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MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STALKING TV ANCHORWOMAN

One of two men stalking Buffalo television anchorwoman Laurie Lisowski for the past three years pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge, while the second man agreed to stop stalking her.

Michael Gene Taylor, 39, of Lockport, pleaded guilty before City Judge Robert Russell to aggravated harassment for a series of telephone calls to Miss Lisowski, 30, of Lewiston, and her family.

Taylor was ordered to remain jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail, pending his July 7 sentencing. The judge told him he will reconsider the bail amount once county forensic mental officials talk to him about the case.

Miss Lisowski, the 11 p.m. news anchorwoman for WGRZ-TV, declined to comment. Kevin Gaughan, Miss Lisowski's attorney, said that she is satisfied with the guilty plea, which could send Taylor to jail for up to one year.

Gaughan also said Buffalo police vice detectives have spoken to a young Cheektowaga man who also has been stalking Miss Lisowski. The man, whose name Gaughan declined to reveal, "admitted everything to police and promised he wouldn't do it anymore."

"In light of his contrition," Miss Lisowski won't file criminal charges against him, Gaughan said.

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