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Roanoke Times wrote:Against advice, tobacco commission extends grant to Liberty University medical school

By Amy Friedenberger 981-3356

RICHMOND — Lawmakers sitting on a Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement approved an extension for a grant to Liberty University’s medical school, against the urging of the commission’s executive director.

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission allocated $20.5 million beginning seven years ago toward the construction and operation of a medical school with an emphasis on training and placing doctors in Southside and Southwest Virginia.

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