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Papal Conclave Starts Tuesday; Congressmen Oppose Knife Rule Reversal; Capriati and the Cops

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BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): From CNN world headquarters in Atlanta, this is CNN SUNDAY MORNING.

America's one-time tennis sweetheart is finding herself in trouble with the law. Why cops requested an arrest warrant for Jennifer Capriati.

All right, New Yorkers, starting Tuesday, your Big Gulp will get smaller. How the soda ban will affect you. And coffee drinkers, brace yourselves.

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KEILAR: Good morning, everyone. I'm Brianna Keilar, in for Randi Kaye. It is 8:00 Eastern. Thanks for starting your morning with us.

First up, the cardinals who will choose the next spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church are spreading out to celebrate masses. But Tuesday, they will all be in one place, the Vatican.

CNN's Jonathan Mann walks us through the top secret process to pick the new pope.


JONATHAN MANN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's the oldest, enduring electoral system in the world, and many of its traditions have been unchanged for centuries. The conclave, which means locked with a key, dates back to a time where cardinals were locked in until they chose a new pope. Now it's the world that's locked out, figuratively speaking, as much of the conclave will take place behind closed doors.

The gathering begins with a morning mass in St. Peter's Basilica. In the afternoon, the 115 voting cardinals, those under 80 years old, enter the Sistine Chapel where each will take an oath of secrecy. The penalty: automatic ex-communication.

After the oath, preparations are made for the election, taken by secret ballot. Lots are drawn to select three cardinals who will help collect ballots. Three more cardinals to count the votes, and three others to review the results. Printed on the ballots, the words "eligo im summum pontificem," meaning "I elect as Supreme Pontiff."

Each elector writes the name of one candidate on the lower half of the ballot and folds it in half. The cardinals are not allowed to vote for themselves.

Then, in order of seniority, the cardinals take a ballot to the altar. Each places a folded ballot onto a small disc and then the ballot is dropped into a chalice. Once all the votes are cast, the ballots are tallied and the results are read aloud.

More than a two-thirds majority is needed to declare a winner, in this case, 77 votes. If there's no winner there's another vote. If there is still to winner, two more votes are scheduled for the afternoon. Voting continues, up to four ballots a day, until there is a winner.

The ballots are burned after each session an incinerator inside the chapel, sending off the most famous smoke signals in the world. If there's no winner, they're burned with a chemical that gives off black smoke, telling the crows waiting in St. Peter's Square that a new pope has not yet been selected.

When there is a winner, the ballots are burned alone, giving off white smoke, a sign from the cardinals that they have chosen a new pope to lead the church.


KEILAR: CNN's Dan Rivers is in Rome, not far from the Vatican. He's joining us now.

So, Dan, are there any frontrunners yet? Do we get a sense of who might be in the lead?

DAN RIVERS, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: See, it's an incredibly wide open field. There are a number of names being talked about as possible candidates. But frankly, I think this is according to the experts, one of the most wide open conclaves for many, many years. One of the favorites, I think it's fair to say, at the moment is Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan. Clearly, the Italian cardinals are hoping for another Italian pope after we've had a Polish and German pope for the last few years.

In terms of one of the African candidates, Peter Turkson, the archbishop of Cape Coast, he's from Ghana, he's a possibility. I think it's a little more unlikely, but he's certainly been given fairly favorable odds.

Timothy Dolan, the New York archbishop, I don't think he's a seriously likely candidate, but he does have a lot of influence in this. The American cardinals have the biggest bloc of votes of the 115 cardinals, 11 in all. And so his thoughts and feelings on who should become pope will come to bear in this competition.

And perhaps one of the other ones worth mentioning is Christoph Schonborn, the bishop of Vienna, who has been particularly outspoken on the pedophile sex scandal and would be seen as someone who could perhaps come in and being a bit more of a reformer in the church going forward.

KEILAR: It is interesting because some have said the church maybe needs to pick someone from the developing world where the Catholic ranks are growing. So, we'll be looking to see approximate they do that, Dan.

But, also, Benedict XVI was a pretty conservative guy. Do you think the cardinals may go a different direction with this new vote? Or do we kind of expect that they will play it safe?

I think the big challenge for the Catholic Church during this conclave or after this conclave for the new pope is going to be to reform and tackle this sex scandal that has rocked the church for more than 10 years -- pedophile priest case after case being uncovered.

We've been looking into one in the last few days where it's clear that cardinals and those higher up in the Vatican were aware of pedophilia going on by priests within their own church, yet failed to kick these priests out. They failed to alert the police, the priests are simply move from parish to parish and effectively is free to carry on abusing children.

That surely has got to be one of the principal challenges for whoever takes on the position of pope. But you're right, the split really is between those who want someone with strong curial connections, meaning connections with the bureaucracy of the Vatican with the civil service, if you like, or the Vatican, and those who want someone who is much more of a reformer, who is much more a leader who can really shake things up and tackle this scandal, something that Pope Benedict XVI is accused of failing to do.

KEILAR: And it all gets under way on Tuesday.

Dan Rivers for us in Rome, thanks for that.

And in about 30 minutes, our senior Vatican analyst, John Allen, will join us from Rome as well for more perspective on the search for the next pope.

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, is back in the hospital. Officials say it's for a routine checkup though. The 94- year-old civil rights icon was hospitalized back in December for a lung infection and surgery to remove gallstones. Since then, he's been recovering at home. He has not appeared in public since 2010.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is wrapping up his visit to Afghanistan. He's been thank you U.S. troops on the frontlines for their service in the war torn country. Today, Hagel is meeting with Afghan president, Hamid Karzai. He was in Kabul when a suicide bomb exploded just a mile away yesterday, killing nine people.


CHUCK HAGEL, DEFENSE SECRETARY: I wasn't sure what it was. I was in a briefing. But we're in a war zone. I've been in war. You know, so, I shouldn't be surprised when a bomb goes off or there's an explosion.


KEILAR: Hagel also said the U.S. will continue to work with the Afghan government to ensure the country's people are secure. Pardon me.

U.S. combat troops will withdraw you from Afghanistan by the end of next year.

Back here at home, Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch joins a chorus of critics who want the Transportation Security Administration to reverse that decision to let passengers carry small pocket knives on airplanes.


REP. STEPHEN LYNCH (D), MASSACHUSETTS: You can't even bring a cup of coffee in many cases on to an airplane. And here we are allowing small knives. I think it's a bit much.


KEILAR: Meanwhile, Congressman Ed Markey who faces Lynch in Senate primary wrote the TSA a letter calling it potentially dangerous.

Delta Airlines CEO and two flight attendants unions say lifting the knife ban put in place after 9/11 just isn't worth the risk. This change will take effect on April 25th.

A winter storm dumps more than a foot of snow in Colorado. It's made driving pretty dangerous there on major interstates. It canceled more than 40 flights in Denver. And along the continental divide, crews actually shot artillery shells into the side of a mountain. They were trying to control, start a controlled avalanche to prevent a more dangerous natural one.

And demolitions are under way along the Massachusetts coast, that is after a late winter storm knocked at least three homes off their foundations and pushed them into the Atlantic. The storm left a dozen homes on Plum Island uninhabitable. Residents there long have fought coastal erosion and say the federal jetty system is making the problem worse.

Did you remember to set your clocks ahead before going to bed last night? I certainly worried about it because I had to get up real early. So, if you haven't, it's all right. Just know you're an hour behind this morning. Daylight Saving Time began at 2:00 a.m. I know it's hard to lose that extra hour of sleep.

But what I keep telling myself, the bright side, we're gaining more daylight.

Maybe you've heard the joke, I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. Only this time it wasn't hockey but a baseball game. We'll show you the ugly brawl and other stories in sports.

Plus, details on why police are seeking an arrest warrant against tennis champ, Jennifer Capriati.

First, though, good morning to Washington, D.C. You're looking at a live picture of the U.S. Capitol.


KEILAR: Some sports now.

The World Baseball Classic turned ugly when a full-scale brawl broke out during a game between Canada and Mexico.

Joe Carter has the video in this morning's "Bleacher Report".

I mean, they really get into it, Joe.

JOE CARTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, they do. They sure do. And, you know, this fight started because Team Mexico basically thought that Team Canada was running up the score on them.

So, in the video, you'll see in the ninth inning, Canada has a 6- 1 lead. Mexico was not happy that Canada's strategy was to add more runs to that already six-run lead.

So, what do they do? They decided to intentionally hit (INAUDIBLE) with a fastball square in the back. That's when things got especially heated. Both teams run on to the field pushing and shoving, quickly turning into punches thrown by both teams. In all, seven players were ejected.

Now, after the game, Canada's managers explained they weren't trying to score more runs to embarrass Mexico. They were doing it because of the point system in place at the World Baseball Classic. They felt like their team, Team Canada had to score more runs in order to earn more points so they would have a greater chance of advancing to the next round.


ERNIE WHITT, TEAM CANADA MANAGER: What happened tonight is because of the rulings that they have. Regular baseball during the season, you'd never see that happening. But because of the run differential that they have, we play it like a 0-0 game the whole time.

(END VIDEO CLIP) CARTER: All right. Let's talk a little golf. Tiger Woods starts today's final round at Doral with a four-shot lead. He was in full command of his game yesterday even when things could have spun out of control. His tee shot on 17 turned tree shot. Watch his ball never comes down from the palm tree right there. Actually it gets stuck there.

Now, because of this he was penalized one stroke. So, he would go on to bogey the hole. But on 18, he fires right back and sinks a beautiful birdie putt.

So, after three rounds at Doral, Tiger has 24 birdies. That's a personal record for him. He has a four-shot lead over Graeme McDowell. Phil Mickelson is five shots back.

Well, Marquette won a share of the Big East title last night, thanks to a buzzer beater in overtime. Vander Blue, yes, that's the guy's name. Vander Blue went hard to his right and got his shot to fall just before the buzzer sounded. Marquette beats St. John's 69-67 in O.T. Marquette will share the Big East title with Georgetown. The Golden Eagles first regular season championship since joining the conference in 2005.

And, finally, Bernard Hopkins continues to shock the boxing world again at 48 years old. He beat his own record to become the oldest boxer to ever win a major title. His opponent was 17 years younger, was beaten by unanimous decision. Our friend at, of course, have much more on that fight.

To think what that guy must be feeling like this morning -- feel like this morning, Brianna, because he wakes up knowing that a guy 17 years older beat him. Ouch.

KEILAR: That's kind of awesome, though. Very good. I'm proud of him.

Joe Carter, that's great. Thanks for that.

CARTER: You bet.

KEILAR: Now to the accusations against former star Jennifer Capriati. Police in Florida are seeking a warrant for her arrest over claims of stalking and physical assault made by an ex-boyfriend.

Earlier, I spoke with CNN legal contributor Paul Callan about the seriousness of the charges and what Capriati could be facing.


PAUL CALLAN, CNN LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR (via telephone): Florida has one of the strictest stalking laws in the country. Most places it's a misdemeanor charge, a minor charge, where you face probation or community service. In Florida, they have a felony provision where you actually can be sentenced to states prison in a particularly serious case. Now, we don't mow what's involved in this case, whether it would arise to that level or indeed if charges will be formally brought. But it's not a good place to be charged with stalking.

KEILAR: No. And, Paul, apparently, her ex-boyfriend is alleging at least half a dozen incidents of stalking. If, say, his lawyers are able to establish a pattern here, will that be damaging?

CALLAN: Yes. That will be highly damaging to him. There are claims being made by the boyfriend that there have been seven prior reports of stalking-like behavior, phone calls, text messages. There's also a claim that this wound up in front of a Florida judge once before when apparently the boyfriend sought a restraining order.

So there appears to be a long history here of things going on between these two people. So, we have to see what they amount to.


KEILAR: Jennifer Capriati's attorneys responded to Brannan's claims. They say, "The current facts being circulated by Mr. Brannan are an over-exaggeration and the police report is one sided in Mr. Brannan's favor since they failed to get Ms. Capriati side of the story. We will make sure that Ms. Capriati's side of the story is fully conveyed and when the truth comes out, she will be vindicated from these charges."

Deadly droughts, historic blizzards and record-setting temperatures -- why a new study says we should expect a whole lot more extreme weather.


KEILAR: Well, here is a frightening discovery. By the year 2100, our planet will be hotter than it's been before the last Ice Age, more than 130,000 years ago. That's less than 90 years from now.

And according to scientists from Harvard and Oregon State University who studied the planet's temperature back to the Ice Age, it's getting hotter. It's happening fast and we are to blame.

They say the climate has gone from one of the coldest in the last 11,000 years to one of its hottest in just a century. And that's why the planet that's -- well, the planet should be getting cooler.

Marshall Shepherd is president of the American Meteorological Society or the AMS. You've probably heard of it.

And that you didn't work on this study, but you're certainly an expert on it. This study, you've said, may be a game changer.

Why is that?

J. MARSHALL SHEPHERD, AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY: Yes, possibly so. We have to look at it from a scientific perspective. But it's really important for people to know what it basically says is that this study goes back to the end of the last Ice Age and the last Ice Age was essentially driving below the speed limit. But when humans put their foot on the gas -- no pun intended -- we started speeding actually. So, we are actually rising at a rate of about 100 years of warming that took thousands of years. So, as I say to my students, it's the rate of change that we're seeing that really suggests that humans are part of the cause.

KEILAR: It's important to look back to the last Ice Age because some critics complain that climate change research has been shortsighted. Is that part of the reason why this is groundbreaking?

SHEPHERD: Yes, it's really important. I often have people come to me and say, Dr. Shepherd, climate changes naturally. Well, of course it does. But what we know is that some of the changes and the magnitude of those changes take thousands of years.

We're seeing warming on the span of decades, tens of years, and much of that in the last 20 to 30 years. That certainly suggests that a natural cycle cannot be the only explanation based on this particular study.

KEILAR: And what's alarming is that the study says things should actually be getting cooler, right?

SHEPHERD: Yes, but if you just consider natural processes alone, based on this study, it would suggest that we would be still on a ramping down or cooling coming out of that last Ice Age. Some have even suggested that this may have -- the human activity may have even thwarted the beginning of another Ice Age. I'm not quite sure about that.

But the point is, we went from a dramatic sort of cooling over thousands of years to rapid warming over the same magnitude over tens to hundreds of years.

KEILAR: Let's talk about the practical consequences of this. The study says that by 2100, temperatures could rise from two to 11 1/2 degrees.

If temperatures were to rise 11 1/2 degrees, how do things change for you? How do they change for me? How do they change for all Americans?

SHEPHERD: Yes, it's a great question. I often get the question, what's the big deal about 1/2 degree, two degrees or even three or four degrees?

Well, if our child gets a fever of one to two to three degrees, our body knows that. Same thing with our climate system, one degree, two degrees, we're starting to likely to see things happening now two, three, even five to 10 degrees. That's a planet we don't recognize.

I mean, we've certainly been warmer in the past the natural cycle, but reptiles are roaming around what are now the poles. It's a planet we don't recognize when we get that warm in terms of our climate, sea level and other things. So, it's really important to look at this within a broader context and than hopefully approach it scientifically and not get entrenched in our ideologies on either side.

KEILAR: And, Marshall, will certain areas see more of an effect than others?

SHEPHERD: Yes, I think there are regional effects. And one of the important things about this study is that it was global. They actually used paleoclimate records from around the globe, marine animals, and looked back at past climate.

So, we know that there are regional changes. But one of the things to worry about is the larger changes in sea level, changes in extreme weather. These are things that scientists are now looking at to try to understand what the impacts are. It's certainly consistent with what the IPCC had projected.

KEILAR: Over the last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration points to the effect that there have been record- breaking extreme events all across the country, in all 50 of the states. One, can we draw a causal relationship here? And two, should we expecting more of this?

SHEPHERD: Yes. I think we have to be careful. But the IPCC certainly suggested that certain extreme events would be more frequent or intense. I think the question that we should be asking is not whether extreme events are being caused or affected by climate change, but how much additional risk are we adding to the deck, that we're sort of loading the deck, adding an ace to the card deck and every time you draw an ace, you might get an extreme event?

So, scientists are starting to think in terms of are we increasing the risk or probability of these types of events.

KEILAR: Marshall Shepherd, very interesting -- thanks for breaking this down for us. I'm sure we'll continue to be exploring this even more of this study.

SHEPHERD: Absolutely. Thank you.

KEILAR: Well, just ahead, the unfinished business of Pope Benedict XVI. We'll take you inside the search for a new Catholic leader and the bold decisions that he'll have to make in the wake of a church scandal.


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(COMMERCIAL BREAK) KEILAR: Welcome back to CNN SUNDAY MORNING. I'm Brianna Keilar in for Randi Kaye. Bottom of the hour now and here're some of the stories that we're watching.

Investigators say it could be weeks before they know what caused a fire that killed seven people, five of them children inside a Lexington, Kentucky home. State police received a call Saturday morning from this neighbor.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Flames coming off the window and smoke and then I just called them. It was too late by then it seemed like.


KEILAR: The official cause of death has not been released but family members believe everyone died from smoke inhalation.

A man who spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit is awarded $13.2 million for wrongful prosecution and imprisonment. It's one of the largest civil rights verdicts ever. 56-year-old David Ayers a former security officer was freed in 2011 after DNA tests cleared him in the killing of a 76-year-old woman.

And hours from now, the Cat Haven Preserve in California will reopen four days after an African lion killed a 24-year-old intern, Diana Hanson. The lion escaped his enclosure and pounced on Hanson as she was cleaning a nearby cage. Police are expected to brief the public before they open the gates.

And look what was lying on a roadside in South Carolina: a box of little very cute, very cute black bears. They're only a-month-old. They weigh less than three pounds each. This was discovered by a family. They were just driving along the highway and the family, despite the kids who are also very cute wanting to keep the bears they gave the bears to a nearby wildlife rescue facility.

And now to the search for a new head of the Catholic Church. The conclave begins on Tuesday. And if modern history is any indication, there could be a new pope as early as next weekend. But for the 115 cardinals who are -- who are there and will be voting there are certainly papal politics at play.

I'm joined by John Allen in Rome. He is CNN's senior Vatican analyst and the senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, an independent newspaper not associated with the Catholic Church. I want to talk politics in just a moment but first tell us, John, who the leading candidates are?

JOHN ALLEN, CNN SENIOR VATICAN ANALYST: Well Brianna, you know predictions are always dangerous but they're also fun so here we go. I think if you talk to most observers, you would get four names as leading candidates.

One would be Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan, an intellectual with lots of nuts and bolts experience running a really big archdiocese there in Milan. Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada who runs the Vatican's all important office for making bishops around the world. Then you've got Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer who is probably the best bet to be the first Latin-American pope in the history of the Catholic Church. And finally Brianna, you've got the endlessly charismatic media savvy Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York who might be a strong runner to be the first pope from the United States.

Whether one much those four guys wins is anybody's guess. But I think right now all four of them are getting a serious look from those 115 cardinals who on Tuesday afternoon are going to file into the Sistine Chapel and start picking a hope.

KEILAR: It is hard to tell because as I recall Benedict XVI wasn't necessarily the top guy or sort of the runaway favorite. So these things do develop, John. But sort of on to the politics of this, do you think there is division over potential candidates and why?

ALLEN: Well of course, there's division. I mean we're talking about 115 guys who are sort of at the top of their profession, all of whom have strong ideas about which way the church ought to go. I think what they're doing right now, I they came to Rome a week and a half ago with a kind of long list of candidates that struck them as plausible. Now they're in the process of trying to winnow that down to a short list of guys who may actually have legs, that is, who can actually cross that magic threshold of two-thirds of the vote, which is 77 votes in this conclave.

Because Brianna, the last thing they want is to get in there and then have this drag on too long, which would create images of paralysis and gridlock and so on. They want to avoid that. So they're trying to do the heavy lifting right now so they have a game plan when they go in on Tuesday.

KEILAR: John, one of the biggest challenges for whomever is elected is going to be the unfinished business of the last pope. We're talking specifically about the fallout over the sex abuse scandal, the cover-up. What does the successor here need to do to restore faith in the clergy?

ALLEN: Well I think the number one thing you would hear both from critics of the church on the outside and even from many people inside the church is the most powerful thing the next pope could do, both symbolically and substantively is not just enforce discipline on the priests who abuse but also on the bishops who cover it up. Most people would say that's the most important piece of unfinished business from Benedict's papacy in this regard.

So if the new pope immediately is seen to begin holding bishops accountable in some way, sending the idea that there's going to be a new standard of accountability in the church, I think that would go a long way in many people's minds to moving the church forward.

KEILAR: Well John, we will be watching along with you. We'll be talking to you a whole lot this week, I know. Thanks for joining us from Rome.

ALLEN: Sure thing.

KEILAR: For more stories on faith, be sure to check out our belief blog at

Well it might be time to stock up on your favorite sodas if you live in New York. Because the city's controversial sugary drink ban goes into effect on Tuesday. We're looking at just how far these new regulations go.


KEILAR: All right, guys, time to get you ready for the week ahead.

Tuesday is a very big day in Rome. The secret election to pick a new pope begins, 115 Catholic cardinals will take part in the conclave.

Also on Tuesday, New York City's controversial soda ban goes into effect.

And then on Wednesday, in Washington, President Obama is meeting with both Senate and House Republicans. Those forced budget cuts may be the big talker. Immigration reform, gun control may also be on the table.

And then Thursday, let me get this working right. CPAC, this is where I will be -- the largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists kicking off in Washington. You've got names like Congressman Paul Ryan, Senator Marco Rubio also expected.

And then on Sunday, oh, yes, here we go. "March Madness" begins. Schools find out if they have been selected to compete in the tournament and, of course, for all of us, that means get ready to fill out those brackets come Monday morning.

Also on Sunday, St. Patty's day -- people will be celebrating, I'm sure they'll be behaving, don't you think?

And as I mentioned, in just two days, New York's sugary soda ban takes effect. It's a movement to fight obesity and encourage people to live healthier lifestyles but it's controversial and a little confusing as well.

CNN's Mary Snow has been looking into the new rules. Ok Mary, what's going on?

MARY SNOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Brianna, it's complicated. Lattes won't change because they have milk. Coffee with sugar, that's a different story. At least one coffee chain is bracing its customers and we found many who were surprised to learn of the breadth of the city ban.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) SNOW (voice over): Along with that cup of coffee, a side order of new rules. Dunkin Donuts is handing out these flyers to its New York City customers on how new regulations spills over into its coffee business. It's part of the ban on super-sized sugary drinks that goes into effect Tuesday as part of a city effort to fight obesity.

To comply, Dunkin Donuts will no longer put sugar in coffee over 16 ounces. You have to do it yourself.

KAILA GANTT, COFFEE DRINKER: I'm surprised. I thought it was just like soda and like iced teas. I didn't know it was coffee until just now.

STEPHANIE FORD, COFFEE DRINKER: It's annoying. I believe it's unnecessary. Like there's so many other things to worry about in this city.

SNOW: The city isn't banning restaurants from putting sugar in coffee. The Department of Health says the limit for a barista is four packets of sugar per 20 ounces. And customers themselves can add as much sugar as they want. But Dunkin Donuts says it wants to cut down on any confusion. McDonald's also says it will tell customers to add their own sugar in coffee over 16 ounces. Both places say they've been prepping workers to be ready.

(on camera): At restaurant, sodas this size is what the city doesn't want served, this is 20 ounces and this one is still ok, it's 12 ounces. And customers can order as many as they want. But at restaurants like this one that prides itself on Texas-sized servings it makes a difference.


SNOW: Eric Levine is the director of Dallas Barbecue which has ten restaurants.

(on camera): Are you going to stop using those 20-ounce glasses?

LEVINE: We will when the law says we have to. Right now we're sort of in a limbo and we're allowed by the city law to hold off until, I think, about June.

SNOW (voice over): The city says it will not enforce violations for three months as restaurants adjust. Levine is waiting to see the result of a lawsuit filed by restaurants, beverage companies and others to try and stop the city from its ban on super-sized drinks.

He estimates all the changes will cost his business tens of thousands of dollars and plenty of headaches.

LEVINE: A lot of aggravation, menu changes, sign changes, digital boards, Facebook, Web sites, information, training, (inaudible) touch computers, everything.

(END VIDEO CLIP) SNOW: Another company that's not making changes right away is Starbucks. It says there are few gray areas that it's sorting through and it's going to use the city's three-month evaluation period to take a look at what changes it needs to make to be in compliance -- Brianna.

KEILAR: Thanks, Mary.

Candy Crowley has an exclusive interview with a major news maker next hour. She'll give us a live preview next.


KEILAR: This morning, 26 cyclists are pedalling their way from Newtown, Connecticut to Capitol Hill. Team 26 as they call themselves is embarking on a 400-mile trip in support of new gun control legislation. 26, as you recall, is the number of people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in December. The cyclists plan to arrive in Washington on Tuesday.

There is gridlock in Congress on everything from a budget deal to entitlement reform and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is talking to one person. That would be "STATE OF THE UNION host "Candy Crowley". Good morning to you, Candy. What are we expecting to hear?

CANDY CROWLEY, CNN HOST: Hey, Brianna. Well, what's interesting to me is watching the President's outreach, charm offensive, whatever we're calling it through the prism of the leadership on both the House and the Senate side and on both the Republican and the Democratic side.

Because what does it mean to Nancy Pelosi's power for instance? She's obviously the head of the Democrats on the House said, that the President is now bringing rank and file Republicans to dinner. Now, they were on the Senate side. But we know he's going to go meet with the caucuses, Republican and Democratic next week. So, I think just to understand how she views what the president is doing and how it affects things on Capitol Hill.

We also have Kevin McCarthy on, who is the whip, the guy that round up votes for Republicans to kind of ask is him the same question. Where does this leave the leadership when the President becomes so hands-on and obviously, we want to talk because here's what goes on in Washington, as you know, Brianna, we're on to the next budget crisis which is that continuing resolution without which the government would shut down?

So I want to get her views on whether that will happen. I think both sides have been pretty clear that they don't want to chance that the public is going to view another meltdown and they're looking as though they'll get something. But you can't ever tell with Congress, as you know.

KEILAR: You can't. And I bet she'll be careful. But you know, it's not always like Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are always exactly on the same page. So, it will be interesting to see what you have there, Candy.

CROWLEY: Exactly.

KEILAR: Thanks for that.

CROWLEY: Yes. Thanks.

KEILAR: Keep it here for "STATE OF THE UNION" with Candy Crowley. That starts at the top of the hour, 9:00 a.m. Eastern, 6:00 a.m. Pacific right here on CNN.

An update on defense secretary -- on the Defense Secretary's visit to Afghanistan: he's been thanking U.S. troops on the frontlines for their service in the war-torn country. Today, Secretary Hagel was scheduled to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. That meeting has been canceled. We just learned this. A spokesman for Karzai said it's due to quote, "a busy schedule". Hagel's office says it was for a variety of reasons -- obviously, intriguing.

Sheryl Sandberg's new book doesn't hit store shelves until tomorrow but "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead" by Facebook's chief operating officer is already causing something of a sensation you could say. In an interview airing tonight on "60 Minutes" on CBS, Sandberg says women are opting out of leadership positions in the workplace before they even get started.


SHERYL SANDBERG, COO, FACEBOOK: Plenty of women are as ambitious as men. But I am saying and I want to say it unequivocally and unapologetically, that the data is clear that when it comes to ambition to lead, to be the leader of whatever you're doing, men, boys outnumber girls and women.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Some women will hear that and say, wow, she's telling me I'm not working hard enough. I'm not trying hard enough. She's blaming women.

SANDBERG: Yes. I'm not blaming women. My message is not one of blaming women. There's an awful lot we don't control. I am saying that there is an awful lot we can control and we can do for ourselves.


KEILAR: Sandberg has also launched the Web site to help women become leaders. Soledad O'Brien will talk with her a week from Monday right here on CNN.

Well, it's all part of CNN's in-depth look at what women want. This week top names in the business and entertainment world will join CNN to talk about the challenges facing women, cracking that glass ceiling and balancing work and family.

We'll be right back after a quick break.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) KEILAR: Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend, Holly Madison is striking back at all the haters. Madison has been criticized for naming her new baby girl "Rainbow Aurora". The former playboy model gave birth on Tuesday and she blogged that she wants her daughter to learn how to stand up for herself.

Forget reality shows with starlets like Kim Kardashian or with party lovers like Snooki and The Situation on "The Jersey Shore. It's all about, well, the Rednecks. That's right. The self-proclaimed redneck, Honey Boo-Boo, along with a handful of shows on TV now star the likes of duck hunters, gold diggers. They aren't just some of the most popular shows -- different kinds of gold diggers than some of the other reality shows. But these are pretty popular. They're actually setting ratings records.

The third season of "Duck Dynasty" premiered on February 27th and the episode set the record for the highest-rated show in the history of A&E.

Political comedian, Dean Obeidallah joining me now for more; so you wrote this op-ed for about the TV craze, what's going on here do you think?

DEAN OBEIDALLAH, POLITICAL COMEDIAN: It's huge. It's redneck paradise out there. You know, Jeff Foxworthy, the comedian once joked you might be a redneck if your lifetime goal is to open up a fireworks stand. I think now it should be revised if our lifetime goal is to have a hit show you might be a redneck because there's one after the other.

You have Honey Boo-Boo like you talked about. "Duck Dynasty" amazing ratings -- swamp people which I like a lot. You know, redneck rocket makers -- one after the other. And our viewing habits have changed.

We're putting aside the beautiful people of the Kardashians and "The Real Housewives" and now focusing in on rednecks. And I don't mean that in a derogatory way. This self-described and proud and celebrating -- they make culture.

KEILAR: Why is this happening?

OBEIDALLAH: Great question Brianna. I've asked people on social media that exact question. Some of us frankly, it's a glimpse into a world most of us have never seen. I mean on Honey Boo-Boo, they went to the redneck games, which the mother described is like the Olympics but with less teeth and more butt cracks showing. We've never seen that before. That's a fun thing. It's a guilty pleasure.

And honestly for some who told me on Twitter and Facebook, it makes them feel better about themselves watching other people's lives more screwed up. That's not all the shows but some of the shows are like that. Like Honey Boo-Boo is a little bit of a train wreck.

So I think we're seeing something different and "Duck Dynasty" is a huge hit. The family they look like a ZZ Top cover band. They make duck calls for duck hunters. It beat "American Idol" and "Modern Family" in the 18 to 49 demographic a couple weeks ago, which is unheard of for a cable show.

KEILAR: I will say, I don't know that Honey Boo-Boo is any more dysfunctional than some of the other sort of more glitzy families that are on reality TV right now but --

OBEIDALLAH: Absolutely.

KEILAR: -- you know, Dean, not everyone is happy about these shows. You have critics who're saying that they're just furthering negative stereotypes. What say you to those folks?

OBEIDALLAH: Well, you do, in fact you have U.S. Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia wrote a letter to MTV trying to stop their new sort of redneck reality show, "Buck Wild". But I'll be honest. I'm from jersey. We complained about "Jersey Shore" forever. It doesn't work. They don't care because Hollywood is making money. The only reason "Jersey Shore" is off the air is because Americans got tired of seeing guys in self-tanner beating each other up or hooking up in hot tubs.

It's going to pass in time. But let's be honest, Hollywood is about making money and right now redneck is making green money. And that's all they care about.

KEILAR: But s -- I mean, one of the reasons you wrote this is because you were a little surprised to see that all of these shows are on TV given how Hollywood has portrayed rednecks as we will affectionately say in the past.

OBEIDALLAH: Sure. And I think, you know, I think every minority group is very aware of how they're portrayed on television or in the movies. I'm half Italian and certainly we had objections to certain things. I'm Arab American, so obviously a ton of stuff with Arabs and Muslims.

But I think honestly when you think about rednecks are probably the most demonized group in American television and film; invariably almost always portrayed as inbreeds, morons or worst as bigots. This is different. We're actually seeing some positive side. I know some people cringe watching some of the stereotypes, but there's a lot of endearing moments. You're seeing real families.

And I think the only reason Hollywood now cares about these people is because they're making money. At that's what -- at the end of the day, that's what it's about. So I think I'm grateful in a way that they're showing rednecks, we're seeing a different side and hopefully in time the reality show factory will show every other group. We'll all get a chance.

KEILAR: We'll all get --

OBEIDALLAH: You too, Brianna.

KEILAR: We'll all get a shot. In the meantime, Dean you better redneckognize as Honey Boo-Boo would say.

OBEIDALLAH: You better redneckognize, exactly.

KEILAR: Dean Obeidallah, thanks for that.


KEILAR: And don't forget, you can read more of Dean's op-ed stories at

Thank you so much for watching today.

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