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The State of the Gate
Wall Street Journal - Apr 16, 2012
Not since the 17th century have the homes of the rich been so amply fortified. Fueled by homeowners' increasing demands for privacy and security, a new generation of elaborate security gates are being installed around the country. ...
CertainTeed Announces $75,000 Exterior Home Makeover Video Contest on New Living Spaces(TM) Facebook® Page
Press Release - Apr 16, 2012
CertainTeed Corporation, North America's leading brand of building products, is celebrating the upcoming summer season by kicking off an Exterior Living Spaces(TM) Home Makeover Video Contest. Through the Facebook® contest, one lucky winner will receive $75,000 worth of exterior building products, including installation. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Elwer Fence receives prestigious 5-Star Fence Contractor certification
Delphos Herald  - Apr 11, 2012
Elwer Fence Inc., Lima, recently received CertainTeed Corporation’s 5-Star Fence Contractor certification. The program provides contractors with high-level training and tools to improve installation skills, and enhanced product information regarding CertainTeed Selects(TM) and Bufftech(R) vinyl fencing products. ...

Local Government Issues

Fencing installed around Ross bus garage
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  - Apr 14, 2012
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is adding fencing around its Ross bus garage in the last phase of a project funded through a $928,250 Homeland Security grant five years ago, a spokesman said Read more: Fencing installed around Ross bus garage ...
Lodge Pole Fenceson The Outs Alongsan Marcos Road
U-T San Diego  - Apr 15, 2012
SAN MARCOS Work to replace lodge pole fencing that was deemed hazardous on Twin Oaks Valley Road was expected to be completed Friday....
Fencing at oil sites can save lives
Hattiesburg American - Apr 14, 2012
For state Sen. Billy Hudson, R-Purvis, requiring that fencing be put up around oil field sites doesn't seem like too much to ask for. ...
Temporary fencing for complex fails panel vote
Crossville Chronicle - Apr 14, 2012
CROSSVILLE — County commissioners on the building and grounds committee debated for nearly an hour and took two failed votes over the matter of temporary fencing at the Cumberland County Community Complex....

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Fence Is Behind an Explosion of Life in a Wild Corner of Hawaii
New York Times - Apr 17, 2012
KAENA POINT, Hawaii — Before Polynesian settlers arrived here hundreds of years ago in their outrigger canoes, Hawaii had more than 120 species of birds — and no mammals to eat them....
Ted Turner's buffalo herd would cost Boulder up to $650K up front, $100K annually
Daily Camera - Apr 10, 2012
A study by Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks Department estimates that maintaining a buffalo herd along U.S. 36 would cost the city between $450,000 and $650,000 up front and $100,000 annually.....
Farmers Fighting Elephants With Chili Pepper Fences
Inquisitr - Apr 10, 2012
First the good news, the eastern African elephant population is finally rebounding after years of dwindling numbers, now the bad news news, those new elephants are crushing underbrush at 25 miles per hour...
Electric fence blamed for death
New Straits Times  - Apr 14, 2012
UNTIMELY DEATH: An oil palm estate owner’s electric fence to chase away wild animals is believed to have killed neighbour’s son...
Fence erected at Malibu Beach to help birds
The Malibu Times - Apr 14, 2012
Volunteers from the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) and staff from California State Parks recently erected a “symbolic fence” of posts connected by a rope around the current roosting site of 78 federally threatened birds called snowy plovers ...

Community Issues

Metal fence to be erected around Tesco site
Fife Today - Apr 11, 2012
A METAL fence is to be put up around the site of the proposed new Tesco superstore in Cupar. The land will remain vacant until at least January, when the supermarket giant will review its plans for the much-delayed South Road store....
Community art fence designed to break down barriers that contribute to crime
TheChronicleHerald.ca - Apr 11, 2012
Good fences really do make good neighbours. A community art fence will soon enclose the Common Roots Urban Farm, a garden planned by Capital Health for the old Queen Elizabeth High School site. ...
Fence would protect Elachee bike trails
Gainesville Times - Apr 14, 2012
It isn’t a new road, but it’s your SPLOST dollars at work. The Hall County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve funding for a fence to enclose Chicopee Woods Area Park today. ...
New poll: To add chain link or not to add chain link to Tomahawk Road fence
Prairie Village Post - Apr 16, 2012
The end of the final chapter in the Tomahawk Creek fence saga is likely to be written tonight as the Prairie Village City Council makes a final determination about the design of the wood-rail fence crews completed last week....
Cornell: Fences?Gave Police Time to Respond
Cornell Sun - Apr 12, 2012
At least four people have been stopped from climbing over the campus fences erected to stop suicides since the University installed the barriers in 2010. While the intentions of the individuals are not known, ...

Ag Fences

Profit Tips: Equipment - Fencing organizer
Cattle Network - Apr 12, 2012
Management-intensive grazing practices usually require moving electric fences regularly. That means keeping a supply of replacement posts and wire at the ready. Mike Jones says storing pigtail posts can quickly become a “tangled up mess.” ...
Good fences can make for good farming
Guelph Mercury - Apr 17, 2012
After being away from south/central Ontario for several decades, I’ve observed several changes since returning to this neck of the woods. A striking shift is the lack of fences throughout the countryside. ...

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Fences and Neighbors

In Venezuelan barrios, fences make good neighbors
The Christian Science Monitor.  - Apr 10, 2012
Neighbors are getting together, fencing around their houses and putting in a common gate to block the hoodlums from breaking into their homes or mugging them. ...
Are fencing panels the best way to block out your neighbours?
North Wales Chronicle - Apr 17, 2012
Are you getting a little tired of your ‘inquisitive’ neighbours? Do you at times feel as though you’re unable to relax in your own garden, for being overlooked? ..

Fencing and Airports

Airport wildlife fence should be complete soon
McCook Daily Gazette  - Apr 12, 2012
McCOOK, Nebraska -- City staff anticipates the wildlife fence at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport to have full enclosure of the area it will cover by the end of the month. ...

Fencing and Railroads

Union Pacific to upgrade stretch of railroad tracks
The Advocate  - Apr 11, 2012
DONALDSONVILLE — A stretch of Union Pacific railroad tracks running through the city will receive a face-lift later this year which may include clearing away the high grass and weeds growing along railroad rights of way inside city limits...

USA Mexico Border Fence

To build a better virtual border fence, CBP melds past and current tech
NextGov  - Apr 12, 2012
Customs and Border Protection will modernize surveillance towers remaining from its abandoned Southwest project, known as the Secure Border Initiative network, and populate the rest of the region with lower cost, scaled-down structures, CBP officials told Nextgov....
Another shot at a virtual fence?
KVOA.com  - Apr 12, 2012
TUCSON - SBI-Net, short for the Security Border Initiative Network, was supposed to be a high tech surveilance system that would monitor all activity along the border. After being plagued with numerous problems, ..

DIY - Consumers

Tips for installing a vinyl fence the easy way
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  - Apr 12, 2012
- If you need to keep the neighbors out or the pets and children in, it may be time for a fence, preferably one that will last a lifetime and requires very little maintenance. But if you know much about installing a fence, chances are this is a home project that makes you want to run for the hills ...

International

Bangladesh allows fencing on zero-line in Tripura
Times of India - Apr 10, 2012
AGARTALA: Bangladesh has agreed to allow erection of barbed wire fencing on Zero-Line of Indo-Bangla international border in some patches of Tripura, official sources said here on Tuesday....

Weird News

Cop filmed clinging to moving bus
Canoe.ca - Apr 13, 2012
A Vietnamese traffic cop was caught on video hanging on to the windshield wipers of a moving bus for more than a kilometre. According to The Thanh Nien newspaper, the cop in Hanoi latched on to the bus after the driver tried to drive away and avoid a ticket ...

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