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A 5-year-old Boy Held Hostage in Alabama; Alex Rodriguez Again Accused of PED Use; Grand Central Terminal Marks 100 Years; Nuclear Threat from North Korea

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MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN ANCHOR: It is 3:00 p.m. on the East Coast, noon out West. For those of you just joining us, welcome to CNN Newsroom. I'm Miguel Marquez in for Fredricka Whitfield. Here are the top stories we're following.

A fifth day of agony for an Alabama family whose kindergartener is being held hostage in an underground bunker. Police say they're in constant communication with the man accused of abducting the five- year-old boy. He's identified as 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes. His neighbors say he acted strangely and was very protective of his property.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I regret not warning some of the neighbors of some of his tendencies and telling them, you know, he's the type of guy you might need to stay away from. He could be dangerous in the future.


MARQUEZ: A live report on the standoff is just moments away.

California's parole board is recommending freedom for one of Charles Manson's convicted followers. Seventy-year-old Bruce Davis was sentenced to life in prison back in '72 for the murder of two men. He was not involved in the more infamous murder of actress Sharon Tate. California governor Jerry Brown has 30 days now to decide whether to release Davis. If freed, he would be the first convicted Manson family member to leave prison solely on good behavior.

At a Florida gun swap today, they took in more than rifles and pistols. Hillsborough county sheriff's deputies say two rocket launchers were dropped off. More than 1200 guns were also swapped for $75 in cash each with so many guns; they ran out of cash and had to hand out vouchers.

If you have a twitter account, listen up. The social media Web site says it's been hacked and about 250,000 accounts are compromised. The company says it discovered the breach earlier in the week.

Now back to one of our top stories, that standoff in Alabama. Police say there's an open line of communication between negotiators and man who has been a holding of 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker for five days. The hostage crisis is all happening in midland city in the southeastern corner of Alabama.

CNN's George Howell is there.

George, police came out today with new details about what the suspect 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes is giving the child. What is he giving him?

GEORGE HOWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: And Miguel, right. You know, we got some new insight into exactly how he is treating this young boy. First of all, we know that Mr. Dykes now has an electric heater and blankets, keep in mind it is cold there underground about a constant 50 degrees underground. So, that is good that the young boy has blankets.

Also know that they are able to get medications to this child. He suffers from Asperser syndrome and ADHD, so, that's key. The crayons and coloring books we learned about a few days ago. But also today, we learned that investigators are able to give the boy toys. So, you know, that's all good news.

But here's one thing. I want you to listen to how the sheriff relayed this information to us, the personal appeal really he made to Mr. Dikes. Watch this.


WALLY OLSON, DALE COUNTY SHERIFF, ALABAMA: He's also allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys, and I want to thank him for taking care of our child. That's very important.


HOWELL: So you know, you listen to that and it raises the question, you know, does he have a television or a radio? How would he hear that personal appeal? But clearly it was a direct personal appeal to Mr. Dykes, Miguel.

MARQUEZ: Yes. It's clearly very, very sensitive whatever is going on over there. And they really want to communicate with him in every way possible.

George, what do we know about the suspect? Are police revealing anything about a possible motive here?

HOWELL: Not at this point. You know, we have not heard anything about the motive as to why this child was abducted. Investigators are very tight-lipped about anything they released to us, even the visuals, the things that we're able to show where we are now. They are very, very sensitive about those things as this investigation continues. Now, Miguel in, day five but they say the negotiations are still ongoing.

MARQUEZ: It's just horrific. Are they saying anything about any demands coming from the suspect?

HOWELL: No, not at this point. You know, they're not releasing any information about the communications, but they are hopeful this thing obviously gets resolved peacefully.

MARQUEZ: Oh, dear. Well, I would like to just all hoping. Thanks for keeping up with it down there for us. Hope it gets done possibly.

HOWELL: Of course

MARQUEZ: Thanks.

Now to some new allegations of doping against New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. A-rod is being accused of taking performance enhancing drugs from a Florida clinic. But this is not the first time the 37-year-old admitted in the past to doping, but says he's been clean since 2003.

National correspondent Susan Candiotti is live for us in New York - Susan.


As you said, allegations of performance enhancing drugs and more denials from A-rod. This time a report alleges the Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez got personal visits to his waterfront Miami mansion from a man who ran a clique. ESPN quoting unidentified sources says that man Anthony Bosch injected A-rod with performance enhancing drugs. On one occasion Bosch was reportedly kicked out of the third baseman's home after Bosch allegedly had trouble with finding a claim.

Similar claims were leveled earlier this week in the "Miami New Times" newspaper which says it has a diary containing notes from Bosch detailing drugs including human growth hormone given to several athletes.

CNN has been unable to see those documents in question. We did go to the clinic earlier this week but it's been shut down. Bosch denies all allegations. Through a spokesman he tells CNN he did not treat nor is he associated with players including A-rod.

In an earlier statement to CNN A-rod also says none of this is true and through his lawyers calls the documents about him illegitimate. In a new statement issued Friday night, his lawyers add this.

In regard to the new allegations made in ESPN's outside the line story, we can say they are not true. Alex is working diligently on his rehabilitation and is looking forward to getting back on the field as soon as possible. As you may know, he's recovering from hip surgery.

Now, A-rod has repeatedly said he stopped taking performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 -- Miguel.

MARQUEZ: Susan, are the authorities looking at this question in major league baseball says it's aware of the situation?

CANDIOTTI: That's right. They are investigating. Now, DEA won't comment on it. CNN's legal analyst Paul Callan says there is plenty for authorities to look into. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PAUL CALLAN, CNN LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR: The DEA would be looking to see if the players are using banned controlled substances. The federal code has a whole list of substances that are banned that a prescription is required for their use, and if someone is importing these substances into the U.S. and then redistributing those distance substances, there could be a variety of federal drug crimes involved.


CANDIOTTI: Now, Callan says that A-rod's first concern should be a potential suspension from major league baseball, but, that could still be a long way off -- Miguel.

MARQUEZ: Susan Candiotti in New York. Thank you very much.

CANDIOTTI: You're welcome.

MARQUEZ: It's Groundhog Day, the day when we find out if we'll have an early spring or six more miserable weeks of winter. It all depends on the legendary prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil. Did he see his shadow this morning?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So you faithful, there is no shadow to see, an early spring for you and me.


MARQUEZ: I'll believe it when I see it. You heard that though, Phil what he had to say. But, what about Chuck, the groundhog? He's Staten Island zoo's prognosticator. He also predicted an early spring.

Speaking of animal predictions, are the bulls going to continue their run on Wall Street? We'll look at what's driving the Dow's big climb back to the 14,000 point and what it could mean for your bottom line.

And this goat could be worth a million dollars after Sunday's super bowl. I sat down with the goat and the men who put him in a very funny commercial.


MARQUEZ: A leftist group is now claiming responsibility for the suicide bombing of the U.S. embassy in Turkey. And new security camera footage from moments before the attack in Ankara shows the man identified as the bomber just before he blew himself up. The revolutionary people's liberation party calls him a martyr. Friday's blast killed a Turkish guard and wounded a television journalist.

Egypt's football season kicked off today about the matches were the first since the deadly riot broke out a year ago in a game in Port Said. To prevent any violence, today's games were played in security military stadiums with no fans present.

Meanwhile, protesters anger at the pace of democratic reform clashed with police in front of the presidential palace this weekend. One person was killed.

Nuclear weapons in the hands of rogue countries, is a threat that world leaders are watching closely. And North Korea in particular is getting a lot of close attention over fears it could launch at any moment.

CNN international anchor Jonathan Mann has more on that.

JONATHAN MANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Do you want the good news or the pad news first? Why don't we start with the basics of what we know?

North Korea can set off nuclear explosions. It has done that twice before in 2006 near the town of Punggye-ri at underground facility deep in the mountains and in 2009 not far away. Now, the regime says they plan to do it again.

Also, North Korea can put a rocket into space and did that last December and says it will send up more. But do a nuclear program and a rocket program together give them a weapon? No, not yet.

First, there is the missile to deliver the weapon. Keep in mind the missile doesn't have to just go up, it has to come down, as well in one piece. North Korea has never managed to do that. And it has to come down near or at a target. There's no indication that North Korea is anywhere close to the kind of guidance system that would enable it to do that.

Then, there's the matter of what the missile will be carrying. It needs to have a nuclear device small enough to fit inside of a warhead. There's no indication that they're close to anything small enough to be at the top of a rocket or any rocket big enough to carry what they'd have to carry up top. And any weapon sitting inside a rocket warhead, well, would still have to be tough enough to survive heat, vibration and the other rigors of a space trip.


JOSEPH CIRINCIONE, PRESIDENT, PLOUGHSHARES FUND: So their nuclear devices are dangerous. If you took one of these test devices and set it off on Wall Street, it would destroy most of lower Manhattan, but it's not deliverable. They can't really bring it any place. So it doesn't yet represent a threat to any country outside of North Korea.


MANN: There is every reason to be impressed that a desperately poor corrupt like North Korea has gotten as far as it has, every reason to be worried that it is still at work. But right now, North Korea is still working with troublesome technology doing the basics. And luckily for its neighbors, the basics do not equal a working deliverable nuclear weapon. Back to you.

MARQUEZ: That was Jonathan Mann, thank you very much for that.

Your 401(k) probably made some money this week. The Dow hit 14,000. The market hasn't seen in more than five years. We will look at what's behind the rise just ahead.


MARQUEZ: Back in 2007, madman was just making its debut on TV. The third Spiderman movie was the box office. IT was the champ there. And the Dow Jones was hovering around 14,000. Fast forward five years, and that Spiderman is just a distant memory but the Dow has come roaring back.

Alison Kosik explains.

ALISON KOSIK, CNN MONEY CORRESPONDENT: Well, Miguel, party like its 2007.

On Friday, the Dow closed above 14,000. It's a milestone we haven't seen since 2007. But here at the NYSE, we hardly heard a peep from traders when it happened. No hooting and hollering like in years past. Maybe it's the "been there, done that" attitude. Still, the Dow lit the mark thanks to upbeat economic data. Wall Street saw the January jobs report as good enough even though investors really expected better.

Also consumer confidence and manufacturing rose and that pushed stocks over the edge. But the momentum has been there for a while. The Dow has been powering higher ever since it hit rock bottom in 2009, it fell as low as 6,500. So hitting 14,000 is a reminder of the comeback, but most analysts we talk to say it doesn't mean much. Instead, they've got their eyes on the next big one.


JEREMY SEIGEL, PROFESSOR, WHARTON SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: These are certainly nice round numbers. I mean I personally think it will be more of an event once we break through that October 2007 all- time high, that that is more of a milestone than just going through a thousand markers, which we again, have done before.


KOSIK: And it's that all-time high of 14,164 that we're watching for now.

Miguel, back to you.

MARQUEZ: Well, tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. eastern I'm going to talk with our Wall Street guy about this big jump in the markets. He'll tell us why some people are worried we're headed for what could be a big drop. That's tomorrow at 5:00 eastern. It's official. Canada will be penniless by Monday. No, they're not going broke, just not issuing coins at the penny coins anymore. And over time, they'll disappear from cash registers. So, what happens if you have something that costs let's say $1.03, it gets rounded down to a dollar. By the way, ditching the penny is nothing new. Australia did it back in 1966.

If Canada can go penniless, could you go a whole day without using cash or plastic to pay? We will show you how one of our reporters spent her way around New York with nothing more than her Smartphone.

And an angry goat may be the star of the super bowl. I sat down with the guys and the goat hoping to win a chance to be seen by millions of football fans tomorrow.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When I was young I heard about global warming. I knew there were huge consequences for this problem. I got together with my friends and we found out you could actually turn waste oil in to bio-fuel. Because many families in my own town couldn't afford to heat their homes, I thought what if we could recycle waste cooking oil to heat the homes of these local families.

We made a difference. So can you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We were just worried about keeping our ids kids warm and having heat and hot water. It was a major relief.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I was trying to talk about biodiesel and just could not get anywhere with it. So she came upon and did it to get restaurants to recycle their grease.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Our bill will promote the use of alternate issue.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The fact it was coming from kids made it hit home a lot harder. The child will save them sort of thing.

She set the example for the town. It's great that westerly has a person we can be very proud of and tell the country hey, look what we're doing in little west hood.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If everyone took a little time out of their day to do something for others, the world would be a better place.



MARQUEZ: For those of you joining us, welcome to CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Miguel Marquez. Here are a few stories we're following.

Checking today's top stories, police in Alabama say they are in constant communication with a man who is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker. Standoff in southeast in Alabama is now in its fifth day. Negotiators are talking with the suspect. 65- year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes through a ventilation pipe. Police say the boy has an electric blanket and Dykes has allowed officials to send down medication and toys.

The U.S. army says the number of soldiers committing suicide has reached a historic record. A new report shows there were 325 suicides last year. The army says it's taking aggressive measures to deal with this troubling issue.

Vice president Joe Biden met with the Russian foreign minister today. The meeting happened at the security conference in Munich. Syria was reportedly an important topic on the agenda. Russia has been an important ally of the Syrian regime.

Here's what's trending around the web.

The White House is releasing a photo of President Obama skeet shooting at camp David to back up a claim he made last week it's one of his new hobbies. Some Republicans had questioned his statement.

And Burger King admits some of its burgers in England and Ireland contained horse meat. The fast food chain blames silver crest foods and says those tainted burgers never made it into restaurants. Still the admission has prompted a twitter campaign and threats of a Burger King boycott.

And a pro-gay rights ad featuring San Francisco 49ers players has been pulled after two players say they didn't know they were supporting gay issues. In the ad, the players never directly mention gay rights. The 49ers previously were praised for being the first NFL team to support the "it gets better" anti-bullying campaign.

For the seventh straight year, Doritos is asking the public to help them advertise for the super bowl. Doritos fans are creating ads hoping to have their promo run during the big game. Five finalists have been announced.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Fetch me a bare --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Is that the right amount, dear?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Steve, what is the holdup?


MARQUEZ: But one ad called goat for sale seems to be the favorite of the crowd.


MARQUEZ: Tomorrow, we'll learn who won the contest. Earlier I spoke with the co-directors of goat for sale and the star moose, the goat. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

MARQUEZ: Here we are with Steve Colby and Ben Callner, and, of course, moose the goat.

Steve, you were the goat whisperer. This is your goat, right.


MARQUEZ: Tell us about you, guys. You made this commercial for Doritos. Tell us about this commercial making this thing.

COLBY: Well, it was a fun experience. Ben and I were eating lunch one day and I said to Ben. I said, Ben, it's really funny how my goat it's chips. It's just funny.

We were sitting there eating lunch and Ben and I decided we would start looking up goats. T's like, I mean, I owned moose for a year now. But, we look at goats and we say this is funny. I mean, it's just funny. You look up those and they are screaming. Look at up those and they are crunching. It's great.

MARQUEZ: He's cute and adorable but he is a killer goat in this commercial.

COLBY: He is.

MARQUEZ: How did you get this goat to be so ominous?

BEN CALLNER, CO-DIRECTOR, GOAT FOR SALE: Well, that was Ben's direction I think more than anything.

Your goat whisper though. But honestly, it was a lot of patience and it was a lot of good fortune I guess. We kind of lucked out in that moose was kind of in the mood to do what we wanted him to do. So I honestly don't have an answer. We were just really -- we used his brother Kudzu who is also a goat. We used Kudzu a lot, all behind camera I line and that kind of help calm down moose and to get the screen shot.

MARQUEZ: But Steve, the scream shot is that is the payoff.

COLBY: That's it, yes.

MARQUEZ: Because a lot of competition this year up against two dogs, a guy in a bear suit, a visually impaired man and a bunch of guys in dresses.

COLBY: Yes, correct.

MARQUEZ: What are the odds?

COLBY: I don't know.

MARQUEZ: One out of five.

COLBY: That's very good. One out of five, yes. About you.

CALLNER: They're all really nice guys. I actually had a chance to meet them. So they're all really nice guys.

MARQUEZ: Have you ever had an ad in the super bowl?

CALLNER: He's longer than me. But yes.

COLBY: A lot longer.

CALLNER: But no, and I think the funny thing is it was such a fun thing to do and so easy to do and we're just lucky that moose did such a great job. Really are.

MARQUEZ: This is the super bowl of ad sales, isn't it? This is massive if you get in this.

COLBY: We've never had more attention.

MARQUEZ: How big a win is this? The ad is already the most watched. But we don't know if it's gotten the most votes. How big a deal is this if you win?

COLBY: We don't know.

CALLNER: I can't even imagine it. Just seeing it up there on TV, I can't eve --.

COLBY: It would be amazing to see moose up there. It really would.

MARQUEZ: Gentlemen, good luck. Enjoy the game, moose enjoy the chips.

COLBY: We're looking forward to it.


MARQUEZ: I'm getting a goat.

The 49ers have won the super bowl five times. The Ravens have one super bowl championship to their name. Those are some of the facts being thrown around before the big game but what about some of the lesser known trivia surrounding the super bowl?

CNN'S Carl Azuz will help make you a trivia wiz.


CARL AZUZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Some super bowl fun facts.

Jerry Rice retired San Francisco as far receiver won't be playing this year but he still holds the record for most career super bowl touch downs. It's eight. But, while bowls and rice go together, more Americans opt for wings, hot wings, Buffalo wings, barbecue wings, honey mustard, lemon pepper thigh, thy curry wings. This Sunday more than 1.2 billion wings are headed on their last flight. While Americans want wings, the players want rings, super bowl rings, bands of gold and diamonds worth several thousand dollars apiece. If a player wanted to sell it though, he would get a helping hand from collectors who would likely pay thousands more to get their fingers on one.

Speaking of thousands, you would need about two grand just to get in the door of the superdome. That's the price of the cheapest seats. You'll need tissue for when your nose starts bleeding. The cost of commercials will bleed some businesses of profit. The price of a 30- second spot, nearly $4 million but with exposure like that the benefits could add up.

Carl Azuz, CNN Atlanta.


MARQUEZ: All right. It's crunch time. Time for the players to get ready and the fans to get nervous. We're bringing in all the action live at 4:00 p.m. eastern today.

Rachel Nichols and Ernie Johnson Junior have a preview of our special kickoff in New Orleans.

RACHEL NICHOLS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Miguel, thanks. I'm here with Ernie Johnson from Turner Sports. And Ernie, the city is full of superlatives, right? And nothing like the food in New Orleans, nothing like the music in New Orleans and there is certainly nothing like a super bowl in New Orleans.

ERNIE JOHNSON JUNIOR, HOST, TURNER SPORTS: And you are right about the food. I had gator last night and it was darn good. I mean, you look around New Orleans and all you see the colors of the teams, a lot of ravens gear, a lot of niners gear. Everybody is talking super bowl 47. And in our hour long show, we will be talking live with two of the premiere analysts in the NFL. Howie Long, hall of famers who been to the super bowl and has the ring to problem it, Cris Collinsworth will also be joining us. He's been to two super bowls. And so, we will get their perspective what to expect with the 49ers and the Ravens on Sunday.

And I know when you think, Rachel, about the NFL in New Orleans, there is one name that comes to mind and that is Archie Manning.

NICHOLS: Yes, there might not be anybody more emotional watching the super bowl on Sunday in New Orleans than Archie who, of course, not only quarterbacked here but lived here through hurricane Katrina, played a large role in helping to rebuild this city, wasn't sure if we'd ever reach this point again.

And, of course, you know, with his sons Eli and Peyton, he's watched them play against each other twice. So he knows what Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, the parents of John and Jim will be thinking on Sunday. We talked about that. It's going to be a lot of fun. JOHNSON: We have all that. And also super bowl commercials always a hot topic. We will be talking about those and wait until you see Sam Gordon, that's Sam short for Samantha.

NICHOLS: Yes. That is a girl that you are watching and she beats all the boys. You got to love that.

JOHNSON: So, all of that and much more to come on kickoff in New Orleans, a CNN bleacher report special - Miguel.

We'll see you at the top of the hour.

MARQUEZ: Sounds great. Thank you very much. Looking forward to it, guys.

Coming up, Netflix is making a $100 million bet that it can change the way you watch TV. If you want to find out how, we'll have that story just ahead.


MARQUEZ: Welcome back to CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Miguel Marquez. Thanks for being with us.

Do you hate it when your favorite TV show takes a break, for say two weeks or in some cases a month? Well, Netflix has a plan to fix that. They created their own original programming without breaks.

CNN's Nischelle Turner and Dan Simon have more on the Netflix plan.


DAN SIMON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I'm Dan Simon in Los Gatos, California.


SIMON: Here at Netflix headquarters, the once troubled company is going after new users by creating their own original programming.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm a powerful friend to have.

TURNER: This program "house of cards," stars two-time Oscar winner, Kevin Spacey, and it was produced by award-winning director, David Fincher, who had hits like fight club and the "Social Network" among others. Spacey plays a congressman hoping to become secretary of state. But after being passed over by the president, he sets out on a methodical path of revenge.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome to Washington.

SIMON: It's poised to shake up the TV industry. But you won't see this drama on any broadcast or cable network or even a premium channel like HBO. "House of Cards" is exclusively for Netflix subscribers. And the whole season available at once so viewers won't have to wait a week for the next episode. TURNER: The video streaming service spent $100 million on the Washington-based drama.

LACEY ROSE, SENIOR TV WRITER, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Now it's saying I want to be like the ABCs or the CBS of the world. I want to be the place that you watch content first. They've got the deep pocks to be able to make that happen.

SIMON: Netflix' stock has been recovering after its public relations fiasco 18 months ago when it spun off its mail order DVD service into a separate brand and raised brands. Since then licensing deals with likes of Disney and others have convinced millions to subscribe-to-its Internet streaming service at a month. The company's stock just had its biggest single day spike since it went public more than ten years ago.

DAN CRYAN, RESEARCH DIRECTOR, IHS: In terms of pure consumption in volumes, we have already hit the stage who consumers are watching more movies digitally than they are physically. That actually happened in 2012.

SIMON: A big reason for that? Netflix is on practically every device.

JORIS EVERS, NETFLIX SPOKESMAN: We license content that we know that our members love to watch.

TURNER: With four more original series to be released this year, Netflix is betting big on its new strategy. If it pays off, it could change how and where audiences consume new shows.

ROSE: It certainly has to make the show times and HBOs of the world a bit nervous. It's another player in a crowded field.

SIMON: So, the bottom line is Netflix recent success shows that consumers want to watch content whenever and wherever. And obviously, the more revenue they get, that they can invest in new shows like "House of Cards."

TURNER: And Netflix does have competition nipping at its heels. is vying into this new Hollywood model too. They are actively looking for original content scripts. And on Thursday announced 11 new pilots in the works.

For my colleague Dan Simon, I'm Nischelle Turner, CNN, Hollywood.


MARQUEZ: Forget the -- forget the cash and credit cards. I just can't get that out. Just break out your phone when you need to buy something. We'll show you some mobile phone payment technology.


MARQUEZ: The days of carrying credit cards may soon be over. Our CNN money tech reporter Laurie Segall goes shopping with no wallet or credit cards, just her phone in her hand.


LAURIE SEGALL, CNN MONEY TECHNOLOGY REPORTER: We are starting our day out with cereal here at Dwayne Reed. And if I want to pay with my mobile phone here, I can use Google wallet. Let's test it out. All right, I selected my card here. And I just hold it against.


SEGALL: No cards enabled. I'm enabling it. So, now I can just hold it against here.


SEGALL: All right. Thank you very much.

Google wallet only works on sprint, virgin mobile devices and the "Nexus 7 tablet."

So, next stop, morning coffee. And here they use a service called level up that's going to allow me to pay with my Smartphone.

SOPHIA BRITTAN, OWNER, VICTORY GARDEN: Put your phone right here and then, level up will scan the barcode.

SEGALL: So I just bought a coffee.


SEGALL: Right. Thank you.

The mobile payment space is projected to be $171 billion business this year and it's on the rise. So what is the future look like? We asked one of the major players.

JACK DORSEY, CEO, SQUARE: If you're paying with your name, you don't need your phone or your wallet at all.

SEGALL: So, I should be able to pay using square just by telling you my name, right?


SEGALL: OK. So I'd like to get a scone, please.


SEGALL: And my name is Laurie.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right. Your name is Laurie. I see you right there.

SEGALL: So my picture just showed up.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. You're all set. SEGALL: I learned ahead of time you have to have a tab already open on the square app. So, it's not totally phone free tech just yet.

Last up of the day, home depot. The store recently launched a partnership with PayPal.

With the new system all I need is my mobile phone number. I don't actually need my physical phone to pay for this plant.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Paying this with your PayPal?

SEGALL: Yes. This is a pin I set up beforehand.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's been accepted.

SEGALL: So, I just paid for this plant and I didn't have a Smartphone. I didn't have a wallet. All I had was my mobile number and a pin.


MARQUEZ: All right. Laurie Segall now joins us from the Time Warner Center in New York.

How are you there? Did you actually like shopping without cash or credit cards? It seems like a lot of apps, as well. You know, I have a lot of cards, a lot of apps. Which one did you like the most?

SEGALL: Yes, look, it was a little bit wonky actually, being able to walk into a store, have my phone and just scan it. You think, OK, this really could be the future. I will say, it took me a little bit beforehand. I had to go in, put in the credit card information into these apps. You know, you have to trust doing that. But, it was interesting when we actually went out and we tried out all the different ways people are innovating in the sector. It was very cool to be able to just scan it.

I would say, Miguel, my favorite one was square because that really seems like the future. It uses GPS to locate you using your phone. But, you don't even have to have your phone. So, you walk in, the cash register looks at you, says hey Laurie and automatically charges you. So, that's when the technology disappears when it seems like this could be the future.

That being said, you know, you get a little sketched out OK, they know my identity. So, I would definitely say that's the one to look out for.

MARQUEZ: Interesting. It reminds me of "Minority Report," that movie that seems to have called it so well.


MARQUEZ: But, can you phone actually replace your wallet? And if it does, I mean, aren't we talking a substantial security risk? SEGALL: Look, I mean, can it actually replace your wallet? We will see. That's a little bit far off. But, we are definitely seeing that this could be the future. And if this is the future and if your phone could replace your wallet, what happens if you lose your phone? It sounds like you lose your phone and your wallet. So, you've got to be careful.

I put a lot of personal information into these apps. Google wallet actually has something where if you lose your phone and you have all your information attached to this, you can actually go online. You can deactivate your account.

So, I think a lot of these companies are figuring out the safest ways to go forward with this because if you do lose your Smartphone and you have all your credit card information in there, that poses a major problem, Miguel.

MARQUEZ: Laurie Segall, thank you very much.

SEGALL: Thank you.

MARQUEZ: For more hi-tech ideas and reviews, just go to and look for the gaming and gadgets tab.

It was Kerry Washington's night at the NAACP image awards last night.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And the winner is Kerry Washington.


MARQUEZ: The actress took home three awards for her roles in "Django Unchained" and the TV show "Scandals." She thanked her ancestors in her acceptance speech.

Denzel Washington was honored for his role in "Flight." Producer your George Lucas red tails won for best motion picture and Alicia Keyes took home an award for best female artist.

A waitress isn't exactly thrilled with a customer's tip. What she did next got her fired and a minister who left the tip was suddenly feeling the wrath of the Internet just ahead.

But next, one of America's most beautiful landmarks is turning 100. We've got some of the building's deepest secrets ahead.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are now descending into the deepest basement in New York City.


(COMMERCIAL BREAK) MARQUEZ: Today, Grand Central terminal is celebrating its 100th birthday. It doesn't look a day over 99. The icon remains one of the busiest train stations in the world, but nothing turns a century old without its share of secrets.

Our Richard Roth has more.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What time is the next train?

RICHARD ROTH, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over) In north by northwest, Cary Grant asked a question millions of passengers have posed since the majestic "grant central terminal" opened 100 years ago. Each day, 750,000 people pour through Grand Central. What do you think, Grand Central, 100 years old?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think it's fantastic.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We love Grand Central, never looked better.

SAM ROBERTS, AUTHOR, GRAND CENTRAL: There is poetry in this place. It is a warm, inviting place for something as large and cathedral- like.

ROTH: The construction of Grand Central paved the way for multi- levels of track service. And soon the era of luxury train travel arrived. But as plane travel soared and the railways ran into bankruptcy, Grand Central was nearly demolished. Civic fight led by a former U.S. first lady helped save Grand Central.

JACQUELINE ONASSIS, JOHN F. KENNEDY'S WIFE: If you destroy your past, something in people die.

ROTH: Now in a New York minute you can spot a wedding, a modeling shoot --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's absolutely stunning.

ROTH: And a squash tournament.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: With these mysteries and things --

ROTH: Tour guide Dan Bruker revealed the secrets of Grand Central. Look up. People don't even notice a ceiling to mirror the constellation.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Move, move, chop, chop, in the corner, let's go!

ROTH: Another secret is the whispering gallery on a lower level.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Even though I am standing 30 feet away from you, speaking in a low voice, you can probably hear every word I'm saying. We are now descending into the deepest basement in New York City.

ROTH: This sub-basement is not even on Grand Central maps and it hums with history.

This is the most top secret location inside Grand Central terminal, the m-42. More than decades ago, troops stood guard to guard against tax on the power system.

DAN BRUKER, GRAND CENTRAL TOUR GUIDE: During the Second World War, there was a great fear, well-founded that saboteurs, Nazi spies, Nazi agents, would make their way down here.

ROTH: Out front, the clock face has the largest example of Tiffany glass. Thought, people throughout history have told loved ones, meet me at the clock indoors, about the information.

During the last 100 years, what's the most frequent question you get from passengers?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, my God. Where's the Apple store?

ROTH: The terminal can't run without train engineers.


ROTH: A smaller celebration for a veteran rail man, who guided his last train, concluding 36 years of service.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Today is my last day, but, yes, 100 years is really something.

ROTH: Richard Roth, CNN, New York.


MARQUEZ: Richard Roth. Love it!

So what do you do if you are forced to leave a bigger tip than you want at a restaurant? One customer had some feedback, but a waitress thought it was out of line, and that's just the beginning of this story.


MARQUEZ: A restaurant tiff over a tip that started small is going viral, not only the food, but the tip, after an angry customer's complaint ended up online.

Here is CNN's Jeanne Moos.


JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): If how much to tip leaves you stumped, wait until you hear the story of the waitress, the pastor and the receipt.

CHELSEA WELCH, FIRED WAITRESS: Make themselves out to, you know, kind of be a jerk. But also play the religion card as an excuse. MOOS: Pastor Alois Bell was a part of party of ten eating at an Applebees in St. Louis. The pastor did not appreciate the automatic 18 percent gratuity charged to large groups, so she scrawled on the receipt, I give God 10 percent, why do you get 18 percent and signed it pastor. That was too much for waitress Chelsea Welch and she posted the receipt on the Web site Reddit.

WELCH: I took the picture of it because I thought it was comically immature.

MOOS: But pastor Bell wasn't laughing once the receipt went viral and posters started calling her --


MOOS: Now, Chelsea wasn't even the waitress serving that table. At the end of the night, she heard about the receipt from the actual server.

WELCH: The server calls me over and says you're not going to believe this?

MOOS: The 18 percent gratuity was taken directly out of the pastor's credit card. She wrote zero in the space for additional tip, but says --

BELL: And I put $6 on the table.

MOOS: When the "I give God 10 percent" receipt became news, the pastor called Applebees to complain.

WELCH: That they wanted me fired, the server fired, my manager fired.

MOOS: Chelsea was fired. So now instead of worrying about getting tips, she could use some job-hunting tips.

Applebees acknowledged Chelsea's dismissal, saying our guests' personal information, including their meal check, is private. And neither Applebees nor its franchisees have a right to share this information publicly.

Meanwhile, the pastor seems to have had a change of heart about writing the note.

BELL: That was a lapse in my judgment. I apologize for that.

WELCH: I am sorry that I violated your privacy and posting your signature.

BELL: Would I ever do that again? No, I would not ever do that again.

WELCH: But you offended me. You offended me, you offended your server.

MOOS: The question is, what would Jesus tip? And on that subject, God's not tipping his hand.

Jeanne moos, CNN.

So what did you learn from all of this?

BELL: I learned not to be writing on the receipt.

MOOS: New York.


MARQUEZ: Before we leave and you head over to New Orleans for our super bowl special, let's take one more look at today's top stories.

Police in Alabama say they're in constant communication with Jimmy Lee Dykes, the 65-year-old who is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker. The standoff in southeastern Alabama is now in its fifth day. Police say the boy has an electric blanket and Dykes has allowed officials to send down medication and toys.

This is starting to get hot on the nets but not nearly as hot as it did in court. A man on trial for assault with a deadly weapon took a swipe at his own lawyer in the courtroom. Police quickly took him to the ground before he could cause any harm. The suspect now faces additional charges of assault and battery.

And a sad day for the Bush family. Former president George W. Bush's Scottish terrier, Barney, we all remember Barney, the adorable little dog, has died. The former first dog was 12, and had been suffering from lymphoma. Condolence messages for the Bushes have been pouring in online.

Thanks for joining us this hour. Keep it here because we are now about to kick off our CNN bleacher report special, kickoff in New Orleans. Anchors Rachel Nichols and Ernie Johnson are standing by at the sidelines.

I'll see you all again tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. right here in the CNN NEWSROOM.

Thanks for watching.