additional cases are pending. Two weeks ago, Brecht erected a chain-link fence along the entire beach. ...

Pool Safety

Council warns cheap pools require fence
ABC Regional Online, Australia - Oct 31, 2006
Clarence Valley residents are being warned that owning an inflatable swimming pool might cost considerably more than the $100 price tag.
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International

Fence safety doubt
Warrnambool Standard, Australia - Oct 31, 2006
A PORT Fairy environmental group has rejected Moyne Shire's claims a fence along South Beach will protect the local flora and fauna and promote safety.
Security Fence Redux
Israel Insider, Israel - Oct 31, 2006
By David Frankfurter October 31, 2006. Israel's security fence has dropped from the news lately. French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy's recent declaration somewhat explains the loss of interest.
High Court Rules in Favor of Samaria Area Separation Fence
Arutz Sheva, Israel - Oct 26, 2006
... IsraelNN.com) The Supreme Court on Thursday supported the separation fence route in Samaria, near the communities of Emanuel, Karnei Shomron and Maale Shomron. ...

Weird News

German court orders witch to refund fee for failed spell
Canoe Network CNEWS Oct 31, 2006
MUNICH, Germany (AP) - A German court has ordered a self-proclaimed witch to refund a disappointed client her hefty fee for a spell that failed to win back the woman's partner...

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