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Noted and passed - Oct. 21, 2013

Posted: October 18, 2013 9:04 a.m.
Updated: October 21, 2013 5:00 a.m.

• During her years in Camden, Karen Eckford has taken on numerous civic responsibilities, donating countless hours to various causes. She now faces her most challenging assignment as she assumes the chairmanship of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees. The hospital is at a critical juncture and the next couple of years will go far in determining whether it remains independent or is taken over by a larger institution. We wish her well in her duties.

• Condoleezza Rice is a great choice to serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee, and those who gripe that only former players should serve should can their criticism. Rice, who has served at the highest levels of government and who is now a professor at Stanford, will be the only woman on the committee; a longtime sports fan, she will provide good balance to the group.

• Republicans in Washington not only lost their fight last week over the 16-day government shutdown and the debt ceiling, they lost in the field of public opinion. Polls show that more Americans blamed the GOP than Democrats, and they are viewed as being obstructionist by many. As far as we’re concerned, there’s plenty of blame to go around on both sides, and we dread the buildup to the next crisis.

• Baseball can no longer claim to be the national pastime, but there is still a huge amount of excitement when World Series time arrives. The so-called “Fall Classic” brings talent, suspense and pageantry. We only wish the games would start and end a bit earlier, but TV now rules the roost, so that option is out.

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