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Thousands Protest Mubarak Sentence; Syria's Conflict; Zimmerman Bond Revoked; Wisconsin Recall Election Tuesday; White House Race Is A Dead Heat; Queen's Jubilee Celebration; Maximize Your Retirement Savings; Take Advantage Of Coupon Crazel; How to Be a Mindful Shopper; Smartphone Smarts; Going to the Grand Canyon; Cancer Patient Lobbies for Bald Dolls
Aired June 2, 2012 - 15:00 ET
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FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN ANCHOR: Hello, everyone. I'm Fredricka Whitfield here in the CNN NEWSROOM.
We begin in Cairo, Egypt. Live pictures now from Tahrir Square at nightfall. We've been watching the crowd go by the hour all day long.
Demonstrators started gathering this morning right after an Egyptian judge sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for his role in killing hundreds of anti-government protesters last year.
Let's bring in CNN's Ben Wedeman who joins us now from the balcony overlooking Tahrir Square. So Ben it is getting late there. However, it appears that the darkness isn't in any way disbursing that crowd. What is the objective here?
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: -- outside of Cairo. Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister did get life sentences, but they were cleared of corruption charges and the interior of ministry got off scot-free, that's really the crux of the matter and why people are so angry with this verdict.
You have to remember, more than 800 Egyptians were killed by government forces during this protest and the feeling is that with the exception of Hosni Mubarak and his interior minister, everybody responsible is getting away without any charges whatsoever.
So that's really what is fueling these protests in Cairo -- Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: And so, Ben, while we saw this very similar scene in terms of thousands of people in Tahrir Square last year during the Arab spring.
At that point people were looking for democracy. They were looking for free and fair elections. Now we've seen, they've had a democratic process in the elections, which are about to go into a runoff.
That coinciding now with this sentence or a lack thereof, based on what the majority seems to interpret in that court ruling, how might what's taking place this evening impact the upcoming runoff election?
WEDEMAN: Well, what we've seen, in fact, is that Mohammed Mosi who's the presidential candidate running on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood. He has promised that if he becomes president he will basically call for another trial.
A retrial, and certainly he seems to be trying to capitalize on all of this anger. He's promised this evening to come to Tahrir Square to try to rally support. He didn't say it, but obviously, for his candidacy.
So, really, the Egyptian population is split. It's hard to say along what lines, or rather percentage, but on the one hand, you have supporters of Shafiq, the former, the last prime minister of Hosni Mubarak, who is sort of the candidate for stability, for calm, for a restoration of order.
And Mohammed Mosi of the Muslim Brotherhood who's trying to capitalize on this unhappiness and become the candidate of the revolution. We'll have to wait until the 16th and the 17th of june for the second round of these presidential elections to figure out who actually has more support -- Fredricka.
WHITFIELD: Ben Wedeman, thanks so much in Cairo.
Last hour I talked with Georgetown University Professor Samer Shehata about reaction in Egypt to those verdicts.
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SAMER SHEHATA, PROFESSOR OF EGYPTIAN AND ARAB POLITICS: Millions of Egyptians are unhappy because they feel that the sentencing was light. That this was not just.
Remember, 846 people were killed during those 18 days that was the figure produced by the official Egyptian committee that investigated the killings during the revolution.
Six thousand were injured. They feel that Mr. Mubarak as minister of interior and the six other high-ranking individuals were directly responsible for those deaths.
Remember, those six high-ranking officials were acquitted, as were Gamal Mubarak and his older brother. So they feel this is not justice, that the sentence should have been harsher.
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WHITFIELD: All right, Professor, thanks so much.
The prime minister of Qatar wants the U.N. to take action to end the conflict in the Syria. According to Qatar's news agency, the prime minister says Kofi Annan's peace plan should be placed under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which would allow the use of force.
This comes as the opposition said 27 more people died in fighting today in Syria. This video purports to show the aftermath of attacks on homes. But CNN cannot independently confirm the authenticity of that video in that city. Right back here in the U.S., George Zimmerman could return to jail as soon as today. That's because a Florida judge has revoked his bond and ordered the confessed shooter to surrender no later than Sunday afternoon.
Originally, Zimmerman's bond had been set at $150,000 after he pled not guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
But the judge now says Zimmerman lied about how much money he had and was unfairly reaping the benefits of a low bond.
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MARK O'MARA, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S ATTORNEY: I do think that the Zimmerman family was acting with constraints they thought they had. I don't think they believed they had free access to that money.
And I think that was evident by the way they used it and didn't use it. I think it was compelling evidence quite honestly they didn't just go out and use it to get him out that very day.
BENJAMIN CRUMP, ATTORNEY FOR MARTIN FAMILY: We think what just transpired in the courtroom was very, very important. It was at the crux of the matter in this whole case. Judge Lester's finding that George Zimmerman was dishonest is very important, because his credibility is the most important thing in this entire case.
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WHITFIELD: Prosecutors argued Zimmerman had thousands of dollars in donations from a Paypal account, but pretended that he was broke. They say recorded phone conversations between Zimmerman and his wife proved that.
Right now to a political battle that some Democrats believe will be a dry run for the presidential race. On Tuesday, Wisconsin voters will decide whether they want to remove Republican Governor Scott Walker from office.
Recent polls show that Walker has a slight single digit lead over Democratic Challenger Tom Barrett. While the recall election over limiting raises for public employees is drawing big name, politicians like former President Bill Clinton, Wisconsin's Democratic lieutenant governor finds it troubling that President Obama hasn't shown up.
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LT. GOV. REBECCA KLEEFISCH (R), WISCONSIN: More obvious, that the president himself, the current president is not in town, and that, to me, speaks volumes, his absence.
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WHITFIELD: The president won the Midwest battleground in 2008, but Republicans nearly swept it in the mid-term elections in 2010. All right, now we're just 156 days from the general election, and our new CNN/ORC poll shows the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney is now a dead heat when it comes to the elections number one issue, the economy.
Voters are split on that as well. Just like the overall number. Each candidate gets 45 percent support when voters who were asked, who was best suited to fix the economy. Certainly a dead heat there.
Another interesting poll, a recent NBC/"Wall Street Journal" poll suggests President Obama can count on Hispanics in November, 61 percent picked Obama over Romney.
But what if Romney picked a Latino running mate? Dana Bash takes a look at that.
DANA BASH, CNN SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Marco Rubio talking tough on the international hot spot of the day, Syria.
SENATOR MARCO RUBIO (R), FLORIDA: The circumstances there are no longer sustainable.
BASH: For many Republicans, Rubio is prime running mate material. A fresh faced telegenic Tea Party favorite from Florida, a key battleground state.
And of course, he's Hispanic. A fast-growing ethnic group in the U.S. and take a look at this graph, Democrats have dominated with Latinos in presidential elections for nearly four decades.
In 2008, only 31 percent of Latinos voted for John McCain. Nearly seven in 10 voted for President Obama. The best a GOP presidential candidate has ever done with Hispanics was George W. Bush in 2004, still just 44 percent.
Some Republicans say Mitt Romney picking a Latino running mate could bridge that huge gap.
LESLIE SANCHEZ, GOP POLITICAL ANALYST: It encourages Latino voters to take a second look at the Republican ticket.
BASH: Also generating VP buzz, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. A gun-toting popular conservative, Martinez is the first Latino governor in U.S. history, but she's actually clashed with fellow Hispanics because she wants to reverse a state law allowing illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses.
GOVERNOR SUSANA MARTINEZ (R), NEW MEXICO: Giving licenses to people who are here illegally is wrong and overwhelmingly unpopular.
BASH: And there's Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, a budget cutting government shrinking Republican. Sandoval's drawbacks, he's for abortion rights and though he's Latino, he doesn't speak Spanish.
Republican Alberto Gonzalez, the first Latino attorney general argues a Hispanic number two will not lure Latino voters.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: At the end of the day, I don't think it would make that much of a difference.
BASH: He argues experience is key. The contenders mentioned most were elected to their posts only 18 months ago.
ALBERTO GONZALES, FORMER BUSH ATTORNEY GENERAL: I think Governor Romney is better suiting looking for someone to join him on the ticket who can be president on day one.
BASH: Still a Romney source point out to CNN that some states may be so close a Latino running mate could make the difference. Like in North Carolina and Virginia with a Latino population doubled in the last 10 years.
One challenge in choosing a Latino, Hispanic-Americans are very diverse. Rubio is Cuban-American, Martinez is Mexican-American. In the Latino community a potential culture clash.
SANCHZ: Two thirds of the Hispanics in the United States are of Mexican descent. Much smaller percent about 4 percent are Cuban. It's very different, coming from different countries, different experiences. It doesn't mean we'll be monolithic or vote together.
BASH (on camera): The first rule of a vice presidential pick, do no harm. Any potential running mate, Latino or not, will have to face that test. Especially after 2008 when John McCain hoped Sarah Palin would help with her demographic, women and it didn't pan out. Dana Bash, CNN, Washington.
WHITFIELD: In London, shimmers during the queen's diamond jubilee. The pomp and circumstance of an event six decades in the making.
WHITFIELD: It's an event 60 years in the making. Great Britain is celebrating the queen's diamond jubilee. Brooke Baldwin is in London with a look at the kickoff of the festivities.
BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Fred, from the River Thames. As we talk about the diamond jubilee celebrations kicking off in London, what perfect way, one of the queen's pastime, horse racing and there's something here called the Epson Darby.
It's kind of like the Kentucky Derby, but it seems like on a much grander scale. This is the oldest horse race in the entire world. In fact, one of the hottest trending topics today on Twitter was Camelot, the winning horse.
Of course, the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were both certainly there in attendance. Also happening today, just over my shoulder, is the Tower of London, and in honor of the queen's 60 years here on the throne, there was a 62-gun salute. And just a quick preview, really, for this flotilla tomorrow and it's being hailed as potentially the largest in the world. We haven't seen this kind of pomp and pageantry on this river in some 350 years.
Certainly, this is the one and only time we'll be seeing this in our lifetime. And so what it is 1,000 boats channelling along the Thames about 7.5 miles in length. We will most definitely be seeing the royal family on the royal barge.
Some interesting details I learned about that today. There will be two thrones on the top of, the roof, if you will, of this royal barge for the queen, and Prince Philip.
I'm also told there are royal dressers. So the royal dressers came to take a look at the coloring within this particular barge to make sure the queen would not be clashing with the colors in the boat, and that is Sunday, of course.
We will be here live. It isn't summer in London so people here are very excited, but most definitely packing their umbrellas. The flotilla will continue on rain or shine -- Fred.
WHITFIELD: All right, thanks so much, Brooke.
Almost must have that umbrella when in London. OK, so we're going to have more on the royal family tomorrow. Be sure to watch. Queen Elizabeth, 60 years as queen hosted by Brooke Baldwin and Piers Morgan, Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
The unstable economy, has it forced to rethink your retirement plans? We'll show you five ways to avoid mistakes or the five mistakes to avoid, we should say, as you plan for the future.
WHITFIELD: All right, successful retirement planning means more than just funding your 401(k) or IRA. There are things you should avoid. One common mistake is letting brokerage cost of 401(k) fees east into your nest egg.
Financial consultant, Daria Dolan is with us now from West Palm Beach, Florida. Good to see you in that gorgeous orange.
DARIA DOLAN, PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERT: I'm promoting the orange industry in Florida.
WHITFIELD: Very good, I'm sure they're very happy about that. All right, let's talk about retirement missteps that people need to avoid. Among them --
DOLAN: OK, because you can't afford any mistakes now.
WHITFIELD: Yes. One perhaps is just really knowing how to estimate what kind of savings you need to plan for, because there are going to be other costs that you'll incur namely, health care costs, once you retire. DOLAN: Absolutely. And you have to really plan for -- increased health care costs once you hit retirement, because, as we age, we have more aches and pains.
Quick example, someone near and dear to me after a couple years in retirement on Medicare developed a lymphoma. One of the shots used in his chemo treatment costs $16,000 and Medicare only picks up about $5,600 of that.
So he needs -- thank God, this person had Medigap Insurance, which picks up the rest of it, at least in part. It still leaves maybe $1,000 extra, but you get six of those shots you're looking at serious money.
WHITFIELD: Wow. Number one, you don't want to underestimate your needs and number two, you want to make plans for that Medigap Insurance. When can you get that Medigap insurance? Once you've retired or something you buy into earlier on at a lower rate early on?
DOLAN: No. What you do with Medigap Insurance, which is the one that fills the gap between what the government pays and doesn't pay is when you apply for your Medicare, you want to immediately also get your Medigap insurance and wed them together.
You can do that at age 65, Fred, because a lot of people don't retire anymore at 65, if they're fortunate to still have a job. You want that Medigap right then and there.
WHITFIELD: You're going to need that. What's another common mistake people make when planning for their retirement?
DOLAN: Another big mistake they make is being pitched, because it sounds so good. Variable annuities, which are really insurance products that necessitate your investing in mutual funds to get the best rate of return on them.
Variable annuities have one of the biggest complaint records with the financial regulators from consumers because they're pitched as being this wonderful thing that will grow your retirement funds.
When in fact if you're not willing to take a risk and want to play it safe, the costs of it, the ongoing costs that the money managers take, will outstrip your rate of return.
WHITFIELD: OK, and then you know, just for the sake of, we went a little out of order. We had a graphic built there and don't want to be remiss and say a lot of people planning retirement are also thinking about, OK.
I've got plan for my kids' wedding, pay for college costs, et cetera and you say don't put all that stuff before your retirement planning?
DOLAN: You really can't afford to do that anymore. I hate to say it, parents, because we all want the best for our kids, but you have to be somewhat selfish in this regard, and don't put your kids before retirement. If they want to start a business, let them go out and get a loan for it or hit up friends who want to invest. Don't be tapping into retirement funds to pay for their college.
You know, don't give them a down payment on a home if you're wondering if you're going to have enough for retirement yourself.
WHITFIELD: OK, and then you say, don't take to many risks. What do you mean by that?
DOLAN: Well, you know, a lot of people were invested in the stock market, and over the past decade, it has not been a terrific place to be for most investors.
For example, people that end up with a lot of company stock and figure the dividends will keep them. Would you like to have been invested in Enron stock or even today General Motors stock expecting to have wonderful dividends and capital appreciation?
Or how about those trying to catch up with what they lost over the past decade and went rushing into the latest Facebook offering? I mean, these are not ways to grow your nest egg.
You can't try to out risk -- to risk yourself out of past bad performance, because if you're going into retirement, you may not be working again to replace any money you lose with risky investments.
WHITFIELD: Great advice, and, of course, people need to start their retirement planning as soon as they get that first job, right?
DOLAN: First breath.
WHITFIELD: Right out of college.
DOLAN: Soon as the loans get paid.
WHITFIELD: All right, thanks so much. Daria Dolan, always good to see you. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
DOLAN: You too, Fred. Have a good one.
WHITFIELD: Thanks so much.
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You could be saving lots of money or your grocery bill and you don't have to go to extremes.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is making me think twice about whether or not I want to just, you know, throw things in the cart and pay full price for them.
(END VIDEO CLIP) WHITFIELD: All right, we're going to show just how a little planning can save you big bucks.
WHITFIELD: All right, you could be saving 40 percent on your grocery bill. Chances are you get coupons all the time. Are you putting them to good use?
CNN'S Lisa Sylvester finds out real savings have a lot to do with planning ahead.
LISA SYLVESTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Some things you can't control.
GINA LINCICUM, MONEYWISEMOMS.COM: The water bill is $172.64. Our mortgage is $1,845. Homeowners insurance, which $672 for the whole year.
SYLVESTER: Gina Linsicom, a Virginia mother of three has a goal this year.
LINCICUM: Really tackling the student loans, trying to get rid of the car payment by the end of 2012.
SYLVESTER: That means looking for anywhere where she can cut. Her secret, you can save a ton of money at the grocery store by couponing and --
LINCICUM: Get items for free for some of the store promotions getting your costs down and once I added some of the coupons that I cut out, I can get it usually down 60 percent.
SYLVESTER: That's right, 40 percent to 60 percent off her grocery bill.
LINCICUM: So I end up spending a dollar or two for what I need.
SYLVESTER: She shares her knowledge in a blog, Moneywisemoms.
LINCICUM: ... those things. I don't need to buy the largest thing...
SYLVESTER: That brings her additional income.
LINCICUM: For successful couponing, you really want to match the coupon to a sale that's in the sales ad or at the store. You'll save more money that way. If you just cut something out and use it that day, you may save a dollar, but you could save a lot more than that if you go a store that might double that coupon or if you can apply it to a sale or a store promo.
Let's go shopping.
SYLVESTER: And she never buys chicken breast at the usual price of $4.29 a pound.
LINCICUM: I know that the sale comes up about once a month because I look at those sales ads. And so I just wait. We eat chicken until we run out of chicken, and then I buy it again for $1.99.
SYLVESTER (on camera): One, one and the cans...
SYLVESTER: ... all for free.
LINCICUM: So by waiting and holding onto this coupon, I'm getting three items for $2.
SYLVESTER (voice-over): Stores heavily discount items at certain times of the year.
LINCICUM: Here they are.
SYLVESTER: Baking goods before the holidays...
LINCICUM: You can use any of these that are on sale.
SYLVESTER: ... barbecue and salad dressings in the beginning of summer.
LINCICUM: You need to look at the print on the coupon, not the picture.
SYLVESTER: That's when you stock up.
LINCICUM: Now, my coupon is save a dollar off two, and they're on sale for a dollar. So I'm going to get them each for 50 cents, which is fine. I'm going to use probably the whole thing...
SYLVESTER (on camera): Fifty cents for barbecue sauce?
LINCICUM: That's pretty good.
SYLVESTER (voice-over): And by the way, she's not just a mom who's really good at this.
LINCICUM: So why would you pay $2-something when you can pay 80 cents.
Before I was a stay-at-home mom, I did (INAUDIBLE) at a university.
So this is a special deal that...
I had to run a budget of millions of dollars.
And so in my ad, I saw this. My kids will be happy to see these.
Try to use that business sense and get us on a budget.
And since it's under 99 cents, they're going to couple the coupon. SYLVESTER: An average family of four spends at much as $1,200 a month for groceries.
LINCICUM: So right away, it's $3.33 because it's on sale.
SYLVESTER: Gina says her monthly bill is about $450 to feed five.
LINCICUM: That's our last coupon, and we can go to checkout.
There are certainly moms and grandmothers who've been doing this for years. It seems like it has (INAUDIBLE) a little bit lately and out more people are (INAUDIBLE) couponing.
Do you take competitors' coupons here?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, ma'am, we do.
Certainly gotten a little cooler (ph).
SYLVESTER: A penny saved is a penny earned.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Your total savings are $38.61.
SYLVESTER: For Gina, it's been a good day on the job.
WHITFIELD: All right! Lisa Sylvester joining us now from Washington. So how do you get started? It can't be as simple as, or is it, as simple as you just got to cut the coupons out of the newspaper?
SYLVESTER: You know, a lot of this stuff is very intuitive, yet so many of us will just do the whole thing of just throwing things in a cart. I have to say, there aren't many stories that I walk away from saying, Wow, Fred, I've really learned something. But in this case, I really learned so much.
And I will tell you, the very first thing you want to do is you want to start with this. This is your coupon insert. Essentially, this is the stuff that the grocery store will put in a newspaper or they'll sends it in the mail. But this is chock full of savings.
And the reason why it's so important is you want to plan ahead. You want to actually look, take a look at this, see what is on sale.
Another great tip is, you should pretty much know one store. Get to know one store well. You want to know when their promotions are happening. A lot of these sales -- for instance, in my local grocery store, there's chicken breasts on sale. It's a two-for-one, buy one, get one free sort of deal. If you follow and if you regularly look at this, you'll know what items are coming up on sale.
And when they come up on sale -- and this is key -- you want to buy multiple items at their lowest price. That's the whole goal of all of this, is being able to buy these items at their lowest price, because the truth is, Fred -- and you know this as well as I do -- we're all creatures of habit. We tend to buy the same items over and over again, and that's where the real savings.
And that gets us to our final point, which is, you know, avoid the impulse buying. You know, there's a coupon, you don't need it, then don't cut it out. Don't use it. I mean, we know what we want. We know what our kids want. So that's what you want to go for, Fred.
WHITFIELD: OK, Lisa, you still have to convince me because I have the whole cutting the coupon thing, and then I get to the store, and then I find myself buying things that I really didn't want or need simply because the coupon said I could get an extra, you know, 50 cents off. And in the end, I don't save any money.
So you are now doing it. How are you saving money? What's the real secret?
SYLVESTER: I actually -- since doing this story and since interviewing Gina, I've actually gone grocery shopping a couple of times, and I got to say, it really does work. So what I did...
WHITFIELD: I'm doing it all wrong!
SYLVESTER: Well, I'll give you an example. For instance, so this is Charmin. It's toilet paper and it's paper towels. These are things that we buy. So first off, I'm only looking at things that we use in our household on a regular base. So I'm ignoring all of the other stuff.
And then on top of that, I looked in our insert, and hell (ph), what do you know, there's a $1 off coupon for this very item that I need. And here's another $1 off coupon.
To get the maximum savings, what you want to do is to take a look at this insert, this advertisement, and then combine it with coupons. That's the secret that many moms and dads out there who are grocery shopping regularly know, is that you -- it's not just what's on sale and it's not just the coupon. It's combining the two together.
And I can say, personally, I did save money, so I was pretty thrilled about that, Fred.
WHITFIELD: Very good. And you do have to notice that some of these coupons expire. I found that out the hard way, too.
SYLVESTER: Yes. Yes. And I should also say this, because this is really important. When you see something like barbecue sauce that says 10 bottles for $10?
SYLVESTER: You don't have to buy 10 bottles of barbecue sauce.
SYLVESTER: It's the unit price that matters. So you can just buy one bottle for $1.
SYLVESTER: But you know, stores will do that because they're hoping that some people will buy the 10 bottles. But you don't actually have to buy the 10 bottles. It's the unit price that's important.
WHITFIELD: So many great tips.
SYLVESTER: And we'll more tips on our Web site, too, Fred.
WHITFIELD: Oh, excellent! OK, we'll look for that. Thanks so much, Lisa. Appreciate that. Thanks for bringing it to us. And I'm going to try it again...
WHITFIELD: OK, I'll report to you. Thank you so much, Lisa.
All right, hackers are getting smarter as cell phones get smarter. How to safeguard your information.
WHITFIELD: I'm sure you'll agree that these days, your phone is like a mini-computer. That why it's so important to protect it from identity theft, scams and viruses.
Our tech expert, Marc Saltzman, is here via Skype from Toronto to share some tips on protecting your smartphone.
All right, so what's the first line of defense, Marc?
MARC SALTZMAN, SYNDICATED TECHNOLOGY WRITER: Yes. So the first thing you want to do and something many of us don't do is to back up your smartphone before you lose it. So that basically means plug it into your computer with the USB cable in the box. You can also do it sometimes wirelessly via Bluetooth technology.
That way, you're safeguarding your information. You're making a digital copy of it on your computer, or you can use a free cloud service to do that. So if you need a new phone in the future, you simply plug it into your computer and everything gets back, put on there as if it was the existing one. So that's tip number one, back it up.
Number two, make sure you use a pin code, a pass code or a password to get into your smartphone. You don't need to be like the kids from the movie "Hackers" to figure how to break into a smartphone if it's a weak password like 1234, or no password at all. I know it's a drag. All you want to do is make a phone call or take a picture, and you have to type in a pass code. But you'll be thankful if your phone is lost or stolen... WHITFIELD: Right.
SALTZMAN: ... that you took the time to put in a password. So that's key. A little quick tip, though. The latest Android smartphones allow you to use your face to log onto your phone, but it's been proven that it can be tricked by a photo. So don't rely on that.
SALTZMAN: Use a password.
SALTZMAN: (INAUDIBLE) number three (INAUDIBLE) software, Fred. This is a hotly debated issue among security experts. Does your smartphone need anti-virus? And increasingly, we're seeing cases of malware or malicious software on smartphones. There's been a few instances of Android devices last year.
So you know, there are some free tools out there, so you have nothing to lose. And the performance shouldn't be impacted at all. So try security software. Increasingly, as you mentioned off the top, these smartphones are like pocket-sized computers. So viruses and other malicious software is going to migrate from the computer to the smartphone.
Number four, if your smartphone is stolen or lost, use the free remote software that let's you remotely track it, see it on a map, erase it or lock it, if you haven't done any of those things.
For example, Findmyiphone is a free app that lets you remotely see your device on a map when you log into a Web site like iCloud.com or another Apple device. You'll see it, but don't try to retrieve the device on your own. We encourage our viewers, of course, to work with the authorities, rather than risk a confrontation with a thief.
You know, but all of the smartphone platforms -- BlackBerry, Android and Windows phone, as well, each have their own respective free software that let's you remotely track it, remotely lock it and remotely wipe the data clean. So that's another tip.
And last but not least, Fred, is to check your monthly statement because often, there are some text messaging charges that you didn't make, phone calls that are suspicious. You'll see these only when you browse your statement. And although they only may be 99 cents here, 99 cents there, they could be scams that we all seem to get these days, these odd, weird (INAUDIBLE) text messages on our mobile devices.
SALTZMAN: If there's something (INAUDIBLE) contact your carrier and they'll take (INAUDIBLE)
WHITFIELD: Fantastic! Great tips. Thanks so much. Marc Saltzman, good to see you, in Toronto. So for more high-tech ideas and reviews, just go to CNN.com/tech or follow Marc Saltzman on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
All right, nothing high-tech about this story, just fast thinking.
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JEFF BLACKBURN, GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVER: Starts going down the hill, and I see it, and I'm honking the horn here.
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WHITFIELD: Oh, my goodness! He sees a baby carriage! The driver of that garbage truck battles time and traffic to rescue a runaway stroller.
WHITFIELD: All right, and now to a dramatic rescue on the hilly streets of Seattle caught on video. Look closely at what the driver of this garbage truck saw out of his windshield! That's a runaway stroller with a baby in it. The stroller was gaining speed and heading for a busy intersection. So the quick-thinking driver used his truck to block traffic and then made a dash for the stroller.
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JEFF BLACKBURN, GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVER: At the bottom of the hill was a busy intersection with stop signs. And when I got to the bottom, I hit the brake and jumped out of the truck and tried to run over there and grab it.
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WHITFIELD: Wow! He is amazing! Fortunately, the stroller stopped at that curb. And the driver says when he actually came up on the stroller and the baby was inside, the baby was actually giggling, loved the ride.
All right, it's a popular storyline in the movies, superheroes joining forces to tackle the world's problems. But this doesn't just happen on the big screen. Let me introduce you to some real-life "CNN Heroes" teaming up to help orphans suffering from AIDS in Malawi.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN (voice-over): Marie Da Silva was a nanny in the U.S. when she started a school for AIDS orphans in her native Malawi. Honored as a top 10 "CNN Hero" in 2008, she's now joined forces with two other honorees. Magnus McFarlane-Barrow was recognized in 2010 for his work feeding school children around the globe.
MARIE DA SILVA, CNN HERO: He started his organization in Malawi. So I just asked him to consider us.
MAGNUS MCFARLANE-BARROW, CNN HERO: I was very struck by her. I felt we were people who could work together.
COOPER: Today, Magnus's organization, Mary's Meals, provides porridge daily to all 400 of Marie's students.
MCFARLANE-BARROW: Am I giving them too much?
DA SILVA: His support means the children will always have something to eat. He is a saint to me.
COOPER: 2010 honoree Evans Wadongo makes solar lanterns for rural African communities. Evans visited Maria's school, and recently, his team taught students to build their own lamps.
DA SILVA: For the family, it cuts the cost. And for the children, it's helping them to study. Evans really motivated our kids to be inventors who've come up with their own little models.
COOPER: Now Marie's students plan to supply lamps to their community. With creativity and compassion, these "CNN Heroes" are helping each other to change even more lives.
DA SILVA: "CNN Heroes" coming together to work together. It's a family. How sweet is that?
WHITFIELD: All right, the Grand Canyon is a classic travel destination. If you're planning a trip, we've got just what you need to know. J.D. Rinne joins me now from New York. She's managing editor at Jetsetter.com.
Good to see you, J.D.
J.D. RINNE, JETSETTER.COM: Great to be here.
WHITFIELD: All right, there is something about that Grand Canyon. It is on my list of places to go, something to do. So you said there are a whole lot of options, starting with, you know, which city that you want to actually land in to begin this journey. You're recommending Scottsdale.
RINNE: Yes. Absolutely. You know, as you say, the Grand Canyon is incredibly popular, five million visitors a year. So at Jetsetter, we like to say, Why not relax a little bit first and go to Scottsdale and soak up some of that desert sun? The great thing about Scottsdale is its a sister cities with Phoenix, and the Phoenix International Airport has direct flights from more than 80 U.S. cities. So it's really convenient to get to.
WHITFIELD: OK. And then once you get to Scottsdale, what do you do? What are some of the places that you prefer?
RINNE: Absolutely. So one of my favorite places to stay in Scottsdale is the Hermosa Inn. This is a lovely property, great for traditionalists. It's a 34-casita property. And casitas are traditional adobe-style architecture, so you can really tape into some of that Wild West feel that still exists in Arizona.
The Hermosa Inn it starts at $189 a night. If you're more, you know, into something modern, you can go to the Saguaro, which is just off huge renovations. Everything's fresh and new and bright and beautiful. The Saguaro also has two pools with lots of cabanas to soak up that sun.
WHITFIELD: Oh, boy.
RINNE: And a spa.
RINNE: Yes. And for you foodies...
WHITFIELD: I like that.
RINNE: ... you'll be -- yes, you foodies will be glad to know that the restaurant is run by an Iron Chef.
WHITFIELD: OK, bring those sunglasses because that's a whole lot of brightness going on there.
RINNE: It really is.
WHITFIELD: So you know, I think Grand Canyon, I think of the mule rides, you know, going down. I think about that old "Brady Bunch" episode with the family going down.
RINNE: Yes. Yes.
WHITFIELD: What are some of the things that you can get involved in once there at the Grand Canyon?
RINNE: Absolutely. Well, actually, when you're still in Scottsdale, a couple things you can do. You can golf. It's a year-round golf destination. For your culture vultures, there's Taliesin Left, which is a Frank Lloyd Wright home. And there's also the Heard Museum, which is full of native American art. You can also hike Camelback Mountain, which I've actually done, and it is incredibly strenuous but worth it when you get to the top, with beautiful views of Scottsdale and Phoenix, particularly at sunrise.
Now, once you get to the Grand Canyon, as you say, you can explore the south rim, which is open 365 days a year, so you can go any time you like. And it's -- you know, it'll be pretty busy. There are lots of crowds there, but...
WHITFIELD: Beautiful spot.
RINNE: Yes, you can see the great views and there's a village you can explore...
WHITFIELD: Oh! RINNE: ... and all kinds of great things to do. Great for families, too.
WHITFIELD: Oh, my gosh. I've got to start my planning. You've inspired me. You've given me all these great places to go.
WHITFIELD: So the best times in which to go?
RINNE: Yes. So as I said, you know, it's open -- the south rim's open 365 days a year, but it can get crowded in the summertime, when families are more likely to go. So the best time to go is the spring and fall, when temperatures will be a little lower, as well.
RINNE: Yes, also. If you want to go in the summer, though, it's still a great time to go.
WHITFIELD: It's hot.
RINNE: My best tip here is -- yes, it's hot. But the best time to show up is before 10:00 and after 2:00 PM when the temperatures...
RINNE: ... aren't quite as high.
WHITFIELD: Oh, fantastic! All right, J.D. Rinne, thanks so much, Jetsetter.com. Great ideas. And hey, I'm Grand Canyon bound now. Thanks so much.
RINNE: Great. Thank you.
WHITFIELD: All right, if you want to get more information about Grand Canyon adventures like rafting trips and more, just head to Jetsetter.com/cnn.
Beautiful and bald -- it's a new kind of doll that's giving Barbie a run for her money.
DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Jane had bounced between doctors for more than a year before finally being diagnosed with an incurable type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
JANE BINGHAM, FOUNDER, BEAUTIFUL AND BALD MOVEMENT: They say this cancer is always there because it's in your lymph system, it's in your immune system.
GUPTA: For five years, doctors were able to keep the cancer in check with immunotherapy. Then that stopped working and doctors told Bingham she would have to start chemotherapy. Only then did her daughter realize that her mom was sick.
BINGHAM: She was 4 when I was diagnosed, and she had just turned 9 when I had chemotherapy and lost my hair.
GUPTA: Bingham's hair loss became a defining moment for both her and her young daughter.
BINGHAM: She always knew me as long blond hair. And she said numerous times, you know, that she missed my hair, she wished I didn't have to lose my hair. That was her big focus, was the hair.
GUPTA: Her daughter's experience prompted Bingham to petition toy companies to consider manufacturing a bald doll.
BINGHAM: Once you take the doll out of the box, it could represent a child with alopecia, it can represent a child with cancer, it can represent a child with trichtomania (ph), also for children who's got a family member going through it, like my daughter.
GUPTA: Companies are listening. MGA Entertainment has created Bald Moxie and Bratz dolls. It's part of a new collection that's going to go on sale this June. Mattel has promised to manufacture 10,000 beautiful and bald friends of Barbie.
BINGHAM: I remember one day, one day I broke down and I started crying and -- because I just felt like it was -- I was working so hard. This has been full-time, really full-time since December, day and night. And it was my daughter who said, You can't give up, Mom. You know, Don't -- you can't give up on this. And I didn't give up.
GUPTA: Bingham is expanding the beautiful and bald movement and just launched a non-profit that will send scarves, headbands and hats to bald children around the country.
Doctors say she will never be cancer-free, but for now, the symptoms are gone again and her quality of life has returned.
BINGHAM: I think it's important to focus your energies outward instead of just focusing inward on yourself.
GUPTA: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, reporting.
WHITFIELD: And a Dallas woman is suing Neiman Marcus because she couldn't return more than a million dollars worth of merchandise. We're talking about it with our "Legal Guys."
AVERY FRIEDMAN, CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY: Be honest with you, I don't even -- I don't -- I can't begin to understand this case because it's not -- they're claiming, well, they should take the -- Neiman Marcus should take these gifts back. In fact, Favi Lo, who was the personal shopper in here, is named as defendant. So it's a very odd piece of litigation. (END VIDEOTAPE)
WHITFIELD: You can hear more from our "Legal Guys" in the next hour of the CNN NEWSROOM.