Residents React to bin Laden's Death

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COLUMBIA - Conversation during coffee stops and quick cigarette breaks Monday revolved around the news of Osama Bin Laden's death. Columbia residents young and old gathered to talk about how they felt after waking up to the news that bin Laden's death was not a dream. Feelings of excitement, anxiousness and relief were just a few emotions felt by residents. 

"I was very pleased to hear the news," said MU professor Sergei Kepeikin.

Kepeikin said he does not know what will happen next, but said, "This is definitely good news for now."

"I didn't know what to think," said Peter Rempel, a visitor to Columbia. "But I do know it's a step in the right direction."

But not everyone is calling bin Laden's death a step in the right direction. One resident stopped short of labeling this event as a victory. "There still hasn't been a body shown. I'm still waiting on more information," Herbert Tillema said.

Despite differing opinions over what bin Laden's death means for America, residents have come together, boosting American morale.