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1/2/07    Google Coupons
This past August Google introduced "Google Coupons" as an enticemnet for companies to list themselves with google maps... Fence Contractor and the Internet Blog

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Industry News

Press Release, PA - Jan 1, 2007
Folsom, PA – International Gate Devices, has announced the introduction of it's E/Z Slide Polymer Cantilever Roller. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Katy Fence Company owner charged with felony theft
KHOU (subscription), TX - Dec 29, 2006
... she paid Lindsey a thousand dollars up front for him to build a fence, which two ... He did say that his fencing business is legitimate and that he was shocked to ...
Woman learns a costly lesson
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Dec 28, 2006
... But if that was Page’s only option for payment, her best course would have been to find a fence company that takes plastic...
Businesses reach out to charities year-round
Annapolis Capital, MD - Dec 29, 2006
... Jim Rubush, Crofton resident and owner of Fence & Deck Connection in Millersville, decided to raise money for Sarah's House in Fort Meade, after he and his wife ...

Fences and Animals

Biologists hope wildlife crosswalk will reduce animal deaths
KVOA.com, AZ - Jan 2, 2007
... system of wildlife underpasses and electrified fencing along a three-mile stretch of Arizona 260 about seven miles east of Payson. The fences funnel the ...

Community Issues

New fence for cemetery
Cabinet.com, NH - Jan 2, 2007
In an attempt to keep vandals from destroying headstones, Milford has installed a new chain link fence at the West Street Cemetery. ...
Safety reviewed after cliff death
BBC News, UK - Jan 2, 2007
... about erosion in the area last month and fences were erected ... will look to see if we need additional fencing put up ... like this it is not possible to fence off the ...
Couple, state spar over fence near rail
Kennebec Journal, ME - Dec 29, 2006
HALLOWELL -- A Hallowell couple is ready to battle the Maine Department of Transportation in court over a fence they installed near a rail corridor. ...

Local Government Issues

Security fences waste of money
Asbury Park Press, NJ - Dec 31, 2006
The NJ Turnpike Authority voted to spend $6 million to build fences along the side ... visible sides of the oil farms, but what about the other side of the fence? ...
New dog law is off the chain
Inside Bay Area, CA - Dec 30, 2006
By Cheryl Winkelman, STAFF WRITER. Come Monday, dog owners will need to change the way they chain up their best friends. A new state ...
Fence Turned Down Trails, Furnace Funds Okayed
Voices, CT - Dec 27, 2006
... Town Hall with evergreen hedges, lumber fences or masonry ... believed that the request for the fence by Resident ... trust plans to put up kennel fencing to prevent ...

Pool Safety

Kids' lives at risk as pool owners flout fencing laws
Daily Mercury, Australia - Dec 27, 2006
... had no fencing at all, badly damaged fences or had ... “We tell people straight up the fencing requirements and ... Pool owners are required to fence pools, spas and ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Tear down this wall
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Jan 2, 2006
HERE'S a classic example of government accounting at work: When the idea was first pitched to build an 850-mile fence across the US-Mexico border, Congress ...
Border fence may cost $60B
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, CA - Jan 1, 2007
By Lisa Friedman, Staff Writer. WASHINGTON - A hotly disputed fence on the US-Mexico border will cost more than $60 billion - nearly ...
Fences and smokescreens
Guardian Unlimited, UK - Dec 26, 2006
After a year of fever-pitch debate over immigration that culminated in legislation to build a border fence, there was a certain amount of poetic justice when ...

USA Mexico Minuteman Fence

Minutemen build their own fence against migrants
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa - Jan 2, 2007
... The iron and steel fence is the latest project from the Minutemen, the volunteer group of anti-immigration activists that has placed itself at the sharp end of ...

Homeland Security

Investigators to target security at airports
The News-Press, FL - Dec 26, 2006
... The federal investigation will focus on perimeter security technology, background checks, training and planning - all topics in a 2004 report critical of the ...
Industry using an old design to protect against air attack
Patriot-News, PA - Dec 28, 2006
Perimeter security has been enhanced and may be further as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission begins taking public comments on a five-year-old petition from ...



Pakistan set to fence, mine Afghan border
Peninsula On-line, Qatar - Dec 29, 2006
Pakistan will start mining and fencing of its border with Afghanistan next month after addressing all reservations of the United Nations, Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao has said.
Tel Aviv: 'Anarchists' protest security fence
Ynetnews, Israel - Dec 28, 2006
A group of 20 activists from the organization "Anarchists against the Fence" blocked the Basel compound in Tel Aviv Thursday afternoon in protest of the West ...

Weird News

Florida mobile home owners could become millionaires
Canoe Network CNEWS Jan 2, 2007
BRINY BREEZES, Fla. (AP) – The owners of nearly 500 mobile homes in one of the last waterfront trailer-park towns in South Florida stand to become instant millionaires if they agree to sell to a developer. But some are holding out, saying there are things more important than money...

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