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March 28th, 2013
Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, are a large group of carbon-based chemicals that evaporate easily at room temperature. Commonly found in many household products including carpets, cleaning products and adhesives, they emit potentially harmful levels of chemicals into the air for many months after application.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, research has shown that high or prolonged exposure to VOCs can yield adverse effects, including eye and throat irritation, headaches, asthma, liver damage, complications to the central nervous system and cancer.
SALEM, Va. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team fell, 67-55, to North Central (Ill.) in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division tournament on March 22, ending the program’s second-deepest advance into the postseason.
Middlebury made it to the Final Four in Salem two years, ago, but the 12-point quarterfinal loss marked Middlebury’s largest margin of defeat since the Panthers were ousted from the 2010 tournament by Rhode Island College, 75-59.
WINDSOR — According to local coaches, seven local high school athletes made their mark in Saturday’s annual Vermont Basketball Coaches’ Association North-South Senior Classic all-star games, which were played at Windsor High School.
Otter Valley’s Ryan Kelley and Middlebury’s Connor Collins and Tyler Provencher played for the South Division I and II boys’ team that edged the North squad, 87-84.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury College skier and two-time U.S. Olympian Andrew Johnson has been named the new head coach of the Nordic ski program at Middlebury College. Johnson comes to Middlebury from the University of Vermont, where he served as an assistant coach for the past three years and helped the Catamounts win the 2012 NCAA title.
Johnson said he welcomes the move back to Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont’s top high school basketball player, Missisquoi Valley Union senior Matt St. Amour, has decided to attend Middlebury College and play for Coach Jeff Brown’s successful men’s basketball program, according to a Tuesday night online report on www.burlingtonfreepress.com.
According to Middlebury College sports information director Brad Nadeau, college officials “cannot comment at this time.”
MILTON — Ten Vergennes Area Youth Wrestling Club members won titles this past weekend at a Milton tournament as what club organizers said has been a successful season for the organization continued.
Club membership has grown to 53, and 46 wrestlers competed this past weekend at Milton. There, the team also won the tournament’s sportsmanship award, as voted by the event’s referees and other competing clubs.
As well as the 10 first-place finishes at Milton, Vergennes youth wrestlers earned nine second-place results and 14 third-place showings.
In the ongoing budget battle in Montpelier, Gov. Peter Shumlin’s pitch to avoid higher taxes resonates with the average Vermont voter and Main Street businesses, while Speaker of the House Shap Smith has the political muscle of the House (and the support of a host of lobbying groups representing the low-income population) on his side to support a package of tax increases to balance the budget.
If your kids play sports, you know only too well the pain of bleacher fatigue, or, as it is known in medical journals, gluteus maximus agonius.
The prolonged sitting on pullout bleachers for sporting events causes numbness of the backside, an ache in the lower back and stiff knees and hips. (In colonial America, rule-breakers were originally forced to sit for hours on a set of bleachers in the town square. The stocks and pillory were adopted only after bleachers were deemed “intollerably crewell.”)