[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A big welcome for President Clinton at a Kosovar refuge camp.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the search for the main dubbed the railroad serial killer intensifies in the midwest.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Clinton-kosovo]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton receives a hero's welcome at a Kosovar refuge camp in Macedonia.
Lee Cowan is there, and reports the President promises to get the refugees back home.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stankovic Camp/Macedonia;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Skopje, Macedonia]

(((LOCATOR: STANKOVIC CAMP, MACEDONIA) (( NAT CHEERING )) "Clinton! Clinton! Clinton!" IT IS THE CLOSEST THE PRESIDENT HAS GOTTEN TO WHAT USED TO BE THE FRONT LINES OF A CRISIS NOW WINDING DOWN, BUT FAR FROM OVER. LANDING LESS THAN 10 MILES FROM THE KOSOSVO BORDER, THE FIRST FAMILY TOOK OFF ON FOOT - SEEING FOR THEMSELVES THE SUFFERING OF THE REFUGEES, AND THEIR WILLINGNESS TO THANK HIM FOR HIS PART IN ENDING IT.
(( CLINTON SOT ))
"We are proud of what we did --- no one should ever, ever be punished - ethnic heritage."

BUT EVEN AS NATO PREPARES TO SEND IN MORE PEACEKEEPING TROOPS AND THE U-S HAS ANNOUNCED THE WITHDRAWAL OF SOME 300 COMB
AT AIRCRAFT, MR. CLINTON PLEADED WITH THE REFUGEES FOR PATIENCE --- IN THE FACE OF A BURNING DESIRE TO GO HOME.
(( CLINTON SOT ))

"You have suffered enough - don't want a child hurt - because of a landmine. BUT THE CAMP HAS ALREADY DWINDLED IN SIZE, FROM MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND DOWN TO TEN. FOR THOSE THAT REMAIN, THEY SAW TODAY AS TRIUMPHANT, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG, WHOSE GENERATION WILL FALL THE DUTY TO REBUILD.
(( SOT AT 28:44 ))

"I think it's a good idea to come here and visit us, Kosovar Albanian_I fell very good." (( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "While the President was warning the refugees he was also thanking the U-S troops here at Camp Able Sentry-the launching point for U-S operations inside Kosovo." AN OPERATION LIKELY TO LAST A LONG TIME - LONG PAST THE ADMINISTRATION OF BILL CLINTON WHO TODAY, LOOKED INTO THE EYES OF THOSE IT EFFECTS THE MOST. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, SKOPJE MACEDONIA.))

[Serial-killer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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After receiving a tip, the F-B-I search a suspected serial killer has moved to railroad tracks in Columbus, Ohio.
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[VO-NAT]

[20:05]
Rafael Resendez- Ramirez is wanted in connection with eight killings.
Five were found in Texas, one in Kentucky and police charged him yesterday with two murders in Gorham, Illlinois.

He's now a federal priority.
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[20:05;27]
[IN Q=Rafeal ramirez...]
[SUPER=01-Don Clark/FBI Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=most wanted list.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police also think Resendez-Ramirez may have been involved in two other killings in northern Illinois, about 300 miles from Gorham.
Officials say he hops from train to train, and that the victims have been found on or near rail tracks.
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[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush is in Virginia today looking for votes and raising some money.
Bush first appeared at a Richmond library with Virginia first lady Roxane Gilmore and is attending a lunch hour fundraiser at the Jefferson hotel in Richmond.
Governor Jim Gilmore has already backed Bush in his presidential bid, and Bush has a comfortable lead among Republican candidates in state and national polls.
We'll have more on Bush's visit tonight on News-7 at Five and Six.

[king-update]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon ]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Famed horror writer Stephen King is said to be resting well after several hours of surgery last night, but his doctor says he faces major rehabilitation over the next year and may not walk normally again for about nine months.
He also faces a third surgery tomorrow.
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[7;12:56]
[IN Q=When people have open fractures...]
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[OUT Q=to prevent infection.]
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[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[SS=None]


King was hit by a van Saturday while walking near his country home in Lovell, Maine.

[Disabilities-Act]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court]


The U-S Supreme Court is limiting the American's with disabilities act.
In an opinion released today, the justices said the law generally doesn't protect people with poor eyesight or other conditions that can be corrected.
The rulings bar discrimination lawsuits by two nearsighted pilots, a truck driver who's almost blind in one eye and a mechanic with high blood pressure.
They were all either fired or denied employment.

[Korea-Talks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A hopeful sign out of Beijing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]

[7:09:07]
North and South Korean officials have agreed to hold more talks.
The news follows a 90-minute face-to-face meeting between both sides at a hotel in Beijing today.
It was their highest level government talks in 14 months.
One official say this signals a political willingness to improve ties despite tensions over a recent naval clash in the Yellow Sea.
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[Chinese-spying]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The spotlight on Capitol Hill shines today on security troubles at America's nuclear weapons labs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[11:34:13]
Four Senate Committees are hearing from a presidential panel that's recommending big changes at the labs.
Energy Secretary Bill Richardson says plans for a semi-independent agency to handle security just won't fly and is recommending a different plan.
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[11:34;29-49]
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[SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/Secretary of Energy;]
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[VO-NAT]


Still, congressional Republicans insist the Energy Department can't solve its own security problems and many are pushing for the new agency.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The legal battle over the New River Trail is heating up.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we could be less than three weeks away from mandatory water restrictions in the city of Roanoke.
More on the efforts to slow the draining of Carvin's Cove is still ahead.
And will mother Nature help out?
Let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[S-NRV-Trail]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-15 TC1:06:23]
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A Wythe County judge will decide next week who owns the rights to a small segment of the New River Trail.
The land in question was donated to the state by Norfolk Southern for use as a trail.
But some Wythe County property-owners have challenged the state-- claiming the right of way once used by Norfolk Southern was supposed to revert back to its original owners or their heirs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Clara Edwards is the only property owner that hasn't settled with the state.
Yesterday-- she and her attorney attempted but were unable to reach an agreement.
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((PAUL STANLEY/EDWARDS' ATTORNEY: OUR POSITION IS THAT THE PROPERTY REMAINS OURS AND THAT IN ORDER FOR THE STATE TO CONTINUE TO USE IT IN THE WAY THEY HAVE THAT MY CLIENT'S SERVE SOME SORT OF COMPENSATION FOR THAT USE AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE DEBATE IS.))
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[OUT Q=debate is.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
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The court is expected to decide the question of ownership next Wednesday.
In the meantime-- the entire trail will remain open to the public.

[E-Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-18 44:29]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


Roanoke is paying more than one thousand dollars a day to slow the drain on Carvins Cove.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]


The city is buying one million gallons of water a day from Salem because the levels are so low in Carvins Cove.
Roanoke County is also contributing water to the city.
By August new pipes will carry even more from the county and the town of Vinton -- cutting the load on Carvins Cove in half.
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((IS THIS MOVING TOWARD A REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY? NO, THIS IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VALLEY GOVERNMENTS IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION SUCH AS THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Akers/Assistant City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=such as this]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke residents are still being asked to save water --
If it doesn't rain heavily within three weeks, the city plans to impose mandatory water limits.
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[S-Spangler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-23 41:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In less than a month, the Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney will have to prove to a three judge panel why his license to practice law in Virginia should NOT be revoked or suspended.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/File Tape;]


For more than a year, the Virginia State Bar has been investigating Garland Spangler's conduct and competence while in office.
Yesterday-- the results of the state bar investigation were filed at the Giles County courthouse.
The investigation centered on six criminal cases where Spangler made questionable decisions.
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[anchor=MElanie]
[ss=none]


There were two instances where Spangler allegedly missed the speedy trial deadline.
There were also two instances of failing to notify the court of plans to bring out a suspect's prior record-- to secure a tougher sentence.
There was also one allegation involving conflict of interest.

[E-Commerce]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-20 TC39:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Internet commerce is growing at about 300-percent a year right now.
That's an enticing new frontier for Congress to think about taxing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore heads up a new national advisory panel meeting for the first time yesterday.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 12:07:30]
[IN Q=Naturally, I ]

((NATURALLY, I DON'T THINK THAT TAXES ARE A GOOD POLICY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. BUT THERE ARE STRONG ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE RESOLVED ON LOCAL REVENUE AND OTHERS AREAS AS WELL, AND WE HAVE SOME TIME TO DO THAT, AND I'M GONNA MAKE SURE THAT ALL VOICES HAVE A FAIR CHANCE TO BE HEARD.))
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[OUT Q=to be heard.]
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[VO-NAT]


Traditional retailers say "e-commerce" without taxes is unfair, since customers who shop on Main Street must pay taxes, while those on the Web don't.
Gilmore says he'd like to consider lifting ALL sales taxes in America.
His panel will make recommendations before a federal moratorium on Internet taxation is lifted in October 2001.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


A survey released today at the conference reveals the money that could be collected from internet sales is relatively small-- just one-tenth of one percent of sales tax collections nationwide.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke honors its fallen firefighters.
That story's next on News 7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And it's that time of year again-- time to crown a new Miss Virginia.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Firefighters-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-17 58:34]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


Roanoke City Council is spending 83-thousand-dollars to remember firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
A new statue will go up at the Transportation Museum --- it shows a firefighter down on one knee with his hat on t

he ground.
The statue will be larger than life --
A firefighter's widow says it will help bereaved families AND the community.
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((YOU TAKE IT PERSONAL... TIME AND EFFORT BEHIND IT.))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Helm/Firefighter's Widow;]
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[OUT Q=behind it]
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[VO-NAT]


Six Roanoke firefighters have died on duty since 1911.
City council members are encouraging the police department to build a memorial also.
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[E-Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:19:41]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia Pageant]


There will be a new Miss Virginia by the end of the week.
Last year's Miss Virginia went on to win the Miss America title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

And one of these 26 young women is hoping to win the state title and get her own chance at the Miss America crown.


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((BIG SMILES AGAIN--RIGHT THERE.))
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[VO-NAT]

Contestants say smiling through chattering teeth while in a bathing suit isn't the only hard part.
Each contestant also supports a social platform .
The contestants will be rehearsing and making appearances around town all week.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The winner will be crowned in the Roanoke Civic Center on Saturday.


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 64 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Coming up next on News 7... The stars won't stop shining in Dallas...
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[VO-NAT ]


and New York knicks San Antonio in game three of the NBA playoffs last night.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Finals]


The New York Knicks' offense looked dead in dropping the first two games of the N-B-A Finals.
Allan Houston revived it in game three last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBA-NBC Sports;]


Houston tied his career playoff-high with 34 points as the Knicks finally beat the San Antonio Spurs 89-to-81.
Houston scored 13 points while New York was grabbing a 32-to-18 lead.
The Spurs eventually tied the game in the third quarter before Houston drained a three-pointer as the shot clock was about to expire.
THe Spurs now lead the series 2 games to 1.
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[S-Parade]


[ANCHOR=patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=Stanley Cup]


The Stars were on parade... the Dallas Stars that is.
The defending world champs gave fans a chance to see the Stanley Cup up close yesterday in a parade honoring the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00]


The city streets were filled with thousands of spectators.
The parade, which began at City Hall and headed down to Reunion Arena for a party, involved thousands of fans and bands. Fans came out in their true colors to support their newly crowned champs.
One of the first floats contained the Dallas coaching staff and the players would follow.
Darian hatcher was one of many Stars who held up the cup for fans to see.
The Stars captured the NHL title with a triple overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres Sunday.
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[S-Kuklick]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-39]
[GRAPHIC=cowboys]


And Dallas is still seeing stars... The Cowboys just added a former ACC and Wake Forest footall star to their roster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC; :00]


Yesterday the Cowboys signed rookie free agent quarterback Brian Kuklick. Kuklick finished his college career with five thousand, 334 yards passing, 30 touchdowns and 32 interceptions.
He averaged just under 244 passing yards a game last season for the demon deacons.
The Cowboys open training camp next month in Wichita Falls.
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[S-RVHS]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-40 tc 1:26:07]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Valley Horse Show]


At 28 years old the Roanoke Valley Horse Show is one of the oldest sporting events in the valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


More than a thousand horses will make the Salem Civic Center their home and compete at the highest level for a lot of bucks.
The total amount of cash prizes up for grabs is 250-thousand dollars with a 50-thousand dollar Grand Prix Saturday Night.
Nearly three decades of competition has made the Roanoke Valley Horse Show quite a force on the equestrian scene.
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[VO-NAT]


New to the show this year are Friesian (Free-shin) Horses.
They are warmbloods and are marked by their long wavy manes and tails, plus the feathers on their legs.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[ss=Hold]


You can also expect to see the old standards such as a demonstration by the Mounted Police Wednesday, dressage on Thursday and the Jack Russell Terriers Friday.


[S-Hillin]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=Sears Point]


Sears Point now has the attention of the Winston Cup circuit for this weekend's Save Mart/Kragen 350.
[graphic=DALE JARRETT]


Dale Jarrett leads the points race, but Bobby Labonte's victory at Pocono, his second in three weeks, closes DJ's lead to just 89 points. [watkins glen]
Meanwhile, the Busch Series drivers head to Watkins Glen this weekend after taking this past Saturday off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :00]


Dale Earnhardt Junior is leading the Busch Points race after winning two straight, including a win at South Boston in which he won the pole and then took the checkered flag.
One other Busch note.
Bobby Hillin and team Rensi Motorsports have made an aggreement for the Lysol 200 at the Glen that could result in the first African American driver to start a Busch race in the series 17 year history. (----------------) Bill Lester will drive Hillins number 8 Chevrolet, the 17th of 32 Busch races.