[11Amtrak-Routes]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC 14:50]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak]

Passenger train service in our region could end as early as October.
Amtrak officials have released a list of 18 long-distance train routes that could be cut this fall, unless Amtrak gets additional federal cash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=File Tape; :00]


The list includes the "Cardinal," which runs between Washington, DC and Chicago, with a stop at Clifton Forge....


And also the "Crescent," which runs between New York and New Orleans, with stops at the Kemper Street station in Lynchburg and also in Danville.
The list of potential route cuts is preliminary. Congress is expected to begin debating Amtrak's future within the next few weeks.
But for now, Amtrak says if it doesn't get more than a billion dollars from the government by October, it will have to cancel long-distance routes.
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[11Rail-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC15:18]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Local officials say it's too early to tell how Amtrak's financial problems might impact the latest effort to bring passenger rail service to central and southwest Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


They were hoping Amtrak would be the operator for the TransDominion Express.. which would run from Bristol through Roanoke and onto Lynchburg.. where one leg would then head North to Washington and another east to Richmond.
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The state has already sunk nine million dollars into the project.
Officials hoped to have the service operational by next year.
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[Plane-Evacuation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Delta Airlines flight that took off from Denver International returned to the airport last night after a suspicious note was found on board.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


The plane landed safely about an hour after taking off.
A Delta spokeswoman says the plane was headed to Salt Lake City with 62 people on board, but returned ``as a precautionary measure.''
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Passengers say the pilot announced the note contained a bomb threat.
After the plane landed, passengers were driven to the terminal in a bus and re-screened, while authorities searched the plane.
Officials say no other flights were affected.

[Enron]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enron Invest.]


The heat is on former Enron C-E-O Kenneth Lay.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Today, the Senate Commerce committee votes on whether to subpoena Lay to force his testimony on Capitol Hill.
A House committee has already said it'll subpoena him.
Lay backed out of congressional hearings Sunday night.
And yesterday, he resigned from Enron's board of directors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=I can understand]

((SEN. BYRON DORGAN/D- NORTH DAKOTA:I CAN UNDERSTAND IT IS DIFFICULT TO COME AND TESTIFY.. BUT HE SHOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A WALK IN THE PARK TO TESTIFY BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE." ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Byron Dorgan/(D) North Dakota;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=Congressional committee]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meanwhile, Justice Department officials say they see no reason to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Enron.

The collapsed energy company is also being investigated over financial gimmicks that led to its downfall.
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[11XGR-Vans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A bill that would limit the use of 15-passenger vans was approved by a House of Delegates committee yesterday, but not before lawmakers made significant changes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-July 1, 2001]


The legislation follows the church van accident last summer that killed 14-year old Jessika Lewis of Roanoke.
Yesterday, the House Education Committee considered a proposal that would require schools to use vehicles that meet federal school bus safety standards.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((CHILD CARE LOBBYIST: I THINK WE CONCENTRATE MAINLY ON DRIVER SAFETY. WE'RE GOING TO DO MORE THERE TO FIX UP SAFETY PROBLEMS IN VIRGINIA THAN SIMPLY WIPING OUT A FLEET OF VEHICLES AND SAYING OKAY YOU HAVE TO BUY SOMETHING ELSE NOW.)) ((YOU KNOW MONEY IS THE BIG ISSUE HERE, BUT YOU CAN'T COMPARE MONEY TO A CHILD'S LIFE, SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE THE POINT OF. WE'RE NOT JUST OUT BECAUSE OUR DAUGHTER WAS KILLED, BUT OTHER CHILDREN ARE GETTING HURT AND WE JUST NEED TO LET NOT MONEY BE THE ISSUE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Vernon Holloman/Child Care Lobbyist; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Erndt/Jessika Lewis' Mother; :12]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=money be the issue here.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The committee ammended the bill so that it only applies to public schools.
Supporters were disappointed by that decision, but pleased that the legisaltion made it out of the committee.
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[11Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC17:01]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


If you live in Roanoke- plan on conserving Water.
Roanoke's City Council has declared a water state of emergency.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]


Right now, Carvins Cove is 21-point-2 feet below spillway.
Water conservation is still voluntary.
But when it drops to 22 feet, conservation will be mandatory.
Outdoor use will be restricted from 10 A-M to 7 P-M.
At 26 feet below spillway, Council will impose a ban on all outdoor water use, impose financial penalties on violators, buy water from Salem and Roanoke County and impose water surcharges on customers.
City Council authorized one-million dollars to buy water.
Roanoke consumes 16 million gallons of water a day.
In an emergency, Council COULD buy 6-million gallons a day from Salem and Roanoke County at a cost of 13-thousand 900-dollars.
Crystal Spring COULD supply nearly 4-million gallons a day.
But it will be shut down until December while the city installs a new filtration system to fight bacteria.
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[11Grundy-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC48:30]
[GRAPHIC=Appalachian Law School]


Governor Mark Warner is expected to visit the Appalachian School of Law next Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Grundy;]

Bad weather forced Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore to cancel their plans to visit the campus yesterday. Next week they're expected to address the law school community about the January mass shooting there that killed three people and wounded three others.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:08:23]
[IN Q=by coming]

((MATTHEW HARVEY/APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW STUDENT; BY COMING HERE IT WILL SHOW THAT HE CARES THAT RICHMOND CARES AND THE WHOLE STATE OF VIRGINIA CARES AND IS HURTING WITH US.)) ((LOU ELLSWORTH/APPALACHIAN SCHOOL OF LAW PRESIDENT; WE HAVE SPECIAL COUNSELORS PROFESSIONALS COMING TO MEET WITH INDIVIDUALS FACULTY STUDENTS AND STAFF WHAT I HEAR NOW MOST ARE STUDENTS TALKING ABOUT THEIR ASSIGNMENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Harvey/Appalachian School of Law Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lou Ellsworth/Appalachian School of Law President; :10]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=THEIR ASSIGNMENTS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Ellsworth says all students have returned to campus and classes are in full swing.
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[11Appomattox]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC16:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For 135 years it's been a symbol of where our nation came together after a long and bloody Civil War.
But now a new battle is brewing in historic Appomattox County.. pitting citizens against their local government.


Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Like most communities]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Siano/Opposes New Signs; :25]
[SUPER=01-Susan Book/Opposes New Signs; :55]
[SUPER=01-Edith McCormick/Opposes New Signs; 1:05]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox.]

(( Like most communities, Appomattox County has its problems: a dilapidated courthouse, crowded schools and now.. welcome signs.
[natsot traffic pan to sign]
[RUNS= 01]


For decades these signs have greeted visitors at the county limits, reminding them this is where the North and South came together in 1865.
But the signs have begun to show their age, so the board of supervisors figured it was time for a change.
More than 300 citizens disagree.
[SOT 18:45:18]

((BETTY SIANO/OPPOSES NEW SIGNS: EVERYTHING THIS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES IS DONE WITHOUT FORETHOUGHT, PLANNING, INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND IS A KNEE-JERK RESPONSE TO EVERY NEW WAY TO SPEND THE TAXPAYERS MONEY.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=taxpayers money.]


This actually is grant money.. 26-thousand dollars worth.. that would pay for the new signs.
The supervisors had applied for the grant and awarded the design bid before the public got wind of what was happening and reaction was swift.
Almost to a person, county residents say they like the old signs just fine.
[SOT 18:54:19]

((SUSAN BOOK/OPPOSES NEW SIGNS: AREN'T WE ABOUT HISTORY? AND ISN'T HISTORY ABOUT PRESERVATION? DO WE CAST ASIDE EVERYTHING AND ANYONE WHO IS CONSIDERED OLD AND HAVE SERVED THEIR PURPOSE?))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=served their purpose?]
[SOT 18:39:26]

((EDITH MCCORMICK/OPPOSES NEW SIGNS: YOU SAY YOU WANT THE TOURISTS TO COME, YET YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE THINGS MODERN AND UNREAL. TOURISTS ARE LOOKING FOR THE OLD, THE MEMORIES OF THE PAST.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=of the past.]


McCormick and the others hope a county that prides itself on history will agree to keep this sign of the times.


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.))
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Death-Penalty]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:05:26]
[GRAPHIC=Death Penalty]


A General Assembly committee has rejected a moratorium on the death penalty in Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT OF DEMONSTRATION]
[IN Q=Executions no more]

((EXECUTIONS NO MORE. EXECUTIONS NO MORE.))
[SUPER=03-Richmond]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=executions no more.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Death penalty opponents brought their annual demonstration to Capitol Square, on the day the House Courts of Justice Committee considered two death penalty bills.
The measure calling for a moratorium was introduced by McLean Republican Vince Callahan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:54:52 :21]
[IN Q=I'm the chairman]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R- MCLEAN: I'M THE CHAIRMAN OF J-LARC AND WE JUST HAD A REPORT THAT SHOWS THAT IT'S UNEVENLY APPLIED THROUGH VIRGINIA. THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS LIKE THAT. THE 21- DAY RULE WHICH IS THE STRICTEST IN THE UNITED STATES ON THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW EVIDENCE, THE QUALITY OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION, THERE'S A WHOLE RAFT OF ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) McLean; ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=whole raft of issues.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another bill would have abolished the death penalty. Introduced by a Republican lawmaker, that measure was also rejected by the Courts of Justice Committee.

[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:08:27]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


City Council is going back to the drawing board on how it will fund a 15-million dollar renovation of the Civic Center.
Last week, the General Assembly shot down a plan that would have helped them do it.
As Marya Jones reports, Delegate Morgan Griffith and Mayor Ralph Smith are catching flack from some Council members for overstepping bounds.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=After being dealt]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke Vice Mayor; :07]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :36]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council; :57]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]

(( After being dealt two blows by the General Assembly last week, members of City Council were sounding off...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:24:49 - :59]

((BILL CARDER/(R)VICE MAYOR: IF WE ALLOW POLITICS TO ENTER INTO........THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.)) [RUNS:10]
Mayor Ralph Smith continued to catch flack from his colleagues for going over their heads... seeking help from Delegate Morgan Griffith in killing a bill that would amend the city's charter.
A Senate version of that bill passed ... but the House will get another shot at it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:04:07 - :16]

((RALPH SMITH/MAYOR: I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR. I LOOK FORWARD TO FINDING WAYS OF WORKING WITH THIS COUNCIL.))

[RUNS:09]
There was more outrage over the legislature's defeat of an admissions tax.
It WOULD have raised the tax at city-owned facilities to help finance the Civic Center's renovation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:28:42 - :59]

((BILL BESTPITCH/(D) CITY COUNCILMAN: AGAIN, MR. MAYOR, YOU MAY SPEAK OF WANTING EFFICIENCY IN GOVERNMENT.... FLUSH CITIZENS MONEY RIGHT DOWN THE TOILET.)) [RUNS:17]
(///// SOT /////)

[Su 16:57:23 - :37] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: CITY COUNCIL WILL HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON HOW TO FINANCE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CIVIC CENTER. ONE OPTION BEING WEIGHED IS RAISING THE ADMISSIONS TAX AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FACILITIES. MARYA JONES, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:13]))


[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news this morning, Car sales were down in January .
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


((GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 5TH OF FEBRUARY.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.

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IT'S GETTING EVEN HARDER FOR BUSINESSES -OR ANYONE FOR THAT MATTER- TO GET MONEY THESE DAYS.
THE FED SAYS 45.4% OF BANKS SURVEYED TIGHTENED THE REINS ON CONSUMER AND BUSINESS CREDIT IN THE THREE MONTHS ENDED IN JANUARY, NONE REPORTED EASING IT!

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MONEY BACK DOESN'T EVIDENTLY BRING CONSUMERS BACK TO THE SHOWROOMS...CAR SALES WERE OFF THE FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR.. BY 5 AND TWO TENTHS OF A PERCENT...
AND WHEN COMPARED TO 2001... THE BIG THREE AUTOMAKERS SOLD EVEN LESS THIS JANAURY THAN LAST... DOWN ALMOST A FULL 12 PERCENT.

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STOCKS TOOK A HUMPTY DUMPTY TUMBLE TO KICK OFF THE NEW WEEK AS INVESTOR CONFIDENCE ABOUT CORPORATE ACCOUNTING, .TODAY REACTUION TO DECEMBER FACTORY ORDERS DATA

ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. NASTY, NASTY IN TOKYO AS THE YEN WAS UP FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT DAY

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NIGHTIME ON THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.. CHANGING CARS IN MEMPHIS TENNESEE....
IT LOOKS LIKE 18 OF AMTRAK'S LONG DISTANCE LINES HAVE " GOT THE DISAPPEARIN' RAILROAD BLUES...
THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS.. FROM CHICAGO SOUTH MAY FADE AWAY.. DITTO: THE SUNSET LIMITED BETWEEN ORLANDO AND L-A.
AMTRAK WOULD REORGANIZE AS MAINLY A NORTHEAST CONNECTOR UNLESS IT GETS 1.2 BILLION DOLLARS BY THE START OF OCTOBER'S FISCAL YEAR..
IT WOULD BE THE END OF COAST TO COAST RAIL TRAVEL FOR FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1869.

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AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=none]

Amtrak's list of long-distance train routes that COULD be cut this fall does include service in our region.
The list includes the "Cardinal," which runs between Washington, DC and Chicago, with a stop at Clifton Forge....
And also the "Crescent," which runs between New York and New Orleans, with stops at the Kemper Street station in Lynchburg and also in Danville. Now here's a look at your local stocks.

(Kim tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, new studies suggest calming the mind, COULD calm your asthma. And other countries warn taking Kava could be a serious risk to your liver.
Melissa McDermott has those stories and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=:59]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((MEDICAL RESEARCH HAS LONG SOUGHT THE LINK BETWEEN ASTHMA AND THE MIND.
(VO)

TWO NEW STUDIES SUGGEST, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RELAX YOUR ASTHMA AWAY. RESEARCHERS SAY SEVERAL DIFFERENT METHODS OF RELAXATION INCLUDING HYPNOSIS, AND YOGA BREATHING METHODS - HAVE BIG BENEFITS. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT IT IN THE NEW ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL THORAX.
MEN WHOSE DIETS ARE RICH IN RED MEAT, HIGH-FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS AND BAKED GOODS, ARE 60 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP DIABETES AFTER THE AGE 40. A NEW HARVARD STUDY SUGGESTS POSSIBLE LINKS BETWEEN ADULT ONSET DIABETES AND DIETS. DOCTORS FOUND MEN WHO ATE A PRUDENT DIET OF FRUITS, VEGGIES, WHOLE GRAINS, FISH AND POULTRY, SIGNIFICANTLY CUT THEIR RISK OF DIABETES.
DO YOU TAKE KAVA? IF SO, YOU MAY WANT TO GIVE IT A BREAK. SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES HAVE PULLED THE HERB FROM SHELVES, AFTER REPORTS OF POSSIBLE LIVER DAMAGE - AND THE FDA IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING WHETHER KAVA IS A HEALTH RISK.

(ON CAM)

THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))




[11L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:19:34]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Airport]


In business news, more flights are coming to Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Starting April 1st, US Airways Express will provide three daily round-trip flights to Philadelphia.. and the airline is also adding another daily flight to Pittsburgh.
Airport officials hope the added service will fill the void left by United Express when it discontinued its flights to Washington.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:33:51]
[IN Q=When you look]

((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL, THE DIRECTION OF FLOW AND THE BUILDING OF PHILADELPHIA AS AN INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY, YOU'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO SEE A REAL IMPROVEMENT IN OVERALL POTENTIAL CONNECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=overall potential connections.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new flights represent an additional 132 daily seats for Lynchburg.
The airport had lost nearly half its ridership capacity following the September 11th attacks.
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[11Pierpaoli]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:37:07]
[GRAPHIC=Pierpaoli]


A V-M-I professor will be sentenced in May for having sex with an underage boy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

In Lexington yesterday, a judge convicted 39-year old Paul (peer-PAUL-ee) Pierpaoli of using a computer to solicit sex with a minor, and carnal knowledge of a minor. The minor testified that he and his 21-year old boyfriend met (peer-PAUL-ee) Pierpaoli on an internet website last August. That same night he said the three of them met at an abandoned trailer in Rockbridge County to have sex.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Rockbridge County Commonwealth's Attorney Gordon Saunders says DNA evidence also placed (peer-PAUL-ee) Pierpaoli at the trailer. (peer-PAUL-ee) Pierpaoli taught history and served as Assistant to the Superintendent of VMI. He was suspended with pay in September.
He's currently free on bond, but Judge George Honts ordered him to stay away from internet sex sites while he's waiting to be sentenced.