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June 29, 2005

Boise Tennis star wins

A few weeks ago junior tennis stars from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming competed in Denver, Colorado for the USTA Intermountain Summer Sectional Championship title. Lauren Megale from Boise placed second in the girls' 16 singles category. She also teamed with Missy Harris from Billings, Montana to win the doubles championship in the same category.

Main street mile for men's health

You've got runs for breast cancer, why not prostate cancer? Almost 150 Idaho men will die of it this year and the state is one of the few without a law mandating insurance companies to cover prostate cancer screenings. U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo (a prostate cancer survivor), St. Alphonsus and other sponsors (including Boise Weekly) are bringing the Main Street Mile to downtown Boise June 29-July 1

Events include:

June 29-Free testing onboard the only national mobile screening vehicle, Lowe's of Nampa on Karcher Road, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

June 30-Free testing onboard the only national mobile screening vehicle, Boise City Hall, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July 1-Free testing onboard the only national mobile screening vehicle, Boise City Hall, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Main Street Mile Road Race with races for all ages including children. The starting line is at 6th and Main, running east at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the race, its sponsors and registration, log onto www.mainstreetmile.com.

For more information about prostate cancer, log onto www.pcacoalition.org.

obese idahoans

There's been a lot of talk lately how obese Idahoans are becoming. In 1985, less than 10 percent of residents were obese. We passed that mark in 1990, and the 15 percent mark in 1996. In 2001 we surpassed 20 percent. At this rate by 2030 more than 50 percent of Idahoans will be porkers. At least we aren't as fat as Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi or West Virginia. Moral of the story: Get out and get some exercise.