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Time Running Out for Plates 

Time is rapidly running out on Maine’s support our troops specialty license plate.It will be retired November 1st, if the state doesn’t sell two hundred more by Saturday.State law requires that each of Maine’s specialty plates maintain a minimum of 4-thousand registrations each year.The support our troops plate was introduced two years ago, and is yet to reach that number.It costs twenty dollars, and raises money for an emergency reserve fund that helps families of troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says, even if the goal of 4,000 plates is reached by this weekend, it’s no guarantee that the plate will not be retired.