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Government Rests Case Against Zacarias Moussaoui; Interview With Paul Rusesabagina; Prince Harry Graduates From Military College

Aired April 12, 2006 - 15:00   ET


KYRA PHILLIPS, CNN ANCHOR: Prayers at Duke University this afternoon, amid a rape investigation that might be far from over.
Our Amanda Rosseter joins us now from Durham, North Carolina, with the latest -- Amanda.


A new development this afternoon. Well-known attorney Bob Bennett has confirmed to us this afternoon that he has been advised -- he has been hired, rather, to advise a committee of former and current families of lacrosse players here at Duke to advise them in this case, not necessarily to represent them. They have criminal lawyers for that, to advise them in this case.

Of course, he's very well known and has been in the courtroom many times very well-known cases.

Now, when we last joined you, we were in the middle of a prayer service here on the Duke campus. That was led by the dean of the Duke University chapel here. It was an effort to -- it was an effort to heal, as this case continues here in Durham.

And they -- afterwards, a lot of people gathered around to talk about the issues surrounding this case, not necessarily the case itself. There are prayers today here for fairness and for truth and for strained relations, but there was also a good bit of optimism.


CRAIG KOCHER, DUKE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL: I absolutely think you can have a good ending, because any time you expose issues that people are really dealing with, perhaps they're internalized and perhaps it takes something like this to allow them to come out.

When wounds bleed, it's better for wounds to bleed in the open, so that healing can take place in the open.


ROSSETER: And, again, that prayer service happening here on the campus of Duke University this afternoon -- that following the healing forum that was held at NCCU, North Carolina Central University. That's where the alleged victim in this case was a student.

That was held yesterday, and that's where District Attorney Mike Nifong announced that he will continue to pursue this case, with or without a DNA match from the 46 of the 47 lacrosse players. So, both schools, I have to say in, limbo here, waiting for the DA's next move. And, Kyra, that could come next week, when the grand jury here in Durham convenes -- Kyra.

PHILLIPS: Amanda Rosseter, thanks.

He once ran the nation's seventh largest country. Now Jeffrey Skilling hopes to walk out of the court a fee man. On stand again today in Houston, the former Enron CEO swore he ran a successful energy company and had no need to cook the books, nor did anyone else.

Reporter Isiah Carey with our affiliate KRIV is at the courthouse.


ISIAH CAREY, KRIV REPORTER: Jeffrey Skilling began his third day on the stand still trying to explain the inner workings of Enron to jurors. Now, Skilling also denied any knowledge of any secret side deals others have testified he was aware of at Enron.

Skilling also said he, if he knew Andrew Fastow was doing illegal activity at Enron, he would have done something about it. But the former CEO of Enron also expressed some bitterness on the stand today. Skilling said: I would have called the FBI. I might have had a little reservation now, hesitation, also, by doing that. But, at the time, I would have called the FBI.

Petrocelli, his defense attorney, replied: You're a little angry at the government, aren't you?

Skilling replied: Yes.

You think you have been falsely accused?

Skilling said: Yes, I think that.

Again today, Skilling also denied breaking any law under the direction or with Enron founder Ken Lay. And he also denied being a part of a criminal conspiracy.

At the federal courthouse in Houston, Isiah Carey for CNN.


PHILLIPS: Let's go straight to Carol Lin now with a developing story out of Iraq -- Carol.

CAROL LIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Kyra, we have been following this mosque bombing north of Baghdad in Baquba. So far, the death toll is continuing to rise.

I want to go straight to Aneesh Raman, who is in Baghdad right now.

Aneesh, the death toll from the International Desk here says 26 people died in that bombing attack.

ANEESH RAMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, Carol, good afternoon.

Those numbers just coming to us from Iraqi police officials, 26 people now confirmed dead, over 70 others wounded, after a car bomb detonated just about two hours ago in the Shia town of Huater (ph). That's north of the capital, just north of the city of Baquba.

Police officials tell us the parked vehicle detonated at a marketplace in town center, just near a Shia mosque. The mosque had closed. The evening prayers had ended, but people -- the casualties were in and around that marketplace. It comes just nearly a week after a trio of suicide bombers detonated at a prominent Shia mosque in the capital. That attack killed over 80, amid fears of the sectarian strife that is continuing to grip this country -- Carol.

LIN: Aneesh, what incentives do the Shia have to get together with the Sunnis to form a government? How is this going to affect the -- solidification of the government in Iraq?

RAMAN: Well, the hope is that it will add urgency to talks that are essentially stalled. Now, nearly four months after Iraqis went to the polls, there is still no government in place. The biggest sticking point is who will be the country's prime minister, who will lead the country for the next four years. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who is current prime minister, renominated to that post weeks ago by the Shia, but came under incredible criticism from the Kurds and the Sunnis, who say he's incapable of handling the situation in Iraq.

But this hits home, Carol, the disconnect between the politicians and the people, who are suffering these near daily attacks, who still need basic services in parts of the country, who want security, and the politicians, who they believe, the Iraqis, are -- are battling over power positions, and not caring about with their intentions and their thoughts in mind.

So, the politicians, as they continue to try and figure out who will lead the country, the Iraqis are simply waiting for a government to take shape and their daily life to change.

LIN: All right, thank you very much, Aneesh.

Kyra, so, more than 80 dead in mosque bombings in -- in the last two weeks. I was over at the International Desk, talking about this. And, you know, it's a big question, of whether the Shia, in light of these mosque bombings, will be able to be more inclusive with the Sunnis and what may happen next.

PHILLIPS: Carol, thank you very much.

We want to get straight to the prosecution now, as it rests in the Zacarias Moussaoui trial, but not before the jury hears some of the toughest testimony to date, cockpit recordings and frantic phone calls made by passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93.

CNN's Jeanne Meserve is in Alexandria, Virginia. Once again, definitely a difficult day for you and a lot of other people that had to listen to all this -- Jeanne.


The recording lasted about 31 minutes. Parts of it are unintelligible. Sometimes, it's difficult to tell who is talking or what actions are accompanying their words, but nonetheless, difficult.

It began with the struggle to take over the cockpit on Flight 93, that, of course, the flight that ended up going down in a field in Pennsylvania. You hear an unidentified man saying, "Don't hurt me," later, "I don't want to die; I don't want to die." Eventually, he is silenced.

You also hear a woman struggling. She also is silenced. Then there's a long period of the tape where very little is said. This is when the hijackers were turning the plane back east by heading it towards Washington, D.C.

But then there is another struggle towards the end of the tape. First, you see the hijackers -- hear the hijackers talking about displaying an axe to frighten, apparently, the passengers who were on board the flight. Then, you hear the struggle begin, as the passengers begin their revolt. You hear one unidentified man say, "Let's go, guys."

The hijackers talk about the need to hold the door to try and keep the people out of the cockpit. Again, you hear a man's voice saying: "In the cockpit. If we don't, we will die."

There are the sounds of more struggle, more struggle between the hijackers and what we presume are the passengers. One of the hijackers says to another: "Is that it? I mean, shall we put it down?"

A second hijacker says: "Yes. Put it in. Pull it down."

There is a sound of even more struggle. Somebody -- unclear who -- says, "Pull it up." Somebody else says, "Pull it down." And, then, eventually, the tape goes quiet. That is when the plane has gone down in that field in Pennsylvania.

Through it all, Zacarias Moussaoui listened, sometimes with a smile on his face.

Rosemary Dillard, who lost someone on 9/11 was in the courtroom. She reacted this way.


ROSEMARY DILLARD, WIDOW OF FLIGHT 77 VIETNAM: I couldn't imagine this man smirking as when he -- when the towers came down, smirking when -- when the people would be -- the witnesses would be up there pouring out their hearts, and he's sitting there smirking. I mean, to have no concept of what a life is worth, I just can't imagine a person being that way.


MESERVE: The prosecution had hoped to scroll the names and pictures of all of the people who died on 9/11, all 2,973 of them. The judge did not allow that, although she let it be put into evidence.

Nonetheless, they did air another piece of tape which was very powerful. This was a phone message left by CeeCee Lyles. She was a flight attendant on Flight 93. She had called her husband. He did not find the message until a week after her death. We heard the tape. She says: "Hope to see your face again, baby. I love you. Goodbye," her voice cracking, as the phone connection goes dead. It was a very powerful moment -- Kyra.

PHILLIPS: Jeanne Meserve, just outside the courthouse there, thank you so much.

Well, final arguments expected in another terror trial, this one in Lodi, California. It pits the government against a Pakistani- American accused of attending a terror training camp in 2003 and lying about it to the FBI. "The Los Angeles Times" reports, the defense attorneys for Hamid Hayat are already predicting acquittal.

A separate jury will hear final arguments in a case against Hayat's father on Thursday. The 48-year-old ice cream truck driver is charged with lying to the feds about his son's alleged involvement with terrorists.

Life in prison for a man who drowned three children in Illinois. Jurors in Bloomington convicted Maurice LaGrone Jr. of three counts of first-degree murder, but opted not to recommend the death penalty. LaGrone sank his then girlfriend's car with her young children in it. Christopher Hamm was 6, her brother Austin 3. Kyleigh was 23 months. Their mother faces the same charges in a trial later this year.

A happy ending in Kansas. It's a follow-up to a story that we told you about yesterday. A 16-year-old girl missing since yesterday morning has been found. Kelsey Stelting says a man kidnapped her at gunpoint from her driveway in Rural, Independence.

She showed up at a stranger's home 15 hours later, begging for help. The family is overjoyed the she is safe. Police say they are looking for a suspect, but aren't ruling out the possibility of a false report. The girl says she didn't get a good look at the attacker.

Controversy in Kentucky. A Baptist university has expelled one of its students because he used his Web site to tell the world he is gay. But not everyone thinks that was a righteous decision.

Reporter Lee Circe (ph) of CNN affiliate WLEX has that story.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Friends of 20-year-old Jason Johnson called us after a Cumberlands administrator asked Johnson to leave the school. Johnson said he got his walking papers when officials told him they didn't approve of his gay lifestyle, which he proudly posted on Johnson is on the dean list. Still, he has been asked to leave the school.

KACIE SHANTZ, STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS: That's not what school is about, is what you're wearing or what you do. You're here for an education.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Cumberlands' president, Dr. James H. Taylor, released this written statement: "At the University of the Cumberlands, we hold students to a higher standard than does society in general."

Dr. Taylor goes on to state, "University of the Cumberlands isn't for everyone. We tell prospective students about our high standards before they come. There are places students with predispositions can go, such as San Francisco and the left coast or to many of the state schools."

Some Cumberlands students say they're embarrassed by the situation.

JENNIFER FORE, STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS: I was very surprised, because there's a lot of people here that do wrong things, like drinking alcohol or having sex or drugs. And they should be equally reparable to -- if he's going to be held to that.


PHILLIPS: Well, the Kentucky legislature just has approved $11 million for the University of the Cumberlands, but one senator questions that vote, claiming the state is budgeting bigotry.

Straight ahead, 100 days of horror. He witnessed more than most people could possibly imagine and did whatever he had to do to save his family, friends and hundreds of strangers. The man behind "Hotel Rwanda" brings us his extraordinary story to LIVE FROM next.


PHILLIPS: Getting my guest situated over here.

We're talking about remembering Rwanda. Incredibly, a dozen years have passed since the genocide there, 100 blood-filled days, when members of the Hutu clan hunted and slaughtered men, women and children, most of them from the Tutsi clan. More than 800,000 people were killed that spring and early summer. More would have died had it not been for one man, whose heroics were the basis of the movie "Hotel Rwanda."


DON CHEADLE, ACTOR: Father, it is of no use. These men are not here -- they are not here to help us. Please, there is nothing we can do. Get your people on the bus. I will take care of the others.

It is of no use, Father. Please, hurry.

No, no, no. No, no, no. To the hotel. To the hotel.


PHILLIPS: Well, during those terrifying days, Paul Rusesabagina was forced to negotiate with killers time and time again to protect his family, friends, neighbors and complete strangers. Five months ago, he received this nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He's now put everything he went through, his thoughts, his fears, down on paper -- the result, this autobiography entitled "An Ordinary Man."

What an honor to welcome Paul here to CNN.

It is so wonderful to meet you.

And I have to tell our viewers that when you came up and you shook my hand, just looking in your eyes, I can see how you were able to negotiate with these awful men that were killing your people when you were over there. You just -- you have an aura and a sense about you.

PAUL RUSESABAGINA, AUTHOR, "AN ORDINARY MAN": I did all I could during that time.

PHILLIPS: You grew up in those tensions. You were constantly living this division, because your mom and dad from each different group, you're -- you even married outside of -- of...

RUSESABAGINA: My group, my...


RUSESABAGINA: ... group.

PHILLIPS: Exactly.

But it wasn't until you stepped out your door on that one fateful day and you saw your neighbors with spears, with grenades, killing everybody around them.

RUSESABAGINA: Actually, we knew that people did not love each other as much. But I thought they didn't hate each other very much.

We knew that there were tensions between Hutus and Tutsis, but we never believed that people can be so cruel, can be so wild, can so -- can be in military uniforms and start killing neighbors. That's a neighbor, who is even not a politician, who does not know what is going on.

PHILLIPS: What do you think was the worst thing that you witnessed there among your people?

RUSESABAGINA: The worst thing I saw in my life -- this was on April the 9th -- when I was being evacuated from my house, taken to the hotel, the government, the new government, the interim government, sent me soldiers to come and pick me up from -- escort me from the -- my house to the hotel.

PHILLIPS: Now, of course, we're talking about Hotel Rwanda, the....


PHILLIPS: ... the hotel that the movie was based on.

RUSESABAGINA: They have taken -- they had taken over my hotel.

I actually was working another hotel. I just came there to the Mille Collines Hotel back for refugees. I had left Mille Collines one-and-a-half years before. I just came back for the refugees. During the 100 days and then afterwards, I went back to my Diplomat Hotel.

So, that time, I experienced, on April 9, I saw -- I was took by soldiers, those ones who came to escort us. And then I saw all of them jumping out of their jeeps, everybody pointing his gun on my head. And their leader, a young captain, came to me and told me that, listen, you, traitor, we are not killing you today, but how this gun -- and kill all of your cockroaches in these cars.

That day, I knew he was not joking, because I know, all along that street, there were so many dead bodies, some of them missing their heads, others, bellies opened, mutilated, just like there. And most of them were very well-known people us. They were our neighbors.

PHILLIPS: So, were you on the roof of this hotel, watching them kill people that you knew, people that you loved, and stacking them up on the road. Was this the same army captain that came to you and said, I want you to kill your family?

RUSESABAGINA: That is the first time.

That time, that day, the very first day, when I was leaving my house for the first time going to the hotel. The other time, that was on April 23. On April 23, I was -- I went to sleep at a very late hour. I spent my nights and days sending faxes, phoning, calling the whole world, asking for help. Even if nobody came, I was always insisting doing it.

That night, I went to sleep at 4:00. And I was woken up at 6:00 by soldiers, again, guns for the second time, for many times, guns at my head, with an order this time -- that time from the minister of defense to turn out all the Mille Collines refugees within half-an- hour.

PHILLIPS: Why don't you think you were killed? I mean, they were, just seconds before, just shooting people, murdering people. And a number of times, they came up to you and put guns to your head and threatened you and killed people around you. Why do you think your life was spared?

RUSESABAGINA: I believe that my life was spared, I was left, so then I can this story, so then I can convey this message to the whole world.

PHILLIPS: Even before you protected more than 1,000 people in this hotel, people were coming to your home. You were hiding people in your home. Why were they coming to you?

RUSESABAGINA: That question, I was actually going to tell you to do me a favor and not ask..



PHILLIPS: And not ask you that.

RUSESABAGINA: Don't ask me that.

PHILLIPS: Why? Tell me why.

RUSESABAGINA: Because even myself, I always wondered, but I never came up with the right answer.

PHILLIPS: They never said why they chose you or why they felt a comfort zone with you or in your home?

RUSESABAGINA: They never told me why they came to my house.

But at the end of day one of that genocide, I already had 26 strangers who were staying with us. In other words, many of our neighbors, who were not killing, not yet killed, came to my house.

PHILLIPS: That's unbelievable.

RUSESABAGINA: I cannot really answer that question. It is always a very complicated question in my mind.

PHILLIPS: So, these -- these people just added to the 1,000 plus. I believe it was one thousand two hundred and...

RUSESABAGINA: Sixty-eight.

PHILLIPS: ... sixty-eight people that you protected in this hotel.

How did you -- I mean, talk about the art of negotiation. I mean, you should work with police departments around the country.


PHILLIPS: But these men would come in with their guns, ready to kill. They had been killing just minutes before. But you were able to completely de-escalate the threat and -- and to talk to them and reason with them. How did you do that?

RUSESABAGINA: I always myself, in my life, I believe in the powers of words.

Words can be the best weapons, ones used for a good cause, and the worst ones used for evil. I believe in that. And I have seen that. And I can tell you that, sometimes, we can see people and think that they are criminals. You can't even open your mouth and talk to them.

But I can tell you, surely, that, whoever comes, sits down, opens the mouth, talks, you can always come up with a positive solution. Each and every hurt,even the hardest hurt you can imagine, has always got a very small part of it which is soft. So, it is always you to play your game.

PHILLIPS: It's a part of your culture. There is something there. You share a drink. You share a connection. And it's amazing how you can bring down a killer.

RUSESABAGINA: But, you know, in -- in the Rwandan tradition, in our country -- and I also describe that in "An Ordinary Man," in my own book, my autobiography. It -- whoever comes and shares with will hardly -- when you face that person, a person will hardly or never you no.

PHILLIPS: Paul, we're going to talk some more. We are going to take a quick break. And then we are going to come right back, OK?





PHILLIPS: Developing news taking place right now out of Pakistan.

Carol Lin with more on what's happening there -- Carol.

LIN: Kyra, right along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a fierce fight that ended with helicopter gunships firing on a compound where they believe they killed a number of pro-Taliban fighters.

Now, apparently, the Pakistani military was tipped off to this area. This is in north Waziristan, near the Afghan border. This is a wild, tribal territory where many of the Taliban fighters, pro-Taliban fighters, fled from Afghanistan when the Taliban fell. We don't have any numbers of -- of militants who were killed, but -- and we don't have any names, Kyra, in terms of any big names.

Remember, we're obviously looking for -- the U.S. military is looking for Osama bin Laden and other supporters. So, so far, no big names. But as soon as we get more information, we're going to let you know.

PHILLIPS: All right, Carol. Thank you.

We want to continue our conversation now.

Now, we were telling you, you may remember this movie, "Hotel Rwanda," what a powerful movie. And it talks about an amazing man by the name of Paul Rusesabagina. And he's out with a new book now. That's what we are talking about.

It's our pleasure to have him here with us, not only to talk about Rwanda and what has happened there, but just your powerful story and how you are revealing so many intimate parts of your life in this book.

And, before we went to break, we were talking about just the power of -- of the spoken word and how you...

RUSESABAGINA: The power of words.

PHILLIPS: The power of words.

Can you give me a specific instance? There's a couple I'm thinking about in your book. One I remember, I think it was a general or a leading man in the military that you were having a drink with, and he was so anxious and so stirred up. And you were able to connect with him and completely bring him down.

RUSESABAGINA: I will give you an example here. On April 26, very early in the morning, in the 6:00 news, Thomas Kamilindi, one of the journalists who were staying as refugees in the hotel...

PHILLIPS: Oh, this was a Rwandan journalist, right?

RUSESABAGINA: Yes, a Rwandan -- yes, a Rwandan journalist.

PHILLIPS: Yes. Right.

RUSESABAGINA: Took out a phone and phoned Radio France International.

He started describing how the army was losing and the militia -- the rebels winning, and, yet, we were on the army's side. Immediately, before he ended his speech, his interview with Radio France International, I saw Colonel Kamin (ph) from the main gate of the hotel.

When he saw me from far, he told me that, "Listen, Paul, I have come to pick up that dog."

That dog was supposed to be that journalist. I invited him to my office. We discussed for many hours. I made him understand that it is not a colonel who should run after dog. There are so many small boys outside there who are supposed to do it for him. We discussed for many hours. He left without that journalist.

PHILLIPS: You talked him out of it?



After many hours of discussion. And, today, that journalist, Thomas, is in Michigan University.


RUSESABAGINA: Just around here.

PHILLIPS: Oh. I would love to read his memoirs as well and his stories.

Let me ask you, did you -- you had to have reached a point where you were wondering, where's the world? Have they forgotten us? Where's the U.N.? Where -- where -- where's the help?


We reached that point, and right from the beginning, because when 10 billion soldiers were killed on day one of that genocide, April 7th, in the morning, with the prime minister that were serving as bodyguards, immediately Belgium decided to pull out, and the whole world followed and pulled out.

When you saw them leaving, we were sure that those people were not going to come back. I saw them. And even if I saw them, I never gave up. I insisted phoning, sending faxes whenever I couldn't phone, insisting, sending them a clear message of what was going on and seeking for help. Even we were praying. We were phoning, asking for help. Even God at that given time -- we were wondering, asking God, but, God, where are you?

PHILLIPS: Could you still -- you questioned even where is God? I mean, how did you -- did you find any sense of spiritual peace, spiritual understanding? Was prayer a big part of this survival or was it more the art of words, as you say, and using your time to talk with these people?

RUSESABAGINA: Well, I used my time -- most of my time -- I spent most of my time talking to those people. I was talking each and every minute.

PHILLIPS: Were you mad at God?

RUSESABAGINA: Well, just slightly. A little bit. But just a little bit. You see, I was in a position -- I was not have enough time to do -- to sit down and pray every day. Think about our situation, where you don't have water. Water is cut off.

PHILLIPS: No electricity.

RUSESABAGINA: No electricity. You start cooking with the firewood. People started bringing their dust bins from the hotel rooms coming to fetch water in the swimming pool and taking some drops. And sometimes I could go down at the swimming pool, watch the swimming pool water slowly -- going slowly down, wondering where I could find another drop for the full day without -- if you are in that position, how could you take it?

PHILLIPS: No, of course. And, you know, that leads to my next question. I've always wanted to ask you this. Your wife, Tatiana, what an amazing woman. You have four children. You had the opportunity to get out. You made sure they got out, but you stayed. Why?

RUSESABAGINA: You see, that was on May 3. On May 3 in the afternoon, a decision was made to secure the Mille Collines refugees. And all of my family members' names came almost first on that list, including myself. Many of the Mille Collines refugees came to me and told me, listen, Paul, we know that you're leaving tomorrow. Please, if you are leaving, tell us so that we can go to the roof of the hotel and jump.

Dying was no more a problem. But how to be killed, to accept to be tortured, killed by machetes or just to go to the roof and jump, that was the better solution to most of us.

PHILLIPS: You couldn't leave them, could you?

RUSESABAGINA: That was a matter of choice. So I noticed that. Up to that time, I was the only person who could sit down with the killers and convince them not to kill the Mille Collines refugees. So if I happened to leave that day, I told them -- and I described this very clearly in my book, "An Ordinary Man."

If I was going to leave, I told them that, listen, if I leave, my adviser, my own conscience has told me not to leave. If I happen to leave and these people are killed, I will never be a free man. I will never eat and feel satisfied. I will never go to bed and sleep. I will ever be a prisoner of myself. So, please, agree, leave tomorrow. We might meet or not. But please do.

And then the following day, I escorted my wife and my children to the trucks. I helped them even to climb into the trucks. It was heartbreaking to see them leaving that day. I was still standing there. And as the last truck was leaving, crossing the hotel, the regiment (INAUDIBLE) was reading the names of all the people who were being acquitted, urging the militiamen to put up -- and soldiers to set up roadblocks and kill all of those Mille Collines cockroaches, dehumanizing people before killing them.

PHILLIPS: Paul, I encourage everyone, not only to see "Hotel Rwanda," if they haven't seen it, but to buy your book, your autobiography. Because you tell so many of these incredible stories in the book, in "An Ordinary Man." It's amazing what you did. And I love that you keep in touch with so many of these people that you saved.

And thank you for sharing your story.

RUSESABAGINA: We kept in touch. And whoever comes to Brussels always makes sure to come to my house.

PHILLIPS: And, you know what, I believe that. I believe that you would take anybody into your home. Thank you, Paul, so much.


PHILLIPS: Appreciate it.

RUSESABAGINA: You're welcome. Thank you.

PHILLIPS: We're going to take a quick break. More LIVE FROM right after this.


PHILLIPS: Carol Lin working a story out of Sacramento, California -- Carol.

LIN: That's right, Kyra. Terminal B at the Sacramento Airport has been shut down and 200 people evacuated because of a foul smell coming from either a package or a piece of luggage found behind the United Airlines counter.

Mostly Delta and United flights being affected right now. Eight people complaining of minor symptoms like irritated eyes or coughing, but no one's been taken to the hospital. This happened right before lunchtime, about 11:15 out west, 2:15 here on the East Coast.

And apparently the terminal's airport -- let me double-check this. The airport's other terminal, though, does remain open. So a few people affected here, Kyra, but very mysterious. It's some kind of a foul smell but no reports of a chemical smell to something that smelled terribly.

PHILLIPS: All right. We'll follow. Of course there are live pictures via our affiliate KCRA.

Carol, thanks for watching that for us.

The news keeps coming. We are going to keep bringing it to you. More LIVE FROM next.


PHILLIPS: Police in Virginia have a molotov mystery on their hands. Take a look at this security footage. This ball of fire was caused by someone throwing a molotov cocktail into a 7-11 earlier today in Virginia Beach.

Two people were inside at the time. They weren't hurt, and the fire was quickly put out. Police are looking for three people who were seen in the store before that fire bomb was thrown.

It was a deal about a big pregnancy, but police say it was all a big hoax. A town in Missouri began raising money for a couple that claimed to be the parents of newborn sextuplets. Sarah and Kris Everson showed off baby clothes and pictures of Sarah with a huge belly, but police now say the couple made up the story to get cash to pay off bills. Charges are pending.

The Bible made him do it. The Bible made him do it? A Florida dad faces child abuse charges for allegedly striking his 12-year-old daughter with a belt. Police say that Michael Bialodo (ph) of Coral Spring cited a higher power, telling them the Bible says it's OK to spank your kids. His daughter ran away from home after her spanking and spent the night in a house under construction. Police found her panhandling outside a drug store.

Online, unsupervised, at risk. Millions of American teens hang out with millions of other American teens on the Web every day. While their parents may not be paying attention, predators may. Now, one of the hottest online meeting sites, is taking steps to minimize the danger.

CNN's Dan Lothian reports.



DAN LOTHIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Fourteen-year-old Stacy Yanofsky's mother pulled the plug on the popular social networking site, even though nothing bad had happened to her.

S. YANOFSKY: I really didn't think about the dangers of being -- of posting something online.

CINDY YANOFSKY, PARENT: That's the fear of every parent, that your kid will get in trouble, because they are too innocent.

LOTHIAN: Photos, sometimes provocative, and personal details are often shared on the site and others like it. Now, in the wake of assault and rape allegations across the country, stemming from meetings in MySpace, and amid growing concerns that some teen sites are becoming a playground for predators, MySpace has hired a former federal prosecutor-turned Internet safety expert to keep a tight grip on security.

It has also posted this public service announcement banner on its site. It warns, "One in five kids online is sexually solicited. Online predators know what they're doing. Do you? Don't believe the type."

That is part of a campaign created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Ad Council.

ERNIE ALLEN, NATL. CTR. FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN: What we were seeking to do was, one, to inform parents and urge them, challenge them to get more involved in their kids' lives; and, secondly, to say to kids, when you're online, you're in public. You need to be careful. LOTHIAN: To help crack down on criminal activity, MySpace says it has also created a team assigned to work with law enforcement. There's an 800 hotline for investigators, and a handbook to help guide police through the network.

But still, parents and educators who blocked access to the site on school computers, worried criminals are slipping through and preying on minors. Child safety advocates say a lot more can be done.

ALLEN: We think these provider, MySpace and the other social networking companies, need to do more to ensure that young kids are kept off of the sites, and that those people who are misusing their services for unlawful purposes are identified and prosecuted.

LOTHIAN: Dan Lothian, CNN, Boston.


PHILLIPS: And you can start your morning off right. Join Soledad O'Brien and Miles O'Brien on "AMERICAN MORNING" beginning at 6:00 Eastern.

He's the lieutenant formerly known Prince. Now Britain wonders will Harry go to war? That story just ahead right here on LIVE FROM. Stay with us.


PHILLIPS: He used to be called the wild child. Now he'll be called lieutenant. Britain's Prince Harry graduated from the elite Sandhurst Military Academy today at a ceremony presided over by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. He now joins a regiment that is expected to go to Iraq or Afghanistan. CNN's Paula Newton reports.


PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: A day of pomp and ceremony for Prince Harry, ahead of the duty and danger that is sure to come. Cadet Wales is now Second Lieutenant Wales. After ten months of training here at the Sandhurst Military Academy, it was the queen herself, his grandmother, who officially commissioned him as an officer.

This is a coming of age for a new generation of royals. Prince Harry graduates first. In seven months, it will be his older brother's turn, Prince William. And while the older generation looks on with pride, they are taking a deep breath, too.

Prince Harry is headed for the front line. He is trained to fight and says he's determined to serve, something his grandmother has always said is the royal duty.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II, BRITAIN: This is just the end of the beginning. And many of you will deploy on operations within months or even weeks. I wish you all every success in your chosen career. My congratulations, my prayers and my trust go with you all. NEWTON: The queen is sending a clear message: no one, not even her grandsons, are too precious to fight for their country. And arguably, none has been more eager to take on that challenge than Prince Harry.

As a young boy, he was always up for anything. He wanted to be part of the action. He got his wish in the last year, put through the same training as every other soldier. He says he was treated like a piece of dirt at times, and he loved almost every minute of it.

(on camera): Prince Harry himself admits that the training here at Sandhurst wasn't easy for him. But what comes next will be even more of a challenge.

(voice-over): He has decided to be a commander in the Blues and Royals, a front line reconnaissance team with lightly armored vehicles. He will be the eyes and ears of the army. It is dangerous work that could take him to Iraq or Afghanistan and bring him home in a body bag.

Retired Colonel Bob Stewart doesn't think the Ministry of Defense will be able to keep harry on any kind of light duty, but plans are on the table to have special forces give him special protection in conflict zones.

COL. BOB STEWART, BRITISH ARMY (RET.): To be quite honest, I think using special forces to protect Harry or William would be really counterproductive and silly. If that threat occurred, they very simply lift the man or the individual and take him out of the danger area.

NEWTON: Commanders won't say what they'll do if Prince Harry is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. But considering the prince's girlfriend, Chelsy Davy can't even get through a London airport without armed guards, protecting princes on the battlefield will be a real challenge. Still, both Harry and William say they're up for it, and no one can hold them back.

Paula Newton, CNN, Sandhurst, London.


PHILLIPS: Tributes keep coming more than a year after the death of Pope John Paul II. In southern Oregon, this rose plant, named for the pope, has been planted outside the Providence Medford Medical Center.. Several roses were combined to create this hybrid white tea rose. It's the only Pope John Paul II rose plant in the United States. Ten others are planted at the Vatican.

Well, here's an egg you don't want to toss into the basket.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I believe I see Jesus.

(END VIDEO CLIP) PHILLIPS: What do you see? We're going to take a closer look when LIVE FROM comes back.


PHILLIPS: Well, fear can cause men to do some pretty crazy things, or so I hear. Especially fear of their wives. So maybe we can sympathize with this guy. He took a trip with his buddies in Canada and somehow lost his wedding ring while he was standing on a suspension bridge. Naturally, he jumped a fence to climb into the canyon and retrieve it, but lost his footing and fell 75 feet. Rescue crews had to pull him out without the ring. Something tells me his wife will understand when she sees this video. We sure hope so.

The Virgin Mary grilled cheese, the image of Christ on an oyster shell and now this. Hard boiled cynics may scoff that this allegedly divined Chochkee (ph) is not what it's cracked up to be. But Linda Bargas swears she sees the face of Jesus on it. How appropriate, an Easter egg. Here's her account of the egg-strordinary event.


LINDA BARGAS, EGG OWNER: I took an egg and blew on it. And when I blew on it, I see the image. So I'm oh my gosh, you kids, look what happend!


PHILLIPS: Well, Linda has been sitting on this treasure for eight years. Amazingly, it hasn't rotted in all that time. Equally amazing, Linda says she's ready she's ready to part her egg. She plans to list it on what else, eBay. Stay tuned for a follow-up.