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Industry News

A Safe Outdoor Haven for Domestic Cats
MarketWatch  - Aug 12, 2008
FREDERICK, Md., Aug 12, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/-- The Kitty Corral(TM) Cat Fencing System, engineered by animal fencing company DeerBusters.com, promises to create a safe outdoor haven for domestic cats...
High End Temporary Fencing Makes your Site Look Professional
PR Web (press release), WA  - Aug 7, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 7, 2008 -- A new type of high-end temporary fencing - emphasizing clean, colorful appearance and ease of set up - is the latest addition to the Tamis Corporation's extensive product line of crowd management and security products. Perimeter Patrol temporary fencing, portable 6-foot high panels which have gained acceptance as an alternative to chain-link fencing, is featured on Tamis' newly-launched website WeldedWirePanels.com. ...
Central Florida Chapter of the American Fence Association Press Release
Press release, FL  - Aug 11, 2008
Join us for our next meeting at 11 .m. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, October 11th. At this meeting we will discuss how the Florida Marina Contractors Association achieved statewide licensing and hear from our committee on their efforts thus far ...
High-tech herding makes fences obsolete
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - Aug 11, 2008
The tradition dates back to the Old West: A cowboy gently soothes his cattle with a simple song. "Come on girls, let's go," the cowboy croons as he gathers his bovine gals from across the lonesome desert range. But one day, possibly soon, this cowboy may not have to ride the range to corral his herd...

Decking Industry News

Fiber Composites Responds to Louisiana Pacific (LP) Product Advisory
MarketWatch  - Aug 12, 2008
NEW LONDON, N.C., Aug 11, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- This past week, Louisiana Pacific(R) (LP) notified Fiber Composites, LLC of its intent to publish a Potential Safety Hazard for decking, railing and accessories manufactured by LP at its Meridian Idaho manufacturing plant. Formal release of this notification occurred August 7, 2008 and included instructions for customers who purchased these products to contact LP for information ...

Stolen Fences

Fence segments reappear at cemetery
Mercury-Register, CA  - Aug 12, 2008
OROVILLE — The historic fence panels stolen from the Oroville Cemetery Aug. 29 were found leaning up against a fence at the Wyandotte Cemetery Friday afternoon. ...

Local Government Issues

Check with town before installing fence
Stratford Bard, CT  - Aug 8, 2008
I am concerned citizens may spend a considerable amount of time and money to install a fence only to learn that it is too high and be forced to remove or lower it. This is avoidable by simply checking with the Zoning Office prior to installation,. said Moreau...
Code officer orders halt on Canton plaza fence
Watertown Daily Times, NY  - Aug 8, 2008
CANTON — Construction of a fence to cut off a business in Midtown Shopping Plaza from the parking lot was halted earlier this week by a stop-work order issued by the code enforcement officer. Plaza owner Garry L. Cohen, New York City, said he may sue the village so he can proceed...
Via fence plan riles hundreds of Lakeshore residents
Canada.com, Canada  - Aug 12, 2008
LAKESHORE -- Via Rail Canada has created a storm of protest with plans unveiled Monday to go after the hundreds of homeowners along the Lake St. Clair shoreline who have illegally occupied railway lands to build garages, sheds, erect swing sets, basketball hoops, plant vegetables, store boats and park cars and trucks...

Community Issues

Thatcham secure hospital plans higher security fence
Newbury Weekly News Group, UK  - Aug 11, 2008
THORNFORD Park Hospital in Thatcham has resubmitted plans for a higher security fence, but has denied that it will house more medium security patients. The hospital in Crookham Hill, which houses low and medium security category patients with mental health needs, submitted the application in January but then withdrew it a month later....
No security fence at death quarry
BBC, UK  - Aug 11, 2008
A South Yorkshire quarry where a girl was crushed to death had no security fence or warning signs because they kept being stolen, an inquest heard. Thirteen-year-old Amber Worth was struck on the head by a large rock when she fell into the quarry in Grimethorpe, near Barnsley, last April....
Calls to remove ‘ugly’ fencing
Dorset Echo, UK  - Aug 12, 2008
RESTAURATEURS and café workers have called for ugly' fencing around a town landmark to be taken down. The King's Statue on Weymouth seafront has been cleaned, restored and repainted but is still surrounded by a fence. The owner of Statue House Tapas Bar in St Mary Street, Weymouth, Susan Malik, wants the fences to go...
Construction fences to get a face lift
News & Observer, NC  - Aug 8, 2008
RALEIGH - The fencing around construction sites of two downtown projects is getting "wraps." The Raleigh City Council this week approved plans for a wrap on the fencing around the site of Charter Square, a two-tower project on the site of the old convention center on Fayetteville Street...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Filmmaker to tell story of proposed border fence
Brownsville Herald, TX  - Aug 8, 2008
Filmmaker Nat Stone has become addicted to telling the story of the border and the Rio Grande. When Stone embarked on a kayaking trip down the entire Rio Grande in 2004, he picked up a video camera for the first time so he could recall the places he saw and people he met...
Federal appeals court dismisses border fence case
Dallas Morning News, TX  - Aug 11, 2008
federal appeals court has declined to intervene in a pair of South Texas cases that were the first border fence landowner disputes to reach the appellate court level. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said it did not have jurisdiction to jump into the case because the government had not finished the condemnation of two parcels of land in Los Ebanos...
As Valley border fence work begins, questions resurface
Austin American , TX  - Aug 11, 2008
Is it possible to build a border wall without the help of the very people it is intended to keep out? That's an open question all along the border, and especially in the Rio Grande Valley, where the wall is widely unpopular but is now becoming a reality...


Pool Safety

Prevent child drowning with these tips
Arizona Republic, AZ  - Aug 8, 2008
Arizona ranks second in the nation in child drowning, and summer months bring increased incidents. It's a tragedy that knows no bounds, and it is completely preventable. For the fifth consecutive year, the Water Watchers program, led by Phoenix Children's Hospital along with Arizona fire departments and local businesses, is recognizing August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month. Queen Creek is joining the efforts...

Fences and Neighbors

Ida Lane neighbors argue over fence
Lewisboro Ledger, NY  - Aug 11, 2008
The Ida Lane fence and forsythia conflict lives on. After the town Zoning Board of Appeals last week dismissed Ida Lane residents Lisa and Richard Hauptner’s request for a variance to keep a four-foot fence and shrubs bordering their property in place, Town Board members listened again at length to both sides of the story at their Monday night meeting...

Fences and Animals

Fence at Winter Beach dog daycare has Code Enforcement Board barking
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription), FL  - Aug 11, 2008
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Sandy Blakley, owner of Dog Kidz Country Daycare & Boarding, wants the County Commission to call off its dogs so she can tend to her customers' pets in peace. "I'll tell them, 'You're late. You've already approved my fences and I put them up'," she said Friday...
Good fences, safer turtles: Bristol-Myers Squibb effort protects threatened species
Trading Markets (press release), CA  - Aug 11, 2008
This summer, though, the road-kill toll has declined to four, thanks to the fence along the freeway that Bristol-Myers Squibb employees helped repair. It's a project that couldn't happen without the company's effort to enlist many helping hands, Herland says. Dan Noberini, an associate director at Bristol-Myers in Devens, said the company is showing responsibility and attempting to become part of a new community...
Officials may yank the chain to spare the dog
Durham News, NC  - Aug 8, 2008
It's not that Tonnie Markham doesn't love her dogs. She lets Tennessee, her greyhound-shepherd mix, sit on the kitchen floor while she fries fish for dinner. Every evening, she takes cool, crunchy ice outside to two other pups, Pinky and Snoopy, as a refreshing treat. She coos at them and they look up at her sweetly, wagging their tails....
2 rows for the roses: Double fence on property keeps deer away
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA  - Aug 9, 2008
When Jacques Wood moved to Fox Chapel nearly four years ago, the stars weren't in line for a rose garden. Mature trees shaded most of the 1 3/4 acres around his brick ranch-style house. And any areas that got enough sun for roses were easy pickings for the town's large herd of whitetail deer...


Weird News

8-year-old guitar wiz has reason to play the blues
Canoe, Canada - Aug 12, 2008
ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — When Tallan “T-Man” Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. “I turned around to my dad and said, ‘That’s exactly what I want to do.”’ ...

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