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Noted and passed

Posted: January 21, 2011 11:34 a.m.
Updated: January 24, 2011 5:00 a.m.

• We’re glad to see Davis Love III picked as the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team for the 2012 matches. Love, who grew up the son of a highly regarded teaching pro in Charlotte, is one of the best-liked players on the PGA tour and has won 20 tournaments, including the PGA Championship. The 2012 matches will be played at Medinah Country Club near Chicago, and Love will be trying to stem a tide that has resulted in the Americans losing six of the last eight matches to the Europeans, including last fall’s defeat in Wales.

• There’s a great new excuse for bad behavior: “being true to myself.” We’ve heard that one used several times in the past few months, the latest time by Ricky Gervais, who hosted the recent Golden Globes awards show and made all sorts of remarks that were in poor taste. Gervais justified his performance with the old “being true to myself” defense. We hope this one will burn out before it gets as common as some other expressions.

• Maybe it’s just us, but Sarah Palin is getting a bit tiring. We don’t think there’s any substance to the accusations that her remarks helped inspire the shooter in the recent Tucson tragedy; he’s a deranged man. But Palin’s injecting herself more and more into the public consciousness -- she is, after all, a politician -- and she’s getting a little bit boring. We’d just as soon she disappear for awhile.

• There was a fitting tribute at Camden High School Friday night when the basketball court was named in memory of the late Mike Culp, the longtime Lady Bulldogs coach who guided them to hundreds of victories, including a state championship. Culp, who died last year, was a genuinely good guy who was liked by almost everyone, and he had a steady hand on the coaching reins at Camden High, mentoring many young players.

• The International Association of Machinists and the AFL-CIO is suing Gov. Nikki Haley because she said she and her administration team would do everything they could to preserve South Carolina’s status as an anti-union state. The lack of union solidarity in the Palmetto State was a key factor in Boeing’s decision to locate a major plant in Charleston. Union officials say Haley’s remarks “intimidate and coerce workers” not to join unions. We don’t see that lawsuit going anywhere.


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