Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2003

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 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.

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