5 October 1997
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To: CYBERIA-L@LISTSERV.AOL.COM Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 11:30:52 -0400 From: Jack Kennedy Jr <jkennedy@COMPUNET.NET> Subject: IMMEDIATE RELEASE/DIGITAL AGE********** NEXT WEDNESDAY, 4 PM............. ____________________________________________________ COURTROOM 2000 PROJECT TO BE UNVEILED OCTOBER 8; WISE HIGH TECH VISION TAKING SHAPE FOR 21st CENTURY WISE, VA. --- Courtroom 2000 is to be formally unveiled Wednesday, October 8, beginning at 4 PM in the Circuit Court of the Wise County Court House with public display of video technology used in the court, contemporary land record systems including a Geographical Information System (GIS) display, the now under construction Wise County Interactive web page featuring the constitutional offices, and a proposed cutting-edge fingerprint imaging system sought by the Sheriff's Office. United States Congressman Rick Boucher will commence the event with an interactive video conference between his Washington office and the Wise Circuit Court to officially inaugurate Courtroom 2000 and the technological agenda being set in Wise County's local government offices. Chief Circuit Court Judge J. Robert Stump will conduct a video conference along with other judges of the 30th Judicial District with 28th Judicial District Juvenile Judge Paul Greer in Marion from the Wise juvenile courtroom and thereafter link to the Highland Juvenile Center in Bristol, Virginia. Tuck Engineering and the Commissioner of Revenue's Office will be demonstrating the latest phased completion of the Wise County GIS mapping system to be subsequently linked to the county/city circuit court clerk's office modern land record system. The new land record management systems in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office provides digital indices available either on-site or by remote direct dial modem and optically imaged documents. The modern system enhances >access with faster, cheaper, and better means to review local records. The Land Records staff of the Circuit Court will be available to demonstrate the viability of the new system purchased with cooperation between Wise County and the City of Norton local governments. The new Wise County web page will be available for review of the pages now available and the planned unique features ahead. The Circuit Court Clerk's Office, Sheriff's Office, Commissioner of the Revenue, Treasurer, and the Wise County and City of Norton Bar Association now have a common site ---- http://www.wisecounty.org Legal publisher Matthew Bender will also have a display in the Court House for the purpose of showing the law library of the 21st Century with most of the legal reference material formerly in books now available on CD-ROM. The afternoon will provide those in attendance a vision of how technology will enhance public service, access, and efficiency of the local government as it approaches the dawn of the 21st Century. Business, government, legal, education, and civic leaders from throughout Wise County and the City of Norton are expected to attend the Courtroom 2000 unveiling along with Delegate Clarence E. Phillips and Delegate Terry Kilgore, members of the Wise County Board of Supervisors and the Norton City Council. The general public is encouraged to attend and participate. There is a reception outside the juvenile courtroom beginning at 5 PM sponsored by Sprint. # # # -30- # # # -------------------------------------------------------- Preview new Wisebar site <http://www.badcompany.net/wisebar> J. Jack Kennedy, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org 540.328.6111 (o) ---------------------------------------------- Yeats once wrote that it was a curse to dream things the world have never seen. From such dreamers and dreams, wondrous things do flow.