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Dental Patients Get HIV Tests; Brush Fire Shuts I-75 in Florida; Police Find Racist Nearly 35 Years After His Conviction; Road Rage Brawl on Video; Jodi Arias Trial; Tibet Landslide; $20,000 Smartphone; Plane to Go Coast to Coast with No Fuel
Aired March 30, 2013 - 17:00 ET
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DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: Seven thousand people once patients of the same dentist now scheduled to be tested. They may have hepatitis or even HIV.
Spring break nightmare, a brush fire shuts down one of the main interstates in Florida, the backup insane.
A convicted rapist on the lam for 35 years. The first question when he was caught, how did you find me?
Does winning really change everything? After Tiger Woods's fall from grace. We'll look at both sides of the coin.
And $20 thousand -- for a Smartphone? Is it really that smart?
You're in the CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Don Lemon. Thank you so much for joining us.
We'll going to start with this. A real life nightmare for patients who thought their biggest challenge would be recovering from dental surgery. Instead, hundreds of people in and around the Tulsa Oklahoma area began testing today to determine if any of them may have contracted Hepatitis or possibly even the virus that causes AIDS. Their cases, about 7,000 in all are linked to Tulsa dentist Dr. Scott Harrington. Investigators who searched his office say it was an unsanitary, chaotic and contaminated mess.
Straight to CNN Susan Candiotti now live from Tulsa. Susan, have a lot of people shown up for the test so far?
SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We know of about 200 so far. But we'll be getting those final numbers later tonight, Don. The state as you said asking 7,000 patients of Dr. Harrington to be tested. Now that's after state inspectors here in Oklahoma found what they call deplorable conditions and questionable practices including using expired drugs and even they found rusty dental instruments that would have been used during all these oral surgery.
You can just imagine what patients are going through. And all of this all started after authorities found a patient diagnosed or rather testing positive for HIV and Hepatitis. Now subsequent tests show that he was negative for HIV. But still authorities are very worried here about cross contamination. And like we said, patients are very angry at Dr. Harrington, very worried indeed. We spoke with a teenager and her mother. And this young lady was tested today.
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MARISSA SMITH, PATIENT: HIV and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are really hard things to live with. I have been to a lot of like school things about them. I have learned about them through the years. You know, some of my family is living with it. If I get sick like I could be sick for a long time. You know, it just freaks me out a little knowing that this could kill me.
CANDIOTTI: Do you think he should be charged?
MELISSA WOOD, MOTHER: If all of this turns out to be the case, I mean, he certainly should lose his license, you know, for definite. I don't think he should be allowed to practice anymore. You know, as far as criminal charges, you know, I don't know what will happen with that. But, you know, how do you say you're sorry to 7,000 people that you could possibly have infected?
CANDIOTTI: Now, authorities here do not expect that there is a wide outbreak here. But they acknowledge that a lot of people are very nervous in this community, Don. And that's why they wanted to get this testing underway today. It will resume next week -- Don.
LEMON: OK. It sounds disgusting. But are there any real charges? Is Dr. Harrington facing any charges?
CANDIOTTI: Well, right now there are state complaints against him. And he'll have to face a hearing before the state board of dentistry here. Now, the state attorney here in this area is also keeping an eye on all the evidence that are being gathered. So, it is possible that he could be criminally charged down the road. We don't know yet. And we'd like to point out that authorities tell us he has a clean record after 35 years. We have not been able to contact him nor has his attorney return any of our calls.
LEMON: At least his record is clean. Thank you very much, Susan Candiotti.
A brush fire near Florida's always busy I-75 interstate, never a good thing. But on this Easter weekend when thousands of people are headed south for spring break, it is an especially bad time for this. For time today, the interstate has been shut down for 11 miles in both directions South of Tampa. Southbound traffic is being diverted off the interstate at Sun City Center. Northbound has been re-opened within the past hour. We'll going to have a live report from Florida just a few minutes here on CNN.
The U.S. and South Korea are responding to North Korea's declaration of a state of war with the south. In the latest, it's the latest in a series of increasingly bellicose statements North Korea's state media warned and all out nuclear war and threatened to dissolve the U.S. mainland. Listen.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MAN (through a translator): From this time on, the North/South relations will be entering the state of war. And all issues raised between the North and South will be handled accordingly. The state of neither peace nor war has ended on the Korean peninsula.
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LEMON: South Korea says it is nothing new. Officially the two countries have actually been in a state of war since 1950. One mystery surrounding the latest threat by North Korea though, a chart seen in a photo of Kim Jong-un reportedly putting his rockets on stand-by. Shows targets on the West Coast and, for some reason, Austin, Texas. Experts say it is wishful thinking. North Korea has no missiles that can reach Austin or the U.S. mainland as a matter of fact.
The world has lost a legendary music producer. Phil Ramone died today at the age of 72. He was much more than a producer. In fact, Stevie Wonder called Ramone the star of stars behind stars. Ramone was a visionary who made technical innovations to compact disks and surround sound. Billy Joel described Ramone as quote, "the most talented guy in my band and said the music world has lost a giant." Ramone won 14 Grammys and worked with other stars including Ray Charles, Bob Dolan, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra.
The navy says, the man who died in a parachute training accident this week in Arizona was a member of the SEAL team 6, the same squad that went after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Thirty one year old Brett Shadow died Thursday at an Arizona training facility. Another SEAL was injured when the pair collided in air during that freefall. The other SEAL remain in stable condition right now. The accident is under investigation, of course.
A turn for the better for former South African President Nelson Mandela to report to you. Government spokesman says, Mandela is responding to treatment for pneumonia and now breathing without difficulty. His former wife Winnie Mandela attended a church service offering prayers for his good health. The world watches, hopeful that the civil rights leader's recovery but nowhere more than right at home.
DARYL BARK, SOUTH AFRICAN: He's a good man. He changed our country. Only brought good things. And we wish him well. Get better.
LUCKY NHLAPO, SOUTH AFRICAN: The whole world is watching. I hope Nelson Mandela come back as soon as possible. Viva Mandela.
MKOTSENG NTHOLENG, SOUTH AFRICAN: He is going to be OK. He's a hero, he's a good fighter. He will be fine and be healed.
LEMON: The 94-year-old Nobel Prize winner was admitted to a hospital this week for a recurring lung infection. Pope Francis is celebrating his first holy week as leader of the Catholic Church. Today, he presided over a special Easter vigil mass at the Vatican. The Pope baptized four people as part of the mass. Pope Francis is making lots of changes including shortening the three-hour vigil.
Tomorrow on Easter Sunday, he is set to deliver the annual Easter greeting to thousands pack at St. Peter's square. The pope also okayed the showing of a very famous religious relic today, The Shroud of Turin was on Italian TV. Some believe the shroud was Jesus's burial cloth. It is kept behind a bullet proof glass and has only been shown live on TV only once before in 1973. You can examine the shroud in the palm of your hand. Check this out, a new app called Shroud 2.0 shows high definition images of the relic.
We're keeping an eye on that massive wildfire in Florida, it is shutting down a portion of I-75. It's a bad news for spring break travelers. We'll going to take you live to the scene, that's straight ahead.
And Tiger is back on top with a new ad to celebrate it. But some are seeing this ad and they're asking, after his very public fall from grace, does winning really take care of everything? That's next on CNN.
LEMON: Rory McIlroy disappointed some people when he decided to play in the Texas open this week. The world's number two golfer waited until 30 minutes before the deadline to register for the tournament. But by playing in Texas, he'll have to postpone a humanitarian trip to Haiti. McIlroy was planning to visit in his role as a UNICEF ambassador and says, he will reschedule that trip. He said he feels he needed another tournament to prepare for the masters which begins in just 12 days. We'll be following it for you.
Does winning take care of everything? Does it wipe the slate clean for people? Or if you are not the person winning does it make you angry? First look at this new Nike ad, it features Tiger Woods back on top as the number one golfer in the world. His quote, "Winning takes care of everything." Sure, Tiger has made an amazing comeback after a very public fall from grace. So, is the message all is forgiven? I don't know. As long as you're winning?
Wendy Walsh is a psychologist. And we'll going to look at two sides of this coin, Wendy. First, Tiger, does winning take care of everything? Does it wipe the slate clean?
WENDY WALSH, HUMAN BEHAVIOR EXPERT: Well, Nike sure hopes that the fans will believe that won't they? I think there are two things here. First of all, human beings compete against human beings across the life span. And they want to really revere a hero and a winner. Now, the thing about Tiger Woods is there's something else here, when he had his fall from grace he became the underdog. And we all love an underdog. He became real, vulnerable. He apologized. Did he cry even in that press conference?
LEMON: Do you think people were rooting for him though? I mean, adultery for some reason --
WALSH: But then come back after supposedly redeeming one's self, going to therapy, rehab, I think that that's a piece of it. And I think the people are accepting him. And then of course, recently putting out pictures of him and Lindsey Vonn as a buttoned up couple on Facebook.
LEMON: That picture was little odd.
WALSH: It looked a little photoshopped to me. I mean, we all love, we love our Photoshop Don, but they almost seem look like they were in the same room.
LEMON: OK. On the other side of winning though, there is a young man, he invented new app for Smartphone, he's hailed as an innovator. And then he sells his ad to Yahoo! for $30 million. Then there is a bunch of sniping that's directed at the kid in this app. Wired called it unexceptional and essentially called the teenager a pawn for Yahoo! Others have said it's no more than a publicity stunt. The guy just got a big check so, I don't know what's the big difference here? Winning or not winning? I mean --
WALSH: The difference here is he's 17-years-old. And we hate to reward young people too early. And also, where is the lot of the cynicism coming from? His competitors and of course his peers who are all on twitter with their feelings of envy. Envy is a really dangerous human emotion, and it's one that we all need to keep in check.
LEMON: Not everybody does though.
WALSH: Most people aren't even.
LEMON: They're not even aware, right?
WALSH: They're not even aware how envious they are. And if you repress envy it can creep up in the most negative behaviors. So it's better to say, hey, I'm jealous or, ooh, you look good. You know, I love your new car. I love your new suit, right? Get it out with compliments.
LEMON: As I was working earlier here in L.A., I'm here in L.A. And you said you were by the pool with your daughter. What did I say?
WALSH: You said, I'm so jelly.
LEMON: I'm jelly, I'm jelly, so get it out. Thank you Dr. Wendy. It's great to be here with you.
WALSH: That's right. Thank you.
LEMON: Hey, real quickly, we want to update you on a story at the top of the hour that we told you about. A brush fire near Florida's always busy I-75 is causing havoc for drivers headed south for Easter weekend and spring break.
I want to bring in now Cheryl Glassford, she is a reporter with Bay 9 News and she is standing by for us in Ruskin, Florida. Cheryl, is traffic moving at all in that area? CHERYL GLASSFORD, BAY 9 NEWS REPORTER: Well, we are actually at the state of the fire but we're told that traffic is actually moving along a lot better on the interstate now with a much different story earlier with a lot of heavy smoke. But still fire officials are urging people to be cautious. Now, the situation here at the scene, a lot calmer than it was earlier. Let me show you a fire line. The firefighters dug here trying to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes. People living in this neighborhood watching, fearing at any moment the flames could take their homes.
LEMON: So, Cheryl, police giving any hints when traffic might got cleared out?
GLASSFORD: Well, what we are hearing is that traffic is starting to move along a lot better. But, again, they are keeping an eye on that smoke in this area. Especially as you get closer to dark. You just never know. It can make for a very dangerous mix of smoke and fog. You just never know. And so people definitely only keeping an eye on the interstates here. As the sun goes down here in a few hours, and also on this fire here tonight.
LEMON: All right. Thank you Cheryl. And again, we want to remind viewers as we look at those pictures again, this is in the Tampa, St. Pete area. This is spring break. Interstate closed down for 20 miles. And you can imagine what that's doing to traffic there.
And also probably getting a lot of folks nervous. Keeping parents worried as well because their kids are down there for the Spring break. But again, we'll continue to follow this brush fire shutting down interstate 75 in Florida for a time up to 20 miles of interstate shutdown. They started to get it back open as you hear a reporter there from our affiliate. The traffic is starting to move. We'll keep you updated here on CNN.
In the meantime, you might have seen all the profile picture changes on Facebook this week in support of same-sex marriage. I'm sure you saw that. Just how many people changed their picture profile and what portion of the country shied away from the bandwagon? Details are next.
LEMON: Eight teams are left in March madness. And by tomorrow night, that number will be whittled down to four. Half of the elite eight play today for the right to fight for the title in Atlanta. In hotlanta.
Marquette and Syracuse battling right now. Two big east rivals who know each other very well. One famous face in the crowd is our nation's highest ranking hoops fan. And that's President Barack Obama.
Later tonight, Wichita State will try to knock off Ohio State in a David versus Goliath type of match. Stay tuned.
Lots of Facebook feeds turned into a sea of red equals signs this week. Again it was on Facebook. A human rights campaign made the symbol meant to show support for same-sex marriage as Supreme Court tackles the issue. Shaded areas on the map show areas with the greatest number of profile changes. Ann Arbor, Michigan, had the most. The Bible Belt had the lowest number of changes. Facebook says, about 2.7 million people changed their profile picture on Tuesday. They can't say if it was all for the equal sign.
The year 2000. The case -- Bush V. Gore and the lawyers involved in that landmark case, David Boies. Well now they are all foes and they are teaming up in support of same-sex marriage. And wait until you hear how the partnership came about.
CNN's Gloria Borger is our chief political analyst, she has a preview of a program where debuting tonight, it's called the Marriage Warriors showdown at the Supreme Court. Take a look.
GLORIA BORGER, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST: If anybody had told me in the year 2000, after Bush versus Gore that I would be sitting with you both today on the same side of a case about gay marriage I would have said, are you nuts?
TED OLSON, ATTORNEY AGAINST PROPOSITION 8: Well, in the first place, I think we both came to the conclusion that we could probably be unbeatable if we were on the same side. But if we were on the opposite side, one of us would lose.
DAVID BOISE, ATTORNEY AGAINST PROPOSITION 8: And neither one of us likes to lose.
BORGER (voice-over): With the election over they became friends. Really good friends. Even though they still square off in court as recently as last month.
BOISE: And it was really great --
BORGER (on camera): Who won?
BOISE: Well, the judges will tell us. But I'll tell you one thing. And that's I like it a lot better when he's on my side than he's against me.
BORGER (voice-over): They are now teaming up in what they both say is the biggest case of their distinguished careers.
BOISE: This is the defining civil rights issue of this time.
OLSON: It wasn't a republican issue or a democratic or a conservative or a liberal issue. It was an American issue that we could go to the courts and to the American public and say, listen to us. This is about human rights and human dignity and respect for all of our citizens.
LEMON: Check out marriage warriors, showdown at the Supreme Court right here on CNN, 7:30 Eastern Time tonight.
Usually when criminals are on the run they don't stay in the same place very long. But one convicted rapist has been caught after three decades. And he's been in the same place for years. Next, we'll tell you how it happened.
LEMON: Investigators say a convicted rapist was hiding in plain sight. They credit good old fashioned police work for tracking down Gary Alan Irving nearly 35 years after he was convicted of rape. He's apparently been living as a model citizen in Maine just 130 miles from the scene of his crime.
CNN's Mary Snow has the story for you.
MARY SNOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is the man police say eluded them for years with countless tips going nowhere. Gary Alan Irving they say went on the lam in 1978 after being convicted of raping three young women. He took off after a judge postponed his sentencing and gave him a weekend to collect his things. This had been the last known photo police had of Irving.
He became one of Massachusetts's most wanted fugitives. That changed Wednesday when police showed up at his house in Maine. They found him hiding in plain sight with his name on the door. Authorities say they found the 52-year-old Irving watching TV with his wife and grandchild and asked officers, how did you find me?
SGT. ROBERT BURKE, MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE: His wife appeared like she was in a state of shock. She was very cooperative. Seemed to be a very nice lady. And for all intents and purposes they seemed to be a nice couple that were just living in downtown Warren.
SNOW: Inside the home, police say they found several guns. Irving had slightly altered his name, using Greg instead of Gary and changed his birthday. Neighbors noticed nothing remarkable.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: He was always pleasant, nice. Always liked him. I mean, you never know who's living next door, I guess.
SNOW: Irving lived with his wife and family roughly 130 miles from where the terrifying attacks happened.
MICHAEL MORRISSEY, NORFOLK DISTRICT ATTORNEY: That individual is hiding in the bushes and grabbing people at knife point dragging them into the bushes and raping them.
SNOW: Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey who is prosecuting the case wouldn't specify what led police to Maine after all these years. He said the case heated up in the last three to four months and credits good old fashioned police work. And he said victims have been notified of Irving's arrest. MORRISSEY: One of the victims had said to the victim advocate who works in the case that they were extremely relieved. And to finally realized that this person had been and will be put behind bars and be facing sentencing.
SNOW (on camera): Authorities in both Maine and Massachusetts say they planned to use DNA analysis and re-examine unresolved cases to see if there are any links to Irving. Fifty-two-year-old Irving is currently being held without bail in a Cumberland County jail and is scheduled to be in court on Monday. Mary Snow, CNN, New York.
LEMON: Half past the hour. We'll going to look at your headlines here on CNN. Hundreds of people in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma, lined up for testing today to see if any of them may have contracted Hepatitis or positive HIV from their dental surgeon. About 7,000 people have been linked to Dr. Scott Harrington. Investigators who searched his office say it was unsanitary and contaminated.
Florida's I-75 is full of spring break travelers this weekend. But a lot of them are going nowhere and nowhere fast. The brush fire shut down the high for 11 miles in both directions south of Tampa. Northbound lanes are open again. At last check, southbound traffic is being diverted off the interstate.
New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg trying to get a ban on big sodas reinstated. The mayor is appealing a judge's decision to block the ban. The judge says the ban limiting sugary beverages to 16 ounces was arbitrary. The city says the ban is important for health since obesity related illness kills more than 5,000 New Yorkers each year. Arguments are set for June.
Many relatives of 911 victims are opposing a new search for human remains. A group of victims' families want an outside investigation of New York City's medical examiner's office and its handling of previous 9/11 DNA samples. City officials plan to start sifting through debris at the site come Monday.
When road rage turns violent. Was this self-defense? Or was it assault? We'll get to the bottom of it with Holly Hughes, next.
First this. Your home can be a money pit, but come April 15, tax day, your daily shelter can be your tax shelter. Here's CNN's Christine Romans with a check of listed deductions that make a difference come tax day.
CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): First, you can deduct mortgage interest. It's worth nearly $100 billion a year.
(on camera): When you look at your house, the biggest deduction is interest for the mortgage. GARY DUBOFF, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CBIZ MHM: There is a limitation on mortgage interest. The first $1 million of debt on a property is tax deductible on your primary residence and your second residence combined.
ROMANS (voice-over): Mortgage insurance is deductible. So are state and local property taxes. But if you lost money when you sold your house, too bad.
DUBOFF: Unfortunately, you can't deduct a loss on the sale of a personal residence but the IRS would tax the gains.
ROMANS: The first $250,000 of gain is tax-free if you are single. $500,000 if you're married. So get your calculator and receipts for work that boosted the home value.
DUBOFF: Your original cost, closing costs, legal fees and improvements you may have made throughout the course of the ownership of the home.
ROMANS: Good records are key if you are taking a home office deduction. Figure out how much square footage is used for business and deduct that portion of the home's expenses, but be careful.
(on camera): If you have an office somewhere else but you work from home can you use that deduction?
DUBOFF: No. As an employee, working for an employer, it has to be for the convenience of the employer. If you want to work from home on a Friday, for example, you won't be able to deduct those expenses as a home office.
ROMANS (voice-over): Next year, you can use this formula for the IRS, $5 per square foot limited to 300 square feet for a maximum of $1500. Two more tax goodies hiding in your house. Certain energy efficient improvements can knock $500 off your tax, down from $1500 in 2011. If you moved more than 50 miles for a job, you can deduct those expenses, too.
Christine Romans, CNN, New York.
Two men charged in the death of a Chicago teacher have now pleaded not guilty. 15-year-old Hidaya Pendleton was gunned down days after performing in President Obama's inaugural parade. According to police, Kenneth Williams and Michael Ward opened fire on her and her friends, thinking they were members of a rival gang.
A shocking road rage brawl caught on tape. Bradley Turner and his wife say two guys in a truck tried to run them off the road last weekend in North Carolina. The video appears to show Turner confronting the men and instigating the fight. The men retaliate with a beat-down. Look at that. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
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LEMON: Turner's wife hands him a gun and he fires several shots.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get out of here.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Whoa!
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LEMON: See that?
Let's bring in Holly Hughes to talk law and justice.
Holly, listen, thankfully, no one was hurt by gunfire. Turner and his wife face a slew of assault and weapons charges. Could they claim self-defense or does the gunfire take this to a reckless level?
HOLLY HUGHES, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY & FORMER PROSECUTOR: A couple of points on that. They can't claim self-defense because the threat was over. We see the men running away, getting into their vehicle before he fires the shots. At this point he's looking at anywhere from very serious felony charges like aggravated assault which is firing a weapon at, toward or in the direction of someone, or he can be facing something as slight as discharging a firearm within city limits. It's going to depend on the charging authorities and who they think started this entire fight. But you can't meet fistfight with a gun. That's unequal force. It's not the same thing.
LEMON: It shows him instigating it, but what about the two guys who beat him up? Do they bear responsibility here?
HUGHES: They should be charged as well. They are looking at battery charges, assault charges. Depending on how much damage was done, they could be facing aggravated assault, which puts it in the felony rank. Everyone here needs to be charged with something, Don. This is a broad range of possibilities.
LEMON: OK. They bear responsibility because they tried to run him off the road. He instigated a fight. Had he just walked up on them -- this is a question I want to know. Had he just walked up on the guys and instigated a fight and they did nothing and they beat him down, then do they bear responsibility or are they defending themselves?
HUGHES: If he takes a swing at them, they are defending themselves. If he goes up with words, why did you run me off the road? What's going on? Depends on who took the first swing. You know, road rage, we all have it. Most of us don't get out of our vehicles and go up and start a physical confrontation. We figure, thank god they didn't have a gun and are shooting at me, right?
OK, Holly, let's switch gears and talk about Jodi Arias, this trial. Domestic violence expert took the stand and testified that Jodi Arias was abused and sufficient from post traumatic stress syndrome. The prosecutor ripped into the diagnosis and said the expert made mistakes. Which side do you think scored more legal points this week?
HUGHES: Well, we had two different experts. We started with Dr. Richard Samuels. Frankly, the prosecution annihilated him. He didn't stand up well on cross-examination. He seemed like he was more personally vested in the outcome of the case than he should have been. As an expert you want somebody to say, these are the facts, the circumstances, this is my diagnosis. The prosecutor, Juan Martinez, managed to get Dr. Samuels all twisted up, turned around and intimated, hey, you liked Jodi a little too much. The second expert we saw take the stand, Dr. Alice Laviolet, focused a lot on the domestic violence areas and not necessarily on Jodi's mental state so much. We have only seen her on direct. She's done an outstanding job educating the jury. She's more likable. And the jurors are rapt at attention. We have been talking to the court watchers reporting from inside the courtroom. They say, hey, this expert has come to the table with the goods. The first expert, Dr. Richard Samuels, not so much. He did not help the defense.
LEMON: I have to be honest with you. I have no interest in this trial. I haven't been following it.
HUGHES: You're the only one in America because everybody is interested --
LEMON: It's not true. It's not.
HUGHES: Oh, yes.
LEMON: It's not true. I was watching my favorite morning program the other day. They were saying what -- no one could name it. Listen, no one knew the name. That's just me. I know viewers are interested, but is it four months this has been going on?
HUGHES: It started in January. So we are coming up on the fourth month. It's been going on for a long time. Bear in mind. this is a death penalty case and a particularly brutal killing. So the prosecution bears the burden. They had to come to the table with all of the goods they are asking citizens to put someone to death. So, yes, the prosecution put on a long case to make sure their "T's" were crossed and "I's" dotted. The defense is trying to save the woman's life. So they, too -- the defendant herself, Jodi Arias, spent 18 days on the stand. That's virtually unheard of.
LEMON: All right. We have to run, Holly. Seriously, I have not watched any of it.
HUGHES: That's OK. I'll fill you in. I have seen almost all of it.
LEMON: Thank you very much.
HUGHES: All right, Don.
LEMON: The earth gives way, burying dozens of workers. A search-and-rescue operation continues around the clock to find survivors in a massive landslide in Tibet. More on this straight ahead.
LEMON: Rescuers pulled at least one body in a landslide in Tibet that buried 83 workers at a mining camp. At this point, no survivors have been found. The operation is on going but it was slowed by high altitude and concerns about more landslides. A government spokesman says the chances of finding anyone alive, pretty slim.
First, you could say this week's "CNN Hero" marches to the beat of a different drum. She's doing her part to uplift kids in one of the most violent cities in America. Watch now as she inspires kids one drum beat at a time.
TAWANDA JONES, CNN HERO: Who are we?
JONES: It is very hard for children growing up here today. It is dangerous. You can hear gunshots almost every other night. These kids want more. They don't want to be dodging bullets for the rest of their life.
JONES: My name is Tawanda Jones. My mission is to empower the youth of Camden, New Jersey, through this structured drill team.
JONES: What I try to do for them to go to the right path. It's simple. You instill discipline.
JONES: Drill team is really just a facade to bring these children in, because it is something they love to do. Once I have them, I introduce them to the college life. (MUSIC)
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: CSS changed me a whole lot. My dad was shot and killed. When my dad passed, I stopped going to class. I started hanging with the wrong people.
JONES: Did you complete your homework? Let me check it.
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: She is my second mom. Without her, I don't know where I would be right now.
JONES: In Camden, the high school graduation rate is 49 percent. In my program, it is 100 graduate. We have never had a drop-out.
UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: My grades now, I have a GPA of a 3.0. I want to be a sports manager.
JONES: We need to take back our city and, most importantly, take back our youth. Let them know we really care about them.
JONES: I don't think people really understand how important it is to have these children succeed. When you do this, you get great rewards, better than money.
LEMON: What is the top price you would pay for a Smartphone? $200? $500? $1,000? At one store -- I'm not even sure if you could get in the door with that kind of pocket change. Look at the prices there. Do you believe that? How high do they go? I will tell you, next.
LEMON: Did you owe on your taxes this year? This will make you feel a whole lot better. I bet Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is going to write a bigger check to the government than you are. He's paying an estimated -- are you ready -- $1 billion. A tax rate of 48 percent. Ouch! Zuckerberg will sell some of his stock to pay the bill. His estimated worth is $13 billion. That's a big tax bill, though.
They're here, ultra-high-end Smartphones. The price tag, $20,000? Let's put that in perspective for you. For 20K, you can get a new Toyota Corolla with money for gas. For $20,000, you could arrange a nice cozy charity dinner with TV's Florence Henderson and have money left over. Do you hear the studio laughter? To hang out backstage with one-time boxing great Mike Tyson, yet still enough left to have wrestling legend Mean Jean Okurlund record a personal message for you or a friend.
All right, enough fun.
Laurie Segall, CNN's money tech expert, is here.
Laurie, that's a lot of dough for a Smartphone. All we needed to do is to be able to call people. $20,000 cell phone, what does it do? Can you text the Mars rover. What does it do?
LAURIE SEGALL, CNN MONEY TECH EXPERT: You would think, right? But essentially, they're selling luxury. It's made by a company Vertu. This $20,000 Smartphone is made of titanium. The screen is made of sapphire. It takes them two weeks to make each individual Smartphone. It's got rose gold. The idea is that it's luxury, Don. So whereas, people will drop thousands for watches, cars, people will do the same thing for Smartphones.
There's one feature that's interesting, it's called the concierge feature. I asked Vertu's CEO exactly how this feature worked. Listen to what they said.
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UNIDENTIFIED VERTU CEO: You press this button, you get all the services we offer. So the concierge is the most famous one. You can call so you talk with a real person 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in seven different languages. You can call and whatever you need, you can ask.
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SEGALL: Essentially, Don, whatever you want you can ask. How cool is that? You can literally just get your phone, by in where in the world and say I want pancakes delivered and someone will do it. So maybe that's where the $20,000 comes from. I think that would be fun to play with.
LEMON: OK. That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
Do you know why? If you had that much money, you can hire someone to bring you pancakes. What do you need a telephone like that for? I've had this phone for three months and it's outdated already. It's ridiculous.
SEGALL: Look I actually said that exact thing to the CEO. What he said is these people have the money to update their phones whenever they want. This luxury market is the kind of thing people will pay for. And he said people are paying for it, and they've done this in Europe, they've bringing it to the United States. We'll see if it's a success here. They have a store on Madison Avenue.
LEMON: OK. Let's move on. There are a lot of starving people in the world that could use their help. I'm just saying. Another cool story, a plane from Europe has landed in the U.S. and it plans on going cross country without an ounce of fuel. How are they going to do that?
SEGALL: This is really interesting. It's called the Solar Impulse. They're based in Switzerland. Essentially, this is a solar- powered plane. You can see it there. It's very light. You see the wingspan, longer than a Boeing 747. Essentially, the plane weighs less than a vehicle. So it's the idea that these solar cells attached to the wings will make it go around the world. And they're bringing it to the U.S. and they're going to say, you know, this is our message: We should be more energy efficient -- Don?
LEMON: All right, Laurie. Don't mind me. It's just me and my big mouth.
So thank you, Laurie.
I appreciate it.
White House tours didn't survive the latest budget cuts, but the annual Easter egg it did make the cut. The First Puppy gives us a preview after this break.
LEMON: The first family got a head start on the White House Easter Egg Roll. Here's first dog, Bo, in action.
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LEMON: Very cute. The first family will host the 135th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll Monday. About 30,000 people are expected to attend, including Bo, I hope.
Well, what can you expect weather-wise when you head out to church or other Easter festivities? Alexandra Steele takes a look -- Alexandra?
ALEXANDRA STEELE, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Hi, Don. Looking ahead at Easter, take a look at what we've got. Along the Eastern seaboard and in the southeast, really unsettled. The rain makes it to Washington and New York in the afternoon. So morning services, you should be OK. And also Easter egg hunts you'll be final. Northwest as well. But northern California on Easter gets into some rain. In terms of the temperatures tomorrow, right around average in the southeast. Temperatures finally getting to normal, but enjoy it, because we'll watch the next Arctic shot of air come in. And we have a cold week coming up beginning on Monday. And then the week will be a cold one -- Don? LEMON: All right, thank you, Alexandra.
I'm Don Lemon. Here's Wolf.