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입력 2012.05.16 (16:47) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]



As the most recent savings bank scandal continues to expand, the president of the now defunct Solomon Savings Bank, Lim Suk, was arrested Tuesday night by the joint government investigation team looking into the corruption.



[Pkg]



President Lim Suk of Solomon Savings Bank was arrested Tuesday night. Solomon was the largest savings bank in the country until it had to be shut down as authorities deemed it to be insolvent. The joint investigation team reportedly made the arrest with a warrant that a court had issued in advance. Lim had allegedly extended large amounts of loans illegally and embezzled bank funds. Investigators believe he used some 20 special purpose corporations to take over and operate a shipping firm through which he had amassed slush funds of some ten million dollars. The probe team has also been looking into allegations that the bank chief destroyed documents and evidence before the bank was ordered to suspend business. He also allegedly gave 1.3 million dollars worth of special stipends to his staff members. With assets of some 4.3 billion dollars, Solomon was the largest of the four savings banks that have been shut down in the third and latest round of inspections and restructuring. President Lim is also believed to be linked with opposition lawmakers and incumbent administration officials. Whether the investigation will turn its focus towards the lobbying of influential figures is gaining attention.



2. New Leader



[Anchor Lead]



Five-term lawmaker Hwang Woo-yea has been elected the new leader of the ruling Saenuri Party.



[Pkg]



The new leader of the ruling Saenuri Party is five-term lawmaker Hwang Woo-yea whose local constituency is in Incheon. With the presidential election coming in December, he vowed to fairly manage the party primary and score victory in the presidential vote.



[Soundbite] Rep. Hwang Woo-yea (Chairman, Saenuri Party): “I’ll do my best until we regain public trust and maintain ruling power.”



In the race for party leadership, the four runners-up who ranked from second to fifth in their votes were chosen to comprise the Saenuri Party’s top decision-making body, the Supreme Council. They are Representatives Lee Hye-hoon, Shim Jae-chul, Chung Woo-taik and Yoo Ki-june. Former interim chairwoman Park Geun-hye who has concluded her role as head of the emergency committee talked about getting prepared as a presidential hopeful.



[Soundbite] Rep. Park Geun-hye (Fmr. Chairwoman, Saenuri Party): “The presidential election is seven months away. We shoulder a historical duty to revive the country and be responsible for the public’s future.”



As Park revs up for campaigning, other Saenuri presidential hopefuls calling for an open primary to choose the party’s candidate are expected to join alliances and grow more aggressive towards the leading candidate Park.



3. Delirium Source



[Anchor Lead]



A team of Korean scientists has discovered the cause of delirium, when people suddenly become severely confused, for the first time in the world.



[Pkg]



This 60 something man suffered from delirium while receiving radiation treatment for cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. He suddenly couldn’t recognize people he knew and showed signs of anxiety but recovered in three days.



[Soundbite] (Family Member): “We went to the emergency room and he suddenly started acting weird and kept trying to get up and leave.”



Delirium is a temporary disorder in the brain’s functions showing symptoms such as confusion, delusion, loss of a sense of direction, insomnia and weakened memory. It occurs frequently among severely ill elderly patients and improves as the patients recover physical health. But in more serious cases, the disorder can continue for more than a month. As such, it can be mistaken as dementia, which shows similar symptoms.



[Soundbite] Prof. Kim Jae-jin (Gangnam Severance Hospital): “Dementia is a chronic matter due to damaged brain cells. Meanwhile, delirium is temporary caused by deterioration in brain function, so it can be cured.”



For the first time worldwide, Korean scientists have discovered the cause of delirium. Delirium patients showed problems in the connection between the frontal lobe which governs the person’s attentiveness and judgement and other parts of the brain, as well as the connection between brain parts related to the body’s movement and consciousness. Development of a drug to normalize such disorders of the brain will likely help enhance the effects of delirium treatment.



4. Online Shopping



[Anchor Lead]



As more people shop online these days, complaints about product defects have been on the rise. Many of them are related to clothing and other fashion items.



[Pkg]



Office worker Jeon Ha-rim shops online at least once a week. Back in February, he had bought a pair shoes for 120 dollars on an Internet shopping mall. But the shoes had a serious defect.



[Soundbite] : "When I tried the shoes on, this part was too tight. So I took them off right away. There was no way I could wear them.”



Jeon requested a refund, but he received it only after a month of disputes with the seller.



The Korea Consumer Agency says 36 percent of some 4,200 complaints related to online shopping involved apparel and other fashion items. More than 1,700 of them were related to merchants refusing to cancel the transactions, while about 1,500 of the complaints stemmed from the poor quality of the products. The average amount of damage was found to be 420 dollars. Although the online shopping business has grown tremendously, raking in 26 billion dollars annually, measures have yet to be set in place to protect the consumers from any damages.



5. Gas Crackdown



[Anchor Lead]



Gas stations that are caught selling fake gas will have their registrations cancelled immediately under the "one strike out" system, which took effect on Tuesday.



[Pkg]



Crackdown officials visit a gas station in Busan that is said to sell fake gas. They break the gas pumps floors with hammers. They find a suspicious device at the bottom. The device supplies fake diesel through remote control. This gas station sells diesel that is mixed with kerosene. The tanks containing diesel and kerosene are operated with a remote control that is connected to them through valves.



This is a gas station in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. A test conducted on the sample of gas sold here shows that its color is clearly different from the color of normal diesel, which is yellowish-purple.



These gas stations have become the first victims of the "one strike out" system, which immediately cancels the registrations of gas stations that are caught selling fake gas.



[Soundbite] O Yeong-gwon (Korea Institute of Petroleum Management): “It seeks to minimize consumer damage by ordering them to halt their operations immediately upon being caught.”



In collaboration with the police, the Korean Institute of Petroleum Management has launched an intensified crackdown on gas stations dealing with fake gas.



6. Teen Arsonist



[Anchor Lead]



Police have caught a teenage arsonist wanted for setting fires all around Seoul. It seems that the youth was lashing out after having been bullied at school for being of mixed race.



[Pkg]



Flames shoot up in a residential neighborhood. Fire fighters tame the flames and residents escape through windows. Dramatic rescue efforts unfold. It could have been a deadly catastrophe. Someone had lit a pile of boxes on fire.



This time, the same teenager appears near a middle school gymnasium. He lights up a self-made Molotov cocktail and throws it against the wall with no hesitation. After setting the place on fire, he even records a video of the scene with his cell phone.



The arsonist is a 17 year old boy, identified by his surname Jeong and born from a Korean father and a Russian mother. Having been ostracized at school due to his foreign looks, he suffered from depression and eventually quit school last year. He was apparently venting out his anger this way. The police have arrested him and Jeong will now receive psychiatric treatment to address his issues.



7. Creative City



[Anchor Lead]



UNESCO names "creative cities" that stand out for some distinct reason. Jeonju in North Jeolla Province has become the first city in Korea to be named a creative city of gastronomy.



[Pkg]



The Korean style full course meal is called Hanjeongsik. This meal in Jeonju has retained the traditions of the Joseon Dynasty’s royal cuisine and the way Joseon aristocrats ate at their homes on a large dining table featuring many side dishes.



Bean sprout gukbab is boiled rice served in soup with bean sprouts. The sizzling soup combines the freshness of the vegetable with a variety of condiments.



Jeonju bibimbap which is rice mixed with meat and vegetables is the perfect nutritious dish as some 20 different ingredients are served as toppings including bean sprouts, spinach and bellflower. Bibimbap can be proudly presented anywhere in the world as a representative traditional Korean dish.



[Soundbite] Yu In-ja (Restaurant Owner): “Seeing that (foreigners) enjoy it, I believe a dish like this can have international appeal.”



Well known for its food culture at home, Jeonju has now been globally recognized with a finalized designation as a UNESCO creative city of gastronomy. On top of its cuisine, Jeonju’s efforts to boost its food industry have also been acknowledged. The city has held the Jeonju Bibimbap Festival and the International Fermented Food Expo Jeonju. A rise in tourist numbers is expected as more Koreans and foreigners will head to Jeonju for its food. This is expected to spark a positive chain effect on the local economy. The UNESCO honor is considered a great opportunity to promote the taste and beauty of Korea’s North Jeolla Province.



8. Expo Team



[Anchor Lead]



Some 16,000 people are working hard at the World Expo now taking place in Yeosu to make sure the event runs smoothly.



[Pkg]



The sound of a pipe organ resonates across the sea off of Yeosu. These musicians studied music in Germany and are widely recognized for their talent.



[Soundbite] Im Dan-bi (Organist): "We want to perform many popular compositions to present you with joy."



A performance takes place, telling the story about a relationship between a dugong and a boy who try to rescue the ocean stars. Elementary school student Cho Yong-min from Yeosu had practiced hard for three months to hone his acting skills.



Heo Seok-man is in charge of the Aquarium. He has to wear equipment that weighs 20 kilograms when feeding the fish. But he enjoys what he does because he always wanted to become an aquarist.



[Soundbite] Heo Seok-man (Aquarist): “I feel rewarded because I have achieved my dream.”



Isabelle Celine Leemann from the Swiss Pavilion speaks Korean fluently. She even won a Korean-language speech contest.



[Soundbite] Isabelle Leemann (Swiss Pavilion): “I developed an interest in Korea when I started learning taekwondo in middle school.”



These hidden heroes of the World Expo in Yeosu contribute their skills to ensure the successful hosting of this international event.



9. Hair Donations



[Anchor Lead]



These days, a culture of sharing and donation is growing in Korea. One thing people may not think of donating is their hair. But it can actually help out a lot.



[Pkg]



Ju Chang-mi was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She received surgery and recovered from the disease. But she still has to pay special attention to her health due to the possibility of recurrence.



[Soundbite] Ju Chang-mi (Breast Cancer Patient): “When I was told about the diagnosis, I started crying. I thought about my children, my mother and my sister. I thought their hearts would break over me and they’d be deeply worried about me. I haven’t be able to tell my mom about my disease yet. She doesn’t know.”



Her daughter was a great consolation to her during her painful moments.



[Soundbite] Kim Jae-min (Daughter): “I was really sad to see her suffering from so much pain at the time. I was really worried. I felt bad for her. I was heartbroken. I thought it was my fault.”



At the time, Ju felt as if she had lost everything that made her a woman. One thing became indispensable to her: a wig specially made for cancer patients.



[Soundbite] Ju Chang-mi (Breast Cancer Patient): “I confidently went outside and led my life as usual thanks to the wig. I kept up the pace I used to go at.”



So Ju decided to donate her daughter’s hair, hoping that the donation would give hope to someone else. She washes her daughter’s hair ahead of donating it.



[Soundbite] : “Other patients will be glad and happy when receiving wigs like us.”



Then they head to a salon to get her hair cut.



[Soundbite] : “We’ll donate her hair to cancer patients, including children with the disease. She might feel sorry. But I’m happy.”



This office is staging a campaign to promote hair donations. Just 30 strands of at least 25 centimeters long are enough to make a donation. Wigs made with donated hair are usually given to child cancer patients. But adult patients who face tough financial times can also receive hair help. Wigs for cancer patients are made 100 percent by hand.



[Soundbite] Ju Chang-mi (Breast Cancer Patient): “I regained courage after receiving the wig. I courageously faced life and went out into the world to work. I think wigs are like dreams and hope for us. I’m really thankful.”



Here is a cancer patient who is waiting for her wig. She is battling with breast cancer and has received two surgeries for the disease. Faced with the high costs of surgery and medicine, she never dreamed of having a wig to cover her thinning hair.



[Soundbite] Kim Yeong-bae (Breast Cancer Patient): “I’d like to go outside as soon as possible. I want to meet people I like. I want to chat with them over a cup of tea. I was really thankful when I got a hat as a gift. I was thrilled when I heard that I will receive a wig.”



A small thing for one person can give hope and encouragement to people who need it most.
  • Bank Probe
    • 입력 2012-05-16 16:47:27
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]



As the most recent savings bank scandal continues to expand, the president of the now defunct Solomon Savings Bank, Lim Suk, was arrested Tuesday night by the joint government investigation team looking into the corruption.



[Pkg]



President Lim Suk of Solomon Savings Bank was arrested Tuesday night. Solomon was the largest savings bank in the country until it had to be shut down as authorities deemed it to be insolvent. The joint investigation team reportedly made the arrest with a warrant that a court had issued in advance. Lim had allegedly extended large amounts of loans illegally and embezzled bank funds. Investigators believe he used some 20 special purpose corporations to take over and operate a shipping firm through which he had amassed slush funds of some ten million dollars. The probe team has also been looking into allegations that the bank chief destroyed documents and evidence before the bank was ordered to suspend business. He also allegedly gave 1.3 million dollars worth of special stipends to his staff members. With assets of some 4.3 billion dollars, Solomon was the largest of the four savings banks that have been shut down in the third and latest round of inspections and restructuring. President Lim is also believed to be linked with opposition lawmakers and incumbent administration officials. Whether the investigation will turn its focus towards the lobbying of influential figures is gaining attention.



2. New Leader



[Anchor Lead]



Five-term lawmaker Hwang Woo-yea has been elected the new leader of the ruling Saenuri Party.



[Pkg]



The new leader of the ruling Saenuri Party is five-term lawmaker Hwang Woo-yea whose local constituency is in Incheon. With the presidential election coming in December, he vowed to fairly manage the party primary and score victory in the presidential vote.



[Soundbite] Rep. Hwang Woo-yea (Chairman, Saenuri Party): “I’ll do my best until we regain public trust and maintain ruling power.”



In the race for party leadership, the four runners-up who ranked from second to fifth in their votes were chosen to comprise the Saenuri Party’s top decision-making body, the Supreme Council. They are Representatives Lee Hye-hoon, Shim Jae-chul, Chung Woo-taik and Yoo Ki-june. Former interim chairwoman Park Geun-hye who has concluded her role as head of the emergency committee talked about getting prepared as a presidential hopeful.



[Soundbite] Rep. Park Geun-hye (Fmr. Chairwoman, Saenuri Party): “The presidential election is seven months away. We shoulder a historical duty to revive the country and be responsible for the public’s future.”



As Park revs up for campaigning, other Saenuri presidential hopefuls calling for an open primary to choose the party’s candidate are expected to join alliances and grow more aggressive towards the leading candidate Park.



3. Delirium Source



[Anchor Lead]



A team of Korean scientists has discovered the cause of delirium, when people suddenly become severely confused, for the first time in the world.



[Pkg]



This 60 something man suffered from delirium while receiving radiation treatment for cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. He suddenly couldn’t recognize people he knew and showed signs of anxiety but recovered in three days.



[Soundbite] (Family Member): “We went to the emergency room and he suddenly started acting weird and kept trying to get up and leave.”



Delirium is a temporary disorder in the brain’s functions showing symptoms such as confusion, delusion, loss of a sense of direction, insomnia and weakened memory. It occurs frequently among severely ill elderly patients and improves as the patients recover physical health. But in more serious cases, the disorder can continue for more than a month. As such, it can be mistaken as dementia, which shows similar symptoms.



[Soundbite] Prof. Kim Jae-jin (Gangnam Severance Hospital): “Dementia is a chronic matter due to damaged brain cells. Meanwhile, delirium is temporary caused by deterioration in brain function, so it can be cured.”



For the first time worldwide, Korean scientists have discovered the cause of delirium. Delirium patients showed problems in the connection between the frontal lobe which governs the person’s attentiveness and judgement and other parts of the brain, as well as the connection between brain parts related to the body’s movement and consciousness. Development of a drug to normalize such disorders of the brain will likely help enhance the effects of delirium treatment.



4. Online Shopping



[Anchor Lead]



As more people shop online these days, complaints about product defects have been on the rise. Many of them are related to clothing and other fashion items.



[Pkg]



Office worker Jeon Ha-rim shops online at least once a week. Back in February, he had bought a pair shoes for 120 dollars on an Internet shopping mall. But the shoes had a serious defect.



[Soundbite] : "When I tried the shoes on, this part was too tight. So I took them off right away. There was no way I could wear them.”



Jeon requested a refund, but he received it only after a month of disputes with the seller.



The Korea Consumer Agency says 36 percent of some 4,200 complaints related to online shopping involved apparel and other fashion items. More than 1,700 of them were related to merchants refusing to cancel the transactions, while about 1,500 of the complaints stemmed from the poor quality of the products. The average amount of damage was found to be 420 dollars. Although the online shopping business has grown tremendously, raking in 26 billion dollars annually, measures have yet to be set in place to protect the consumers from any damages.



5. Gas Crackdown



[Anchor Lead]



Gas stations that are caught selling fake gas will have their registrations cancelled immediately under the "one strike out" system, which took effect on Tuesday.



[Pkg]



Crackdown officials visit a gas station in Busan that is said to sell fake gas. They break the gas pumps floors with hammers. They find a suspicious device at the bottom. The device supplies fake diesel through remote control. This gas station sells diesel that is mixed with kerosene. The tanks containing diesel and kerosene are operated with a remote control that is connected to them through valves.



This is a gas station in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province. A test conducted on the sample of gas sold here shows that its color is clearly different from the color of normal diesel, which is yellowish-purple.



These gas stations have become the first victims of the "one strike out" system, which immediately cancels the registrations of gas stations that are caught selling fake gas.



[Soundbite] O Yeong-gwon (Korea Institute of Petroleum Management): “It seeks to minimize consumer damage by ordering them to halt their operations immediately upon being caught.”



In collaboration with the police, the Korean Institute of Petroleum Management has launched an intensified crackdown on gas stations dealing with fake gas.



6. Teen Arsonist



[Anchor Lead]



Police have caught a teenage arsonist wanted for setting fires all around Seoul. It seems that the youth was lashing out after having been bullied at school for being of mixed race.



[Pkg]



Flames shoot up in a residential neighborhood. Fire fighters tame the flames and residents escape through windows. Dramatic rescue efforts unfold. It could have been a deadly catastrophe. Someone had lit a pile of boxes on fire.



This time, the same teenager appears near a middle school gymnasium. He lights up a self-made Molotov cocktail and throws it against the wall with no hesitation. After setting the place on fire, he even records a video of the scene with his cell phone.



The arsonist is a 17 year old boy, identified by his surname Jeong and born from a Korean father and a Russian mother. Having been ostracized at school due to his foreign looks, he suffered from depression and eventually quit school last year. He was apparently venting out his anger this way. The police have arrested him and Jeong will now receive psychiatric treatment to address his issues.



7. Creative City



[Anchor Lead]



UNESCO names "creative cities" that stand out for some distinct reason. Jeonju in North Jeolla Province has become the first city in Korea to be named a creative city of gastronomy.



[Pkg]



The Korean style full course meal is called Hanjeongsik. This meal in Jeonju has retained the traditions of the Joseon Dynasty’s royal cuisine and the way Joseon aristocrats ate at their homes on a large dining table featuring many side dishes.



Bean sprout gukbab is boiled rice served in soup with bean sprouts. The sizzling soup combines the freshness of the vegetable with a variety of condiments.



Jeonju bibimbap which is rice mixed with meat and vegetables is the perfect nutritious dish as some 20 different ingredients are served as toppings including bean sprouts, spinach and bellflower. Bibimbap can be proudly presented anywhere in the world as a representative traditional Korean dish.



[Soundbite] Yu In-ja (Restaurant Owner): “Seeing that (foreigners) enjoy it, I believe a dish like this can have international appeal.”



Well known for its food culture at home, Jeonju has now been globally recognized with a finalized designation as a UNESCO creative city of gastronomy. On top of its cuisine, Jeonju’s efforts to boost its food industry have also been acknowledged. The city has held the Jeonju Bibimbap Festival and the International Fermented Food Expo Jeonju. A rise in tourist numbers is expected as more Koreans and foreigners will head to Jeonju for its food. This is expected to spark a positive chain effect on the local economy. The UNESCO honor is considered a great opportunity to promote the taste and beauty of Korea’s North Jeolla Province.



8. Expo Team



[Anchor Lead]



Some 16,000 people are working hard at the World Expo now taking place in Yeosu to make sure the event runs smoothly.



[Pkg]



The sound of a pipe organ resonates across the sea off of Yeosu. These musicians studied music in Germany and are widely recognized for their talent.



[Soundbite] Im Dan-bi (Organist): "We want to perform many popular compositions to present you with joy."



A performance takes place, telling the story about a relationship between a dugong and a boy who try to rescue the ocean stars. Elementary school student Cho Yong-min from Yeosu had practiced hard for three months to hone his acting skills.



Heo Seok-man is in charge of the Aquarium. He has to wear equipment that weighs 20 kilograms when feeding the fish. But he enjoys what he does because he always wanted to become an aquarist.



[Soundbite] Heo Seok-man (Aquarist): “I feel rewarded because I have achieved my dream.”



Isabelle Celine Leemann from the Swiss Pavilion speaks Korean fluently. She even won a Korean-language speech contest.



[Soundbite] Isabelle Leemann (Swiss Pavilion): “I developed an interest in Korea when I started learning taekwondo in middle school.”



These hidden heroes of the World Expo in Yeosu contribute their skills to ensure the successful hosting of this international event.



9. Hair Donations



[Anchor Lead]



These days, a culture of sharing and donation is growing in Korea. One thing people may not think of donating is their hair. But it can actually help out a lot.



[Pkg]



Ju Chang-mi was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. She received surgery and recovered from the disease. But she still has to pay special attention to her health due to the possibility of recurrence.



[Soundbite] Ju Chang-mi (Breast Cancer Patient): “When I was told about the diagnosis, I started crying. I thought about my children, my mother and my sister. I thought their hearts would break over me and they’d be deeply worried about me. I haven’t be able to tell my mom about my disease yet. She doesn’t know.”



Her daughter was a great consolation to her during her painful moments.



[Soundbite] Kim Jae-min (Daughter): “I was really sad to see her suffering from so much pain at the time. I was really worried. I felt bad for her. I was heartbroken. I thought it was my fault.”



At the time, Ju felt as if she had lost everything that made her a woman. One thing became indispensable to her: a wig specially made for cancer patients.



[Soundbite] Ju Chang-mi (Breast Cancer Patient): “I confidently went outside and led my life as usual thanks to the wig. I kept up the pace I used to go at.”



So Ju decided to donate her daughter’s hair, hoping that the donation would give hope to someone else. She washes her daughter’s hair ahead of donating it.



[Soundbite] : “Other patients will be glad and happy when receiving wigs like us.”



Then they head to a salon to get her hair cut.



[Soundbite] : “We’ll donate her hair to cancer patients, including children with the disease. She might feel sorry. But I’m happy.”



This office is staging a campaign to promote hair donations. Just 30 strands of at least 25 centimeters long are enough to make a donation. Wigs made with donated hair are usually given to child cancer patients. But adult patients who face tough financial times can also receive hair help. Wigs for cancer patients are made 100 percent by hand.



[Soundbite] Ju Chang-mi (Breast Cancer Patient): “I regained courage after receiving the wig. I courageously faced life and went out into the world to work. I think wigs are like dreams and hope for us. I’m really thankful.”



Here is a cancer patient who is waiting for her wig. She is battling with breast cancer and has received two surgeries for the disease. Faced with the high costs of surgery and medicine, she never dreamed of having a wig to cover her thinning hair.



[Soundbite] Kim Yeong-bae (Breast Cancer Patient): “I’d like to go outside as soon as possible. I want to meet people I like. I want to chat with them over a cup of tea. I was really thankful when I got a hat as a gift. I was thrilled when I heard that I will receive a wig.”



A small thing for one person can give hope and encouragement to people who need it most.