AUGUST 20, 2010
NEWS • PAGE 3
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off–post events and activities
The following entries were excerptedfrom the military police blotters. These
entries may be incomplete and do notimply guilt or innocence.
USAG Red Cloud:
Simple Assault; Subject #1 and Subject#2 were involved in a verbal altercationwhich turned physical when Subject #1pushed and struck Subject #2 in the
mouth with a closed st. Subject #2 then
retaliated by pushing Subject #1 and
Subject #3 joined in and kicked Subject
#2 in the thigh. Subject #1, Subject #2
and Subject #3 were apprehended by
Korean National Police and transportedto Korean National Police station.Subject #1, Subject #2 and Subject
#3 were charged with (Inicting Bodily
Injuries to Other). Subject #1 and
Subject #3 who were SOFA members
were processed and released into MP
custody on CJ Form 2. Subject #1and Subject #3 were later administeredPortable Breath Test with the resultsof 0.074% Blood Alcohol Content and0.122% Blood Alcohol Content. Subjects# 1 and # 3 were placed on International
Hold, then processed and released totheir unit.
Larceny of Private Funds; Unknownperson(s), by unknown means, enteredthe quarters of Victim and stole the
Victim’s wallet containing $840.00.
Victim was unsure if the door wassecured. A search for possible subject(s)and/or witness (es) was unsuccessful.
Shoplifting; Subject was observed via
Close Circuit TV removing a make-up
compact and leaving the PX withoutrendering a proper payment. Subjectwas detained and transported to thePMO. Subject was advised of their legalrights, which Subject invoked. Subjectwas processed and released on their
own recognizance. Estimated Cost of Loss is $25.50.
Assault Consummated by a Battery;Provoking Speech/Gestures; Subject
struck Victim in the face with a closed st
at. Subject and Victim were transportedto the PMO where they were advisedof their legal rights, which they waivedrendering written sworn statementsattesting to the incident. Subject wasprocessed and released to their unit.
Larceny of Private Property; Unknownperson(s), by unknown means, removed
Victim’s white gold diamond bridal set
which was left unsecured and unattended
inside of their bag at Soldier’s Field. A
search of the area conducted by Victim#1 met with negative results. Victimrendered a written sworn statementattesting to the incident. Estimated Cost
of Loss is $2,149.00.
Underage Drinking; Subject was
observed unconscious in an off-post
taxi. Subject was transported to thePMO. Due to their level of intoxication,Subject lost consciousness and was then
transported to the Troop Medical Clinic.There the subjects commander wascontacted and gave authorization for aLegal Blood Alcohol Test to determineSubject’s Blood Alcohol Content, withresults pending. A check of Subject’s
ID card also revealed he was under thelegal age to consume alcohol. Subjectwas processed and released to theirunit.
Guemsan Ginseng Festival
Guemsan, in Southern Chungcheong-do Province, will be holding the 30th
Geumsan Ginseng Festival from Sep.
3-12 to celebrate the health benets
of Ginseng, a product for which thearea is well known. Festivities will takeplace in Guemsan Ginseng Square andalong the Ginseng and Medicinal Herb
Streets in Geumsan-eup Joongdo-ri,
and will include a number of programsthat will allow guests to experience thewhole ginseng process from cultivationto harvest and trade. Last year, the
‘Ginseng Medicinal Herb Health House’
was especially popular among visitorsand has since been upgraded and
renamed ‘A House Full of Energy,’
where visitors can experience the
physical benets of ginseng through theve senses. Scheduled events include
a Ginseng Fashion Show, GinsengCocktail Show and activities usingDdukme, a mallet used when making ricecakes and ginseng. Visitors will have theopportunity to enjoy a variety of activitiessuch as weighing ginseng with traditionalscales, peeling ginseng, selectingginseng seeds, making ginseng wine andchopping medicinal herbs.
Korea’s Water Parks
The sweltering heat creeps up on us quickly
here in Korea and there is always a needto keep cool. Going to a water park inKorea is one of the most fun things to doto cool off in the summer. Of course, thingslike wave pools that replicate an oceanof rolling waves; slides with a thrill factoron par with roller coasters; and a wideselection of swimming pools await visitors.
But something special about Korea’s water
parks is that many of them also have hot
spring spas including Jjimjilbang (Korean
style sauna), allowing you to relax and
recharge after a fun-packed day.
Once a sandy spit on the Hangang River
where Korea’s kings went to re off
arrows. Now, the peninsula is home tothe sprawling greenness of Seoul Forest,
one of the city’s most important natural
spaces, which, unbelievably, was designed
in 2003 and opened only in mid- 2005. Its
southern, western and northern shores arelined with cycle paths, while the southernshore doubles as the bank of the HangangRiver and forms one of the key sect ionsof the Hangang River Park. Once belovedby Seoulites as a place to relax and play,
Ttukseom is now breaking through the
hangover brought upon it by half a century
of breakneck urbanization and industrial
development, and becoming a place toenjoy clean water and fresh air.
Haerang is a train that’s part hotel, part
observatory, part entertainment facility, and
100% fun. On the outside, the train is a
striking blue with a gold phoenix emblem;
on the inside, it’s full of clean and modern
accommodations and conveniences,ensuring visitors a safe and pleasant
travel experience. The luxury train takes
passengers to major tourist destinations
in Korea’s southwest, southeast, andeastern regions as part of a one-night,two-day or two-night, three-day program.Train fare is inclusive of all services andtravel fees. Travelers move from one
destination to another by train or by busand visit famous local restaurants to feaston regional specialties like hanjeongsik,
raw sh, and hanu beef. Haerang’s guest
rooms range from standard rooms andfamily rooms to deluxe rooms and suites.All passenger rooms are equipped with a
bed, an individual bathroom, a TV and air
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This “kissing statue” is in Yeoido Park located in Seoul. The park is divided into four zones; Korean traditional garden, green area, cultural plaza,and natural ecological forest. Yeouido is also home to the Korean National Assembly and the 63 Building. —
Courtesy photo by Dave Palmer