MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, October 2. They include the biggest regret expressed by our greatest actress, and some strong words from President Barack Obama in the wake of another mass shooting incident.
Obama On Oregon Shooting: ‘Prayers Are Not Enough’
Authorities are looking for a motive and answers after a college campus shooting Thursday in Oregon. At least 9 people were killed and several others wounded when 26-year-old Chris Mercer began shooting. He was later shot and killed by police. Authorities have searched Mercer’s apartment complex, as well as the college campus and parking lot as they work to determine a motive. The school will be closed until at least Monday. President Obama addressed the shooting, saying “The notion that gun laws don’t work, or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens, and criminals will still get their guns — it’s not borne out by the evidence.”
Lynx Serve Skyway Breakfast Before WNBA Finals
The Minnesota Lynx held a special, free breakfast Friday morning in the Mayo Clinic Square skyway, in anticipation of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. Members of the team’s front office were handing out free donuts, cookies and rally towels. Sunday’s game against the Indiana Fever is at Target Center at 2 p.m.
My Charon, Ah!
There are new pictures of Pluto’s moon Charon. Pictures beamed back by New Horizons show a huge belt of fractures and canyons, four times as long as our Grand Canyon, and twice as deep in some places. Charon is roughly half the size of Pluto but is the largest moon relative to its planet in our solar system.
Meryl Streep Shares Biggest Regret
Everyone has regrets, even one of the best actresses in the world. Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep told Time Out London that her biggest regret is that her friendships suffered from a lack of attention. She says her mother had friends with deep and long-lived attachments. Streep says her friendships came behind her family, her career and her civic concerns.