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April 2nd, 2015
Before we adopt a new Syria policy, a quick review might be helpful in better understanding the endless confusion that rules over the situation in that region today.
Sunni Arabs, Kurds and Turks make up about 72 percent of the Syrian population; Shia, 13 percent; and Christians about 10 percent. The Syrian government, its military and economy under Bashar Al Assad are dominated by the Alawites (Shia). Minority Alawites and their allies run everything important in Syria.
On the evening of March 25 a group of architects and building professionals from our community gathered to discuss the rising cost of building energy-efficient homes. Thank you to everyone who participated; we appreciated having a variety of voices represented. Thanks as well to the Town Hall Theater for the use of their studio space.
VERMONT — A runner who aims for success must exercise hard work and dedication.
If anyone can attest to this, it’s Lynn Jennings, a competitive runner with more U.S. women’s cross-country titles than anyone in history.
So you’ve been training all season and no matter how hard you try, you’re just not getting faster. Your 5K times won’t break 20 minutes or your marathon is never under three hours.
There’s a solution to this problem and it has to do with the way you approach your training. In most of the accounts that Olympian Lynn Jennings hears, runners are either over-training or under-training. If you’re having trouble with a plateau, Jennings says there’s a good chance you’re falling into one of these two categories.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Middlebury College men’s golf team opened the spring season by winning the 2015 Sunshine Invitational, which concluded on March 26 at the 6,580-yard, par 72 Ryder Course at PGA National in Port St. Lucie, Fla. As a team, the Panthers carded a score of 293 to defeat Rensselaer (297) and Williams (301).
MADISON, Conn. — The Middlebury College softball team opened NESCAC West play on Sunday by sweeping a doubleheader from host Wesleyan, 4-3 and 6-1, in games played at Hand High School in Madison, Conn.
Saturday’s game between the two teams was postponed and will be made up at a later date. The Panthers improved to 9-3 overall with the two league wins, while Wesleyan dropped to 6-8, 0-2 in NESCAC West.
3/29 Midd. vs. Wesleyan ......................... 4-3
3/29 Midd. vs. Wesleyan ......................... 6-1
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team split two games last week, including a win over a highly ranked NESCAC foe.
The Panthers carried a 7-2 record, 4-1 in league play, into a Wednesday home game vs. NESCAC opponent Hamilton. They will next host another league game, Colby at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
This past Saturday, Middlebury handed Amherst (8-1, 3-1) its first loss of the season, 17-11. The Jeffs entered that contest ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III, while the Panthers were 13th.