Airport daily parking rates to increase
Effective March 1, 2003, there will be an increase in the daily rate and weekly rate for the long- term parking lot at the Juneau Airport.
The daily rate will increase to $9 per day and the weekly rate will increase to $63 per week. The hourly rates in both the long term and short term parking lots will remain unchanged.
Safari Club International offers scholarship
A scholarship opportunity is being offered through the Alaska Chapter of Safari Club International. SCI Alaska Chapter will provide a $5,000 scholarship annually to a graduating Alaskan high school senior who demonstrates excellence in academic achievement, participates in hunting activities, has financial need, and is concentrating his or her education in, or in a field closely related to, wildlife management, wildlife biology or natural resource management.
Information about the Alaska Chapter of Safari Club International and the scholarship application can be found at http://www.aksafariclub.org/. Please note that applications must be received no later than March 31, 2003.
Cancer group approves grant for screenings
At its Feb. 20 meeting, the Board of Directors of the 5-Miler for Men's Cancer Research (5-MMCR) approved a grant of $7,000 to underwrite the cost of 200 prostate cancer screening examinations in Juneau this year.
In addition to the Juneau grant, the 5-MMCR Board approved similar proposals for clinics in Anchorage and Fairbanks. The total amount to be disbursed is $22,000.
Alaska Urological Associates' recently-established Juneau office will screen 200 men for prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. This will consist of a digital rectal examination and routine prostate specific antigen blood test. This grant represents the 5-MMCR's first such award in the Juneau area.
In addition to the grant awards, the 5-MMCR will be writing a check to the American Cancer Society in the amount of $3,410. This represents 30 percent of the proceeds from last year's race. These funds are targeted to research on prostate and testicular cancers.
The eight annual 5-Miler for Men's Cancer Research will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, in Anchorage.
The event is open to runners and walkers, men and women, boys and girls.