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ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
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Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
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Police have released a drawing of the man they believe murdered Bill Cosby's son.
An Amtrak train that serves Danville and Lynchburg collided with a tractor trailer today.
And former Senator and Presidential candidate Paul Tsongas has died.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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News 7 at 11 is up next.

Cosby


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police investigating the murder of Ennis Cosby want to speak to one man and arrest another.
The first man is a witness driving a hatchback; the second is the killer who gunned down Bill Cosby's only son in Los Angeles.
Police have released sketches of both men.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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Tsongas


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=dse
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Tsongas, Paul


Former Democratic Presidential candidate and U-S Senator Paul Tsongas died tonight.
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SUPER=@File;


Tsongas developed pneumonia after undergoing surgery earlier this month.
He was being treated for heart and liver problems related to a previous bout with cancer.
His cancer forced him to end his his Senate career in 1984.
But he bounced back and briefly became the Democratic front-runner for President in 1992.
Tsongas was one of the first nationally known Democrats to try to point the party in a pro-business direction.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Tsongas, Paul


He was 55 years old.

Heironimus


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-104
GRAPHIC=Business News


A downtown Roanoke landmark will soon have a new owner.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


News 7 has learned that the Heironimus building is under contract.
Calvin Powers of Vinton signed the deal to purchase the building about a week ago.
The closing date is in March.
Powers declined to comment when contacted by phone this afternoon.
Heironimus had a long history in downtown Roanoke, first coming there in the 1890's.
It closed last January.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Business News


Powers owns several businesses in this area, including The Carpet Shop and Powers Fence in Fairlawn.

Train-Collision


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11PM
WRITER=TST
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Amtrak


The Amtrak train that serves Danville and Lynchburg hit a truck in Culpeper County this morning.
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SUPER=03-Culpeper Co.;


About 15 passengers suffered bumps and bruises in the accident, but a state police spokeswoman says nobody was seriously hurt.
The Amtrak "Crescent" was carrying approximately 300 passengers on its way from New Orleans to New York.
The train hit a tractor- trailer at a county road crossing at about 9:30.
The driver of the truck was unharmed, but his rig was destroyed.
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-103
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern's turnaround in its pursuit of Conrail stunned many observers this week.
Len Besthoff has been following N-S's attempt to take over the dominant rail carrier in the northeast and has more analysis in this report.
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On Friday Conrail shareholders gave the thumbs down to a merger plan with C-S-X, a rival of Norfolk Southern.
Until the last minute, many analysts predicted C-S-X would win, since going into the balloting, it had more than 30- percent of the votes on its side.
The defeat surprised George Brammer.
He has closely followed the bidding war between C-S-X and N-S for Conrail, since he represents dozens of current and former N-S employees that own its stock.
Brammer says a majority of the Conrail shares are owned by mutual fund managers that wouldn't go along with the C-S-X bid because N-S has a better offer.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS: THE MUTUAL FUNDS THAT OWN LARGE BLOCKS OF CONRAIL CAME OUT OPENLY AND SAID THEY WERE AGAINST, ABSOLUTELY AGAINST THIS DEAL THAT IS BEING PUT TOGETHER BY CSX AND CONRAIL, AND THEY VOTED AGAINST IT IN BLOCKS AND THAT IS WHAT STOPPED THIS VOTE FROM GOING FORWARD.))
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Even after the vote, Conrail has insisted it will not merge with N-S.
But Brammer says if boardmembers continue to refuse competing offers, shareholders just might kick them out of office.
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((BRAMMER: IT'S A LONG PROCESS, BUT CERTAINLY THE SHAREHOLDERS CAN REPLACE BOARD MEMBERS. AND IF THE BOARD AND THE SHAREHOLDERS DISAGREE, THEN YOU HAVE A LENGTHY DISCUSSION AND BOARDMEMBERS CERTAINLY CAN BE REPLACED AND THE SHAREHOLDERS CAN WIN OUT.))
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N-S appears to be showing more confidence now.
In it's latest release it says, whatever happens, we will move forward.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on our broadcast,
Roanoke City is trying to figure out the future of Mill Mountain.
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and if you leave your pet out in the cold, you may have to lay out some cold cash to animal control officers.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


Well, it's no kind of night for people OR pets to be left out in the cold--
Frigid temperatures and bitter wind chills kept us very cold again today.
But we'll notice some slightly warmer temperatures tomorrow-- along with some light snow showers.
More about that in a few minutes-- first, let's check out the numbers... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Davis


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-102
GRAPHIC=Davis, Gil


A Pittsylvania County woman's video tape has led Republican Attorney General candidate Gil Davis to end his legal obligation to the woman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file; Quick!!!


Davis, who also represents Paula Jones, has filed papers in Henry County requesting that he be removed as Ramona Hine's attorney of record.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Wednesday;


Davis represented Hines in a lawsuit against a Martinsville television station.
This week she released excerpts from a video tape that shows Davis drinking and talking about arranging a playboy magazine photo-shoot.
A spokesperson for Davis said he couldn't comment, because he was bound by their attorney-client relationship.
She said Davis would make a statement when he is removed from Hine's case.
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Prison-Inmates


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; 96-27
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Some or all 590 Virginia inmates in a private prison in Texas could return to the state soon -- now that local and regional officials want to house them in their jails.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/May, 1995;


Prison officials have said the inmates should all be back by the end of this year.
But some lawmakers want them returned sooner.
SUPER=03-Newton Co., TX/File Tape;


Crowding in state prisons led Virginia to begin sending inmates to a Texas Detention Center in February 1995.
There were more than 700 Virginia prisoners there at one point.
Since then, however, a large number of prison projects have been started or completed, and 500 million dollars worth of new jail construction has been completed, is under way or approved.
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Mill-Mountain


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-1
GRAPHIC=None


The future of one of the Roanoke Valley's most prominent symbols is in the hands of a nine member committee.
The Mill Mountain Development Committee is creating the best plan of action to keep preserve the area for future generations.
Denise Allen sat in on the "visioning retreat" today.
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SUPER=01-Betty Field/Resident; :25
SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Roanoke City Council; :41
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(( Mill Mountain offers more than just a view.
Its development committee members say it's the symbol of Roanoke City's greenway program.
The nine member committee spent the day on the mountain preparing for the future.
City residents sat in to ensure the mountain is protected from over development.
Betty Field walks the mountain everyday and says what happens here is important to everyone, especially since the mountain holds the source of the Crystal Spring water supply.
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City Councilman Jim Trout says keeping the commercial development minimal seems to be the most likely avenue.
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But still the committee has many options to consider, such as a tram to the top of the mountain and general maintenance to the star and park.
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The committee is now prioritizing its options.
They hope to be able to present a preliminary blueprint to city council in a couple of months.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Animal-Control


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


Pet owners take note, when the mercury dips below zero your animals could suffer.
And if you don't provide adequate shelter YOU could pay the price.
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Area animal control officers say they've been receiving many calls concerning animals out in the cold with no shelter.
You must provide a place for your pets to seek shelter from the elements or face possible charges.
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If pet owners don't heed the officer's warning, the penalty is a 200 dollar fine.

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Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Eric
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Stay with us, coming up next on the broadcast, a local gym helps pump up kids on crime prevention.
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and a city known for political fireworks breaks out its biggest display of inaugural fireworks in twenty years.
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Inauguration


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Washington DC


The nation's capital is in the middle of a weekend inaugural celebration.
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VO-NAT 20:06:42
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Tonight's festivities culminated in a massive fireworks display, which rivaled the bicentennial display back in 1976.
The bitter cold cut back the size of the crowd for events on the mall today, but Vice President Al Gore braved the weather to visit the Technology Playground.
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((VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE; I THINK THE PEOPLE ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME HERE, AND SEEING A LOT OF EXCITING NEW TECHNOLOGIES DEMONSTRATED AND GETTING A GLIMPSE OF PART OF WHAT THE FUTURE'S GONNA LOOK LIKE.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Clinton, Bill


President Clinton passed up a chance to visit some of the inaugural events today so he could keep polishing the speech he'll give on Monday.

Balloon


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


A detour may cost an American balloonist his chance to travel around the world.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Algeria;


Steve Fossett had to burn too much fuel waiting for permission to cross Libya, and his ground crew says he may not have enough left to finish the flight.
Fossett is headed toward Asia, after enduring freezing temperatures over the Saudi Arabian desert.
His team thinks he might land in Thailand, which would break his own world distance record.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=Express/Raleigh


The Express lost to the Icecaps tonight 4-1 in Raleigh. The game was 2-1, but the caps reeld off 2 open net goals. Jeff Loder scored the lone Express goal.
Now the numbers.
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SUPER=0098-j/Minnesota #7/73//Ohio State/67////Colorado///Iowa State #45////;
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SUPER=0098-j/Vanderbilt/67//Mississippi #20/64///j/S. Carolina/82//Georgia
#21/71//;
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SUPER=0098-j/UNC #22/73//Georgia Tech/50///j/Texas Tech #25/73//Kansas

State/64///;
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SUPER=0098-j/Roanoke/73//Va. Weslyan/65///j/Liberty/70//Winthrop/48///;
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SUPER=0098-j/Methodist/72//Ferrum/62///j/VMI/86//Citadel/76///;
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Southern/73///;
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go to break

S-Chip


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-23
GRAPHIC=chip sullivan


Chip Sullivan has made the cut in his first PGA event, he's in 45th place out of 81 golfers that made the field for tomorrow's fifth round.
Chip fired a par 72 today. After 4 rounds Sullivan is at 10 under of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at La Quinta Country Club.
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SUPER=03-La Quinta, CA/ESPN; :00


Mark Calcavecchia leads with a sizzling 27 under, shooting a 64 in today's 4th round.
The celebrities; also smoking, John Denver redefines Colorado mountain high with this shot.
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S-Senior


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Tech football

3 Cavaliers and 4 Hokies, including
SS=Jim druckenmiller


Jim Druckenmiller played in the Senior all star game in Mobile Alabama.
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SUPER=03-Mobile, AL/ESPN2; :00


Druckenmiller would try to impress Redskins coach and North skipper Norv Turner.
Druck looked good early, connecting on this 47 yard completion to kansas State wide receiver Kevin Lockett. The perfect touch pass would put the north in scoring position.
But Druckenmiller tossed a interception to kill the drive but did throw a 24 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
SUPER=34-North/35/South/14;


Tiki Barber, James Farior and Jamie Sharper represented Virginia on the South team, Tiki caught this pass from Jake Plummer, but the north wins 35-14.
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S-Classic


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=High school hoops


Crestar Roundball Classic tournament Director Woody Deans called it the biggest upset in the events 9 years. Salem shocked Woodrow Wilson-Beckley, the number 1 ranked triple A school in West Virginia, 63-53 tonight.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Flying Eagles vs. Spartans; :00


The Spartans go to guy was Kwam Lewis. Sam Lazarro finds him on the inside. Lewis lead Salem with 18 points.
The Spartans were lethal from the perimeter; Andy
SUPER=33-Salem/63/Beckley/53;

Beach snaps the nylon; put a three pointer in the stat book.
Lewis was the top man though as Salem wins by 10 over Beckley.
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Hold hoops


Patrick Henry lost to Woodbridge 54-51 and Potomac beat William Fleming 55-52.

S-Crestar


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-3
GRAPHIC=none
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SUPER=03-Salem/Warriors vs. Vikings; :00


In other action, Nansemond River faced Northside in the opener as two old foes got together again, both having played each other in recent state tournaments.
The warriors came out fast. Antoine Willie handles the long pass, brings the rock down court and nails the shot in the second half.
The Vikings would try to keep it SUPER=33-Nansemond

River/64/Northside/47; close. Northside's Dwone Steele makes the nice pass to James Brady for the break away lay up.
Northside's Charlie Bullen gets the hoop, but the River wins 64-47.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech basketball


6 thousand, 624 fans were on hand for today's Virginia Tech/Rhode Island game. The Hokies lost the Atlantic 10 contest 73-52 at the Cassell.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Rams vs. Hokies; :00


Tech was gunning for it's third conference win.
The Hokies jumped out to a 7 nothing lead before the Rams closed in, thanks in part to Tyson Wheeler. All of his 15 came in the form of 5 three pointers.
Tech fought back. Ace Custis to Troy Manns; he's gonna drive and hit the jumper for 2 of his 9 points on the day.
Manns returns the favor, giving to Ace, but Custis was held to only 8 points and 11 rebounds in this one.
Keefe Mathews was the only Hokie in SUPER=33-Rhode Island/73/Virginia

Tech/52; double figure scoring, knocking down 10 points. The rams, too much in the 2nd half, Tech now 8 and 7 overall.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB97-1
GRAPHIC=UVa


UVa found the friendly confines of Cameron not so friendly tonight as they met Duke in a an ACC match up.
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SUPER=03-Durham, NC/ESPN; :00


Jeff Jones would have to play without Harold Deane, suspended for a game by the NCAA for lacking the necessary class hours.
Duke led 38-21 at the half. Virginia pulled to within 9 right after intermission. Former Patrick Henry star Curtis Staples, gives to Courtney Alexander for the hoop.
Then Jamal Robinson finds the rock, SUPER=33-Duke/78/Virginia/59;

dishes to Staples for two of his 17 on the night.
Duke's Trajon Langdon answers with the hop and the harm, and the Blue Devils drop UVa 78-59.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


when we come back from this short break, we will head to the bubble,
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otherwise known as the Demon Center where MIke Stevens. Roy Stanley and Ron Shelburne will recap today's WDBJ live broadcast.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Radford


2,100 court side fans and a hole bunch of WDBJ viewers watched Radford top UNC-Greensboro on your Hometown Stations live broadcast.
Our three amigos had the call from the Dedmon Bubble, fellas?.
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SUPER=01-Anthony Walker/15 Points, 6 Assists; 1:54
SUPER=01-Randy Peele/Spartans Head Coach; 2:00
SUPER=01-Corey Reed/19 Points; 2:07
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Kids-Id


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-67
GRAPHIC=None


The staff at The Corey Everson (EVE-er-son) gym exercised a little crime prevention today.
The athletic facility sponsored a children identification day.
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Super=03-Roanoke Co.;


Management invited their client's children and children from near by day care centers to take part in the i-d process.
A photographer took pictures of the children.
These photos will then be put on a card stating the child's age, height and weight.
The day cares will then keep these on file.
The Roanoke County Police Department helped develop the process and says this will help police should anything happen to these children.
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Carpenter says the gym may do this several times a year.
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On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=Education


It's a task many prospective college students dred- filling out those financial aid applications.
But financial aid officers say its worth the time and effort.
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SUPER=@File;


Financial aid experts at area colleges say there are more sources for funding now than ever before-- the key is to start looking early.
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((DR. JULIE SINA/VA TECH FINANCIAL AID DIR.: WE REALLY ENCOURAGE STUDENTS AS THEY'RE LOOKING AT THEIR SCHOOLS AT THE SAME TIME THEY'RE INTERVIEWING AT SCHOOLS-- THAT THEY AT THE SAME TIME ASK ABOUT WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL AID. WHAT IS THE SCHOLARSHIP POSSIBILITY AT THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS THEY'RE CONSIDERING. BECAUSE EACH OF US HAS OUR OWN SET OF DEADLINES. EACH OF US HAS OUR OWN SET OF FORMS, AND SO YOU WANT TO BE SURE AT THE SAME TIME YOU KNOW HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION, YOU KNOW HOW TO APPLY FOR MONEY.))
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Meanwhile, school officials say better access to financial aid is making college more of a buyer's market.
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((TOMMY BLAIR/ROANOKE COLLEGE FIN. AID DIR.: I WOULD THINK THERE'S AN UNDERLYING GOAL IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICES IN THE STATE-- THERE IS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF COMPETITION. WE'D LIKE TO DO THE BEST TO DO OUR JOBS TO PROVIDE THE STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE WHERE THEY'D LIKE TO GO TO SCHOOL, NOT WHICH SCHOOL THEY CAN AFFORD. ))
SUPER=01-Tommy Blair/Roanoke College Financial Aid Dir.;
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financial planning-- tune in to On Record tomorrow morning at 11. To learn more about finding money for college, as well as long-term