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FBI "Suspends" Cold Case Search; Senate Widens Secret Service Probe; Peace Elusive in Syria; Possible Flooding in Northeast; South African Rape Case this Week; Big Hits Happening in NHL Playoffs; What Will be Pat Summit's Legacy; Drinking on Job on the Rise; Woman in Secret Service Scandal Goes Underground
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DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: New developments in just the last few minutes in the three decades old case in the case of a missing boy, one of the first children ever to appear on a milk carton.
A lot of attention focused lately on dangerous hits in the NFL. But have you seen hits happening in the hockey playoffs? This one sent a player to the hospital and another to a bench for 25 games.
And the best way for some people to get through the workday might be a frosty beverage. Now, some employers are saying drink up -- on the job.
LEMON: Hello, everyone. I'm Don Lemon. Thank you for joining us.
We're going to begin with some new developments with the 33-year-old missing person's case.
We want to get right to our Susan Candiotti. She joins us now in Manhattan.
Susan, I understand that you're learning some new information. What do you have?
SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Don. A law enforcement source tells me that there is no evidence of human remains found at this excavation site, no evidence of human remains. Now, that we are just coming in just a couple of hours after the FBI suspended operations for the day. They said they will be back tomorrow. However, the FBI and the New York Police Department are not saying anything on the record about this. But this is what sources tell us.
Don, we had some indications of some activity going on today that something had changed because, at one point, they removed all the tents that had been covering the basement entrance to where the digging has been going on and they put a van up behind us to block our view of what was going on. They did say however that they will be back on scene tomorrow morning to continue operations.
Now, possibly, that is to a little more work. But, again, this is exclusive of the information that we reported earlier about a possible bloodstain that we are checking out now. We learned that a piece of cement wall that had been dug out during a part of this excavation had a suspicious stain on it. They discovered this when the FBI was using a chemical spray called luminol, that can detect the presence of blood.
Now, they don't know for sure whether it is, and so they removed that chunk of the wall containing the stain using chainsaws, and they are taking it to the FBI's main crime lab in Quantico, Virginia, for further analysis to determine whether that stain is blood and if it is, who it belongs to -- Don.
LEMON: In our haste to get to the story, we didn't quite say that we were talking about a 6-year-old Etan Patz, Susan, who disappeared in 1979 on his way to school. Now, as I understand, it was the first day -- the first time his parents were going to let him walk to the bus station or to the bus stop by himself. And then he disappeared. Etan Patz ended up to be the first kid to wind up on the back of a milk carton and change child disappearance in this country.
But, again, as Susan Candiotti is reporting, the intense search some 30 years later apparently has turned up nothing according to sources. They have not found any human remains or any remains at all. And, again, we are learning more information about a bloodstain that they are sending to the FBI lab in Quantico, possible bloodstain. And they're going to will be back tomorrow, though, to search more for Etan Patz -- the 6-year-old who disappeared in 1979.
Susan Candiotti is reporting. We'll continue to follow up on this developing story. Susan, thank you very much.
In the meantime, an intense march -- an intense search, I should say, in is underway in Arizona for a second straight day. Police are looking for this 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis. Her parents say they last saw her at bedtime on Friday night. Police tell CNN affiliate KGUN that the family does not seem to have any troubles at home.
Senator Joe Lieberman promises there will be congressional hearings of the Secret Service prosecution scandal. The chairman of the Homeland Security Committee says they'll cover much more than just what happened in Colombia.
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SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN (I), CONNECTICUT: My hearings are going be about what happened before Cartagena. Was there any reason anybody, including Director Sullivan, should have known that there was a problem of behavior when they were on duty, or at least on assignment if not on duty?
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LEMON: Let's get to Washington and Lisa Sylvester. Oh, Lisa, listen, Lieberman says a White House should be investigating its personnel who were down there. Is this a real concern for the Obama administration right now?
LISA SYLVESTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Don, I can tell you that the White House spokesman Jay Carney has said that all indications are that this scandal involved only the agents and military personnel. And he is criticizing those who are -- these are his words -- trying to politicize the issue.
But the fact is, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, they want to know how far this goes and how wide it goes. There are at least two hearings, one this week with the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the other with the House Homeland Security Committee.
In addition, the head of the Secret Service and the acting inspector general of that agency, they are conducting a thorough review. That investigation is focusing on 12 Secret Service agents, as you mentioned, six of whom have since resigned as well as 11 members of the U.S. military, Don.
LEMON: And, Lisa, you know, some in Congress say maybe part of the problem is that the Secret Service is made up mostly of men?
SYLVESTER: Yes, this was an issue that actually came up. We had Senator Susan Collins and also Carolyn Maloney. They have both brought up this very same point that perhaps this all could have been avoided if there were more women within the agency.
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SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R), MAINE: I can't help but wonder if there had been more women as part of that detail if this ever would have happened.
REP. CAROLYN MALONEY (D), NEW YORK: One thing I asked him is how many women are on the force? It's only 11 percent of the agents are women. And if -- we agree on this -- if there were more agents on the ground, maybe we would not have had this.
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SYLVESTER: So you heard that there, Don, only 11 percent of the Secret Service force re women. We're going to keep a close eye on this as we continue on through this week, to see if more agents might step down. Right now, up to six, and that does include two supervisors.
LEMON: Yes. There are no hearings about the scandal schedule yet, Lisa. But the homeland security secretary is already scheduled to testify to the Senate on Wednesday. Can you take us forward and tell us what we can expect?
SYLVESTER: Yes, it's one of the things that we want to know. And Lieberman alluded to this as well. You know, members of Congress want to know is, was this -- was this an isolated incident? Do you just have a couple of bad apples here at play?
Or is this something that's more systemic? Is this sort of an agency culture problem?
And so, you heard what Lieberman said, too. You know, does this -- how far does this go beyond hang Cartagena? What happened before that? You know, has -- have we seen anything like this before?
Those are the questions that we're going to try to get at, Don.
LEMON: Lisa Sylvester, thank you very much for that.
A report at "The New York Times" says Wal-Mart subsidiary in Mexico used bribes to speed up store construction. That's illegal under U.S. law and Wal-Mart says this does not reflect what the company stands for.
Mexican company executives allegedly paid out $24 million in bribes. They reportedly bought permits, licenses, and favorable inspections.
CNN could not independently confirm the details in "The Times" report, but we are checking on it.
On the brink of death, a member of the Bee Gees shocks doctors.
And the man it seems everyone wants to be Mitt Romney's running mate is throwing his support behind another guy. His last name maybe familiar to you as well.
LEMON: Iran says it has cracked the code on the U.S. spy plan it captured last December. Military officials claimed to have extracted data from the stealth drone. They tried to prove to the Pentagon that they weren't lying by saying they knew the plane had flown over Osama bin Laden's hide-out. U.S. has asked for the plane back.
The ceasefire in Syria is in jeopardy of disintegrating. Nineteen people died and civilians say fighting stops only when U.N. monitors arrive in town.
CNN's Rima Maktabi has the latest.
RIMA MAKTABI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Despite a unanimous vote by the U.N. Security Council authorizing 300 unarmed military monitors, dozens have been killed in Syria over the weekend.
On Sunday, residents of the city of Homs woke up to more shelling according to activists. The city, which has been a hot bed for political dissents over the past months, had a relatively calm day on Saturday as two U.N. observers were visiting. But activists report that no sooner than U.N. observers leave a location, violence erupts.
One citizen pleaded observers to stay in the city of Homs.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Today is the first day since two months Homs without shelling, Homs without killing, Homs without fire, OK? It's very important to us. Please understand, because of that, we want you to stay. Please stay.
MAKTABI: CNN has not been granted access to Syria and cannot verify the authenticity of these videos.
Miraz Singh (ph), a member of the advance team and media spokesman, said Saturday that two observers have stationed in the central Homs province so far in order to monitor the implementation of the U.N. - backed ceasefire and the conflict-torn Syrian province.
However, with more than 9,000 people killed according to the U.N., wounds are too deep. This woman has lost one of her children and is pleading for help, just as observers are getting ready for their 90- day mission, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. said, "Our patience is exhaustive," a phrase often repeated by activists and political dissidents rallying against the Syrian regime.
Rima Maktabi, CNN, Abu Dhabi.
LEMON: All right. Rima, thank you very much.
And then there were two. One of Europe's most closely watched elections in decades is heading to a run-off.
Supporters of socialist Francois Hollande cheered his showing in France's presidential race. Early results put Hollande well ahead of the other nine candidates, with over 30 percent of the vote. That's a stunning lead over incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy who got about 25 percent. Must pundits Hollande has an excellent shot at defeating Mr. Sarkozy in the next vote. That comes on May 6th.
New information about singer Robin Gibb. He is surprising his doctors, emerging from a coma they thought he wouldn't survive. Robin and his brothers formed the hit 70's group the Bee Gees from the soundtrack from "Saturday Night Fever". And just days ago, Gibb was in a coma battling pneumonia after recent bouts with colon and liver cancer. He is still on antibiotics and he is still extremely weak. Doctors call his prognosis uncertain at the moment.
We're talking politics right after this break. Is Mitt Romney beating President Obama or is Mr. Obama beating himself? How circumstances surrounding the president could hurt his reelection bid when we come right back.
LEMON: You will not see rocker Ted Nugent performing in concert at Fort Knox in June. The Army yanked his contract. Commanders say the self-proclaimed Motor City mad man is a little too controversial right now. His recent comment that he'd be dead or in jail if President Obama is re-elected sealed the deal. He was only the opening act and the Army says it may or it may not replace him.
Let's talk some politics right. The Secret Service and prostitutes, six agents have already fallen including two supervisors and this is likely just the beginning here.
But the lawmakers and advisors who weigh on this scandal seem to agree on one thing. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has done a great job. He is running a thorough investigation and they have total faith in his abilities.
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REP. PETER KING (R), NEW YORK: I believe Director Sullivan has done a fine job.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I have faith in Director Sullivan.
DAVID AXELROD, OBAMA CAMPAIGN: The president thinks he is the right man to get to the bottom of this and make the changes that are necessary.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He should keep his job?
MALONEY: I spoke to Director Sullivan last night and he is doing a thorough investigation.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you still have confidence in him?
LIEBERMAN: I do at this point.
REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D), MARYLAND: I have full faith in Sullivan.
(END VIDEO CLIPS)
LEMON: I want to bring in L.Z. Granderson, a contributor at CNN.com and senior writer at ESPN, and Lenny McAllister, Republican analyst and writer at -- and writer and radio host.
So, let's start with -- L.Z., I'm going to start with you. All of these people we heard from, will they have to eat their words about Sullivan?
L.Z. GRANDERSON, CNN.COM CONTRIBUTOR: You know, I would hope not. I think that what you saw were people trying to rally behind someone who is a little bit embattled right now, and who's in a position where he has a lot of the American people's trust. And so, in order to make sure that Americans, that voters don't think that everyone is corrupt, you've got to show support.
But at the same time, come on. At least have a little skepticism, you know, because, we've just seen this script over and over again.
LEMON: Yes. Lenny?
LENNY MCALLISTER, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: Well, I can understand it but he's also been blindsided a little bit. Now, if this is a culture that is permeated and this is something that's been tolerated and then brushed over previously, then I can understand a little bit more skepticism.
But putting ourselves in his shoes for just a second, you are trying to run a tight ship, you are basically protecting the most valuable commodity that the United States has, which is the leader of the free world. And this type of scandal lands on your desk and you are reacting to it all.
It's a lot better for us to coalesce around him initially and give him the benefit of the doubt. I'm glad to see from a bipartisan perspective that we're doing this and I'm hoping that this works out where Director Sullivan can continue to do the right thing and get to the bottom this and this can go away as quickly as possible.
LEMON: Oh, wait. Lenny, you are the conservative, and, L.Z., you are the liberal, and it looks like you guys flipped. All right. Whatever.
Let's talk about Mitt Romney's vice president -- his vice presidential --
GRANDERSON: Don't put me in the box.
Former Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio both from Florida. Bush recently said, he hope Rubio would accept if asked.
Here's Rubio's response.
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SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLORIDA: Well, it's very nice of Jeb. I hope he'll say yes if future President Romney asked him.
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LEMON: All right. So, L.Z., another Bush on the ticket.
I mean, is that what Republicans need to feel comfortable with Romney as the nominee here?
GRANDERSON: Well, you know, if you go back to when the W. came into our existence, I think a lot of people thought Jeb should have been the nominee then. And so, you're not looking at the last name as much as the first name. I think a lot of people, especially conservatives, especially Republicans, actually really believe in the governing prowess of Jeb Bush and the things that he's done for the state of Florida.
With that being said, if you are Mitt Romney and you're going to go to Florida for a V.P., you got to go with Rubio. I mean, you got a lot of trouble in terms of immigration conversation and Rubio helps you with that in terms of showing up your credibility and he's a likable guy. And, Bush, the last name is a problem.
So, I think it's just a little play by Marco Rubio to throw us off the trail.
LEMON: But I think, Lenny, correct me if I'm wrong, there's some hesitation about Rubio. Number one, they don't think that he's experience enough in that already. And number two, I think his appeal is basically limited to southern Florida and Cubans and not to Latinos or Hispanics overall in the rest of the country. And the more interesting candidate or a candidate who may have the experience and may be a better fit would be Bush who dealt with these issues and dealt with immigration overall.
MCALLISTER: Well, true. And that's a valid point, Don.
But at the same time, Governor Bush in the presidential slot may be a stronger candidate than Governor Romney, which is why they were trying to push Bush into this race. You don't want to have a situation like we had four years ago where the V.P. slot overpowers the presidential slot.
One thing about Rubio, if he ends up being the vice presidential nominee, we still haven't heard that Wednesday evening speech -- remember what Sarah Palin did. That was her high watermark. That really turned on the conservatives.
If Senator Rubio would accept the nomination late August and gave one whale of a speech, that might be enough to get the support to go from southern Florida up throughout Florida, maybe turn Florida back to red and spread throughout the country being young, Latino, Catholic. Those are a lot of positive traits that he can bring if he is able to fire people up. And usually, you don't get that until the Wednesday night speech.
LEMON: OK. Let's move on to the scandal, the spending scandal at the GSA, the General Service Administration. Lots of talk about who is to blame here.
I saw a very interesting moment this morning on ABC. Listen.
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GEORGE WILL, CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR: It is unfair to blame Barack Obama for the GSA or any of these things because although people think he controls the executive branch, no one controls the executive branch. That's part of the problem with big government.
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LEMON: All right. That's conservative George Will saying, hey, listen, don't blame the president or the administration on that.
Lenny, is it really unfair to blame the president? Is he letting himself get stained by this scandal?
MCALLISTER: He is getting stained by the scandal. And let's be real, the bureaucratic branch of government has become the unofficial fourth branch of a three branch form of government that we have in the United States and this is the problem with it. People get so far detached from voters and they can't be voted out of office, where you get to a point in time where they feel as though they are invincible. They do these types of things. And like they said previously today, you end up spending $1 million on basically what ends up being a party.
And the president is going to have to balance this out politically, show that he's in charge of something that he's not really in charge in. It's hopeful for the president's sake anyway that he can avoid that. Of course, the conservatives are going to say, listen, this is just part of the narrative of wasting money under the Obama administration, whether it's bureaucracy, or with Obamacare, it's the same result. And that's the narrative that's going to play on with this from the GSA legacy moving forward.
LEMON: L.Z., back to my question and I'll even add to that. Should the president be stronger -- should come out and focus stronger on, hey, listen this is something that happened that has been going on before? Is he letting himself become stained by this when he really doesn't have to, he can just be stronger, come out and be stronger against it?
GRANDERSON: Well, he can definitely be stronger against it. But it's an election year. And so, it really doesn't matter what he says, the opposition, the Republicans are going to paint it as his responsibility, as something that he did wrong. And so, this is going to be politicized. Everything that's going to be troubling for Americans is going to be politicized and pointed back to President Obama.
And one thing he can't do actually is go back and say this has been happening before me, because that's one of the biggest about him, is that he doesn't own up to anything and he also talks about, well, this happened before me, the economy happened before me, gas prices before me. So, I don't think he can take that route.
He needs to come out and say this is wrong and try to push forward with what his agenda is and getting reelected. He can't get too caught up in trying to wash his hands clean of this totally. It's going play against him I believe.
LEMON: L.Z., Lenny and Lemon , that has a ring to it. Look out, Will Cain. You're out of here.
LEMON: All right, guys. Thank you. The three Ls -- alliteration and everything, we like that.
GRANDERSON: Thank you.
LEMON: Thank you. See you later.
Your top stories are next including new developments in the last few minutes in the three decade old case of a missing boy, one of the first ever to appear on a milk carton. And it's April 22nd and there is a huge snowfall in the forecast for the Northeast. That's right. A snowfall.
But, first this -- each week, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiles innovators from all walks of life. The program is called "THE NEXT LIST." And next Sunday, he talks to a man who is redefining radio. What people listen to and how they tune in.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You don't see a lot of people lining up to reinvent radio.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's few things about my job that are intuitive to me. The one that really is intuitive is just working with sounds.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He invented a new way to think about the oldest broadcast media.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When (INAUDIBLE) like the genius thing, it's totally (INAUDIBLE).
UNIDENTIFEID MALE: He's certainly like the Gershwin of journalism or something. I don't know. It's just a very amazing.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I mean, it think the sound is something like when you're on the edge of a dream.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If they want to call that genius, I think that they should.
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LEMON: Coming up on half past the hour now, a look at your headlines.
CNN has just learned that no evidence of human remains has been found in New York in a basement there. FBI investigators suspended their search earlier today, just hours after saying they discovered a possible bloodstain on a concrete wall. They have been combing through the basement since Thursday, looking for clues in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.
Senator Joe Lieberman promises there will be congressional hearings over the Secret Service's prostitution's scandal. He's also urging the White House is being urged to investigate any staffers who were down in Colombia. And so far, six Secret Service members have lost their jobs over the scandal.
France's president will need to run a run off in May to keep his job. Nicolas Sarkozy came in second in today's vote in France. He'll face off against socialist Francois Hollande, who finished with the most votes. Many pundits predict that Mr. Sarkozy will have a hard time holding on to the presidency. Iran says it has managed to extract information from the U.S. spy plane it captured last December. To prove to Washington they did this, military officials in Tehran offered details they claim came from the plane. This includes a statement that it had flown over Osama bin Laden's hide-out. The Pentagon has not commented on the Iranian claims.
It says five cents, but we will take that. U.S. gas prices are down a nickel over the past two weeks, marking their first drop since December. That's according to the Lundberg Survey. A gallon of regular now costs $3.91 on average. Chicago has the highest-priced gas in the nation. The lowest? Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Getting a billion people to agree on anything in itself, well, it is remarkable. But Earth Day makes it all possible. From cutting back highway shrubbery on a hot day outside San Francisco to rallying support for the environment in a steady rain in Washington, Earth Day 2012 activists want to pressure world leaders to address pressing issues like endangered wildlife, arctic melting and air pollution.
I can give you a preview of everything that is going on when it comes to the weather. But you know what, Jacqui Jeras.
Jacqui, it is a lot and people need to pay attention because there are going to be inconveniences and delays.
JACQUI JERAS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes. This is a big impact swarm, Don, for millions of people. It's just rain in the northeast but we're concerned about flooding. Major delays occurring already at the big airports in the northeast. And then we're talking snow and that snow will be moving in on top of trees that are in full foliage. They are major concerns for power outages developing with this storm. And the worst of the conditions not even moving in until overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning.
Here is the system that we are talking about. Area of low pressure way down here. There's a long period of time that we're going to see this rain continuing through those areas. That's why we will see rainfall totals pushing two to four inches. Urban flooding can be expected. Give yourself lots of extra time to get to work tomorrow because you may come across roads that will be covered in water.
When we talk about interior parts, the cold air is moving in behind the system. Rain is going be transitioning into snow overnight tonight and early tomorrow. You really need elevation or the influence of the lake to really get the heavier snowfall totals so we will be watching parts of the Alleghenies and off Lake Eerie to see some of the amounts that could be reaching near a foot. Those will be reaching locally heavy. It will be a mess for travel. Winds will be very strong. There you can see where we are looking at some of the heaviest of snowfall. Winds gusting around 40 miles per hour. This is confined to the northeast. The southeast line up already today still a little gusty. That's something we'll be watching in the next couple of days, Don.
But, yes, already headaches. Look at the airport. Let me show you where you're at. More than two hours, more than two and a half in Newark.
LEMON: Oh, get ready.
JERAS: Not great.
LEMON: Not great. And it's just starting.
Jacqui, thank you.
LEMON: Appreciate it.
I have a sobering statistic. In one part of the world, women are more likely to be raped than learn how to read. We examine that culture of rape next.
LEMON: South Africa will be watching closely this week as seven young men accused of rape make a court appearance. The case startled the nation and horrified the world because of a video of the rape that went viral. The seven suspects appeared in court on Thursday. Police used the video to find them and make the arrests. Details of the case are appalling. The victim is a 17-year-old girl who is reportedly mentally disabled. On the video, she can be heard pleading with her attackers, begging them to stop.
The most amazing thing about the case may be that it is going to court at all. The statistics suggest rape is almost tolerated in South Africa to an extent that is shocking.
I want to bring in now CNN international desk editor, Azadeh Ansari. She joins me now to go beyond the headlines here.
This court case is horrific. But the other stats are, too. Does the government even see this as a crisis?
AZADEH ANSARI, CNN INTERNATIONAL DESK EDITOR: Don, the fact that this video went viral and garnered so much international attention has already raised the stakes and made it such a high-profile case. Most of these cases don't go to court and most of the victims are invisible and most of the time it is not even talked about. This in and of itself, the case, does bring up a very, very strong point. Statistics show that only one in nine rapes in South Africa is even reported. Less 5 percent of rapists are convicted. Can you believe that?
LEMON: I can't believe it. Listen, how could these horrific rapes like this just be tolerated in the country?
ANSARI: That's a great question. There is a lot of speculation as to why that is, right? One reason is, in apartheid, there was a lot of violence that happened and a lot of that has trickled down from decades of violence. That does not justify it or make it right or even answer the question as to why now are we seeing, some 20 years later, this violence continuing. And when many of her attackers themselves were younger than --
LEMON: So it's part of the culture, very different than American culture.
ANSARI: Very different. That's a key point to mention. Just this week, we saw the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, he took on his sixth wife, married his sixth wife. One died and one he divorced. The three other wives attended the wedding. That being said, that would not fly with any politician here in the West. Again, it is a different culture and circumstance.
LEMON: We will be following that -- thank you very much -- as they go to trial.
Azadeh Ansari from our international unit.
Big oil. The same companies that are charging you around $4 a gallon to fill up your tank are about to announce their earnings numbers. You will be surprised by that. We're looking at that and the stories you'll be hearing about in the week ahead. That's next.
LEMON: The big stories in the week ahead. From the White House to Wall Street, our correspondents tell you everything you need to know. We begin tonight with the president's plans for the week.
BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: I'm Brianna Keilar at the White House. And it's a busy week ahead for President Obama. On Monday, he marks the Holocaust Days of Remembrance with remarks at the Holocaust Memorial and Museum. On Tuesday, he honors teachers at the White House before leaving town on a two-day trip to three important battleground states, North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa, where he will press Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. On Friday, he and Michelle Obama head to Georgia to meet with troops, veterans and military families.
POPPY HARLOW, CNNMONEY.COM CORRESPONDENT: I'm Poppy Harlow in New York. Wall Street is in store for a slew of corporate earnings. Oil giants ExxonMobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips all report, as well as Caterpillar, Apple and Starbucks. The latest home sales and home price status will be released mid week. And then on Friday, we will get the second reading of first quarter U.S. GPD. That is the broadest measure of economic growth. We will see how the market responds to all of it. And we'll track it for you on "CNN Money."
A.J. HAMMER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: I'm "Showbiz Tonight's" A.J. Hammer. Here is what we are watching this week. I am going one- on-one with "American Idol" judge, Randy Jackson. Does he think his show can stay on top? And why were three judges from "America's Next Top Model" fired? I will talk to all of them in a "Showbiz" newsmaker exclusive. Be sure to watch "Showbiz Tonight" exclusively weeknights at 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on HLN.
LEMON: Thanks, guys.
A lot of attention has been focused on the NFL, from the Saints to losses over concussions, but have you seen the hits happening in the NHL playoffs? This one sent a player to the hospital and another to the bench for 25 games. We're talking about it with our Jon Wertheim from "Sports Illustrated" next.
But first, the best way to protect your money and credit cards on vacation may be to think like a thief. We enlisted an expert in pick pocketing to give us tips this weekend's "On the Go."
(ON THE GO)
LEMON: All right. The Fenway faithful call their park the game's cathedral. On Friday, Boston's venerable Fenway Park turned 100. A great celebration. 240 former Red Sox players from Hollias Prinski (ph) to Johnny Peski (ph) returned. But the curse that began when the team traded Babe Ruth to the dreaded Yankees returned if only for a day. New York beat Boston 6-2 and history took a slap in the face.
A pitcher most people have never heard of has achieved baseball immortality.
Jon Wertheim is here to talk about the major league's latest perfect game. He's the senior investigative reporter for "Sports Illustrated."
There is the new cover of S.I. right now, Heisman winner and future NFL quarterback, Robert Griffin III.
Jon, great to see you. Who is this guy who pitched a perfect game and could he have been a more unlikely candidate, I should say?
JON WERTHEIM, SENIOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: Yes, we're within our rights not to know much about this guy. Bill Humer (ph) has won 12 games and he didn't have a complete game, was a Mets prospect, he's been injured a lot. That's the thing. There have been 21 perfect games in baseball history. And if you look at the list, there are a lot of no-names on there. It is one of the beauties of baseball. For one day, anyone can catch lightning in a bottle. This is a career highlight for him. Who knows if we will ever hear from him again, honestly?
LEMON: We don't talk hockey very often. We can't ignore all the brutal kicks we've been seeing in the playoffs games. I've seen guys being rolled off the ice on stretchers. I'm sure you have as well. Is this worse than usual for hockey or does it just seem that way now for us? Look at that.
WERTHEIM: It really does seem worse this year. This has been an age- old problem for hockey. Fans like fighting. It's part of the game. What we have seen is indefensible. These are cheap shots. They don't have the puck. They are getting leveled. And someone is really going to get hurt. You wonder -- you look at what you have mentioned before. The NFL dealt with the same scenario. You'd like to see the NHL take a harsher stand. On the other hand, the ratings are doing great. And I think the violence, it's not coincidental. We'll see what happens as the playoffs progress. It's like a UFC fight on ice. The violence has been jarring so far.
LEMON: You said someone is obviously going to get hurt. Do you think someone will get killed out there at the rate they are going?
WERTHEIM: We talked last week. There is a Taiwanese animation film where someone does get killed in a hockey fight. I don't want to speculate on that but you look at these guys and how physical they are. They are head hunting, going 35 miles an hour on skates, and it's not going to end well.
WERTHEIM: Yes, look at that. Look at that image.
LEMON: It's a big reason that people go too. It's also good for ratings. I'm just saying it's not good for the players. It's part of the game or the lure.
Jon, it's not just hockey. Jon, check this out. This is from about 90 minutes ago. The Lakers' Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, he threw this elbow and then got ejected. Oh. Look at that. Wasn't he supposed to be over this kind of behavior? Remember, Metta World Peace? This is not very peaceful.
WERTHEIM: I was looking for his ice skates. There is something a little ironic about seeing a guy with World Peace on the back of his uniform getting thrown out of a game for violence. This is a combustible player. You have interviewed him. He is a complex individual. And sometimes his bad instincts take over. This was 2004 all over again. This is what he said he wouldn't do. We will see tomorrow what the -- inevitable he'll get suspected. We'll see how long. We'll see if this affected the Lakers in the pro season.
LEMON: Yes. Wow.
Can we talk about something a lot more classy? A classy coach? I'm talking about Pat Summitt. She stepped down this week, Jon, in Tennessee. The winningest coach in history, diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. The White House announced she'll receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. What is her legacy? A good one? A good one?
WERTHEIM: Absolutely. This is an absolute top-shelf basketball coach and motivator. We keep hearing about it class and dignity. I don't qualify that by saying women's basketball. This is somebody that's really a seminal figure. You mentioned her legacy. A lot of her legacy will also be defined with how she deals with this. She is now the new face for early onset Alzheimer's. Her legacy is going be defined by how she deals with this disease going forward. Class and dignity, if that is what people are saying about us when we retire, we're doing something right.
LEMON: Move us forward this week. The NFL draft is on Thursday. What's your draft order here?
WERTHEIM: It looks like the first several picks are already pretty established. We'll see if Colts get luck for replacing Payton Manning. We'll see, as you mentioned, RD3 (ph), Robert Griffin. It's interesting with the NFL draft, a really a lot of the crucial picks get made in the lower rounds. It's those Tom Bradys that teams can take a flier on that end up paying big dividends. But the NFL draft, to give you an idea of where the NFL in terms of popularity, this draft getting televised will do better ratings than other sports post season. Here it is April, we're talking football. But this is a huge topic in the sports world next week.
LEMON: Jon Wertheim, thank you, sir. We will see on Thursday.
WERTHEIM: Thanks, Don.
LEMON: Appreciate it.
We've all heard of going out for a drink after work. But what if you could have a drink in the comfort of your own office in the middle of the day? Some employers say, go for it.
LEMON: Drinking on the job is typically looked down upon. Martinis with lunch, bourbon with clients. It sounds more like a scene from the AMC "Mad Men." But it may be on the rise. I talked about it with human behavior expert, Dr Wendy Walsh.
DR. WENDY WALSH, HUMAN BEHAVIOR EXPERT: You know what's interesting, Don, is the week the study came out showing that just have one drink, just enough to keep your alcohol level below the drunk, intoxicated level, you can be more creative and better at problem solving. The problem is that is your prefrontal cortex that you are making numb after that first drink and then how do you stop yourself?
LEMON: Really, I guess it's not a secret. They tell people when they're on the air, if you're in front of the camera, you have to perform, to have a glass of wine or something to loosen you up so you're not so nervous and stiff. Is that -- does that do the same thing?
WALSH: Relaxing your brain just a little bit can help make it more creative and better at problem solving. I am a writer. When I sit late at night, if I have one glass of wine, I write great stuff. If I have two? If I have three, lord, I write junk.
LEMON: You think you are writing good stuff after that, but no so much. (LAUGHTER)
WALSH: That's right.
LEMON: Let's move on and talk about more women than men are now in the American workplace. Young women make more money and hold more university degrees than young men. But you said this is bad news for women who want to be mothers.
WALSH: Absolutely, it's bad news. Because when women rise in power in a culture, sex becomes in high supply. When sex becomes in high supply, men are less likely to commit. Don, why commit to one when you can text in a herd any night of the week.
As a result, men are not committing --
LEMON: Did you hear her say that?
LEMON: Hold on. Did you just say that?
WALSH: Didn't we used to say, why buy the cow when you get the milk for free?
LEMON: Buy the cow when you get the milk for free.
WALSH: Now you can text in a herd any night of the week. Because they are less commitment oriented, they're also become less ambitious. One of the reasons why young men compete for assets and resources is so they can attain access to higher-status women or more women. So there are few marriageable mates. So young women are having problems settling down and finding a good parent.
LEMON: Text in a herd. So --
-- have we reached -- how do we come to solution to this, some solution?
WALSH: You might believe the solution is, why can't women be single mothers because we are making all this money? I'm a single mother and the statistics are not good. There are still worse outcomes for kids with single parents. And the answer is not telling women to quit their jobs, derail their education. It's about finding better family friendly policies in workplaces. Women are hedging their bets. They're saying, if I can't get a guy to sign up, if I'm just part of this herd, then I'm going have to keep getting more education and keep working. And before they know it, their fertility window slams shut. One in five American women will not have babies. Women who want to have babies will not have them. And that has gone up 80 percent in the last 10 years.