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Standoff in Alabama Continues; Doping Charge Against Alex Rodriguez; Biden Comments on Iran; Groundhog Predicts Early Spring; Wall Street Hits 14;000; Hackers Hit Twitter; Manson Follower Could Be Paroled; Senator Menendez Facing Ethics Scrutiny; JonBenet Ramsey Murder Mystery; Texas Prosecutor Shot to Death; Super Bowl Spectacle; Eating Like a Local in Istanbul
Aired February 2, 2013 - 08:00 ET
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RANDI KAYE, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning, everyone. I'm Randi Kaye. It is 8:00 on the East Coast, 5:00 am out West. Thanks so much for starting your day with us.
We start right now in Alabama, and the desperate waiting game for police and the parents of one little boy. The 5-year-old is now being held underground for a fifth straight day. This while police wait outside his makeshift prison, negotiating with the person who grabbed him off a school bus earlier this week.
My colleague Victor Blackwell is keeping an eye on the story in Midland City, Alabama.
Victor, good morning to you. So have authorities continued to talk with this suspect throughout the night? Any progress?
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Randi.
We're waiting for an update. That's going to come at noon Eastern today. But we know that authorities and negotiators were here overnight, as they have been around the clock since this whole thing started on Tuesday.
But we can tell you the big difference from this night than any other in this ordeal, the temperature. The temperature dipped below freezing for the first time during this ordeal. We know from sources close to the negotiating that this bunker is heated.
We also learned more about how this bunker was built from a neighbor of Jimmy Lee Dykes, the man accused of shooting a bus driver on Tuesday and snatching a kindergartner and taking him into, essentially, this hole in the ground. Listen.
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JOSH TUCKER, MIDLAND CITY RESIDENT: We would always catch him at odd hours of the night running around. It was at random times. It would never be on a schedule at all. He would just do random stuff that humans would not do, a normal person would not do.
BLACKWELL: Like what? TUCKER: He would walk up and down the dirt road sometimes with his gun, sometimes he would be working on the bunker. We didn't know what it was then but now we realize it's the bunker that he was working on, but at the time we knew nothing about it.
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BLACKWELL: And we're still waiting again, for details about exactly what is happening inside that bunker. But the most important thing we have received from local authorities that they have no reason to believe that that 5-year-old, the kindergartner in this bunker with Jimmy Lee Dykes, has been harmed, Randi.
KAYE: And Victor, do we have any more information about why this even happened to begin with, why Dykes took this child?
BLACKWELL: Well, we're learning from people who know the shooting victim, Charles Poland, who've known him for decades that Charles Poland the bus driver, his route would end every day right at the end of the road that leads up to Jimmy Lee Dykes' property. As we heard, he walked that property with a gun and a flashlight often, protecting his property. He was agitated by that driving right at the edge of his road, turning the bus around at the end of the route.
We know that Charles Poland, according to this friend, actually tried to make amends and take the man eggs from his home and homemade jellies to try to smooth things over. That apparently did not work. And this may have actually been the catalyst for what happened on Tuesday. But we're still waiting for a lot of details from authorities, Randi.
KAYE: All right, Victor, thank you very much.
And now to sports and new allegations aimed at New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. A new report from ESPN says Rodriguez was personally injected with performance-enhancing drugs by the head of a clinic in south Florida. The report says this happened as recently as last year. We now have this from A-Rod's spokesman. In regards to the new allegations made in today's ESPN outside the lines story, we can say that they are not true. Major league baseball is investigating.
This morning, Vice President Joe Biden is talking about Iran and a security conference in Munich, Germany.
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VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: We would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the Iranian leadership. We would not make it a secret that we were doing that. We would let our partners know if that occasion presented itself. That offer stands, but it must be real and tangible. And there has to be an agenda that they're prepared to speak to.
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KAYE: Biden also plans to sit down with a key Syrian opposition leader. It would be the highest level U.S. meeting with forces trying to overthrow President Bashar al Assad. More than 60,000 people have died in Syria's 22-month long civil war.
It will be an early spring, it turns out. That is the prediction from Punxsutawney Phil.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So you faithful, there is no shadow to see, an early spring for you and me.
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KAYE: Oh, yes. Everybody was cheering that one after much fanfare and goofing around, the groundhog came out and did not see his shadow or so he told his handlers in groundhogese (ph) as they call it. I'd like to see what that is. Hopefully they were able to translate it correctly. Now it's back in the hole for Phil until next year.
And if you live in Ohio, you may not think spring is on its way. Just take a look here at all the snow that fell in the Cleveland area yesterday. Driving conditions were treacherous. The area could get several more inches of snow this weekend. Meteorologist Alexandra Steele is with us again. So, Cleveland is pretty snowy, but Punxsutawney is promising early spring.
KAYE: We will see you, Alexandra. Thank you so much.
And turning to your money, Wall Street hitting a major milestone on Friday, closing above 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. Alison Kosik has more.
ALISON KOSIK, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: OK, Randi, party like it's 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 hit the mark thanks to some 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. 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 back in 2009. It fell as low as 6,500. So, hitting 14,000 is a reminder of the comeback. But most analysts we talked to say it really doesn't mean much. Instead, they've got their eyes on the next big one.
JEREMY SIEGEL, WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: 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 is more of a milestone than just going through a thousand marker, which we, again, have done before. KOSIK: And it's that all-time high of 14,164 that we're watching for now.
Randi, back to you.
KAYE: All right. Thank you very much, Alison.
We've got much more ahead this hour. Here is a look at what we've got, coming up.
Are you ready for some football? No, guys, not you. I was talking to the girls. Holly Robinson Pete explains why more women are watching the big game.
Finally, some clarity about why Manti Te'o thought he was in a relationship with a woman. Wait until you hear how his hoaxer tricked him.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta back in the ER but it's not what you think. A sneak peek at TV's hottest new drama.
KAYE: Good morning, Washington. Nice shot there at the Capitol building, 11 minutes past the hour now. Glad you're with us here on CNN SATURDAY MORNING.
Let's talk about the scandal that's captured the nation's attention, how a 22-year-old man tricked Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o into believing he was not only a woman but the love of Te'o's life. If you're asking yourself how it could have happened, we want you to listen to this.
Te'o appeared on ABC's Katie and shared a voice mail he says was from his girlfriend Lennay.
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"LENNAY KEKUA": Hey, babe, I'm just calling to say good night. I love you. I know you're probably doing homework or you're with the boys or grubbing -- fatty. But I just wanted to say I love you and goodnight.
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KAYE: If you thought that voice sounded like a woman's, well, you fell for it too. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo told TV's Dr. Phil it was actually him on that recording. In the second part of the interview, Dr. Phil asked Tuiasosopo to do Lennay's voice to prove it with him. He agreed to do it, but only behind a privacy screen.
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RONAIAH TUIASOSOPO, SAYS HE TRICKED MANTI TE'O: Hi, babe, I'm calling to say good night. I love you. I know you're probably doing homework or with the boys or grubbing -- fatty. I'll just want to say I love you and goodnight.
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KAYE: Dr. Phil asked him to do the voice again. This time leaving a voicemail from his home phone while a producer from the show watched.
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TUIASOSOPO: Hi, babe, I'm calling to say good night. I love you. I know you're probably doing homework or with the boys or grubbing -- fatty. I'll just want to say I love you and goodnight and I'll be OK. I'll be OK tonight. I'll do my best. Yes. So get your rest and I'll talk to you tomorrow. Love you so much, hon. Sweet dreams.
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KAYE: Dr. Phil said three voice analysts who heard that last record said Tuiasosopo's voice matched the one on the voice mail. Tuiasosopo also claimed there was no malice behind pretending to be Te'o's girlfriend and even says that he fell in love with the football player.
Listen to how he describes how invested he was in the relationship.
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TUIASOSOPO: Me, Ronaiah, I was hurting. It hurt me, it was like a brick, I was like, whoa, like, you know, I've given so much into this, and I realized right then in that moment that I poured so much into Lennay that I, myself, wasn't getting nothing. And look what I was left with, I was crying that morning, I was hurt, emotionally, all kinds of things took over. And so, right then and there, I made the decision I can't do this Lennay thing anymore.
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KAYE: When he asked why he did it, he said the hoax had roots in sexual abuse he endured as a child.
Blackberry reveals a new phone, Hillary Clinton charts a new path, and Volkswagen unveils a controversial new ad. In case you missed it all, a look back now at "The Week That Was."
WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: A very, very dramatic, emotional statement.
GABRIELLE GIFFORDS, FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN: We must do something.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Hillary Clinton is in her final days as secretary of state.
HILLARY CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE: I have absolutely no plans to run.
BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN ANCHOR: Take a good long look at it here. This is the Blackberry 10.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Our business depends on this new phone.
KAYE (voice-over): A brand new Blackberry, fresh new start, and a bold, opening statement this week that was.
GIFFORDS: Time is now. You must act.
KAYE: With just 72 words, former House member Gabrielle Giffords set the tone at Wednesday's Senate hearing on gun violence.
GIFFORDS: Be bold. Be courageous.
KAYE: But the NRA set a different one.
WAYNE LAPIERRE, EXEC. V.P., NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION: Law-abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violent or deranged criminals.
SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D), CALIFORNIA: We can't have a totally armed society.
KAYE: There was some agreement, though.
FEINSTEIN: You look pretty good, actually.
KAYE: There was also some agreement on immigration policy this week. Eight senators introducing a bipartisan blueprint for a complete overhaul.
SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLORIDA: I think today's an important first step.
KAYE: But President Obama warned a first step alone won't be good enough.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: If Congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, I will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away.
KAYE: Ah, politics. Something Hillary Clinton won't have to worry about now. She's officially done as secretary of state. What could possibly be next?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Have you decided that you absolutely will not run?
CLINTON: Well, I have absolutely no plans to run. I am trying to finish my term as secretary of state. And the president and I had a good laugh the other night.
KAYE: During this exchange on CBS.
OBAMA: You guys in the press are incorrigible. And I was literally inaugurated four days ago.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Right.
OBAMA: And you're talking about elections four years from now.
KAYE: So, who knows, maybe we will see more texts from Hillary in the future. Blackberry would like that. The company unveiled a new phone and new name this week.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: From this point forward, RIM becomes Blackberry.
KAYE: OK, so not the most original, but how's the product?
ALICIA KEYS, MUSICIAN: I love the new browser. It's super fast. I love the hub.
KAYE: Actually, Alicia Keys is paid to say that as Blackberry's new creative director.
Meantime, Volkswagen did some unveiling of its own this week. Not the car, but this Super Bowl ad.
UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR, VOLKSWAGEN AD: Oh, don't fret, (INAUDIBLE). Sticky Bun come soon. Yes. Wicked coffee, Mr. Jim.
KAYE: It's called, "Get In, Get Happy." White guy, Jamaican accent, cue the controversy.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's already getting hit with accusations that it's racist.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't like it at all. It's that black face (INAUDIBLE) voices. I don't like that.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I disagree. No, I disagree.
KAYE: Oh, well, not everyone can be happy.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (singing): We'll make you happy.
KAYE: And that's "The Week That Was."
KAYE: Twenty minutes past the hour now. Welcome back.
Security may be trending on Twitter right now. That's because hackers got into around 250,000 accounts on the social networking site. They gained access to user names and e-mail addresses. Twitter officials believe the breach may be linked to suspected Chinese hackers who launched attacks on "The New York Times" and the "Wall Street Journal."
And the online movie service Netflix took a big gamble this week releasing the $100 million series "House of Cards." The show stars Academy award winner Kevin Spacey as a manipulative and devious House majority whip in Washington's world of cutthroat politics. All 13 episodes available to stream now.
Sticking with new shows, we have a special look for you now at Monday mornings, the medical drama, which airs in our sister network TNT attempts to pull back the curtain on the life and death decisions doctors make in the ER. Guess what. It is based on a book by CNN's very own Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who also made a behind the scenes video for us.
Take a look.
DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Welcome to Chelsea General. This is the emergency room. It's a trauma center. A place like this can get multiple traumas at once. This is the sort of place where they all end up, multiple trauma bays, lots of action in this area. But you remember this from Dr. Tyler Wilson comes in with the entire team of Chelsea General doctors to make it all happen. That's what this hospital is all about.
So it's a shooting day here at Chelsea General. And it's a single- level set as you might imagine. There are ways that we can make it multiple levels. For example, an elevator over here that goes straight through. You go through that elevator you're suddenly on a different floor.
Are these real? OK. Anything could be real. Sorry.
To my favorite place at Chelsea General, the operating room. This is an operating room that you're about to see where we could actually perform surgery. We wanted the entire room to be real. So nothing in here is out of place, nothing doesn't belong. This is what a real operating room looks like.
This is a microscope that we use to perform surgery. Surgeons are able to move this microscope all around, focus in on different parts of the head. If I had to do surgery because someone needed it on the set, I could do it right here in this room.
But Chelsea General is like any other hospital and sometimes complications occur. When they do, people are held accountable here in room 311.
This is the room that very few people know about and even fewer people get to see. It's room 311. Our characters often sit in the same seats. For example, we have Tye (ph) and Tina who usually sit over here. (INAUDIBLE) big presence usually in the back of the room.
This is the place over here that you really never want to be if you can avoid it. There's literally this walk where the doctors hear for the first time that they're the ones that are going to be in the hot seat and they come to this podium over here. You see it's a glass podium. People can see their body language.
The only person who really sits in the same seat every time is Dr. Harding. He is the boss. He is the only person who can see the entire room. He can read everyone's expressions and that was really critically important.
The ultimate goal of 311 is to make sure that we learn from mistakes. This is how medicine and science moves forward. The worst thing of all would be that a mistake occurs, no one learns from it. Room 311 makes sure that doesn't happen.
KAYE: That is good drama. Our inside man, the one and only Dr. Sanjay Gupta will have an exclusive look inside the writer's room tomorrow morning on Sanjay Gupta, MD, 7:30 Eastern and don't miss the big premiere of Monday mornings Monday night at 10:00 Eastern on TNT.
First, an FBI raid, is a full-blown ethics inquiry next? One of the most powerful members of the Senate is defending himself against what he says are nameless, faceless allegations. We'll look at the controversy.
KAYE: Bottom of the hour now. Welcome back everyone. I'm Randi Kaye. Thanks so much for starting your morning with us. Here are five stories that we're watching.
Number one is the desperate waiting game in Alabama where a suspected gunman is holding a 5-year-old boy in an underground bunker. They've been in the bunker for five days now. Police say the man is 65-year- old Jimmy Lee Dykes. His reason for taking the boy, still not clear. We do know though police have been communicating with the suspect through a pipe that goes down into that bunker.
The White House says there is no doubt about it. The deadly attack on a U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey was an act of terror. Yesterday's suicide bombing killed a Turkish security guard and injured a Turkish journalist. Turkish authorities say this man blew himself up outside the embassy. The suspect is known to U.S. intelligence officials and was a member of a radical left-wing group in Turkey.
Number three, California Governor Jerry Brown now has to decide whether a member of the Manson family should go free. The state parole board is recommending freedom for Bruce Davis. Davis was sentenced to life in prison for murder along with Charles Manson back in 1972.
Our Kyung Lah spoke with Davis's attorney.
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MICHAEL BECKMAN, BRUCE DAVIS' ATTORNEY: I think the Governor should respect the work done by his parole board. That hearing lasted about five or six hours. They took into account everything about Bruce and they didn't grant him parole as a -- a favor. They didn't grant him parole on a whim. They considered it very carefully.
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KAYE: The parole board recommended parole for Davis three years ago, but it was blocked by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Number four, at least 60 Harvard students have been forced to temporarily withdraw from school after being linked to a cheating scandal at the university. Harvard is releasing details of their investigation into the incident that first came to light back in August; 125 students allegedly cheated on a take-home exam at Harvard.
And number five, the resignation of Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan. Sullivan served with the agency for 30 years, protecting five different presidents. He was promoted to director in 2006. The end of his career, though, was clouded in controversy, including a scandal involving Secret Service agents and prostitutes ahead of a presidential summit in Colombia.
One of the most powerful members of the Senate may face a probe by the chambers ethics committee. It wants to know more about trips Senator Robert Menendez took to the Dominican Republic as a guest of one of his biggest campaign donors. The New Jersey Democrat has denied allegations of sex parties with prostitutes in the Caribbean. Just a few days ago the FBI raided the donor's Florida offices.
CNN national correspondent Susan Candiotti is following developments for us.
SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Randi, we have now learned more on this week's FBI raid on the offices of one of Senator Menendez's big campaign supporters.
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CANDIOTTI (voice-over): The FBI's interest in Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen did not begin this week. What scrambled agents to obtain a search warrant in part was when a shredding truck showed up at the doctor's office, a law enforcement source tells CNN.
The FBI has not commented on why it removed boxes and boxes of material from the complex, simply calling it law enforcement activity. Agents from the Department of Health and Human Services were also on hand for the search.
Dr. Melgen, a long-time friend of Senator Bob Menendez helped to bank roll his campaigns and those of other Democrats over the years. Melgen not only owns a home in a luxury resort in a Dominican Republic. He also has a stake in a company called ICSSI. The company has a contract reportedly worth millions to manage security and operate expensive scanning equipment in the DR. But a dispute over whether it unfairly shut out competition has put that contract on ICE.
At a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee last July, Senator Menendez appears to be throwing his weight behind his friend's company.
SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ (D), NEW JERSEY: You have another company that has American investors that is seeking to -- has a contract actually given to it by the Dominican -- kind of ratified by the Dominican Congress to do x-ray of all of the cargo that goes through the ports, which have been problematic. And for which in the past narcotics have been included in those cargo. And they don't want to live by that contract either.
CANDIOTTI: The Senator's office says he's always tried to bring attention to drug trafficking, adding in a statement, "Stemming the growth of NARCO-trafficking is a key challenge in the region -- a fight from which Senator Menendez will never back down."
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CANDIOTTI: Now he has an even more powerful role as the new chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. As for Dr. Melgen, we called his attorneys to ask more questions about his businesses, but we haven't heard back. In a previous statement, his lawyer said they have no idea why the FBI has an interest in the doctor -- Randi.
KAYE: Susan Candiotti reporting for us. Susan, thank you.
Next, legal analysis on two big crime stories 16 years later, a new development in the unsolved JonBenet Ramsey case and the mysterious fatal shooting of a Texas prosecutor. Legal contributor Paul Callan weighs in.
KAYE: More than 16 years after the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, a stunning revelation is just coming to light. A Colorado paper reports a grand jury voted to indict the young beauty queen's parents in 1999 but the district attorney felt there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute them.
Let's bring in CNN legal contributor Paul Callan. Paul good morning.
PAUL CALLAN, CNN LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR: Good morning.
KAYE: You know it's amazing because we've follow this case now for so long. I guess how big of a deal is this new headline?
CALLAN: Well, you know, to lawyers it's a very big deal. And I think to most people it would be a very big deal. Here we have one of the most highly profiled and covered murder cases, you know. It's right in the top in the last 50 years. And a grand jury hears the evidence in the case in Boulder, Colorado, votes to indict the Ramseys and the prosecutor never reveals it. He never hands the indictment up to the court. He puts it in his back pocket and walks away.
I mean, that's a real shocker, I think. And you know a DA has the right to appear in court and say there's not enough evidence to support this indictment. I want to move to dismiss it, in a very public proceeding but to do it secretly, in a high profile case, that's very, very unusual, Randi.
KAYE: How though, I mean, how do these two, the grand jury and the DA, how do they see the evidence so differently that that we ended up this way?
CALLAN: Well, first of all, bear in mind that a grand jury essentially works on a standard of proof that's very low. It's just probable cause more likely than not that something happened as opposed to beyond a reasonable doubt, which has to be proven at the time of trial. So the prosecutor here may have said, well, there was some evidence to suggest wrongdoing, but not enough to prove evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.
CALLAN: Now, in reading precisely what went on here, the DA had a big problem in that they indicted both of the Ramseys for aggravated child endangerment, but they couldn't break down who did what.
And of course, when a case gets tried, each person has to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. And they just said something really bad went on in that house, the parents were there. They are both responsible.
CALLAN: Common sense but not -- not proof in a court of law.
KAYE: Right. So we know that Pat Ramsey passed away. So what does this mean for JonBenet's father, John Ramsey? Anything?
CALLAN: Well you know I think in the end -- no in the end other than it being you know something that will be of great interest for a couple of days until the story passes. I would add something else. You know subsequent DNA analysis in the case seemed to suggest that the Ramseys were innocent and they had no involvement. There was -- there was DNA analysis done that wasn't available in the '90s and it seemed to exonerate the Ramseys.
CALLAN: So but nonetheless, I mean this is -- this is hurtful to his reputation that this would come out.
KAYE: All right I want to turn to another case that's been making headlines. We've been talking about it a little bit this morning. This prosecutor in that small Texas town shot dead in an employee parking lot, a block away from the courthouse. Now witnesses say that the gunman was wearing mask -- the gunmen were wearing masks and black clothing. They jumped in a getaway car. But authorities have no leads. I mean, have you ever heard of anything like this?
CALLAN: Well I have to say it's very rare to see a prosecutor attacked or assassinated in connection with a case he has been prosecuting. There is -- there have been an uptick -- has been an uptick in recent years in attacks on prosecutors. But even given that uptick it's still very, very rare. Defendants are actually more likely to attack their own defense attorneys than prosecutors. They know that the heat is going to come down on them if they attack a prosecutor. And they also know prosecutors are just doing their job.
But given that, with terrorism cases, with some organized crime cases and this prosecutor by the way had been the chief of the organized crime unit in the Dallas district attorney's office before he took this job. He had some very -- he prosecuted some real bad guys, some meth dealers, drug dealers, some of the -- some drug cartel people. A lot of suspects here if this is an assassination case.
But we simply don't have enough evidence at this point to know.
KAYE: Yes and a friend -- a friend of his spoke with our David Fitzpatrick and said that he had feared for his life before Mark Cassey, the victim in this case. He used to go in and out I think three different doors at the courthouse and never using the same door on different days. So I mean, you were a prosecutor -- does that surprise you?
CALLAN: Well what surprises me is that he wasn't given extra security, if that was the case. You know I have to tell you, a lot of people would be surprised to know that even prosecutors who prosecute murder cases -- I prosecuted many, many murder cases and I've never had any security. You know, the head DA might get security in a big city, but the guys who are trying the cases don't unless there's a specific threat.
Now here, if this assistant DA was so worried about his safety that he's doing this, going out separate doors and being secretive and carrying a gun, I'm wondering why the office didn't know about it and why there wasn't extra security provided.
CALLAN: But I'm sure we'll find out more facts that may explain this as this investigation continues.
KAYE: Paul Callan, nice to have you weighing in on both those stories. Thank you.
CALLAN: It's always nice being with you.
KAYE: Enjoy your Saturday.
CALLAN: OK you too, Randi.
KAYE: Thank you.
In other crime this week, stories range from sex secrets to O.J. drama. Here is your week of "Crime in 60 Seconds".
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KAYE: While a hearing on gun control was taking place on Capitol Hill, a shooting was unfolding in Phoenix, Arizona. Police say Arthur Douglas Harmon shot three people in an office building, one of them fatally. Authorities found the suspect's body Thursday and said he died from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
O.J. Simpson in trouble again, even from prison. The former football star failed to pay half a million dollars in taxes to California and the feds, according to liens filed against him. A 15-year-old who performed at the presidential inauguration was shot to death Tuesday in Chicago. Hadiya Pendleton was at a park hanging out with friends after school when a gunman allegedly opened fire.
The Jodi Arias trial continued this week with testimony on the defendant's sex life. Arias is on trial in Phoenix for shooting her boyfriend in the face and stabbing him 27 times; she says she's not guilty.
And that's your week of "Crime in 60 Seconds".
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KAYE: Looking ahead: tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. And with more than 100 million people expected to tune in, why are an increasing number of them women? Holly Robinson-Peete joins me live from New Orleans coming your way next.
KAYE: It is a cultural icon that's now 47 years old. Of course, I'm talking about the Super Bowl. But these days it seems like it's less about football and more about commercials and those half time shows.
Holly Robinson-Peete joins me now from New Orleans, site of this year's Super Bowl. Good morning -- so nice to have you on the program this morning.
HOLLY ROBINSON-PEETE, ACTRESS: Good morning. I'm thrilled to be here.
KAYE: And what a great seat you have there in New Orleans. Not surprising that you're a football fan, of course. You're married to former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. I also love football, too. I think a lot of women love to watch this game. I love the Minnesota Vikings, of course.
KAYE: Why should people watch? Why should women watch?
ROBINSON-PEETE: Well, listen. First of all, women are watching and not all of them are watching for the Super Bowl spots. I grew up a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. I'm from Philly. My dad bled Eagle Green. I learned the game at his knees.
It wasn't until I met and then married my husband, quarterback Rodney Peete that I learned about the Xs and Os which is what really got me into the chess match of the game. I'm a little bit obsessed. You don't have to go as far as I am. I'm crazy football mama but you can really just know a couple of things and you can actually enjoy the game.
KAYE: Yes. I often sit there and ask my husband, what did that mean? What was that call? What are we waiting for? But eventually I guess I'm learning a little bit more and more.
Women are becoming a bigger and bigger part of the audience. I mean if you look at the numbers in 2002, 36 percent of Super Bowl watchers were women. Last year that number was 46 percent -- 51 million women. Why do you think more women are watching? Is there -- why this renewed interest and growing interest?
ROBINSON-PEETE: Well, I do think there's an interest in the show. The show is just getting bigger when you have half time acts like Beyonce. You're going to draw a lot of women. So there's that. But there are women who understand football more than most people think they do.
Certainly us football moms whose kids play on Friday night lights, all kinds of things that they know about the game coming up from Pop Warner, we lace the cleats and we know things. So I think there's a bigger interest just because the game is so much bigger now.
ROBINSON-PEETE: But, you know, everyone watches the Super Bowl and there's so many fun things for everyone, kids included. It's a family event.
KAYE: You know, some people might say the women, they just watch to please their husbands or their boyfriends. You don't buy that, do you?
ROBINSON-PEETE: Well, listen, I have to say that, you know, it is sometimes nice to know a couple of things about the game. You don't want to scream home run during the game, for instance, you know, when it's a touchdown.
KAYE: Oh, gosh. That would be awful.
ROBINSON-PEETE: There are certain things you want to do. Listen, my husband loves to watch football with me. I think it's important that you kind of get into something that your man is into. It doesn't mean you have to.
Sorry, I'm struggling with crazy New Orleans wind. But I think it's really fun. It's fun if you show some interest in what he's interested in as well.
KAYE: Yes. Certainly.
All right. So let's talk about the food. You're known as the master of ceremonies for home gating. What exactly is home gating?
ROBINSON-PEETE: Well, I am the spokesperson for the NFL's home gating campaign; essentially home gating tailgating at home. On the weekends, we watch football -- football, family, food and fun. I mean it's a great time. Someone called it the last American campfire, football Sundays, to gather round, to enjoy your family. But we do all kinds of things. There are so many great products that they have now at NFLshop.com, to have the best home gating party you could ever think of.
And you know, it's a lot of fun. It's a great time to connect. And I'm absolutely thrilled to be the NFL spokesperson for this campaign.
KAYE: Yes. I like the idea of tailgating at home. It sounds a lot safer.
ROBINSON-PEETE: Well, yes.
KAYE: What's your favorite Super Bowl dish? Do you have one?
ROBINSON-PEETE: I love Philadelphia cheese steak nachos. Nice and low cal.
ROBINSON-PEETE: That's my go-to dish on Sundays. Listen, I really break it out when the Eagles are trailing, say, in the second half. I'll bust out my nachos and then hopefully that will get it going.
There are so many things that you can make. It's fun just to hang out and just be with your family.
KAYE: Yes. I have to say, you surprised me with that one. But what's your prediction for the game?
ROBINSON-PEETE: Oh, wow. Listen, I just predict that they both better win, because we've been here with my husband in 2005 where we lost. And it's the worst feeling in the world. You get rolled up off the field. I still get the shakes when I see confetti from that time.
But listen, I think it's going to be a close game. But I have to give the edge to Baltimore, even though I love the Colin Kaepernick story, I cannot believe this is his tenth start. But I think the edge is going to go to Baltimore with the experience of at quarterback.
KAYE: Listen, I trust you because you know football. So we'll see. Holly Robinson-Peete, thank you so much.
ROBINSON-PEETE: We'll see. It's going to be a great game.
KAYE: It is going to be a great game.
ROBINSON-PEETE: Thank you. Enjoy the game.
KAYE: Thanks so much for joining us.
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But first, when traveling to other cities and countries, the best way to get a real taste of the place is through the local food. CNN iReport has teamed up with "Travel & Leisure" magazine to create a global list of 100 places to eat like a local. Here is our senior international correspondent, Ivan Watson in Istanbul with a sample.
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IVAN WATSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: I'm Ivan Watson on a beautiful winter's day in Istanbul. And when I want to eat like a local, I come and talk to this guy over here, it's my friend Ansel Mullen (ph). How are you doing Ansel? He's the editor of a guide book on local restaurants and of a Web site Istanbullist.com. What do you have in mind today?
ANSEL MULLEN, ISTANBULLIST.COM: 'Tis the season to eat hamsi. I'm thinking black sea anchovies. What do you say?
WATSON: Sounds good. Let's do it.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Welcome.
MULLEN: Thank you.
WATSON: And so we're eating anchovies and they're totally delicious -- one of my favorite foods in Istanbul called hamsi. I mean the ingredients are so simple. It's just some olive oil, some lemon.
MULLEN: That's right. Turkey is blessed with great waters, really good fresh fish seasonally, in the hands of an usta (ph), usta is the word for master, something like a Jedi knight in the kitchen. They're protectors of something serious. And this is the back story of a place like this. It's the guy in the kitchen who keeps it all going.
WATSON: Here we go. What is this?
MULLEN: This is sole. These are local sole fillets which have been wrapped, skewered and grilled in the same way that the hamsi were. Yes. They're just folded up like that.
WATSON: But you wouldn't object to a little lemon juice.
MULLEN: No, never.
MULLEN: You saw the guy bring the coffee in from the outside, yes? Once again, specialization, you know. Man who grills the fish doesn't make the coffee. And why should he?
WATSON: So if you want to eat like a local, eat seafood the way Turks have been eating it for more than 80 years. Come here to (inaudible).
MULLEN: Cheers. Yummy.
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KAYE: Thank you for that, Ivan. That looks great. IReporters, here is your chance to help us create a food lover's map of the world. Go to iReport.com/100places. Send us a photo of your favorite restaurant and dish, why you think it's special and how you discovered the place. The final list of 100 places to eat like a local will be revealed next month and some iReporters will be on that list. So stay tuned, you might be one of them.