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cnn, bar sew island, norway. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm fredricka whitfield. we continue with the search for 6-year-old etan patz. the fbi and nypd say they will be back searching tomorrow. investigators are also following up on an important development, the discovery of a suspicious stain they found on a basement wall. national correspondent susan candiotti is at the scene in new york. susan, any more information as to why they suspended that search? >> reporter: they've been very tight-lipped about it, fred. it is a very curious development, however, because after working here all day long, i would say early in the afternoon, all of a sudden we noticed some movement. and one of the crime scene units from the new york police department pulled up in an apparent attempt to block our view from down the street. but we've been able to look down
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there. we noticed the fbi was taking down a blue tent that had been covering the entrance to the basement where they had been doing their excavation work. when we peppered them with questions to find out why they were stopping their work, they simply said, we're suspending operations for now, and we will resume them in the morning. but they would tell us nothing more. so we're left to wonder, is there a development? have they found only that suspicious stain that we'll tell you more about? or were they simply knocking off for the day? fred? >> it's clearly very rainy there. is there any link between the weather and how they're conducting this search? >> reporter: impossible to say. but really, the key focus is what we've been able to learn from a law enforcement source, about what they discovered on saturday when they were here. and the technicians downstairs in the basement, after digging everything up, were spraying a chemical called luminol. and luminol is able to detect the possibility of blood. it's commonly used in all kinds
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of crime scenes. in fact, they did detect something that they called suspicious, and an area of interest. and so this stain on part of a cement wall was cut out with chain saws. and the fbi is sending it to its crime lab in quantico, virginia, to try to determine whether in fact that stain is blood, and if it is, who it belongs to. >> candy, earlier you said this search is not far from patz's family home and family members still live there. has anyone spoken with them? are family members saying anything about this investigation now being reopened just less than a block away from their home? >> reporter: right. it's just a half a block in this direction, basement right over my shoulder. in fact, the school bus stop where etan had headed that day is just another block in that direction. no, the parents really have said nothing. they've even posted a note outside their front door that says, please, we'd like to
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remain private at this moment. so we haven't heard anything from them. however, an author who has written a book on the investigation was in touch with them the other day. and they said that, of course, they're just watching and waiting to see what this development is. they've had a lot of ups and downs over the past 33 years. so they're in a wait-and-see mode right now. it's got to be tough. >> thank you so much, susan candiotti in new york. in tucson they're searching for a missing 6-year-old girl. the parents of isabel mercedes say they discovered her missing when they went to wake her up yesterday morning. they say they last saw her friday night when she went to bed. her family is still in shock over her disappearance. >> you don't think anything like that would actually happen to you. all of a sudden you wake up one morning and you're in that scenario. and confusion. you know, everything -- all -- everything goes through your mind. you're angry, upset, confused.
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>> officers are conducting a good search. we have bloodhounds to pick up any scent of the little girl and cordoning additional resources to try to get to the bottom of where it this girl may be. >> police are expected to hold a news conference any minute now. united nations cease-fire monitors are on the ground in syria. this is amateur video shot today. u.n. monitors are touring towns hammered by more than a year of shelling and street fighting. the u.n. security council voting yesterday to boost from 30 to 300 monitors. opening argument in john edwards' fraud trial begin tomorrow in north carolina. the former presidential candidate is accused of misusing nearly $1 million in campaign money to cover up a sexual affair. he faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. it has been two days since
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george zimmerman was granted bond by a florida judge. but today he remains behind bars. the bond was set at $150,000. which means he has to put up 10% of that in cash to gain his freedom. zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. all right. iran says it has cracked the codes of america's spy drone. details on that story ahead. a scholarship plan that pays students to drop out of college. we'll talk with the man who runs the program about why he thinks it will actually help the economy. actually, it's cruze e-co, not ec-o. just like e-ither. or ei-ther. or e-conomical. [ chuckling ] or ec-onomical. pa-tato, po-tato, huh? actually, it's to-mato, ta-mato. oh, that's right. [ laughs ] [ car door shuts ] [ male announcer ] visit your local chevy dealer today.
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it has been two days since george zimmerman was granted bond by a florida judge. the bond was set at $150,000, which means he has to put up 10% of that in cash to gain his freedom. zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder with the shooting of trayvon martin. david mattingly is in sanford, florida, covering this story for us. david, why might zimmerman remain in jail? what is it about the family not being able to collect enough collateral in order to post bond? >> reporter: well, we know the family was going to have difficulty with this. the prosecution wanted $1 million bond. the judge said it at $150,000. it's still difficult for this family of limited financial means to come up with what they need to get george zimmerman out of jail right now. the amount in cash, and the amount of collateral to come up to cover the rest of the $150,000.
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we heard george zimmerman through his attorney say he's inde gent, he's unemployed, he can't pay for his own defense. his wife is a college student. his father is a disabled veteran of limited income. his mother is retired. they do have a home. they're paying a mortgage on that. but they have limited income, and limited savings. so $150,000 is a very steep figure for this family to try and secure. >> and so what potentially might be next? what are zimmerman's attorneys saying could be next? >> well, as far as next, it's all contingent on when he gets out of here. at this point, we were looking at his website today. there have been no new updates to that website for the past two days. yesterday his attorney came out and said that he hopes that george zimmerman is out by the middle of this week. he mentioned the difficulty with the financial arrangements for the bond. also, he had concerns about security. not just about george zimmerman,
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about when he gets out of here, but for zimmerman's family as well. so he said a lot of things to work out. nothing at all that easy for this family. >> david mattingly, thanks so much, out of sanford, florida. other news happening overseas today. iranian officials say they've figured out how an american spy plane works. this is the unmanned american drone that went down inside iran last december. remember that? iran's news agency said the military has extracted and decoded intelligence information stored inside the plane. no comment from the pentagon. in bahrain, protesters failed to stop the running of a major formula i race today. some streets near the bahrain grand prix course were blocked by burning trash and tires. groups demonstrating against the government called the race a publicity stunt. they did manage to cancel the race, however, last year. and take a good look at this volleyball. see the japanese writing there? that ball washed up on shore on
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an island in alaska. turns out that ball came from a japanese school hit by last year's tsunami and probably floated the 4,500 miles across the pacific ocean. today is election day in france. voters went to the polls all day, and early exit polls don't paint a very optimistic picture for nicolas sarkozy. we have a closer look on what is turning out to be a nail-biting kind of race. even though many days to go. no one should be too presumptuous. >> yeah. well, it's a two-stage process. if none of the candidates running for the first round gets 50% of the vote, they go into a second round. the two top candidates. so now we have the incumbent,
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nicolas sarkozy, and his major challenger, francois oland. he has scored quite a victor with 6 percentage points over an incumbent. that hasn't happened in france since 1958, for an incumbent president to lose a first round. that hasn't happened in more than 50 years. >> why is it believed this is happening this way? what's different? >> the voters that we have talked to say that they simply don't like sarkozy, after five years of him. he's very brash. and also 10% unemployment. higher than the united states. >> and the economy is the root of many elections. >> with the pocketbooks. we see this, of course, they say in the first stajges of the ele, french vote with their heart. probably protest votes there, which are seen in the shocking
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showing of the far right immigrant party, 20% of the vote at this stage, so they expect now sarkozy to try to go and woo those far right supporters of the national front to try to get them to vote for him so he gets enough votes. they also have debates. sarkozy excels in debates. but still, this is a huge blow. the momentum is with the socialist hollande. >> what is the secret behind his new-found popularity in this race? >> what analysts are saying, it's simply the pocketbook issues. people just don't see sarkozy delivering. he came five years ago, he said he would deliver a more dynamic economy. he's had, of course, because of the global financial crisis, he's had to do a lot of austerity cuts. and that's hit a lot of people. he raised the pension age. and as i mentioned, they just, as a person, they really got disillusioned with him. that doesn't mean they really
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like hollande that much. but it's just -- they're just not excited about those candidates. most of the people that are being polled. so we will see. it goes on to the second round. hollande already has far left party. and the green party voters will go to him because the leaders have already come out and said we want you to support him so we defeat sarkozy. so it's going to be very interesting. also, the first ipss poll that came out is showing hollande will win the second round. but you never know. they've got two weeks, debates. a lot could happen in politics. >> we all know that. it's a nail biter. >> we know. >> thanks so much. i know you'll be back next weekend to keep us posted on the outcome. thanks so much. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is gearing up for a grueling triathlon again. many of our viewers will join him as well. sanjay talked to one of them in this edition of "fit nation."
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>> reporter: a little less than five months away until race day for me and a group of cnn viewers. we're trying to compete in a triathlon. so far, training seems to be going well for just about everyone. now that the lucky seven have all gotten their road bikes, they started riding outside, i wanted to check in with one of them to see how things have changed for her since joining the program. joining me now from lockport, new york, outside of buffalo, is adrien adrienne, one of our triathlon participants. adrienne, good to see you. i think it's spring break for you and your students. how are things going for you? >> well, i'm enjoying some wedding planning here. i'm getting to visit my parents. and i've been able to work out with my sister while i've been here. so that's the first time i've actually ever come home wa plan to actually exercise. so it's been a different type of spring break in buffalo this time around. >> we've got a couple other updates as well.
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remember glen? when we first met glen, he was sleeping with a c-pap machine every night to help deal with sleep apnea. i'm happy to report he's lost about 30 pounds since joining the challenge. for the first time in years, he's sleeping soundly enough without the machine. also, rick morris, a firefighter from north carolina, who smoked nearly a pack a day, well, he smoked his last cigarette during our kickoff weekend. he said he would, and he did. and since quitting, his blood pressure dropped from 150 over 95 to 114 over 60. no meds, just diet and exercise. i'm really proud of their progress. i can't wait to see more of their transformations as well, and hopefully you can follow along. also join us on facebook where we're doing something new. beginner workouts every monday morning. back to you. >> all right. thanks so much. lots of inspiration there. so how valuable is your college education? one foundation is putting up $100,000 to say there is a better way for the country's best and brightest. that's coming up next.
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three smart ways to sweeten. same great taste. splenda® essentials™. would you take $100,000 to leave school to pursue your best business idea? that is exactly what the teal fellowship does, it offers 20 kids under 20 to take the chance to take a two-year program where they can get an opportunity to start up their own business. the catch is, you can't be in school. in college, to do it. james o'neal is the founder of the 20 under 20 fellowship. he's joining us now from san francisco. good to see you. >> nice to see you.
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thanks for having me. >> where in the world did this idea come from? you hear so many people trying to encourage kids to seek higher education. you're saying, don't do it. >> well, we're saying people should think very seriously about the costs and benefits of all their options starting when they're about 15, and for some people, college would be a good buy, at the price, and further people there might be better ways to make better use of your time. >> you say some people. how do you distinguish those who might be best eligible for this kind of program, and those who do need to continuing to pursue their college careers? >> well, what we're looking for is people who are really passionate about technology, extremely talented, and very impatient. they want to tackle the world's greatest problems and they want to do it now. that's a great attitude that the world needs more of, especially in the technology space. >> how do you -- >> that's what we're looking for. >> how do you decipher the 20? because clearly you're going to
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get applications from hundreds, if not thousands. you have to whittle it down to 20. what are you looking for? >> well, we ask a lot of questions on the application, then we do phone interviews with experts, and then bring the finalists out to interview with us. we're looking for intellectual independents, which is in one way demonstrated by the willingness to skip college, and by the willingness to take the world's biggest problems seriously, but also see through to a possible solution. and attack challenges that most people just roll their eyes and ignore. >> are you also sending another message here, that college just isn't worth it? is that the message you're trying to send? >> well, in a sense. we do think higher education is in a bubble. that in many cases it's vastly overpriced. the cost of college has quadrupled since the 1980s, on top of inflation. whereas the quality has probably not changed much at all. so for a lot of people, college is way too expensive for what they get. especially because so many
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people don't even graduate, or graduate and end up with jobs that don't require college. you have a lot of 30-year-old waitresses who have wonderful jobs, there's nothing wrong with waiting tables, but if you're paying off student debt at the same time, it's less than ideal a situation. we're trying to ask everyone to think about these decisions before they make them and think about the price. >> all right. so given that you've got this, you know, philanthropic effort going on here, why would you not then say to yourself, instead of using this money to pay some of these young people under 20, to venture out, try to start their own business, why not use some of that money to help them with that college debt or pay for college as opposed to discouraging them from college? or perhaps there's another route in which to lower the cost of college at institutions? >> well, the cost of college is probably going to keep going up. because when you have government subsidizing things, it tends to make it more expensive. and also, when you have a
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situation where people are encouraged to not worry about the price, as we saw in housing, that kind of attitude just tends to make the price go higher and higher, until it collapses. >> all right. >> so i think the biggest thing we can do to call attention to the price is doing what we're doing. and asking people to think about the price. maybe as more scrutiny goes into the situation, as more smart people start to think twice about going into this debt, that might have some effect on the price. it might help everyone. >> how do you know this will work? how do you know this is the best alternative? peter teal, the head of the foundation, has two degrees from stanford after coming here from germany. you have a college degree as well. how do you know that this is the best alternative for this generation of kids? >> well, if you think back to the 1980s, when peter and i were deciding on college, i think we compared notes, we both felt that we didn't really have much of a choice. no one encouraged us to think
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twice. no one encouraged us to think about the costs or consequences. at the same time, lots of really smart tech people were making this choice. a lot of the great tech companies that have massively improved the quality of life for people, were people who did not finish college. so bill gates, steve jobs, larry ellison, mark zuckerberg, all these people had a very compelling vision for how technology could be a lot better. and they didn't decide to wait around until they collected a degree, that's a pretty vague credential, they just did it when they had the idea. they struck while the iron was hot. and the world is better for people like that. and we think there are probably many more ideas in the next few decades that will be achieved by young, smart, driven people who can't wait. >> james o'neill of the teal foundation. thanks so much for your time. >> thank you very much. "titanic" director james cameron, he recently took a submarine to the deepest spot in the ocean.
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now he's aiming for outer space. he's just one of the people expected to make big news this week. we're bringing you some of the stories impacting your world in the week ahead.
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time for a check of what's happening in the week ahead. opening arguments are set to begin tomorrow in the murder trial of william balfor, the former brother-in-law of singer jennifer hudson. balfour allegedly shot and killed hudson's mother, brother and nephew, to spite hudson's sister. james cameron and two billionaire executives from google are setting up a new space mining company. the idea is to use space exploration to hunt for natural resources. the company debuts its plans tuesday. texas rangers catcher evan
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rodriguez will announce his retirement tomorrow. the veteran all-star player will be honored during an onfield ceremony before the rangers game with the yankees in arlington, texas. it's going to be quite a stormy week in parts of the east. in fact, it's already stormy in parts right now. jacqui jeras is here with the details on that. rain slogged in the nation's capital. and new york. >> yeah. all across the northeast really. this is a southeastern soaker yesterday. today it's transitioning up to the carolinas and mid atlantic. it's got a long way to go before we're over and done with, with this rain. that's just one aspect of this storm system. we are concerned about flooding, because this is going to be a long duration event. we're talking about flood watches in place for all of the big cities, into the northeast. we could see as much as two to four inches of rain before all is said and done in the next 48 hours. urban flooding can be expected, in addition to coastal flooding like atlantic city, new jersey, could get in on that.
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on the back side of this system, we're talking snow. that's right, it's april. we're talking the "s" word. we could be talking as much as a foot in a few locations. you really have to get up in the elevation for this to be impacting you. pittsburgh might get a couple of inches here. most of this is starting out as rain. it will transition over to snow after midnight tonight. one of the biggest concerns, you all know we've had a crazy warm spring, so far, right? all the leaves are out on the trees as we speak. that gives the wet snow more surface to collect on, so we are worried about power outages, and of course, we're real worried about travel for folks in this area. and you mentioned washington, d.c. and all the rain, it's earth day, fredricka. >> i know. >> the festivities still going on. >> that's right. not drowning out the festivities there on the nation's mall. thanks so much, jacqui. police out west looking for a 6-year-old girl in arizona. we'll have a live report from tucson straight ahead.
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police and the fbi in tucson, arizona, are searching for a missing 6-year-old girl. the parents of isabel mercedes say they discovered her gone when they went to wake her up
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yesterday morning and last saw her friday night when she went to bed. our affiliate is on the phone with us from tucson, arizona. where is the focus of this search? >> fredricka, we just got out of a press conference with two tucson police departments head officer here, the police chief. he tells us this investigation has pretty much hit a roadblock. it's been more than 24 hours since anyone has seen 6-year-old isabel, last seen on friday night when her parents tucked her into bed. this investigation has hit a roadblock. still no sign of her. we do know that the search has expanded from the neighborhood area. yesterday they completely locked down this area, if you wanted to go in and out, you had to bypass a tucson police officer. now that search area has expanded to two and a half to three-mile radius from that home. still, no one's seen this girl, even though the tucson police department has thrown every resource they have, border patrol, fbi, department of
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corrections, you name it, they're out here, but they can't find this girl so far. >> marcelino, no signs of break-in? was the little girl's room on the ground level? >> it was on the ground level, fredricka. we asked the police if they could give us any details of what the scene looked like. we know the window was pushed open. the blinds were pushed to the side. the police aren't confirming that they believe someone broke through the window or anything of that nature. they're being very cautious how they classified it. yesterday, for most of the day, it was just a missing child. last night they called it a suspicious disappearance with a possible abduction. they're not convinced this is a kidnapping. i asked the police if they have thrown out that the parents may be suspects in this case, and they do not want to throw out anyone in this case. they've been questioning the parents all night long. they're still questioning them today. so far they're not ruling anyone or anything out. >> are there any warnings or anything being posted in the neighborhood to other families
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with children, et cetera? >> well, this community has really come together in the last few hours. fliers have been distributed everywhere with pictures of this little girl. you walk into any shopping center or gas station, you see her face on the wall. no warnings out to the community because, again, the tucson police department does not want to go on record and say this was a kidnapping, or there's anyone around the community snatching kids. the community is coming together in a remarkable way. tonight there will be a candlelight vigil held at the command post here for the little girl. >> thanks so much for that update. the u.s. secret service is in a lot of hot water over the recent scandal in colombia. we'll have a live report in just a few moments. meineke's personal pricing on brakes.
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a colombian taxi driver is perhaps the most sought-after person in the u.s. secret service scandal. the "huffington post" reports the cabby drove a prostitute home from this hotel in colombia after a night of partying. he later led the media to her
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house. six secret service members have stepped down and 12 are under investigation. they allegedly brought back several prostitutes to their hotel ahead of president obama's visit to colombia. our lisa sylvester is live in washington with more on this investigation. lisa? >> reporter: hi there, fredricka. the senate judiciary committee will hold a meeting this week. the ranking member grassley wants to know how far this goes, was the white house communications at si involved in any way. the investigation is focusing on 12 secret service agents, 6 of whom have since resigned as well as 11 members of the u.s. military. republican senator susan collins today on abc this week says she doesn't think this was an isolated incident. >> to me, it defies belief that this is just an aboration. if it had just been one or two, i would say it was an
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aberration. but it included two supervisors. that is particularly shocking and appalling. >> now, there are also questions on whether the head of the secret service, mark sullivan, should be asked to step down. democratic representative cummings on the house oversight and government reform committee was on cnn's "state of the union." candy crowley asked if higher heads should roll. >> i'm very confident that what happened here was limited to these folks. but we'll find out. but the thing that impressed me about sullivan is that he acted quickly. keep in mind, the head of the region down in south america was on that situation immediately. got those folks out of there immediately. and she, of course, was acting on behalf of sullivan. so i think sullivan has done a very good job. a lot of us on capitol hill, most of us have a lot of confidence in him. both sides of the aisle, by the
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way. >> so what does the white house have to say about all of this? well, white house spokesman jay carney said on friday, all indications are that this scandal involved only the agents and military personnel, and he criticized those who are, in his words, trying to politicize the issue. fred? >> so lisa, this is really embarrassing on so many different levels. this whole scandal has even turned the secret service into kind of the butt of jokes. take a look at this. spirit airline ads, which pokes fun at what happened. and then also using it as advertisement to offer very cheap fares to cartagena. how in the world can the secret service kind of recover its image? >> this really points to a bigger problem. this is an agency that has been around since 1865. it's always been held to a certain standard, if you will. and people are now saying, you know, maybe it's not quite as esteemed as we thought it was.
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that's the problem that the secret service now has in terms of reforming its image. because this doesn't look good. let's face it, fred, it just doesn't look good. now as you mentioned, it's being the butt of jokes, used in this advertisement for spirit airlines. spirit airlines is a budget airline that offers cheap fairs to the caribbean and cartagena. and they're making light of this. >> no funny matter, because lots of jobs are on the line. clearly a reputation that has been for a very long time ruined. thanks so much. lisa sylvester. did you panic when g mail went down for a few hours this past week? or did you see it as an unexpected kind of gift, put down the smartphone or ipad for a few minutes, and we'll talk about the idea of unplugging, even if just for a little while. straight ahead. [ male announcer ] when a major hospital
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koes this sound familiar? you have a cell phone, blackberry and ipad? you've got to stay in touch, right? this idea of using gadgets for communication is nothing new. >> here's a nice little device. you prime it by pushing back like this. you see? the smaller model is now standard issue. fitted into the heel of your shoe. its larger brother is magnetic. to be concealed in the car you're trailing while you keep out of sight.
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deception on the dashboard here. audio, visual, range 150 miles. >> ingenious tool. >> we're taking you to a little 007 action. we're not all james bond or get smart, but we do seem to carry around a lot of gear these days, more than we ever did. bob green is a cnn contributor, and best-selling author. good to see you, bob. you've got a new column, in fact, on, that says a recent breakdown of gmail got you thinking about the break from technology that maybe it's not such a bad thing. >> no, actually, i was in an airport. and the guy in front -- and the guy in front of me, he had his laptop, two cell phones, kindle reading device, some sort of digital music player. put them all on the bin. and he said, did you ever see gold finger? he said the old james bond movie? he said, sure. who do you think carried more equipment? james bond or you?
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yeah, we all are outfitted that way. and as you pointed out, fredricka, last week when gmail went down temporarily, they put down a notice saying it affected only 10% of their users. but that's 35 million people. >> oh, my goodness. isn't that incredible? >> reporter: and you wonder if in a way, some people felt like it was a snow day, like they were finally relieved of having to do their -- >> it actually feels good when you're cut off from the rest of the world. for me, i don't mind it. don lemon is walking in here. he's a gadget guy all the way, he was devastated when that happened. >> reporter: well, i was thinking about all the world war ii guys. >> yeah. >> reporter: who were sent away from the united states for four years, and more. and during that entire time, four years for some of them -- >> no immediacy. >> reporter: not one phone call. sporadic overseas mail. but they had to take it on faith that without hearing the voices
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of the people they loved, for four years, their parents, their wives, their children, that the people they loved would be all right. and somehow most of them made it through. but us, stuff goes down for an hour and it's close to a panic. >> it's devastating. later on in years, other wars, it became letters that were the real life lines and care packages. now people don't even letter write anymore. what's the matter with them? >> reporter: i think people who do -- >> that hurt my feelings. i'm still a note writer, and letter writer. >> reporter: the ones you save forever. the ones you save are not an e-mail or text message. >> so true. >> reporter: the ones that mean something. and not just a letter, but letters written in a person's own handwriting. >> i know. that's sweet. >> reporter: but as you know, as the postal service, because everyone is doing everything through digital means, the post
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office is having to continually raise prices. as you know, in congress they're trying to keep the post office alive. >> i know it. >> reporter: if the only -- so the day may be coming when we don't have a choice. that there's going to be no such thing as a handwritten letter. >> that's going to break my hearted. a nice little note, ur -- you know, that's not doing it for me. i want to see a note written out, cursive. bob green, appreciate that. >> good to see you. >> read bob's column by going to and clicking on that opinion tab. don lemon is coming up next. we could go on for days to talk about technology and how much you need it. but instead, let's kind of shift gears and talk about a little muzak. i know you like music. cheap trick. they were performing on the mall. and about to tour with aerosmith. i'm going to be front and center. that's my promise. >> i'm going to stay with you. >> i want you to want me, don't you remember?
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♪ i want you to want me >> yeah, keep going. ♪ i need you to need me >> that's very good. i spoke to them earlier, they're excited about their earth day celebrations today on the mall. and how they said it was important for everybody to care about the environment. of course, they're pumped up about performing. rain or shine, it doesn't matter. look, he's putting away the umbrella. so here's a little clip from "hello there." let's listen. ♪ >> it gets us all rocking a little bit. mm-hmm. >> i love the '80s. >> it was nice to think back -- look at that. we've been talking about the letter writing. the importance of just plain old
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mail. and then, of course, a little cheap trick, too. >> the kids don't know cursive anymore. if i have a nice meeting with someone, i like to send a hand-written note, and it means a lot. >> people are okay with not receiving that anymore. we want to e-mail, just make it quick. what you got going on? >> we've got a lot going on. coming up at 5:00, we're going to cut through all the rhetoric, as they say the smack talking here, and we're going to get down to the candidates. what do the candidates actually stand for? what do they stand for? we know mitt romney wants less spending, smaller government, a stronger military. but what about president obama? what about president obama? what are his plans for a a seco term? what does he really passionate about? exactly. a lot of people say they don't really know what he is passionate about or what he actually stands for coming up. and our colleague has penned a
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column about. that we knew what george bush wanted. >> and people don't know what president obama wants? >> we're going to look at his plans or lack there of for a second term. also coming up here, do you like to watch hockey? >> it's been a long time since i have been to a hockey game. >> look at this. >> the brutality? i'm a wimp. >> it's the main draw for a lot of fans. >> i love sports all together but i have not been to a hockey game. >> do you like that? >> mmm. >> we're talking stretchers and suspensions here. and now the nhl says they're going to crack down on this but can they do it since it's the main draw? >> keep rocking. they have spent years in cramped cells and now chimps that were once used in medical experiments
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>> chimped in medical labs spend their lives being poked, drugged and dissected. we take you to shreveport, louisiana. >> a red rose snack. some like the stems, others the pe talls. and cut up fruit? but you get the sense they would prefer you hand it to them. >> here have some more. >> susie, you're not catching well. >> this is chimp haven, the only
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subsidized sanctuary in the nation sitting on 200 acres outside of shreveport, louisiana. in essence, this is a chimp retirement home. >> we look at what a chimpanzee needs. we look at what they are like in the wild. they need a lot of friends, a lot of space. >> reporter: there are 130 of these great apes here and there is a growing chance that in the near future, hundreds of chimps now in research facilities might need a home like this. legislation awaiting action in congress would put an end to all invasive research using chimpanzees. and a study sponsored by the nia found the use of chimps in most cases unnecessary. the growing concern for sanctuary and laboratory officials is what to do with all these animals if suddenly they
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can no longer be used for research. chimps can easily live more than 50 years and the daily cost for care is $50 an animal a day. >> we can take 40, 50, 60 more animals if this outside area was completed. >> reporter: it has been sitting outside this way for years ever since the contractor went bankrupt. the chimps come from a variety of backgrounds. henry was a pet. he lived 15 years in a cage in a garage before he was rescued. sarah was used in research. >> so these here behind me there are five of them, are here for one very special reason. nobody else would take them. they were at one time infected with and carry the aids virus. most of chimp haven's animals were research subjects. >> it's amazing to see them
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experience breeze for the first time. some of these chimp have not had outdoor access before. >> reporter: right now if the law were to change there are not enough retirement sanctuaries for all the chimps. many would likely stay in the research facilities where they have already spent most of their lives. >> you can see more on freeing the chimps tonight on cnn presents. >> all right, a nobel peace prize winner came to see us. known as the father of micro fibers. it could actually provide some of the world's greatest advances. >> the big problem is health care. so we build a lot of social businesses around health care. and this technology, the wire phone and cell phone technology becomes so important. we can bring health care in various ways.
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more doctors diagnosing someone. >> and you see this here in the u.s. and abroad? >> everywhere. cell phones are everywhere. >> this weekend we will have the entire interview and he will tell us just how close this medical cell phone technology is to widespread use. that's going to do it for me. much more in the newsroom straight ahead with my cleg don lemon. he's got some music playing, gadgets going. all of that. have a great week. on our car insurance. great! at progressive,
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