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with need our policymakers to come forward. our monetary policy especially, and do something. the market, the investors are looking for some leadership that has been absent. we saw the debate in washington. that wasn't very encouraging. europeans don't seem to know what they're doing. they really have to pull it together. it's a critical moment. it's not a cheery message. but i'm afraid that's where we are. >> well, that's the message. it's time for leadership. ken rogoff, thanks for helping make that clear for us. ken rogoff is a professor at harvard university. you're watching a special live edition of "your money." thanks for joining us. hello, and thanks for joining us. i'm joe johns in for fredricka whitfield. tim geithner will discuss the credit downgrade during a conference call tonight with representatives of other g-7 nations. in the meantime, the financial world is waiting to see how asian markets will react to the
downgrade, announce affidavit the end of trading on friday. it's already monday in eastern asia and financial markets will open there in just a few hours. there is already evidence the downgrade is making some investors very nervous. middle eastern markets were open today, and prices fell 3.7% in dubai. the israeli market had to halt trading for a time and it closed down more than 6%. cnn's kevin flower is in jerusalem. >> what analysts here are telling us, this is not only a market reaction to the credit downgrading of the united states, but also a response to broader losses posted last week and on friday on global markets. >> in a related story, the white house gave treasury secretary tim geithner a vote of confidence today. geithner has come under fire from critics who blame him for the u.s. credit downgrade. but press secretary jay carney said geithner told president obama he plans to stay on the job, and carney says president obama welcomes his decision to stay.
let's check some other international stories. this is the latest video out of syria, posted on youtube. the video shows syrian security forces on the street, heavy gunfire can be clearly be heard. this comes as the arab league calls for syria to stop the violence immediately. and the u.s. ambassador to syria says the syrian government cannot be trusted to tell the truth. turning to london, where tensions are high after a night of rioting there. rioters burned buses and police cars, looted shops, and set other vehicles and buildings on fire. the violence erupted last night following protests over the shooting death of a man involving police. and the abu ghraib guard described as the ringleader in the physical abuse and sexual humiliation of iraqi prisoners is a free man. charles graner jr. served six and a half years of his sentence at the army disciplinary barracks in kansas. he was released early for good
behavior. new details are a coming into cnn about yesterday's helicopter crash that killed 30 u.s. troops in afghanistan. a little while ago, i talked to cnn's pentagon correspondent, barbara starr. >> the navy s.e.a.l.s were brought in to try and help another unit pinned down on the ground. they were already in the middle of a firefight. they needed help. they called for it. and the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s came. we now know that the unit that was pinned down were u.s. army rangers, members of the army's 76th ranger regiment out of ft. benning, georgia. may have been deployed in afghanistan for some time, part of this country's special operations forces that are conducting these anti-terrorism raids across eastern afghanistan. they needed help. the s.e.a.l.s came, and all indications continue to be we are told that that helicopter was brought down by enemy fire, joe. >> the more i'm hearing about
this, just as an outsider and layperson, the more it sounds like this was a very atypical mission. you tell me if that is true as far as the size of the team goes, the way they were getting there, the type of helicopter. was this a normal thing? >> well, to the extent quick reactions. these teams go in when other units need help there is no particular way they do it. they take as many people as they feel they need, as many helicopters as they can. in this case, the original target for those rangers on the ground was knowing taliban leader that had been responsible the u.s. says for attacks against u.s. troops. so they were going into a very dangerous, volatile situation. and when they needed help, they called for it. it was a very significant group that went in to help. but that is what happens in this part of afghanistan, because
they want to make sure they put down any firefight as quickly as possible. they want to go in with overwhelming force. joe? >> before i go on, do we know what happened to the rangers they were going to try to rescue? >> yeah. so far details on that part of this remain sketchy, to say the least. we are told the rangers did not suffer -- start by saying they did not suffer fatalities. at this point we don't know if there were wounded. we don't know if since then there have been any further developments with rangers. we are checking on that, joe. among those killed in the helicopter crash, nebraska national guardsman patrick hamburger. the 30-year-old sergeant was deployed to afghanistan just a week ago. military officials with knowledge of the operation say hamburger's mission was to deliver u.s. commandos targeting a taliban commander. his brother says he was always there putting others before himself.
>> pat, you know, was always -- he was the guy that was always looking out for everyone around him. and i've got a twin brother too. and he was always taking care of us and getting himself into bad situations to make sure he had taken care of us. and he just -- he was selfless. he didn't worry about him half as much as everyone else. you could have been a complete stranger and if he could help you, he would have done that. >> he joined the guard when he was 18 and planned to propose to the mother of his 2-year-old daughter when he got back to the u.s. other troops as their families are notified, michael strange, 25 years old from philadelphia, a navy s.e.a.l. >> he was intense. he was funny. he had that dry humor, like
seinfeld. >> also killed in that crash was navy s.e.a.l. aaron carson vaughn, 30 years old, a husband and father two. cnn's don lemon spoke to vaughn's grandmother in tennessee. >> it was aaron's birthday. in june he turned 30. and i told him to be careful, and he said granny, don't worry about me. he said i'm not afraid because i know where i'm going if something happens to me. aaron was a christian, and he stood firm in his faith. >> and you said you know he is with the lord now? >> he is with the lord now. and i'll see him again some day. and that's -- that's what the family is standing on now is faith. we know that god is in control. and we know that he took aaron for a reason. we don't know what, but we know that he took aaron for a reason, and the rest of them too. >> keeping you updated on the
latest on the crash. stay tuned to cnn and cnn.com. also following the weather, it's a disturbance that has been on weather maps for days and days. tropical depression emily now off the florida coast. jacqui jeras tracking. why don't they give these storms last names? this is emily. emily who? >> just emily. that's all you need to know. >> emily storm? >> it's emily who is having an identity crisis. >> clearly. >> emily was a tropical storm. it faded out basically to nothing, and then emily as it regenerated itself back into a tropical depression as of yesterday. but take a look at the satellite picture. this thing is falling apart. we're getting a lot of wind sheers, strong winds on the northeast side of the storm. so we really think it's possible that emily is going to go back to a remnant low, once again possibly even at the 5:00 advisory. we'll wait to see if that happens. notice the showers and thunderstorms that are starting to pop up over pars of south
florida. this is really heavy at times. and a couple of these thunderstorms becoming severe. we've got heavy downpours just north of miami. kind of light in miami itself, but be aware of that as you have your travel plans, or maybe you're trying to hit the beach throughout the day today as well. most of the severe weather a little more organized a across parts of the midwest. we have severe thunderstorm watches in effect, including you in kansas city i, and over indianapolis, over to the west of columbus. damaging winds will be our temporary concerns. the northeast not expecting much in the way of severe weather, but we will see a lot of lightning and heavy downpours. and with all that wet weather and the cloud cover coming in, we've got major delays at the airport. ground stop at la guardia as well as boston. over an hour in san francisco. jfk 50 minutes. and 30 minutes in san diego. and of course, that heat just unrelenting. a little bit of a break, though, across the midwest and the south later on this week. joe? >> good enough. thanks. >> sure. verizon workers have walked off the job.
their union contract expired at midnight. workers are upset the company wants to cut health care benefits and their pensions. a union official says the strike could impact your phone, your internet, or tv service. but verizon says services will not be affected. a new jet that promises to revolutionize air travel will soon be airborne. boeing 787 dreamliner was unveiled yesterday, three years overdue. billions of dollars over budget, the first commercial airliner made mostly of light-weight carbon composites and durable plastic, making it much more fuel efficient. japan's all nippon airways is going to start flying the dreamliners by the end of the year we hear. the pro football hall of fame welcomes seven new members. they were inducted during ceremonies in canton, ohio. among them, deion sanders who paid tribute to his mom. >> when you told me what i would never be, i saw my mama pushing
that cart. when you told them i was too small, i wasn't educated enough, i saw my mama. >> sanders, you may remember, played for five different nfl teams. a tough return to golf for tiger woods. he is not anywhere near the leader board at the bridgestone invitational in akron, ohio. he finished in the middle of the pack in the 76-man field. it's woods' first tournament in three months. he took time off for knee surgery. in new york, the ultimate endurance test for athletes. the new york city triathlon kicked off this morning with more than 3,000 athletes swimming, biking, and rung. some of them were cnn ireporters. this year's reporter benecol lynns. participants start off by swimming in the hudson river, then biking along manhattan's west side highway and finish with a run through central park.
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and sentence for three american hikers accuse by iran of spying. the trial concluded last sunday with a ruling expected within seven days. this youtube video was posted by a family in the netherlands. fewer amazement as they watch an approaching tornado. a few homes and trees were damaged. while the downing of a u.s. helicopter in afghanistan is dominating the news, out of the war there is another side to this conflict. there are americans quietly working on the ground to make a difference. cnn's jill dougherty introduces us to a farmer from california who is teaching afghanistan farmers some new farming techniques. >> team, i'll be with you guys. >> reporter: in wardak province working for the u.s. agricultural department. 80% of afghans are farmers, so boosting the country's agricultural productivity is
crucial. 24-year-old gary. he is far from his almond farm in turlock, california. >> that's kind of my real-life job. but for right now i'm focused here. >> reporter: he is teaching old farmers new trix. >> the elders get a little rambunctious sometimes saying hey, kid, what can you teach me. i know this stuff. i say i agree. i defer. >> one is to make sure your floor is clean, keep your weeds down. and make sure that all your fruit that is infected is removed. >> did you learn something today? >> some new ideas on how to keep insects at bay, this man tells me. >> a lot of times the father passed it on to the son. if the father was off fighting the mujahedeen or the father died in some war, that knowledge doesn't get passed down. >> reporter: why would you pick up from sunny california and come to sunny afghanistan? >> i kind of had to look at myself and say what do i really want to do? as an american, as a farmer, where can i serve? >> reporter: gary's dream is to help afghan farmers move from
living off their crops to selling them. in kabul, pakistan, maybe even india or dubai. it could take a while, he says. so he is signing up for another year in afghanistan. jill dougherty, cnn, wardak province, afghanistan. helping college students succeed in this tough economy. five steps that will put them on the road to financial success, coming up right after this. ♪ the race of your life you never ran. the trip around the world you never took. the best-selling novel you never wrote. but there's one opportunity that's too good to miss. the lexus golden opportunity sales event, with exceptional values on the lexus es. but only until september 6th. see your lexus dealer.
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expected. and the unemployment rate has fallen slightly to 9.1%. that's still high, granted, but overall it is welcome news, especially after a wild ride on wall street last week, plus everything else that has been going on. in today's "reclaim your career" segment, how you can help your college-bound children, or those already in college succeed in a sluggish economy. felicia joy is the author of "hybrid entrepreneurship." how the middle class can beat the slow economy, earn extra income, and reclaim the american dream. boy, that is an ambitious book. >> absolutely. i'm an ambitious person, joe. >> it's sort of a frightening time for college students. and i just want you to sort of run through, if you will, some of the ways that a parent can get their kid sort of in the pipeline towards success. >> right. well you know what, joe, it's more than just a tough economy.
it's a new economic reality. so we've got to think differently and have different strategies for career and business success. my first tip is to have parents encourage their college student to start a business while in college. >> now that's really interesting. start a business while in college. i mean it's a great idea, but how are you going to give your kids the key to a company when you don't want to give them the keys to the car? >> well, the kind of companies i'm talking about starting cost less than $200 to start. so there is low risk. and that's precisely to have them do it. if they decide to be an entrepreneur long-term, now they have a great foundation. even if they don't, they get great experience that goes beyond the typical college work experience that can help them get a good job when they graduate. >> $200. so i assume that's the basement. you can throw some more in there. one of the things you do talk about is helping them with a real estate portfolio. >> yes. >> that's going to take more than $200. >> well, that. but that's separate from
starting the business. what i'm talking about is on average nationally, you're going to spend $6,000 to $10,000 for dormitory fees or apartment rent when your kid is in college. instead of finding that there, find a local foreclosure or a house that is low in cost because the market is depressed, put that money as a down payment and then your kid can rent out the vacant rooms to other college students. when they graduate they can hold that as an asset and keep renting it out or sell it below market because they got it at a profit. >> number three is interesting. don't give them the answers to life's questions. you're going to give them a company and not tell them how to run it? >> no. they need to figure out how to run it on their own. the ability to make thoughtful and expedient decisions is a valuable skill today. if you're always telling your kids. >> capitol hill is not having it. >> oh my goodness. if you're always telling your kids what to do because it's obvious to you, it's not helping them. it's better to ask them questions and coach them through
working out their own problems. >> the other one that was interesting, help them make friends in different places and fast-growing economies. you're talking about other countries or other cities or what? >> other currents countries. now is the time to do that. you want to broaden your options. so the way to do that is go and study abroad there are many opportunities to do that at the same cost of tuition for staying on campus. so it makes sense to do it. >> so go global. >> absolutely. china or south america definitely. >> got it. and then the other thing is it's better to start small? what do you mean by that? don't shoot for the stars at first obviously? >> go work for a small business or a startup when you graduate, which is opposite from what i was told when i graduated. a lot of times people focus on working at an iconic brand like a coca-cola or verizon. go work for a startup because you're going to have a lot more responsibility. in just one or two years of work on the calendar, you'll get four to five years of cross-functional job experience that will help you get a leg up
on the competition. >> this is really a lot to think about when you have a kid. no matter how young they are, before they get into college, you got to at least start thinking in these terms because it's a new world out there. >> it is a new world. and we have to play wit new strategies. >> felicia, thank you so much for coming in. and really nice to meet you. >> thank you. likewise. two women, one epic search and their recipe for finding mr. right. we'll take you on their journey and on what they think is their highway to a husband. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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effort to get hitched. but so far both remain unattached. yulia yarborough and sylvia join me to talk about their dating experiences. full disclosure. i ran into you guys walking around at the national association of black journalists convention this week. and actually, silva, i've known you for a while. but i found it really interesting that you were doing this. given all this, you guys have been doing this for a year. and still no husband. i mean, is this disappointment, or has it just sort of turned into a business and it's going to be perpetrator yul, more or less? >> well, i think, joe, it started off with a concept that i thought if i don't have any date at home and i don't have any luck in my dating life, maybe if i open myself to new possibilities as i travel, i'll find the person that is my mr. right. what has happened is you realize how much you change and grow from day to day.
and that mr. right and mrs. right may change based on how you change. no luck yet there is no ring on the finger. but i believe i'm a better person in the process. >> and the list changes. everybody starts without a list of what you want. but what you really want may not be exactly what you really want. as you travel and expose yourself to experiences that you would never have otherwise, because you're busy working and you know, taking care of family in your day to day life, your expectations change. and what you want changes, which is surprising. >> speaking of that, one of the things that comes to my mind is you're traveling around the country, getting all this exposure. you're blogging about this. have you guys sort of become high maintenance over the last year? >> the opposite. >> can i just say that as we travel, when we're living out of one bag in the car, you really can't be high maintenance. but i think what has happened is we have changed. we continue to hear from our fans and followers about different advice, suggestion tips in terms of dating, and
what it takes as an individual to be in a good relationship. so we just continually learn. are we high maintenance? no. we're probably more low maintenance than ever before because we have simplified our lives in order to open ourselves the new possibilities. >> do you tell guys that you might actually end up on our blog? because that it seems to me it would change the way a guy behaves. >> yes, we do tell them. but if anyone has looked at our blog, we don't ever identify anyone. this is not about male bashing. this is about our experiences of men and women and the breakdown of communication and what we understand each other and what we don't. this is about the comedy and sometimes the tragedy in being single professionals in this world. and men are in the same boat as we are. >> i think what we tend to hear from men and women is that it's challenging out there. and, you know, they're trying to figure out why is that the case? they hear from women who say i'm
a great individual. why can't i get a date? men say i'm just looking for a good women, and where are they? we believe there is a disconnect. we're trying to bridge that gap to start the conversation, to figure out why do we not understand each other? >> are you making money on this? how do you make known? do you get ads on your blog or how does this work? i know you're both journalists. >> you know, this really started out as a really authentic project as julia wanting to travel the country and meet someone, because you see your life pass you by working so much and being so busy. and it kind of turned into something more interesting. the more we traveled, the more we talk to people, the more we realize everyone is in the same boat. it's just that our locations are different. so we now know we're on to something. so we have started a conversation and people are talking about it, and you know, the more we talk about it, maybe we will understand each other a little better. we do have some ads on our website. we're in the process of writing a book. so it's going along.
>> because as much as we force change on ourselves, the reality is we all have to live and survive. but if we can take what we have learned and share that with other singles for some insight to say why is this happening to so many men and women, then it feels like our challenges are validated. and then we can help not only ourselves, but other people in the process. and if we can do that, then all of this is a huge success. if people can say you know what? i'm happier. i'm more fulfilled. i did something more with my life. >> and a little money would help too. >> i heard that. thank you so much to both of you. highway to a husband, on the road in philadelphia right now. and we'll be looking to see where you turn up next. >> on twitter and facebook too. >> you got it. >> thank you. everyone is wondering how wall street will react to the u.s. credit downgrade. we may get a clue from the global markets. the latest update, coming up next.
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checking top stories now. the defense department has begun notifying the families of those 30 u.s. troops killed when a tractor-trailer helicopter went down in afghanistan yesterday. one of them was navy s.e.a.l. aaron carson vaughn, 30 years old, a husband, father of two. cnn spoke to vaughn's grandmother in tennessee. >> i say prayers to our military every day, hold them up and support them in any way you can.
pray for their families, because the wife and the children are the ones that they really have to be brave. because when their husbands goes away, they don't know if he is coming back or not. and this time aaron didn't. another top story, u.s. treasury secretary tim geithner will participate in a conference call tonight with world financial leaders. he'll discuss friday's u.s. credit downgrade with representatives of other g8 nations. prices were down on some middle eastern exchanges today, and asian trading begins shortly. let's bring in alison kosik. alison, the middle east markets were the first big test of world reaction. it doesn't sound like it went that great. >> no. there was a massive sell-off with the mid east markets. for israel, for one, the markets in israel, in fact, there was a 45-minute delay to the open so everybody can kind of collect their thoughts, not hit the panic button right away. but markets in israel fell more than 6%. in dubai down more than 3%.
saudi arabia was actually up 0.01%, but that's actually after a drop of 5.5% in a previous session. john? >> now we're waiting for asian markets. what do we expect to go on there? and do we think we're going to see a little bit more calming? >> and you're right about that. the next we go to the asian markets, as you said. the nikkei opens at 8:00 here, and shanghai composite opens after that. some traders that i've been talking to say that's really going to be the real indicator of that reaction to the downgrade, because they actually say what you saw happened in the mid east markets was actually a bit of reaction to the 512-point drop last week in the dow. a lot of mideast markets were closed. so this was actually their first session where they could react to that 512-point drop. you remember that, john? and as far as the u.s. markets go, it's really anyone's guess at this point. you can't really know how they're going to react. but there are a couple of things
that we do know. you know what? u.s. markets, wall street, they've had the weekend to kind of process this information about the downgrade. also, this didn't come as a huge surprise. it was expected. it's been talked about since april when the s&p warned that this could happen. this doesn't come as a huge surprise. as you know, wall street doesn't like surprises. so this may not shock the markets as much. what you may see, john, is maybe a sell-off at the open. and then you'll see markets stabilize, and then move on to other issues that are affecting the economy and not to say that we're discounting the downgrade, but wall street really probably is expected to move on after the first session. john? >> so other countries have been downgraded in the past. what have we been able to learn from previous experience? >> that's right. when you look at other countries that were downgraded, let's say canada, you know, their stock markets didn't suffer at all. i mean canada was downgraded in 1993. its stock markets rose 15%.
now bond yields did rise, but by less than one percentage point. japan was downgraded in 1998. and a year after that tokyo stock market rose 25%. you can't make an exact comparison to the u.s., japan, and canada, but just goes to show we really don't know what is going to happen. and it may not be as bad as we think anyway, joe. >> good enough. thank you so much, alison kosik. >> sure. who may be the most disliked man in america right now? find out after the break. for new people. hey ! chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ? chocolate ! chocolate it is ! yeah, but i'm new, too. umm... he's new... er... than you. even kids know it's wrong to treat new friends better than old friends. at ally bank, we treat all our customers fairly, with no teaser rates and no minimum deposit to open. it's just the right thing to do. what if we designed an electric motorcycle?
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as you might imagine, s&p's decision to downgrade the u.s. credit rating got a lot of play on the sunday morning talk shows. here are the highlights. >> just hours from now international markets will begin to register reaction to the first ever downgrade of america's aaa credit rating. s&p's handed down its verdict late friday evening, and the white house has been pushing back hard ever since. i hate to say, but you must be in some quarters at least the most disliked man in america right now. >> we've been saying for some time that the fiscal trajectory of the united states was on a bad path. and that the political gridlock
in washington leads us to conclude that policymakers don't have the ability to proactively put the public finances of the u.s. on a sustainable footing. >> let's review exactly what happened. for months the president was saying let's get together, let's compromise, let's do a $4 trillion package that will really stabilize the debt and get us on the right path. the fact of the matter is that this is essentially a tea party downgrade. the tea party brought us to the brink of a default. >> well, if we listened to the tea party, we would have $4 trillion reductions in debt over time and not been downgraded. now the tea party has come to washington talking about reducing spending. thank god they're here. this is the first time we have ever raised the debt ceiling where we tried to reduce spending. that's a good thing. >> you never get a sustained recovery when you trash your money. i don't never get a sustained recovery when you have a massive binge in spending, uncertainty
about taxes, and all of these new regulations that are coming, it creates uncertainty and people hold back. that has to be laid at the feet of the obama administration. >> what i think the s&p thing did was to hit a nerve that there is something basically bad going on, and it's hit the self-esteem of the united states, the psyche. >> nobody is surprised by these spectacular attacks. it is in fact very much in the pattern of what the taliban have left. and partly because we have been successful. so the taliban are choosing to attack in kabul, to assassinate people individually, to take on this kind of event. that doesn't represent their strength across the country. >> our prayers and thoughts go out to the families of those brave, brave, brave elite of our elite that have sacrificed. but at the same time, we're going to have to address the sanctuary situation, and we are going to have to address the
got some more headlines for you. remembering general john shalikashvili. dignitaries joined hundreds of friends and family late yesterday at a memorial service for the former joint chiefs chairman. general shalikashvili was 75 years old when he died two weeks ago. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery in october. check out these faces. they're being put on digital billboards across the southeast. the trio, this is a brother, a sister, and a half-brother, they're wanted in connection with a bank robbery in south georgia, and the attempted murder of a police officer in central florida. at midnight, more than 45,000 verizon workers from massachusetts to d.c. went on strike after contract talks stalled. the company's phone lines were up and running today with managers replacing striking
workers. the walkout does not affect verizon wireless customers. jacqui jeras join us. too many j's in there. i know, joe johns, with an update on tropical depression emily. and jacqui, you actually have some news on this. something is happening or not happening? >> we told you emily was having a bit of an identity crisis earlier. now she is saying bye-bye once again. emily finally dissipating into what we call an extra tropical area of low pressure. so it's no long area tropical depression. it's not organized anymore. and take a look at how the winds have just kind of blown this thing apart today. you can't find that center of circulation. it just isn't there. but do note that all the showers and thunderstorms have really picked up some of this moisture here across pars of south florida. so we're going to have some really heavy downpours and urban flooding is going to happen real easily as times as we could get one to two inches of rain an hour with these storms. no more emily. that is good news. we have gone through five names
on that list. however, in case you missed it, earlier this week noaa has upgraded their forecast for the remainder of the hurricane season. and you might be saying to yourself, i've heard a lot of people say what happened to hurricane season? how come nothing is going on? we've already had five storms, by the way. well, we're just getting into that part of the height of the season. it really kind of takes place between mid-august and mid-october. so we're looking at a few more storms they think. this is the updated forecast here, 14 to 19 now. seven to ten of those becoming hurricanes. three to five of those becoming major hurricanes. so we've got a big chunk of the season. if you had to guess right now, joe, guess what the temperature is in oklahoma city. >> 104. >> you know, you would normally think that that would be a good guess, as close to where they have been for the last 60-plus days or so. well, believe it or not, they got a big, big break today. >> really? >> yeah. we were expecting a couple of thunderstorms. i'm going to say this is a little unexpected because we've had this little wave of showers that has gone through oklahoma
city all day long. that's been enough cloud cover and enough to keep them cool that the high so far 87 degrees. right now they're down to 80. so this is huge, huge break for oklahoma city. >> they got some rain too? >> they got a little bit of light rain. so it's really great to see that. but tomorrow unfortunately i think we're going to be right back up there. >> it's been brutal out there. stay here on the east coast. >> feels good, though. >> it's just 105 every now and then out here. >> every now and then. >> thanks, jacqui. >> sure. somalia. the people are starving. the country is wracked by war. and there is one school, one dedicated to somalia's blind children, desperately in need of funding. we'll take a look inside next.
the life and death crisis in the horn of africa is worsening. the international red cross says more than 29,000 children died in somalia in the past month, blaming drought, famine, civil war. facing such an emergency, somalia's less pressing issues being forgotten. cnn visited the country's only school for the blind. ♪ >> reporter: it's the children's break time. and although they're definitely
having fun showing us their favorite games -- >> that is not good. >> so you have to go outside? >> reporter: this is more than just play time. >> so who won this time? >> me! >> reporter: in somalia's only school for the blind, playing is a matter of survival. in addition to braille, the children must learn to be aware of their surroundings. and in a country where disabilities are viewed as a curse, and the afflicted hidden away, they're also learning to be proud of themselves and their gifts. >> i felt lonely. >> reporter: amelia is a budding poet who wants to grow up to be a professor. >> before when i was not in school, i was meaning that all the world, only the girl who is blind. when i was in this school, now i learn something. i can do most things, which i never thought. >> reporter: there are no figures for how many blind
children there are here, but other than those blinded by war wounds, many somali children's blindness is reversible, if only the resources were available. six months ago, the founder of the school began knocking on the doors of families that he knew had blind children. he couldn't raise the funds needed for treatment, but he could try to ensure they were no longer locked away by their families. >> in somalia, they are not much known about blindness. so the families that do that, when their child gets blind, they try to keep on the bed, staying there, just eating, going to the toilet, without doing nothing. >> reporter: for some parents, it's a matter of protecting their children. for others in a country every day where survival is survival, the burden is just too great. ali is 20 now.
>> the second too. >> a talent that helps saved his life, helping him to engage the intensity of the fighting and how quickly he needed to reach shelter. >> i go to the school. >> reporter: now he says the school is helping change his life. >> and i have a learned more subjects. >> reporter: but he worries that they won't be able to afford to do that for much longer. >> there is no international agency or local agencies working about that issue. for education, for idbs, for whatever, but educating these disabled people, they are not much interested. >> reporter: in a country where millions of children are starving, the aid agency's priorities are understandable.
but he hopes someone will help him continue to give these children a purpose, not just give them aid. ♪ cnn, mogadishu. >> cnn's anderson cooper and chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta are on their way to somalia. they'll join our team for extensive coverage of the famine and devastation. watch anderson cooper tomorrow night at his new time, 8:00 eastern. a jury already found him guilty. now how to punish warren jeffs. that story is next. ♪ let me do a few tricks ♪ some old and then some new tricks ♪ ♪ i'm very versatile ♪ so let me entertain you ♪ and we'll have a real good time ♪ [ male announcer ] the new hp touchpad. get it now for $100 off, starting at $399.99.
[ male announcer ] time to check your air conditioning? come to meineke now and get a free ac system check and a free cooler with paid ac service. meineke. we have the coolest customers. a texas jury is deciding how much jail time polygamist warren jeffs should serve. jeffs was convicted last week on two counts of having sex with a child. in a special saturday session, one of jeffs' nephews told jurors his uncle raped him when he was five years old. yesterday i talked with our legal guides about the jeffs case, asked them if they were surprised the jury in this case deliberated for just three hours. >> it would have been much longer except he didn't put a defense on. it really i don't think was a surprise to anyone. and what we learned in the trial
is that warren jeffs and his yearning for zion wasn't yearning for zion, he was yearning for children. the evidence was overwhelming. there is no question we were looking at both a sexual assault and then a aggravated sexual assault. that's what the jury is thinking about right now in penalty, joe, because they are now hearing evidence from many of the people that went through this experience, personal sexual experiences as children. and that evidence will continue to be presented all the way through monday, probably up to tuesday when they'll finally make a decision on how long he is going to spend in jail. you're looking at life, i think. >> do you agree, richard? this is a case where you got all this evidence. we're probably going to reach some type of decision on the sentencing phase around tuesday. do you think this is life in prison? >> joe, if they could give him more than life, they would do that. this guy made a