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AERT Receives American Fence Association Award
Business Wire (press release), CA - Feb 5, 2007
AERT Lifecycle Fencing at the American Fence Association's 45th Annual Fence Technology Show, Orlando, FL. SPRINGDALE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced ...
New CertainTeed® Vinyl Fence Features Authentic Wood Grain Texture
Press release, PA - Jan 31, 2007
(Valley Forge, Pennsylvania) Bufftech® Chesterfield privacy fence from CertainTeed, known for its unique design features and low-maintenance characteristics, now features CertaGrain™ authentic wood texture to provide fence dealers more design options. ...
Toro® Dingo® Compact Utility Loaders and Attachments Simplify Fence Installation
press release, MN - Jan 29, 2007
A BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Jan. 29, 2007) – Featuring simple controls and a wide variety of attachment capabilities, the versatile Toro® Dingo® compact utility loaders are ideal for fencing applications including material hauling, post hole digging,...
Press Release, IL - Jan 29, 2007
Due to enormous demand from customers, Chamberlain's Training Academy announces the development of two new initiatives to further its success as an industry leader in product and safety training ...
Innovative equestrian fence design wanted
News.gov.hk, Hong Kong - Feb 3, 2007
The submission deadline is February 28. Winning entries' design concepts may be adopted in some of the jumping fences in the 2008 Olympic equestrian events. ...

Fence Plowing

Plowing through fences the latest rage in NY
Boston Herald, MA - Feb 2, 2007
Five Deer Park teens have been arrested since October for "fence plowing," the latest rage among certain Long Island youths, according to Suffolk County ...
The evolution of 'fence plowing'
Newsday, NY - Feb 3, 2007
By his account, Adam Schleichkorn, 25, of Huntington, was "about three beers deep" when he got the idea to start "fence plowing" more than a year ago at his ...

Fencing and Airports

Airfield fence plan on hold
ic Croydon, UK - Feb 2, 2007
It follows protests by joggers and walkers against Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to enclose the airfield with a 4ft-high fence. ...

Fencing and Railroads

Good Railroad Fences
Queens Tribune, NY - Feb 2, 2007
The MTA will be awarded $500000 in federal funds to create a new task force within the agency, the MTA Interagency Fencing Task Force. ...

Pool Safety

Coroner Recommends Fences for Pools
580 CFRA Radio, Canada - Feb 6, 2007
Paquin says an adequate fence might have prevented the death of a toddler last July after the child ventured alone into an uncle's backyard pool in Laval. ...
Wrightstown may ease rule on pool fencing
Green Bay Press Gazette, WI - Feb 2, 2007
"Now you could spend $200 on a pool and then have to pay $2000 to put a fence up around it," Trustee Richard Champeau said. ...
Phoenix works to prevent drowning
Arizona Republic, AZ - Feb 2, 2007
Before a pool can pass inspection, the proper fencing or a power pool cover must be in place or the home must have self-closing and latching doors and ...

Schools and Fences

'Good fences'? Not always good neighbors
Pocono Record, PA - Jan 30, 2007
But fencing a school to keep children out of the neighborhood? That's downright unneighborly. Not to mention unnecessary. In the case of Middle Smithfield ...
Funding for new fence
Matlock Today, UK - Jan 31, 2007
YOULGRAVE parents are celebrating after the village received funding from Central Networks for new fencing to protect children. ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Fence repair gone awry sparks fire that severely damages SJ home
San Jose Mercury News, CA - Feb 5, 2007
A man repairing his fence accidentally struck an underground gas line, lighting his house on fire and forcing the evacuation of several residents on the ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Funding for 700-mile border fence falls short
WFAA (subscription), TX - Feb 6, 2007
By TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News. WASHINGTON - President Bush's budget includes enough money to build only half the US-Mexico border fence ...
Schwarzenegger Likens Fence To Berlin Wall
CBS News, NY - Feb 5, 2007
Arnold Schwarzenegger reveal the Republican comparing his post-World War II upbringing in Austria with plans to build a border fence with Mexico, ...
Tucson Time Capsule: The border fence, 30 years ago
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Jan 30, 2007
Concerned about the illegal entry of vehicles and people, the US Border Patrol started reinforcing the international boundary fence at Nogales, ...

Fences and Neighbors

MAIL BAG: Intruding fence is not making good neighbors
Richmond Times Dispatch, VA - Feb 3, 2007
His fence encroaches onto my land. Six months ago, I wrote to him, requiring him to remove his fence. Can I remove the fence myself? -- Tatyana B. ...

Local Government Issues

No fencing the front yard, town says
Grand Coulee Star, WA - Jan 31, 2007
Coulee Dam homeowners can't have hedges or fences in their front yards, says a law the town council clarified and made more enforceable with changes voted ...
New Ipswich articles include new roof, fence
Nashua Telegraph (subscription), NH - Feb 5, 2007
Other items include $43000 for a new roof for the police department/SAU building, $10000 for preservation of town records, $35000 for new fencing at ...
Council rejects fence, OKs plan
The Post Online, OH - Feb 6, 2007
Ohio University students cheered as Athens City Council voted down an ordinance that would have given city officials the option to fence in Court Street ...
FSA funds may eventually help farmers repair fences
Lake Sun Leader (subscription), MO - Feb 2, 2007
The Farm Service Agencies in Camden and Miller counties have been approved to be a part of the Emergency Conservation Program for debris removal and fence ...

The Art of Fences

Winners announced in 'Between Fences' photo contest
California Democrat, MO - Feb 1, 2007
Jones won for his two photographs "Fence of Dreams" and "From Another Time." Photo below: Patty Addison accepts her award for first place in the "Between ...

Community Issues

Please fix cemetery fence
Press & Sun-Bulletin, NY - Jan 31, 2007
Her resting place is in Floral Park Cemetery, closest to the Floral Park playground, where there is a section of fence missing. ...
Fences among museum concerns
Press of Atlantic City, NJ - Feb 6, 2007
BEACH HAVEN - Good fences make good neighbors, and a fence was but one of many items that stoked the fight between the owners of the neighboring Maritime ...
The cost of stopping a killer on our campus
Minnesota Daily, MN - Feb 5, 2007
Therefore, it would cost $180000 for black vinyl security fencing. The barrier would curl inward, at the top, to prevent the fence from being easily scaled. ...

Fences and Animals

Fencing Out Critters
Novato Advance, CA - Feb 5, 2007
Keep the fence snug to the ground, since deer can also wiggle under fences. Electric fences baited with peanut butter and solid fences that block the view ...
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - Feb 5, 2007
Spokesman Rich Weideman said his agency has a plan to repair habitat protection fencing there, but it is waiting to use annual funds that have not yet been ...



A Fence Around the Promised Land
Spiegel Online, Germany - Feb 1, 2007
The journey covered well over 5000 kilometers -- and ended at a fence. Only the lucky few manage to get into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta -- or across the ...
Security fence coming up between Narathiwat and Malaysia's Jeli
Nation Multimedia, Thailand - Feb 5, 2007
Rantau Panjang - An 11.5km fence will be built to curb trespassing along the border of Kelantan and Thailand's Narathiwat province in Jeli, according to New ...
Israel mulls Egyptian border fence after bombing
Vision Insights and New Horizons - Jan 30, 2007
JERUSALEM, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz on Tuesday proposed erecting a fence along the Egyptian border to prevent Palestinian ...
Pakistan to fence border with Afghanistan
AZ Central.com, AZ - Feb 2, 2007
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan will erect fencing to reinforce parts of its porous mountain border with Afghanistan, President Gen. ...
British Embassy Funded Security Fence Study
Arutz Sheva, Israel - Feb 5, 2007
(IsraelNN.com) The British Embassy in Jerusalem helped to fund a critical study of Israel's security fence. The Embassy gave approximately ten thousand ...

Weird News

"Chewbacca" arrested for head-butting in Hollywood
Reuters - Feb 5, 2007
LOS ANGELES, Feb 3 (Reuters Life!) - A Chewbacca impersonator was arrested after being accused of head-butting a Hollywood tour guide who warned the furry ...

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