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speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late-breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held in solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by joms' public defender reveals he was under the care of psychiatrist lynne fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services. holmes was a graduate student at the school. earlier this week, school officials said students were monitored by mental health specialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how the student' doing, the stars and difficult students. >> reporter: a package sent by holmes to dr. fenton was recovered by police in the
school mailroom on monday. sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. it's unclear when holmes sent the package. holmes' lawyers say the discovery of the letter should never have been made public because it contained communications from mr. holmes to mr. fenton that mr. holmes asserts are privileged. holmes is expected to be formally charged on monday. ♪ ♪ today, funerals were held for three of the shooting victims, including 18-year-old a.j. boyt. he graduated high school in may. tia anthony would have attended art school with him in the fall. >> the fact that he was an artist and he was so young, just so young. >> reporter: she came to remember him at this memorial across the street from the site of the shooting. relatives of another victim, alex sullivan, was also there. they told us alex is in a better
place, but they said pray for the family and friends he left behind. we tried to reach dr. fenton today but were unsuccessful to get any comment from her. the university said it can't comment because of the ongoing gag order. scott. >> pelley: anne awe know dr. fenton's a psychiatrist, but does she have a spocial? >> reporter: the university won't say, scott, whether she has a specialty, but we do know she's been given grants in the past to study constituencies sc. >> pelley: 11 of the wounded are still in the hospital tonight. five of of them are in critical condition. now to the economy. we learned today that it is slowing down. the government reported a weak growth rate in the second quarter of just 1.5%. that is down from 2% in the first quarter. here's one reason it matters-- in the first quarter, the economy was creating, on average, 226,000 jobs a month, but by spring, that had plunged
to 75,000 jobs a month, and that isn't nearly enough to bring down the unemployment rate. what's gone wrong? rebecca jarvis says have a look at spending by consumers. >> reporter: consumer spending grew by just 1.5% this spring, the weakest in a year, and not nearly enough to jump start growth and create jobs. economist diane swank: >> right now we have the highest risk of a second recession that we have had since the financial crisis began. >> reporter: the economy has to grow by at least 2% to create new jobs for people like these at a new york job fair. >> hi, richard, how you doing? >> good, good. >> reporter: richard burghard lost his job at a men's clothing store. >> i've been looking for work for about six months. >> reporter: 30 years of sales experience has not helped him land a job. he's 56 years old. >> a little grueling. sometimes you know you have
doubts that somebody wants to hire you because of your age. >> reporter: american business has created almost one million jobs this year, but more than eight million were lost in the great recession. >> we have subpar growth, and a vicious cycle of hesitation and uncertainty because no one's quite sure what's going to happen next. >> reporter: the latest cbs news/"new york times" poll found seven in 10 americans say the economy is in bad shape. a day at the races was cheap entertainment for dawn and her family in arlington heights, illinois. it cost them 12 bucks to get in. >> we've learned how to adjust to the lower economy. you learn how to cut back on areas that you don't need to spend any more. >> reporter: but no one is betting on more stimulus from washington or a quick resolution to europe's financial crisis. a sudden rebound in consumer confidence is a long shot. >> as people's expectations about the future that are the most damaged right now.
>> reporter: and it's not just consumers sitting on the sidelines. many companies are still holding off on hiring because they don't want to go through layoffs again, scott, if the economy does slip back into recession. >> pelley: rebecca, this was one of those days when the news was bad and the markets ignored it. the dow was up more than 187 points today. it closed above 13,000 for the first time in nearly three months. what's going on there? >> reporter: well, as you point out, the markets don't always behave rationally here, but it also points to how important europe is right now, and europe's debt crisis has weighed heavily on the minds of investors earlier this week, we heard from the head of the european central bank, suggesting that he would do whatever it takes to hold the eurozone together. that is not a solution, but it was enough of a promise to make investors feel they could send stocks soaring. >> pelley: rebecca, thanks very much. have a look at something that we noticed in the economy ask how it connects to the campaign for president. over the last three months, the broadest measure of unemployment
has been rising. this number includes those who are out of work, those who quit looking, and those who are forced to work part time. by june it was up to 14.9%. now, look at consumer confidence over the same three months. it's dropping as unemployment rises. now, president obama's job approval rating. it has fallen from 48% in april to 44% now, and in the 32 years that cbs news has been measuring job approval, no president has been re-elected with a rating that low. which brings us to bob schieffer, chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation"." bob, by my count, we have about 102 days to the election. the economy is not helping the president. but governor romney has had some stumbles, too. >> reporter: well, yes, whatever governor romney's reasons, scott, for going to europe, i think it's fair to say he did not help himself by suggesting the british weren't
ready to host the olympics. it's usually not a good idea to criticize your host when you're in a foreign country, and especially a country that has the tabloid press like great britain. but i have to tell you, i would bet that the president would trade a couple of bad stories in the london newspapers for some better economic numbers here at home. these numbers out today, as you've just been saying, are dizz ma. there is no other way to put it, and they're that way across the board. unemployment is stuck above 8%, and on and on. there's just not much there that any president could brag about, and the closer we get to the election, the more important the state of the economy becomes because, i mean, american elections are still first and foremost about the economy. so come to think of it, scott, maybe the president should go to the olympics. it didn't seem to help romney much but it would sure be more fun than looking at the numbers he was looking at here at home. >> pelley: it sure would be, bob. thank you very much. sunday on "face the nation""
bob's special guest will be the president of penn state university, rodney erickson. in syria tonight, a few thousand men with rifle rifles are waitio be attacked by tanks, artillery, and helicopter gunships. outside the ancient city of aleppo, the army of the syrian dictatorship is massing for what the u.s. government warns will be a massacre. a year and a half ago, a popular uprising began against the 42-year-old dictatorship of the assad family. the rebels are making a stand in aleppo, syria's largest city and its commercial hub. syria is trying to keep reporters out, and it's doing a pretty good job of it. but today, i spoke with john lee anderson, who is in aleppo, for the "new yorker" magazine and he has been watching refugees leaving the city. >> most of the civilians gone, some, maybe 30%, still there, a few shops open where they were, you know, lining up for their food needs.
many people are leaving the city in vans packed up with their goods, with their refrigerators and all the wives and children. in the steal, a real mood of eerie calm, very edgy, as if the storm is coming. >> pelley: the syrian government army has tanks, artillery, helicopter gunships. what do the rebels have? >> what i have seen is they have, by and large, it's not so much the weapons or the willpower. it is about the ammunition. i want that they have inadequate stores of ammunition to really do the job. and that is, i think, a real concern of theirs. >> pelley: you might expect an all-out assault on aleppo to begin with artillery and airstrikes. have you seep anything like that yet? >> not yet, no. as you know, war planes that overflew the city for the first time for two days running earlier this week dropping a few bombs but also hitting the sonic boom quite a bit to terrify the
residents, to get the civilians to leave. >> pelley: the battle is coming. john lee anderson, just outside aleppo for the "new yorker" magazine. thanks for taking the time to speak with us and take care. >> thanks a lot. >> pelley: last night we showed you a picture from aleppo. it was of a 10-year-old boy. he had been sleeping when the syrian army shelled his neighborhood. his head wound looked serious, so we checked today. he died. it's the kind of thing that happens when they shell a city. they don't know what they're shooting at, or maybe they do. the wreck of a german submarine has been found off massachuset massachusetts. the games begin in london. and on the road. steve hartman meets a d.j. with an amazing record when the cbs evening news continues.
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>> pelley: years of planning, building, and worrying came together tonight in london as the moment arrived to let the games begin. the opening ceremonies of the 2012 olympics drew 60,000 spectators in the stadium, and parse 1 billion worldwide. earlier, the olympic flame completed its long journey from greece with a cruise on the thames, aboard the royal barge. and london's bells raping out today. mark phillips is there. >> reporter: the idea was to ring the games in, the big bell and big ben went fine.
but the little bell in the hand of britain's sports minister, not so much. >> a terrible moment there. >> reporter: there was another bad moment when mitt romney, in london as part of his foreign campaign swing, couldn't get to a meeting by car and had to walk campaign swing, couldn't get to a meeting by car and had to walk because of a taxi driver protest that stopped traffic. romney has made headlines here after he questioned london's readiness for the games. and his son, tag, continued today, tweeting that the family was stuck in olympic traffic as well, although he did say the london cabs were cool. but michelle obama, here representing the president, was in another direction. she is here to encourage the u.s. olympic team and to make more positive diplomatic noises about their british hosts. how do you think preparations have gone so far? >> oh, my goodness. the united kingdom, they've had a phenomenal year. i mean, they've pulled off a major wedding, a diamond
jubilee, and now the olympics. they know what they're doing. >> reporter: and after weeks of preshow jitters about how it would all work on the night, it did. ( cheering ) >> reporter: and so the final leg of the olympic flame really began on a boat speeding along the river thames and under tower bridge, an evening of the usual olympic pyrotechnics was about to begin. all olympics seem to begin with a little suspense-- will everything be ready? will it all work? on the night of the london games the answer is it's been just fine. >> pelley: mark, thank you very much. divers have made quite a discovery off nantucket island in massachusetts. the wreck of a german uboat. it was sunk by the u.s. navy in april of 1944, 44 germans were killed. this picture of the u550 was taken as the crew abandoned ship. a team of divers spent decades
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by president obama today and by leading republicans. we had questions for crocker about america's progress in winding down the war, but first, let us tell you a little bit about him. we last saw crocker in afghanistan in 2011. you've been ambassador in what countries? >> well, i started in lebanon, then kuwait, syria, pakistan, iraq, and now afghanistan, so six times. >> pelley: you sure know how to pick them. he was a junior officer in beirut back in 1983 when he was caught in the first major bombing of a u.s. embassy by islamic terrorists. he was ambassador to iraq where he helped turn that war around, and he retired in 2009, but then, president obama asked him to take on afghanistan two years later. ambassador crocker is joining us from the state department. ambassador crocker, one of your goals was to get the enemy to the negotiating table.
that really hasn't happened, and i wonder why the taliban aren't talking. >> scott, bear in mind, that while we definitely want to see a negotiated settlement-- that's how insurgencies end-- it's not our negotiating table where we want to see the taliban. it is the afghan negotiating table. what you're not going to get, scott, in my estimation, is some kind of grand bargain or the entirety of the taliban come to terms with the afghan government. it's going to be chipping away, breaking them apart, breaking them loose, defections, and a general degradation, i think, of the taliban through political as well as military means. >> pelley: that sowns like a long slog. how does that square with the idea of getting all u.s. troops out of there by 2014? >> as secretary clinton has said, we can fight and talk at the same time. and so can the afghans. it's great if large numbers of
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>> pelley: as steve hartman travels america for cbs news, something inevitably catches his eye, but this time, something caught his ear on the road. >> 92.3. >> reporter: in chattanooga, tennessee, there's a radio station featuring the best of the 70s,b80s, 90s, and one golden oldy from the 20s. morning drive cohost luther massingil. at the age of 90, luther doesn't know or care to know the songs his station plays. >> don't ask me to give the title. i asked the boss one time, i
said, "how about occasionally letting me play a glenn miller." >> reporter: did they let you. >> no! >> reporter: fortunately the story isn't about a song. it's about a record. >> standing by. >> reporter: a world record. luther was discovered in 1940 at a tire repair shop of all places. a customer came in, heard his voice over the p.a. system and asked him if he wanted to work in radio. 72 years later, he's now been at the same station longer than any other broadcaster in history. you reported on 9/11. >> yes. >> reporter: pearl harbor. >> yes. >> reporter: pearl harbor. >> yes. >> reporter: sherman's march. what was that like? >> i didn't get around to that one. >> reporter: civil war aside, he's been at the mic for just about every other big story, but it's the little stories that he's most known for. >> hey, one of our listeners has lost a pit bull. >> reporter: for nearly his entire 72-year career, luther has been announcing lost and found pets. he's been at it so long, and today you can't throw a fetch
toy in chattanooga without hitting someone who credits luther with finding their lost pet. scruffy's owner, for one. >> he takes a personal interest. you can tell that he actually cares. >> this is luther. >> reporter: for this reason alone, luther probably has more truly devoted listeners than any other d.j. in america. >> any leads at all? >> reporter: there are thousands in tennessee, and even one in studio. you know something about that. >> yes. >> reporter: when james howard was nine, his dog, andy, ran away. >> and my mom looked at me and she said, james, it's going to be okay. i'm going to call luther, and luther's going to help us find your dog." >> reporter: three days later, he did. >> that's what i've always felt that radio is for, to accomplish something. you're helping somebody. >> reporter: helping somebody-- it's the polar opposite of what so many rising radio personalities aspire to nowadays. >> james i believe that's it. >.>> reporter: when may be yet
national radio hall of fame have select the luther for induction this year and why i requested this on-air dedication to luther massingil. tennessee would be lost without him. steve hartman, are "on the road," in chattanooga. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. i'll see you sunday on "60 minutes." good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ç?ç?ç?ç?ç?ç
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