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Long Fence and Home Interacts With Customers via Social Media Channels
Market Wire (press release)  - Aug 17, 2009
As part of its new marketing campaign, Long Fence and Home LLLP recently implemented a social networking strategy, which puts the company in closer contact with its customers and prospects....
Zareba Systems Announces Filing Schedule 13E-3, Plan to Voluntarily Deregister Its Common Stock
Business Wire (press release)  - Aug 12, 2009
Zareba Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZRBA) today announced it has filed a Schedule 13E-3 and related Information Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with a proposed transaction ...
Research and Markets: Builder Market Overview Report - Fencing & Landscape Walls Purchased in 2007 for New U.S. Homes Available for Review
Market Wire (press release)  - Aug 17, 2009
"Builder Market Overview Report - Fencing & Landscape Walls Purchased in 2007 for New U.S. Homes" report to their offering. ...

Decking Industry News

TimberTech® DeckLites® Named a 2009 Most Valuable Product (MVP)
GlobeNewsWire (press release)  - Aug 3, 2009
Wilmington, Ohio – August 3, 2009 – TimberTech’s DeckLites is a recipient of Building Products magazine’s 2009 MVP award. DeckLites are featured in the magazine’s July/August issue ...
AERT Launches New Fire Rated Deck Board
GlobeNewsWire (press release)  - Aug 17, 2009
AERT's MoistureShield FR has been approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and is listed as an approved decking product in the ...
Pro Deck Store Announces Launch of E-commerce Site for Deck ...
PR Web (press release)  - Aug 17, 2009
Pro Deck Store, a website retailer and marketer of outdoor living specialty products, is announcing the launch of a new online source for unique deck ...
Building Products Magazine Selects Fiberon(R) Horizon(TM) Composite Decking and Sensibuilt(TM) PVC Decking as Two of 2009's Most Valuable Products
PR Newswire (press release)  - Aug 13, 2009
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of composite decking and PVC decking, railing and fencing products, ...
Class Action suit against Lowe's: The Real Deal
GlobeNewsWire (press release)  - Aug 17, 2009
We have an alert for folks who've had a deck put on by Lowe's in the last 5 years. One of their exclusive decking suppliers is settling a class action suit after their products started to mold not long after installation ...

Local Government Issues

Gates of wrath! Greenpoint fights illegal fences along waterfront
BrooklynPapers.com  - Aug 12, 2009
They say good fences make good neighbors — but these fences ain’t good. Greenpoint residents, community groups, and politicians are calling on the city to force waterfront property owners to remove illegal gates that have been erected across public streets...
mod's Kenley fence could cost Croydon Council taxpayers £100k
This is Local London  - Aug 12, 2009
A disputed fence at Kenley Aerodrome which cost the Ministry of Defence £113,000 could cost taxpayers the same amount...
MTA adding turnstiles to thwart subway fare cheaters
Los Angeles Times  - Aug 17, 2009
The county Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking steps this month to erase its distinction as the only major transit agency in the United States that doesn't equip its stations with turnstiles and security barriers...
Keep the fence, for now
Press-Register - al.com  - Aug 17, 2009
"THE ALABAMA School of Mathematics and Science should not get a pass because it put up a chain-link and vinyl fence in a historic district, but it deserves ...
Farmington denies gas corporations in fence flap
Farmington Daily Times  - Aug 12, 2009
Fences protect well equipment, reduce vandalism and keep people away from the dangers of wells, he said. "Energen will just be waiting to determine what ...
Village considers fence variations
Lake Villa Review  - Aug 12, 2009
The Village of Lindenhurst could soon allow fence variations for hardship cases. Mayor Susan Lahr said this issue arose when a resident wanted to put up a fence to keep people from cutting through his yard. The resident asked if the board could allow a fence variation process for hardships, Lahr said ...
Fence Modifications Approved for Topanga
Topanga Messenger  - Aug 13, 2009
For an issue that caused such a brouhaha in Topanga, and garnered a lot of ink in these very pages, no one from the community showed up either to protest or support the proposed fence modifications ...

Schools and Fences

Security fences added to high schools
Edmond Life and Leisure  - Aug 18, 2009
The fences that have gone up around Edmond's three high schools are designed to offer an enhanced level of security for the campuses ...

Community Issues

Chouteau considers replacing cemetery fence
Pryor Daily Times  - Aug 17, 2009
Chouteau trustees discussed fencing the cemetery during their monthly meeting Monday. Mayor Jerry Floyd asked the board to think about using a portion of approximately $60,000 the town has in the bank to fence the north ...
Voters to decide fate of controversial fence proposal
The Aurora Sentinel  - Aug 17, 2009
AURORA | A controversial ballot issue regarding a neighborhood fence will make its way to the voters in November, after Aurora City ...
Village considers fence variations
Pauls Valley Daily Democrat  - Aug 15, 2009
It’s a first pitch of sorts as Paul Valley city officials have decided to seek bids on fencing for a project meant to bring life to a youth baseball and softball complex. ...

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The Famous and Their Fences

Jeter can have his fence, variance board rules
Tampa Tribune  - Aug 12, 2009
TAMPA - Since word got out in March that Derek Jeter was building a 31,000-square-foot home, the quaint Davis Islands neighborhood has had at least a little of the Manhattan hustle and bustle...

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Pronghorns get free rein on the prairie
Globe and Mail  - Aug 17, 2009
"Pronghorn don't jump fences,” said Michael Suitor, a researcher at the University of Calgary, “That's the short and skinny of it. They evolved out on open prairie … But since fences have been popping up everywhere, it causes them considerable grief.” ...
Cane toad fence proves effective
ABC Online  - Aug 17, 2009
The coordinator of Frog Watch says a new fencing method has yielded success in reducing cane toads in Darwin, and may see the pest disappear from ecologically important areas around the city. ...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Vandals Hit Historic Fence in Bath
MyFox Maine  - Aug 13, 2009
BATH - Vandals have repeatedly targeted a historic fence in downtown Bath and neighbors say they have had enough. Someone is breaking pieces off a ...
Students come from far and wide to build fence at Poplar Forest
Lynchburg News and Advance  - Aug 12, 2009
The students — members of the Student Conservation Association, which provides college and high school students with hands-on conservation opportunities — came to reconstruct a fence that encompasses 61 acres of Poplar Forest...

International

Fence between Israel and Egypt will cost NIS 2b
Globes  - Aug 17, 2009
Sources inform ''Globes'' that the cost of a border fence along the Israel-Egypt border is NIS 2 billion. The Ministry of Finance carried out staff work on the project two years ago, including its cost, which turns out to be high...
UN Builds Fence to Keep Out Israeli Cows
The Media Line  - Aug 17, 2009
A Spanish contingent of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon has begun work on a fence that will keep Israeli cows from crossing over to Lebanon. ...

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Weird News

Back of hold-up note listed suspect's ID
Canoe, CA  - Aug 18, 2009
MURRAY, Utah - The detailed information on the back of the demand note in a Utah bank robbery made it pretty easy for authorities to arrest a suspect....

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