OCTOBER 28, 2011
NEWS • PAGE 3
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off–post events and activities
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The following entries were ex-cerpted from the police blottersthe previous week. These entriesmay be incomplete and do notimply guilt or innocence.
Area I AWOL.
The subject failedto report to his place of duty atthe designated time. The subject was placed on AWOL status by
his unit commander, agged in
DBIDS and a Be on the Lookoutorder was issued for his appre-hension.
Drunk and Disorderly Con-duct.
The subject was intoxicat-ed and belligerent at a private lo-cation in Seoul. The subject wasapprehended and transported tothe PMO where he was adminis-
tered a PBT with a result of 0.306
percent blood alcohol content.The subject was released to hisunit and later reported to thePMO where he was advised of hislegal rights, which he invoked.
Trac Accident with In
- juries; Damage to Property;
Driving Under the Inuence of
an Intoxicant; Driving Wrong Way on One Way Street.
subject, while operating a POV under the inuence of an intoxi
-cant, crossed into the incoming
lane and struck the victims POV
at his residence in Seoul. KNP re-sponded to the scene and testedthe subjects BAC with a result
of 0.071 percent. The subject
sustained injuries consisting of an abrasion and scratches to hishead. The victim sustained in- juries consisting of abrasions tohis back and neck. Damage tothe subject’s vehicle consisted of disabling damage to the hood,under carriage and entire frontportion of the vehicle. Damageto the victim’s vehicle consistedof disabling damage to the frontportion of the vehicle.
Wrongful Destruction of
known person(s), by unknown
means, caused damage to the victim’s truck which was securedand unattended in a parking lot
on USAG-Humphreys. Damage
to the truck consisted of dents tothe right rear door and windowshattered.
Larceny of Private Property.
Unknown person(s) removed the
victims sunglasses, which wereunsecured and unattended, from
the front desk of USAG-Hum
-phreys Lodge. The victim thenlooked over the security camerafootage and stated he saw a manin a yellow short-sleeve shirt thathe believed to have taken thesunglasses. The victim rendereda written sworn statement attest-ing to the incident. Investigationcontinues by MPI.
Seoul Walking Trails
The City of Seoul has website,ecoinfo.seoul.go.kr, where one can
nd all the walking paths that ex
-ist throughout the city. Although it isonly in Korean, English readers canmake use of the satellite imagery and
illustrations. Up to 110 trails have beendocumented on the site under ve cat
-egories: culture and history-themedroutes; trails based on nature and ecol-ogy; greenway paths; forested trails;and village trails.There are links to ecological infor-
mation systems, GPS data, Google
open API, and other information, andthe user can zoom in and out of thesatellite images.The launch of the site is part of alarger project in which mountain hik-ing routes are being constructed andupgraded and is due for completion
in 2014. According to the plan, Seoul’s
four innermost mountains will be
linked by a 20-kilometer-long culture
and history-themed trail.The city’s outermost mountains
(excluding Mt. Deogyangsan), will be
connected by a 182-kilometer-long na-ture and ecology route. Of the forestedpaths, some of the more popular onesto hike are the Jiyangsan forest path,
Gangdong Greenway, and Geungyosan
Jeju Walking Festival (Nov. 9-12)
If taking leave in November, the Jeju Olle Walking Festival makes fora great destination. It is an organized walk that unfolds on scenic roads on Jeju Island, the most popular tourismdestination in Korea.Participants walk along outstand-ing sights, a mixture of numeroussmall volcanic mountains, the coasts,and stone walls. During the festival,each village on the walking path greetsparticipants with delicious local foodand a colorful array of traditional per-formances. Participants will completeone course of the Jeju Olle courseseach day and experience diverse cul-tural events.The festival begin last year and willcontinue to be hosted every November.For more information, visit thehomepage of Jeju Olle Walking Festi-
val and apply online: http://www.olle
Yangcheon: The Last Hyanggyo
Of all the old structures in Seoul,there is only one remaining Hyang-gyo, which is a Joseon-era Confuciantemple, school, and shrine.Hyanggos were government-runprovincial establishments during the
Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) and JoseonDynasty (July 1392 - August 1910).
The last remaining hyanggy is
called Yangcheon – and it is 600 years
old. It is from the Joseon era, used asa temple, school, and a memorial hallto honor distinguished scholars andstatesmen. It was one of the top edu-cational institutes where talents weretrained by master instructors.It was also a place where culturalrelics were well-preserved, and, there-fore, still exist today.
The Seoul Metropolitan Govern
-ment deemed Yangcheon a cultural
relic in 1963, and the government
vows to preserve this school forever-more as it’s the only one that remains.
Yancheon is located at Gangseo-gu,Gayang-dong 234 (Hyanggyo-gil 50),below Gungsan (Mt. Gung) and faces
Natural History Museum
Surrounded by sea on all sides,Busan in South Korea has always beeninterested in marine life. This led tothe establishment of the Busan Ma-rine Natural History Museum on June
10, 1994. The museum highlights thesignicance of biological diversity by
collecting, preserving, classifying, dis-playing, experimenting on, research-ing, studying and exhibiting items re-lated to marine life and marine naturalhistory.
The Museum exhibits about 21,000sea items from 100 nations and this
marine museum has become the cen-tral axis of a network of all the mari-time museums in the country. Formore information, visit the website at
sea.busan.go.kr/english or call the mu
seum at (051) 553-4944.
Namsangol Pavilion: A Traditional Place to Romp
The Cheonugak is found at the Namsangol Hanok Village, an attraction in Seoul that has been preserved to appear as a typi-cal Korean village looked during the Joseon Dynasty. The Joseon Dynasty was a sovereign state lasting from 1392 to 1897 . This Cheonugak represents a public gathering place where Koreans from the Joseon Dynasty era would meet for a meal, musicand dance. Admission to Namsangol Hanok Village is free, and the site can be found outside of Chungmulo Station off exits3 and 4. — U.S. Army photo by Russell Wicke