NOVEMBER 14, 2008
NEWS • PAGE 3
The following entries were excerpted fromthe military police blotters. These entriesmay be incomplete and do not imply guiltor innocence.
Aggravated Assault; False OfficialStatement; Subject #1 and Subject #2 wereinvolved in a verbal altercation which turnedphysical when Subject #1 struck in the headwith a glass beer bottle at an off-post club.Subject #2 sustained injuries consisting of alaceration to her forehead. Subject #2 wastransported by ambulance to the TMC whereshe was treated and released. Subject #1reported to the USAG-Casey PMO whereshe was advised of her legal rights, whichshe waived denying the offense. Witness#1 and Witness #2 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where they rendered writtensworn statements attesting to the incident.Further investigation revealed Subject #1committed the offense of false official state-ment when she rendered a written swornstatement knowing it to be false. This is afinal report.
Accidental Damage to GovernmentProperty; Person(s) unknown, by means un-known, damaged Complainant #1’s GOVwhich was legally parked, secured and un-attended. Damages to the GOV consistedof a broken windshield. Complainant #1rendered a written sworn statement attest-ing to the incident. Due to lack of investi-gative leads, this case will be closed in thefiles of USAG-Yongsan PMO as unfounded/unsolved pending the receipt of any infor-mation which would warrant its reopening.ECOD is unknown. This is a final report
Wrongful Destruction of Gov-ernment Property; Person(s) unknown, bymeans unknown, punctured the right rear tire of a GOV, which was secured and un-attended on post. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with neg-ative results. ECOL is unknown. This is afinal report.
Traffic accident without Injuries;Damage to Government Property; Fleeingthe Scene of a Traffic Accident; Failure toMaintain Control; Subject #1, operating aGOV, failed to maintain control and strucka ditch at USAG-Humphreys. Damages toSubject #1’s vehicle consisted of scratchesto the right front bumper. Subject #1 wasadvised of his legal rights, which he waivedrendering a written sworn statement ad-mitting to the offenses. Subject #1 wasprocessed and released on his own recog-nizance. Subject #1 reported utilization of his seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. This is afinal report.
Traffic Accident without Injuries;Damage to Government Property; Fleeingthe Scene of a Traffic Accident; Subject#1, operating a GOV with Witness #1 asa passenger, struck an unknown object atan unknown intersection in Daegu. Sub- ject #1 then fled the scene. Damages toSubject #1’s vehicle consisted of dents,scratches and paint transfer to the left sideof vehicle. The unknown object sustainedunknown damages. KNP was notified, butdid not respond. Subject #1 reported to theUSAG-Daegu PMO where he was advisedof his legal rights, which he waived render-ing a written sworn statement admitting tothe offenses. Witness #1 rendered a KoreanNational statement attesting to the incident.Subject #1 and Witness #1 were processedand released on their own recognizance.Subject #1 and Witness #1 reported utiliza-tion of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown.This is a final report.
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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities
Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría
The show will be hosted by Jamsil SportsComplex’s Big Top Theatre through Dec. 31.For information, call Interpark 1544-1555 (press#2 for English) or visit www.tour2korea or www.cirquedusoleil.co.kr (Korean, English)
Kimchi Expo (Nov. 22-25)
The annual Kimchi Expo aims to promote theoutstanding qualities of kimchi throughout theworld and raise its competitiveness through thedevelopment of Korea’s kimchi and fermentation-related industry and higher quality standards.The event is held at Seoul’s COEX Mall. Thefestival is the rst kimchi-related trade fair topromote the scientic effects of kimchi and itsrole in developing a healthy society. The KimchiExpo exhibits Korea’s traditional, functional, or newly-developed forms of kimchi as well as avariety of fermented foods, traditional seasonings,salted seafood, and other health foods. Visit www.tour2korea.com
2008 International Migratory Bird Festival
The 5th International Migratory Bird Festival isscheduled to run from Nov. 19-23, in the Gunsan-siregion. Visitors will have the pleasure of watchingBaikal Teal flocks, the most representativemigratory birds of Geumgang, y through theair. This is also a popular festival for families.Highlights of the festival include the openingceremony, face painting, stage performances,and a variety of sights to see and enjoy. Openingceremony is scheduled for 19 Nov. at11:00 a.m.To get there, take a train to Gunsan Station,then take a taxi for about 2 kilometers to theGeumgang Migratory Bird Observatory. For additional information, please check the festival’shomepage. http://www.gsbird.co.kr/index.htm
Seoul International Winter Sports Expo
Scheduled for through Nov. 16, Seoul Conventionand Exhibition Center (COEX). SIWINTER 2008will feature a Gangwon-do Promotional Pavilionand Overseas Promotion Special Pavilion topromote the 2014 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games bidding activities, the Winter Sports ProductPavilion, and Resort Promotion Pavilion. Organizedby theme, the pavilions allow visitors better accessto all related information at one site. In particular,participants will include ten ski resorts and relatedassociations from the Hokkaido region of Japan.Visit www.siwinter.com for additional information.
Seoul 63 Sky Art, Aquarium and IMAX
The world’s highest museum has opened at one of Seoul’s most well known landmarks, the Yeouido63 Building. The 60th oor Sky Deck has beennewly remodeled into the ‘63 Sky Art Museum’.In celebration for the museum’s grand opening,the Hello Kitty exhibit will run through 30 Nov. Theexhibition will offer a variety of artworks under thebanner ‘Seoul / Sky, Sweet, Secret, Soul’. Visitorscan also take in the beautiful views of the HangangRiver through the observatory’s large windows. Theexhibition is open from 10 a.m. - midnight. Ticketscan be purchased until 11 p.m. and are availableat the museum ticket booth. For more informationvisit www.63.co.kr videos of the exibit are availableonline at www.youtube.com/koreaculture
Battle of Noryang reenactment
The Chungmugong Noryang Haejeon SeungcheopjeFestival commemorates the historic victory of General Lee Sun-sin in the Battle of Noryang againstJapanese invaders in 1592. The festival, whichwas previously held for three days around GeneralLee’s birthday of April 28th by the lunar calendar,is now held for three days around Nov. 19 by thelunar calendar when General Lee died in the battle.Chungmugong was his pen name. Held for the 8thtime in 2008, the festival is organized from Nov.14-16 near Namhaedaegyo Bridge in Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do. Major events are thereenactment of the battle around NamhaedaegyoBridge with General Lee’s Geobukseon (Turtleship) and the Japanese waeseon vessels, theexhibit of Geobukseon, folk performances, singingcontest, and student composition. There willalso be celebratory performances, madanggeukperformance, and reworks. For information, visitwww.tour2korea.com or english.namhae.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Yellowtail Fest (Thru Nov. 16)
The Choenamdan Moseulpo Yellowtail Festivalcelebrates bangeo, or yellowtail, which boaststhe best sh quality. This year, it will be held fromNov. 14-16 near Moseulpo Port in Seogwipo,Jeju-do. Major events include bangeo catching,bangeo shing, bangeo traditional market, nationalgaetbawi shing contest, inline skate festival, andvisit to historical sites. There will also be a bangeocooking exhibition and free sampling, as well as theceremony of pungeoje to pray for a bountiful catchand vessel parade.
Autumn getaway to Wonju
Located in the Southwest of Gangwon-do Province,Wonju is within an easy, 2-hour drive from Seoul.Enthusiastic hikers are recommended to visit Mt.Chiaksan National Park. The mountain offersnumerous tracks, ranging from 2.8 kilometers to23.8 kilometers. In the fall, the mountain offersbeautiful foliage. Along the hiking trail, one can alsond historic Buddhist temples like Guryongsa andSangwonsa that date back to the Silla Dynasty. For more information, visit www.tour2korea.com
Donggang Museum of Photography is housed in abuilding with one basement level and two groundlevels. The museum has a permanent exhibitionhall and two special exhibition halls and there isalso an outdoor gallery and a lecture hall. Visitorswill nd photos highlighting the natural and culturalheritage of Yeongwol and about 800 photos takenby town residents. Another noteworthy addition isthe exhibition of 130 classic cameras, a must for camera enthusiasts and acionados. Visit www.dgphotomuseum.co.kr (Korean, English). Themuseum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
njoy Seoul’s riverside park
The parks along the Han River feature an extensive network of tness equipment, basketball and tennis courts, refreshment venues and openspace to enjoy the autumn weather. A paved path suitable for jogging, biking or inline skating follows the river’s edge, offering picturesque viewsof many of Seoul’s major landmarks. Visitors can also enjoy the river sites from the Han River Cruise, which offers picturesque night sights of thecity. To view this photo, visit www.ickr.army.mil/imcomkorea —
U.S. Army photo by Kim Do Hwan