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Have specialty license plates gotten out of hand in Virginia?
Some state legislators think so.
They say some of the plates are too controversial-- like the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
While others are just frivolous-- like a plate for collectors of pig memorabilia.
Charlottesville Senator Emily Couric says she will not vote for any more special license plates.
Even the sponsor of the Confederate plate bill says people agree that the program has gotten out of hand.

[7WebWatch]


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The New York State Police may be looking for you...they are posting pictures on the internet of people caught in the act at Woodstock '99
In one state a lawyer can file cases over cyberspace.
And an origional website that brought people in to the future, didn't prepare for a future of it's own.
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(([intro] [RUNS :05] If you were misbehaving at Woodstock 99, the New York State Police may already have your mug shot on file.
The department is posting concert photographs on it's web site, hoping to identify the people in them.
One person is allegedly counting change stolen from a pay phone, another photo is captioned as a person breaking into an ATM machine. Other concertgoers are show allegedly fueling fires, and playing on downed sound equipment.


Police say they've received about 40 e-mails in response.
The associated press, which owns the rights to several of the pictures, is protesting their use without permission.
It's one way to clear the courtroom in Colorado. Soon lawyers won't have visit the courthouse to file a lawsuit, they can do it over the Internet.
Judges will be able to e-mail their orders and decisions. It's the first statewide internet-court system in the country... officials say it's an experiment... whether it spreads to other states will depend on how well it works here.
A piece of Internet history is about to disappear. The Cleveland Free-net came online in the 80's, and helped spark the Internet craze that led to web sites and chat-rooms. The old, text-based system will be unplugged at the end of September because it is NOT Y2K compliant.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch on the WDBJ web site, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))


[7S-Police-Chief]


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The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Conference was in Roanoke this past weekend showing members the latest in crime fighting technology.
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Dozens of exhibits are on display for the chiefs to look at --- everything from a flashlight that also acts as a b

reathalyzer to different types of guns.
ITT Night Vision even brought in goggles for the chiefs to try, which the company says is useful for officers working at night.
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((TREVA CARTER/ITT NIGHT VISION: YOU CAN IDENTIFY A PERSON WELL ENOUGH TO CONVICT THEM IN COURT WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY, WITH OUR GENERATION THREE TECHNOLOGY))
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But the new technology is not the only highlight of the conference, the chiefs also had a chance to exchange ideas.
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((DANA SCHRAD/VA ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE: WHEN THEY NETWORK TOGETHER AS POLICE CHIEFS AT THESE CONFERENCES THEY SHARE IDEAS, THEY GET INPUT ON PROBLEMS AND SO FORTH FROM EACH OTHER AND LEARN NEW IDEAS FOR PROGRAMS))
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This is the 74th annual conference and it runs through Wednesday.

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Taking a look at your Monday forecast. It will be a pleasant start to your work week with partly sunny skies and less humidity. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 80's. Tonight will have clear skies and light winds. Temperatures will be in the upper 50's-to low 60's. The extended forecast calls for....

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 8/10/99
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A fire that got a little too close for comfort this weekend on Interstate 81 is now 90 percent contained.
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The flames have charred some 700 acres in Botetourt County.
Smoke from the blaze blew across the road, and passing drivers said flames were clearly visible.
But it's expected to smolder several more days.
The suspected cause is a cigarette or spark from a passing vehicle.

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As the the wild fire spread across the mountainside yesterday, firefighters tried to keep it away from homes in the area.
Joy Sutton has more on the fight.
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((The fire continues to burn out of control with dry brush acting as fuel and strong winds helping it to spread even faster.
Forestry Officials are now trying to create a black line around the fire by starting smaller fires to burn up all the brush that the wild fire can use as fuel.
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((CHRIS THOMSEN/RESOURCE FORESTER: WE'LL TRY TO CONSTRUCT ROADS WITH OUR BULLDOZER, WHERE THEY'RE NOT. AND WE'LL TRY TO USE THOSE EXISTING ROADS AND OUR NEW ROAD TO BASICALLY CIRCLE THE FIRE AND THEN START OUR BACK FIRE OFF OF THAT TO CONTAIN IT))
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Officials hope the line will protect homes nearby, but some residents are prepared to evacuate just in case.
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((DAVID RHODES: WE ARE ALL MONITORING. WE ARE KEEPING A PRIZE OF THE SITUATION, MAKING SURE WE CAN GET OUT SAFELY IN CASE THE FIRE DOES START))
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((SHERRY ALIFF/I WENT IN AND GOT ALL OF MY PICTURES AND IMPORTANT PAPERS TOGETHER AND PACKED IT ALL UP))
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And the fire is not only a threat to homes but also vehicles driving on Interstate 81.
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((CHRIS THOMSEN/RESOURCE FORESTER: THE SMOKE UNFORTUNATELY IS BLOWING RIGHT ACROSS I-81 AND RIGHT INTO THE TOWN OF BUCHANAN))
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Signs are posted along the interstate warning vehicles to use caution because of the smoke which can cause visibility problems.
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And officials say by the time this fire is out, around 12-hundred acres will have burned.
Joy Sutton, News-7,Botetourt County ))




[45Missing-Person]


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A search is underway in Pittsylvania County authorities for a woman who disappeared at a weekend festival.
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66 year old Hazel Hedrick Brown of Gretna was last seen Saturday evening leaving the Moonshine Jamboree in Climax.
She was last seen walking to her vehicle.
Brown's car was found locked and still in the parking lot. when friends and family went looking for her. [NEXT PAGE]
Authorities are asking if you have any information to call the Pittsylvania County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-791-0044 or the Sheriff's Office at 804-432-79-31.
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So far officials say they do not suspecting foul play.

[45License-Plates]


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Some state lawmakers say specialty license plates have gotten out of hand.
They say some are too controversial-- like the Sons of Confederate Veterans plate.
Others are just frivolous-- like a plate for collectors of pig memorabilia.
Charlottesville Senator Emily Couric says she won't vote for any more special license plates.
Even the sponsor of the Confederate plate bill says people agree that the program has gotten out of hand.

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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Partly sunny, less humid today, with highs in the lower 80s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows around 60.
The five day forecast is partly cloudy, with highs in the mid 80s...lows in the 60s.


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Smoke blanketed some drivers' views on Interstate 81 this weekend. The fire that was on the shoulder of the interstate is now 90 percent contained.
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The flames have charred some 700 acres in Botetourt County.
Smoke from the blaze blew across the road, and passing drivers said flames were clearly visible.
But officials say it's expected to smolder several more days.
The suspected cause is a cigarette or spark from a passing vehicle.

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Fire officials are doing there best to keep the fires contained and away from residential areas. Joy Sutton has more on the fight to keep the fire away from homes.
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((The fire continues to burn out of control with dry brush acting as fuel and strong winds helping it to spread even faster.
Forestry Officials are now trying to create a black line around the fire by starting smaller fires to burn up all the brush that the wild fire can use as fuel.
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((CHRIS THOMSEN/RESOURCE FORESTER: WE'LL TRY TO CONSTRUCT ROADS WITH OUR BULLDOZER, WHERE THEY'RE NOT. AND WE'LL TRY TO USE THOSE EXISTING ROADS AND OUR NEW ROAD TO BASICALLY CIRCLE THE FIRE AND THEN START OUR BACK FIRE OFF OF THAT TO CONTAIN IT))
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Officials hope the line will protect homes nearby, but some residents are prepared to evacuate just in case.
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((DAVID RHODES: WE ARE ALL MONITORING. WE ARE KEEPING A PRIZE OF THE SITUATION, MAKING SURE WE CAN GET OUT SAFELY IN CASE THE FIRE DOES START))
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((SHERRY ALIFF/I WENT IN AND GOT ALL OF MY PICTURES AND IMPORTANT PAPERS TOGETHER AND PACKED IT ALL UP))
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And the fire is not only a threat to homes but also vehicles driving on Interstate 81.
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((CHRIS THOMSEN/RESOURCE FORESTER: THE SMOKE UNFORTUNATELY IS BLOWING RIGHT ACROSS I-81 AND RIGHT INTO THE TOWN OF BUCHANAN))
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Signs are posted along the interstate warning vehicles to use caution because of the smoke which can cause visibility problems.
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And officials say by the time this fire is out, around 12-hundred acres will have burned.
Joy Sutton, News-7,Botetourt County ))




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It is a fond farewell for a man who is not only a staple of the Baptist community, but in Roanoke as well.
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Doctor Charles Fuller announced his retirement last night to his congregation at Roanoke's First Baptist Church.


After ministering to the valley for 38 years, his last day in the pulpit will be October third.
Fuller declined to comment on camera about his retirement.
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[8S-Poker-Fun]


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It was biking and card games for a cause for some Roanoke riders.
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The star city's chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club sponsored a poker run yesterday for Multiple Sclerosis.
The event mixes motorcycle riding with the game of poker.
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((BRIAN WILKINSON/ RIDING CLUB: YOU GET CARDS JUST LIKE YOU WOULD FOR POKER WHAT THEY ARE DOING HERE IS THEY GET ONE CARD BEFORE THEY GO OUT, THEY GOT TWO STOPS OUT WHERE THEY'LL GET TWO MORE CARDS AND THEN THEY WILL COME BACK AND GET TWO MORE CARDS AND THE BEST HAND TODAY GETS A FREE TRIP TO ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.))
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The proceeds go to a charity that hits home to members of the club.
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((BRIAN WILKINSON/ CRUISER RIDING CLUB 2ND OFFICER: MY SISTER WAS DIAGNOSED WITH IT ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO AND A COUPLE OTHER MEMBERS IN OUR CLUB HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.))
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In addition to the first place trip, many other prizes and raffles were offered to participants.. including a prize for the worst hand of the game.
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Let's check your Monday forecast once more this morning...
Patchy fog will give way to partly sunny skies today.
Less humid and cooler this afternoon with highs in the lower 80s.
Clear overnight, with lows near 60.
The extended forecast is dry for the next few days....with highs in the 80s...lows in the 60s.


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