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Industry News

Encon Electronics hosted their 9th Annual Golf Tournament
Press Release, CA - Sep 4, 2008
Hayward California -- On Saturday August 9, 2008, Encon Electronics hosted their 9th Annual Golf Tournament in Tracy California. Traditionally Encon has themed their tournaments, this year they adopted an Olympic theme in honor of the Summer Olympics ...

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Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Retains AGORACOM to Provide Investor Relations, Social Network and Google Search Engine Program
Trading Markets (press release), CA - Sep 4, 2008
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERT) ("AERT"), a leading manufacturer of Green building products, is pleased to announce it has retained the services of AGORACOM Investor Relations ("AGORACOM") ...
Finnish technology for New Brunswick wood
Telegraph-Journal, Canada  - Sep 9, 2008
A shopping trip three years ago did not turn out quite the way that Bathurst logging contractor Pierre Friolet planned...
Grant to aid plastics recycling firm
Tulsa World, OK  - Sep 3, 2008
WATTS — The town of Watts and Adair County are recipients of a $900,000 federal grant for infrastructure improvements to accompany a new plastics recycling company that officials hope will employ more than 200 people...

Industry News - People

Trex engineer dons general's stars and prepares to ship out
Northern Virginia Daily, VA  - Sep 3, 2008
WINCHESTER — The report from one of his subordinates couldn't be right. A two-star general in his ranks? "You've got that wrong," Trex's new chief executive, Ron Kaplan, advised his vice president of human resources when she delivered the news that one of their own was being called into active duty. ..

Fences and Neighbors

Fence fight led to murder
Stamford Advocate, CT  - Sep 6, 2008
GREENWICH - The victim of Thursday's murder in the Pemberwick section of town has been identified by police as the former daughter-in-law of the suspect. Gerardo Lombardi, 75, of 38 Nicholas Ave., was arrested in what Assistant State's Attorney Paul Ferencek described the case as "a very bizarre crime" and "a very brutal murder." ...
Neighborhoods splinter over fences in Victor, Farmington
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY - Sep 5, 2008
VICTOR — When Julia Applebaum and her family built a house in the Camden Hills subdivision in east Victor two years ago, they chose a lot with a backyard view of nature, unimpeded by fences and clutter. ...
Visalia neighbors mend fence
Visalia Times-Delta, CA - Sep 5, 2008
A five-month property battle involving two Visalia homeowners and their subdivision's developer has come to an end. The dispute centered on the location of a fence dividing the backyards of two north Visalia homes, one owned by Mahmoud Morsi, a Visalia accountant, the other by Simon Temmerman, a local teacher...

Local Government Issues

Ohio line fence law set to change
Coshocton Tribune, OH  - Sep 6, 2008
One of Ohio's oldest rural laws has undergone a major revision. After many months of negotiation, the Ohio General Assembly passed a new Line Fence Law in early June. The new law will go into effect on Sept. 30....
Hampshire restricts fences near utilities
The Courier News, IL  - Sep 6, 2008
HAMPSHIRE -- New fences must be built at least 5 feet back from easements for electric lines, gas pipes, etc., the village board voted Thursday. Village President Jeff Magnussen said officials have noticed that many such utilities buried along property lines in effect are being boxed in as homeowners on each side build fences...
New fence to arrive next week
Ipswich Evening Star, UK  - Sep 5, 2008
WORK on a controversial fence to section off a travelling community from the A12 is due to get under way next week, The Evening Star has learned. The three metre high structure will be built ...
New fencing in Old Market Square
Easley Progress, SC  - Sep 3, 2008
EASLEY - New fencing is set for installation around electrical boxes and panels in Old Market Square. Tax Increment Finance committee members met earlier this month to discuss upcoming projects in the downtown special tax district, including the new fencing...
Civic center fences to come down
Anchorage Daily News (subscription), AK  - Sep 6, 2008
The construction fencing around Anchorage's new Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center will come down this weekend, the city said. Removal of the fencing will open F and G streets, and Seventh and Eighth avenues, all of which have been closed or partly closed during construction of the $111 million facility...

Community Issues

Fence installed around Montgomery apartment complex
WSFA, AL  - Sep 6, 2008
Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- With hundreds of yards of fencing, the Gardens at Cloverland look something like a ghost town. Items and trinkets are still lying around the complex. Residents--for the most part--are kicked out...
New fence protects soldiers' graves
The Nelson Mail, New Zealand  - Sep 2, 2008
Sheep can no longer wander into the Wakapuaka RSA cemetery, thanks to a new fence erected at the entrance. Nelson RSA executive committee member Brian Ramsay said a generous grant from the Ministry of Veterans' Affairs had paid for the new gate and lustrade. ...
Fallen fence irks neighbours
Stratford Gazette, Canada - Sep 4, 2008
An Arden Park homeowner is frustrated he’ll have to pay to repair a fence which borders a nearby parking lot. Just over a month ago, the fence, which stands between the Williams Coffee Pub parking lot and an emergency access lane backed onto by a row of Arden Park townhomes, fell down. ...
Quay fence campaigners vow to fight on
East Anglian Daily Times, UK - Sep 4, 2008
HUNDREDS of villagers packed a public meeting last night to protest at plans to erect an “exclusion” fence at an historic quayside. Residents of Mistley, near Manningtree, are furious at the plans to build a 1.8metre-high metal fence at the picturesque quay...
In Farmington, good fences not making good neighbors
MPNnow.com, NY - Sep 4, 2008
Homeowners in the Farmbrook subdivision are livid after contractors this week began removing fences that extend just beyond their property lines onto land owned by the Farmbrook Homes Association...
Chain link fence project meets a stone wall
kjrh.com, OK  - Sep 3, 2008
Just a few blocks from downtown Bartlesville, an organization called Employability gives the developmentally disabled a big lift. It links the disabled to training and jobs in the community...

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Fences and Animals - Domestic

Durham to consider law against dog chaining
News & Observer, NC  - Sep 8, 2008
DURHAM -- County commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. tonight and vote on whether to outlaw dog chaining in the city and county. If the ordinance is passed unanimously, dog owners would have 15 months to come up with alternative ways of securing their dogs outside, such as using pens or fences, ...
Pocatello Zoo Replacing Fences In Mule Deer Exhibit
LocalNews8.com, ID  - Sep 3, 2008
Some local mule deer are getting an upgrade in their living space. Five of the beautiful animals will be more visible to the public after a new fence is installed by next month....
Cattle guard policy being proposed
Kerrville Daily Times, TX  - Sep 8, 2008
The issue of cattle guards is once again on the table for Kerr County Commissioners. Today, Kerr County Road and Bridge Administrator Leonard Odom Jr. will present another cattle guard policy to commissioners during their 9 a.m. meeting.....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fencing project under way to aid pronghorn
Jackson Hole News, WY - Sep 5, 2008
A five-year project meant to help protect the pronghorn migration route from Sublette County to Grand Teton National Park is under way after the completion of a fencing inventory late last month...
Landowneers make fences friendlier for wildlife
Laurel Outlook, MT  - Sep 3, 2008
Most landowners have found a wild critter caught in a fence line at one time or the other. It can be a helpless, futile feeling here in Montana where farm, ranch and other fences are essential to day-to-day operations....

Stolen and Vandalized Fences

Fencing worth $10K stolen from dealership
Vineland Daily Journal, NJ - Sep 5, 2008
MILLVILLE -- Police on Thursday were investigating the theft earlier in the week of about $10,000 worth of metal fencing from a local car dealership. Fernando Giancola, a representative of Giancola Motor Car of Millville in the 1900 block of North 2nd Street, contacted police about 1:22 p.m. ..
Thieves stole fence
Winnipeg Sun, Canada  - Sep 9, 2008
RCMP are asking the public for help in solving the theft of two large rolls of chain-link fence from a field across from the gate at CFB Shilo. RCMP said the rolls were stolen between Aug. 6 and Aug. 16. from a man's property in the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis...
Vandals destroy half mile of fence
Flemingsburg Gazette, Kentucky  - Sep 3, 2008
A great amount of work goes into building a fence. For a Hillsboro man someone put even more work into cutting apart nearly a half mile of his fence. Linden Trent owns 160 acres on Orchard Road that was fenced off with a fairly new fence built by Raymond Jolly..

DIY - Consumers

Fabulous fences
Sowetan, South Africa - Sep 4, 2008
Adding a fence to your home or business can be a significant investment – one you should not consider lightly. The right fence can do wonders for the look of your home, creating a frame for your living environment as well as providing security and privacy....

USA Mexico Border Fence

Tom Russell: 'Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?'
NPR  - Sep 7, 2008
Weekend Edition Sunday, September 7, 2008 - Great walls often end up as tourist attractions, like the one in China. And chunks of the Berlin Wall can be purchased as souvenirs. But what about the new wall between Mexico and the U.S.? ...

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Fences in the Courts

Balm Beach fence feud goes to the courts
Midland Free Press, Canada  - Sep 3, 2008
As the battle of the fence at Balm Beach continues, so does the battle over car horn-honking, finger-gesturing and last but not least -- feces proffering. These were the accusations that formed hot arguments in a Barrie court last Thursday between two main contenders in the ongoing Balm beach battle...
Electric fence cucumber farmer released
Caboodle.hu, Hungary  - Sep 3, 2008
Miskolc Municipal Court has terminated proceedings against the 67-year-old farmer Barna Szoboszlai from Kesznyéte who installed an electric fence around his cucumber patch that subsequently killed a thief and injured another in early July...

Fence Exhibit

Smithsonian Exhibition Explores Role Of Fences In America
HULIQ (press release), NC  - Sep 6, 2008
Fences are icons of the American landscape. They can be used to create a welcoming picture of home or a wall of privacy and security. Fences have pitted rancher against rancher in the battle for scarce resources; back fences serve as meeting places where neighbors share ...

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Weird News

Pilfered primate outstanding in Vt. cornfield
Canoe, Canada - Sep 9, 2008
EAST MACHIAS, Maine - A large mechanical gorilla that was swiped in broad daylight from outside a store in Maine has turned up several hundred kilometres away - with an apologetic ransom demand...

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