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입력 2015.09.24 (13:54) 수정 2015.09.24 (14:23) News Today
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[Anchor Lead]

The South Korean Army has confirmed that it is organizing a Special Forces unit capable of destroying North Korea's nuclear facilities and missile launch sites.

[Pkg]

The South Korean military can strike North Korea's key facilities with the Taurus or Slam ER missiles loaded onto the F-15K fighter jets. Also, the entire North Korean territory is within the range of the South Korean Army and Navy's cruise and ballistic missiles. South Korean military officers disclosed at the parliamentary inspection of government agencies that, in addition to such missile attacks, a special forces unit is being organized to infiltrate and destroy key facilities in North Korea. The size of the special forces unit will be that of a brigade under the ROK Special Warfare Command.

[Soundbite] Rep. Kim Kwang-jin (Nat'l Assembly's Nat’l Defense Cmttee) : "Is it possible to form a special unit with only our special forces members and infiltrate into North Korea?"

[Soundbite] Lt. Gen. Jang Gyeong-seok (Commander, ROK-SWC) : "Joint operation may be needed for mission support."

A military officer said that the special unit will be targeting nuclear facilities, key structures in the rear, and communication setups in North Korea. The Special Warfare Command also plans to form an independent air operations unit to carry special forces members safely to their mission areas. The ROK military is also looking into building attack drones that could strike designated targets in North Korea.

2. Holiday Business Boom

[Anchor Lead]

Traditional outdoor markets are thriving ahead of the Chuseok thanksgiving holiday. Post offices and delivery companies are also experiencing a whirl of business handling parcels.

[Pkg]

This outdoor market is packed with shoppers preparing for the upcoming holiday. Enjoying a rare boom, vendors treat their customers with generosity.

[Soundbite] "Get a bigger one, a bigger one!"

[Soundbite] Song Kyung-joon (Merchant, Kyungdong Market) : "All the fruit is satisfactorily abundant this year. Consumers will feel free to make purchases at low prices."

Parcels of Chuseok gifts are piled up at every counter of this post office.

[Soundbite] Chung Dong-hoon (Seoul Central Post Office) : "With Chuseok approaching, we are receiving 30,000 tons of parcels a day. That's twice as much as usual."

Faced with the endless parade of parcels, staffers at the loading site are too busy to take a break.

[Soundbite] "I'm here to deliver Chuseok gifts!"

The Chuseok holiday season becomes a war zone for courier company employees, as well.

[Soundbite] Kim Jeong-tae (Delivery Driver) : "The work is very tough, but I am glad to deliver gift sets to customers."

With Chuseok just days away, the nation is bustling with preparations for the national holiday.

3. Holidays & Health

[Anchor Lead]

Greasy foods are popular during the holidays. But there are ways to cut down the calorie content in fattening holiday treats and eat more healthily. Let’s take a look.

[Pkg]

A holiday feast usually includes meat and fish fried or stir-fried in oil. Since they're greasy and high in calories, they tend to cause weight gain and are bad for health. But the calories in these dishes can be easily controlled if small changes are made to the ingredients and cooking methods. For the Chuseok fixture of songpyeon, add mugwort or ramie leaves in the rice powder to lower the calories by 18%. Calories will drop by an additional 7% if black or red beans are used instead of sesame seeds for the rice cake's filling. 35% of the calories in japchae, a noodle and vegetable dish, can be cut if konjac jelly is used instead of mung bean noodles and more vegetables and mushrooms are added. When making pan-fried jeon, or skewered meat and vegetables, use a non-stick pan to reduce the amount of oil used by 70%.

[Soundbite] Han Gwi-jeong (Rural Development Admin.) : "Using more vegetables over meat and steaming or stewing food can lower calories and enhance nutrition."

But even if the food is cooked with less oil and healthier ingredients, one must not overeat or have lengthy meal times in order to control their caloric intake over the holidays.

4. KBS Ranks No. 1

[Anchor Lead]

KBS has been named the nation's most influential and trustworthy media company in an annual media survey. This is the 15th straight year KBS has earned the honor as Korea’s most influential media outlet. Here are the details.

[Pkg]

A survey on media outlets conducted by weekly news magazine Sisa Journal placed KBS in the top spot for both influence and credibility. The result comes from a survey of 1,000 experts in various fields, including professors, legal professionals and civil servants. KBS was found to be the most influential by an overwhelming margin. Daily newspaper Chosun Ilbo came in second, followed by NAVER. KBS's influence has remained at first place for 15 consecutive years since 2001.

[Soundbite] Lee Je-wook (Media Research Exec., Social Affairs Survey HQ) : "This survey has been conducted annually for 26 years since 1989, revealing the perspectives of expert groups throughout that time."

KBS also placed first in terms of credibility, trailed by newspaper Hankyoreh, TV broadcaster JTBC and the daily Kyunghyang Shinmun. KBS reclaimed the top spot a year after it slipped to second place last year. A noteworthy phenomenon is the remarkable advances made by online portal sites. NAVER ranked first in the readership category, up three places from fourth last year. Analysts say that the survey results reflect the rapid changes taking place in the media environment.

5. Fall Colors Arriving

[Anchor Lead]

Leaves have begun turning colors on Mount Seorak in Gangwon Province, where fall colors arrive the earliest in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. This year's fall foliage on Mt. Seorak will peak in mid-October and then spread to the southern coasts by early November.

[Pkg]

Trees in Mount Seorak have begun wearing vivid autumn colors. The leaves have begun turning red and orange in several places on the mountain slope. The bright red stands out even more under the dazzling autumn sunlight. Delighted to see the year's first fall foliage, hikers visiting the mountain marvel at the beautiful transformation of Mount Seorak.

[Soundbite] Kim Bong-ja (Mountain Climber) : "They're even prettier seen from the summit, with the red, green, blue, and red colors."

About 20% of Mt. Seorak features fall colors, covering the area down to about 300 meters below the summit. The leaves turned color four days earlier than the annual average date and three days earlier than last year. The premature color change was likely triggered by the lower temperatures and big daily temperature differences of late.

[Soundbite] Eom Won-geun (Dir., Gangwon Regional Meteorological Admin.) : "Compared to previous years, the average temperature in early September this year is 1.3 degrees lower."

The fall foliage will be at its most splendid in Mt. Seorak and Mt. Odae around October 17th or 18th. It will quickly spread to the southern regions, brilliantly coloring Mt. Bukhan around October 27 and Mt. Naejang around November 6th. Information about fall foliage in national parks and major hiking trails is provided at the Korea Meteorological Administration's homepage at www.kma.go.kr.

6. Pet Hotel Bookings

[Anchor Lead]

With the Chuseok thanksgiving holiday approaching, pet owners are facing a problem about where to keep their pets while they are away. This is why nearly all of the pet hotels are already fully booked for the holiday period, despite the steep bill.

[Pkg]

Homemaker Chung Hye-seung faces a recurring concern whenever a national holiday approaches. It's because taking along her pet dog, which she has raised for 15 years, is too burdensome. But the thought of leaving it at home alone is equally troubling.

[Soundbite] Chung Hye-seung (Seongdong District, Seoul) : "I can't leave my dog with acquaintances because they travel for the holidays as well. That's why I can't ask them."

With more and more pet owners facing similar concerns, pet hotels have been gaining popularity. The pets are no longer confined in small glass boxes. They have fun playing with other guests and enjoy bubble baths in tubs. They get plenty of rest in rooms furnished with dolls and toys. The owners can monitor their pets in real time through surveillance cameras. The cost for pet hotels ranges from approximately 16 U.S. dollars a night to well over 84 dollars. But demand is so high that most pet hotels have been fully booked for the Chuseok holiday. With the number of pet owners increasing, the pet-related industry is rapidly expanding as well.

7. Hanbok Focus

[Anchor Lead]

Many people in Korea can be seen wearing the traditional "hanbok" ahead of the Chuseok holiday. Hanbok designs have continued to evolve to this day to maximize convenience and bring the traditional costumes closer to the public.

[Pkg]

Skirts of the Korean traditional dress "hanbok" made with fabrics of primary colors wave elegantly in the wind. Evening dresses made of platinum fabrics and formal suits featuring subdued patterns. These outfits look modern yet they fully represent the beauty of Korean traditional attire.

[Soundbite] Prof. Martine Prost (Yonsei Univ.) : "Rather than preserving the same style, hanbok come in more creative designs and continue to evolve."

Designer Lee Young-hee has dedicated four decades to designing the hanbok. She believes that the future of the traditional dresses lies in bolder designs that defy the stereotype.

[Soundbite] Lee Young-hee (Hanbok Designer) : "Clothes must meet the demands of time. We should keep our dress Hanbok but develop new designs based on traditional ones."

Simple yet elegant and neat, hanbok dresses with shorter skirts for greater freedom of movement are appealing to the public more and more. By creating diverse designs in line with the demands of the current era, hanbok designers are striving to preserve the beauty of Korean traditional dresses.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

Several comedy films will open during the Chuseok holiday. Many of them showcase male actors with impressive portrayals of detectives and fighters. Here's more from the world of culture.

[Pkg]

Kang Dae-man aspires to become a renowned detective, but in reality he runs a comic book store. When his friend, an investigator, is falsely accused of murder, Kang Dae-man sets out to find the culprit unofficially in a joint effort with his friend's senior co-worker, who is a veteran detective. This movie has drawn the spotlight for the comic acting of the lead actors, Kwon Sang-woo and Sung Dong-il.

[Soundbite] Kwon Sang-woo (Lead Actor) : "It's a simultaneously funny and serious story about life's ups and downs."

A South Korean soldier in his 40s and a North Korean child soldier run into each other on the western front. This movie set during the Korean War portrays the feelings of homesickness and nostalgia in a comic yet humane way.

[Soundbite] Yeo Jin-goo (Lead Actor) : "Although it's a war film, it's also about humanism. It's like a gift set for Chuseok."

This movie tells the same story about the same main characters in two different ways. Their words and actions are changed slightly to show how small things in life can make a big difference. Directed by Hong Sang-soo, the movie won the Golden Leopard Award for best film and the Best Actor award at this year's Locarno International Film Festival.

9. Introducing Okra

[Anchor Lead]

Today we introduce a rather unfamiliar vegetable. Originally a subtropical plant but these days, okra is now even cultivated in Korea. Let's take a look.

[Pkg]

Legendary beauties, Cleopatra and Chinese Empress Yang Kwei Fei, were known to have enjoyed the vegetable called okra. It was typically a subtropical plant but okra harvest season is now well under way in Korea.

[Soundbite] Lee Gyu-bong (Okra Farmer) : "There's the okra just below the blossom that looks like a cotton flower."

What does it taste like?

[Soundbite] "They’re not hot like pepper but the taste is addictive and keeps you coming back to it."

Okra makes a terrific ingredient for cooking. Shall we try? Coat moist okra with flour and fry batter and drop it in the oil for okra fries. Okra goes well with all sorts of food but cooking in oil is actually said to be one of the healthier ways to enjoy the veggie.

[Soundbite] Prof. Jeon Hyeong-joo (Jangan Univ.) : "Okra cooked with vegetable oil such as olive oil, will more than double the body's absorption rate of beta-carotene and fat soluble vitamins."

Okra can also be stir fried like any other vegetable. Chop it up into bite sized pieces, while thinly slicing onions, bell peppers and garlic. First stir fry the other veggies and then add the okra and oyster sauce. Mix it all up for the last time and the dish is ready serve, accentuating the crunchiness of the okra. The okra and vegetable stir fry is good for your skin and also for weight watchers. If you slice okra in half, you'll see white seeds inside. The seeds pop just like corn and with them, we can make coffee! First, roast dried okra seeds over medium strength fire after which the seeds are grinded, just like you'd grind coffee beans. Pour hot water through the ground seed powder and you have your extra special caffeine-free okra coffee. Here we have a meal prepared with okra alone.

[Soundbite] Im Jong-sim (Customer) : "You don't gain weight no matter how much you eat. It's tasty."

[Soundbite] "Okra is good for beauty so you should eat a lot more."

Make it a habit of enjoying okra to help keep up your health.
  • Special Forces Unit
    • 입력 2015-09-24 13:43:59
    • 수정2015-09-24 14:23:48
    News Today
[Anchor Lead]

The South Korean Army has confirmed that it is organizing a Special Forces unit capable of destroying North Korea's nuclear facilities and missile launch sites.

[Pkg]

The South Korean military can strike North Korea's key facilities with the Taurus or Slam ER missiles loaded onto the F-15K fighter jets. Also, the entire North Korean territory is within the range of the South Korean Army and Navy's cruise and ballistic missiles. South Korean military officers disclosed at the parliamentary inspection of government agencies that, in addition to such missile attacks, a special forces unit is being organized to infiltrate and destroy key facilities in North Korea. The size of the special forces unit will be that of a brigade under the ROK Special Warfare Command.

[Soundbite] Rep. Kim Kwang-jin (Nat'l Assembly's Nat’l Defense Cmttee) : "Is it possible to form a special unit with only our special forces members and infiltrate into North Korea?"

[Soundbite] Lt. Gen. Jang Gyeong-seok (Commander, ROK-SWC) : "Joint operation may be needed for mission support."

A military officer said that the special unit will be targeting nuclear facilities, key structures in the rear, and communication setups in North Korea. The Special Warfare Command also plans to form an independent air operations unit to carry special forces members safely to their mission areas. The ROK military is also looking into building attack drones that could strike designated targets in North Korea.

2. Holiday Business Boom

[Anchor Lead]

Traditional outdoor markets are thriving ahead of the Chuseok thanksgiving holiday. Post offices and delivery companies are also experiencing a whirl of business handling parcels.

[Pkg]

This outdoor market is packed with shoppers preparing for the upcoming holiday. Enjoying a rare boom, vendors treat their customers with generosity.

[Soundbite] "Get a bigger one, a bigger one!"

[Soundbite] Song Kyung-joon (Merchant, Kyungdong Market) : "All the fruit is satisfactorily abundant this year. Consumers will feel free to make purchases at low prices."

Parcels of Chuseok gifts are piled up at every counter of this post office.

[Soundbite] Chung Dong-hoon (Seoul Central Post Office) : "With Chuseok approaching, we are receiving 30,000 tons of parcels a day. That's twice as much as usual."

Faced with the endless parade of parcels, staffers at the loading site are too busy to take a break.

[Soundbite] "I'm here to deliver Chuseok gifts!"

The Chuseok holiday season becomes a war zone for courier company employees, as well.

[Soundbite] Kim Jeong-tae (Delivery Driver) : "The work is very tough, but I am glad to deliver gift sets to customers."

With Chuseok just days away, the nation is bustling with preparations for the national holiday.

3. Holidays & Health

[Anchor Lead]

Greasy foods are popular during the holidays. But there are ways to cut down the calorie content in fattening holiday treats and eat more healthily. Let’s take a look.

[Pkg]

A holiday feast usually includes meat and fish fried or stir-fried in oil. Since they're greasy and high in calories, they tend to cause weight gain and are bad for health. But the calories in these dishes can be easily controlled if small changes are made to the ingredients and cooking methods. For the Chuseok fixture of songpyeon, add mugwort or ramie leaves in the rice powder to lower the calories by 18%. Calories will drop by an additional 7% if black or red beans are used instead of sesame seeds for the rice cake's filling. 35% of the calories in japchae, a noodle and vegetable dish, can be cut if konjac jelly is used instead of mung bean noodles and more vegetables and mushrooms are added. When making pan-fried jeon, or skewered meat and vegetables, use a non-stick pan to reduce the amount of oil used by 70%.

[Soundbite] Han Gwi-jeong (Rural Development Admin.) : "Using more vegetables over meat and steaming or stewing food can lower calories and enhance nutrition."

But even if the food is cooked with less oil and healthier ingredients, one must not overeat or have lengthy meal times in order to control their caloric intake over the holidays.

4. KBS Ranks No. 1

[Anchor Lead]

KBS has been named the nation's most influential and trustworthy media company in an annual media survey. This is the 15th straight year KBS has earned the honor as Korea’s most influential media outlet. Here are the details.

[Pkg]

A survey on media outlets conducted by weekly news magazine Sisa Journal placed KBS in the top spot for both influence and credibility. The result comes from a survey of 1,000 experts in various fields, including professors, legal professionals and civil servants. KBS was found to be the most influential by an overwhelming margin. Daily newspaper Chosun Ilbo came in second, followed by NAVER. KBS's influence has remained at first place for 15 consecutive years since 2001.

[Soundbite] Lee Je-wook (Media Research Exec., Social Affairs Survey HQ) : "This survey has been conducted annually for 26 years since 1989, revealing the perspectives of expert groups throughout that time."

KBS also placed first in terms of credibility, trailed by newspaper Hankyoreh, TV broadcaster JTBC and the daily Kyunghyang Shinmun. KBS reclaimed the top spot a year after it slipped to second place last year. A noteworthy phenomenon is the remarkable advances made by online portal sites. NAVER ranked first in the readership category, up three places from fourth last year. Analysts say that the survey results reflect the rapid changes taking place in the media environment.

5. Fall Colors Arriving

[Anchor Lead]

Leaves have begun turning colors on Mount Seorak in Gangwon Province, where fall colors arrive the earliest in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. This year's fall foliage on Mt. Seorak will peak in mid-October and then spread to the southern coasts by early November.

[Pkg]

Trees in Mount Seorak have begun wearing vivid autumn colors. The leaves have begun turning red and orange in several places on the mountain slope. The bright red stands out even more under the dazzling autumn sunlight. Delighted to see the year's first fall foliage, hikers visiting the mountain marvel at the beautiful transformation of Mount Seorak.

[Soundbite] Kim Bong-ja (Mountain Climber) : "They're even prettier seen from the summit, with the red, green, blue, and red colors."

About 20% of Mt. Seorak features fall colors, covering the area down to about 300 meters below the summit. The leaves turned color four days earlier than the annual average date and three days earlier than last year. The premature color change was likely triggered by the lower temperatures and big daily temperature differences of late.

[Soundbite] Eom Won-geun (Dir., Gangwon Regional Meteorological Admin.) : "Compared to previous years, the average temperature in early September this year is 1.3 degrees lower."

The fall foliage will be at its most splendid in Mt. Seorak and Mt. Odae around October 17th or 18th. It will quickly spread to the southern regions, brilliantly coloring Mt. Bukhan around October 27 and Mt. Naejang around November 6th. Information about fall foliage in national parks and major hiking trails is provided at the Korea Meteorological Administration's homepage at www.kma.go.kr.

6. Pet Hotel Bookings

[Anchor Lead]

With the Chuseok thanksgiving holiday approaching, pet owners are facing a problem about where to keep their pets while they are away. This is why nearly all of the pet hotels are already fully booked for the holiday period, despite the steep bill.

[Pkg]

Homemaker Chung Hye-seung faces a recurring concern whenever a national holiday approaches. It's because taking along her pet dog, which she has raised for 15 years, is too burdensome. But the thought of leaving it at home alone is equally troubling.

[Soundbite] Chung Hye-seung (Seongdong District, Seoul) : "I can't leave my dog with acquaintances because they travel for the holidays as well. That's why I can't ask them."

With more and more pet owners facing similar concerns, pet hotels have been gaining popularity. The pets are no longer confined in small glass boxes. They have fun playing with other guests and enjoy bubble baths in tubs. They get plenty of rest in rooms furnished with dolls and toys. The owners can monitor their pets in real time through surveillance cameras. The cost for pet hotels ranges from approximately 16 U.S. dollars a night to well over 84 dollars. But demand is so high that most pet hotels have been fully booked for the Chuseok holiday. With the number of pet owners increasing, the pet-related industry is rapidly expanding as well.

7. Hanbok Focus

[Anchor Lead]

Many people in Korea can be seen wearing the traditional "hanbok" ahead of the Chuseok holiday. Hanbok designs have continued to evolve to this day to maximize convenience and bring the traditional costumes closer to the public.

[Pkg]

Skirts of the Korean traditional dress "hanbok" made with fabrics of primary colors wave elegantly in the wind. Evening dresses made of platinum fabrics and formal suits featuring subdued patterns. These outfits look modern yet they fully represent the beauty of Korean traditional attire.

[Soundbite] Prof. Martine Prost (Yonsei Univ.) : "Rather than preserving the same style, hanbok come in more creative designs and continue to evolve."

Designer Lee Young-hee has dedicated four decades to designing the hanbok. She believes that the future of the traditional dresses lies in bolder designs that defy the stereotype.

[Soundbite] Lee Young-hee (Hanbok Designer) : "Clothes must meet the demands of time. We should keep our dress Hanbok but develop new designs based on traditional ones."

Simple yet elegant and neat, hanbok dresses with shorter skirts for greater freedom of movement are appealing to the public more and more. By creating diverse designs in line with the demands of the current era, hanbok designers are striving to preserve the beauty of Korean traditional dresses.

8. Entertainment News

[Anchor Lead]

Several comedy films will open during the Chuseok holiday. Many of them showcase male actors with impressive portrayals of detectives and fighters. Here's more from the world of culture.

[Pkg]

Kang Dae-man aspires to become a renowned detective, but in reality he runs a comic book store. When his friend, an investigator, is falsely accused of murder, Kang Dae-man sets out to find the culprit unofficially in a joint effort with his friend's senior co-worker, who is a veteran detective. This movie has drawn the spotlight for the comic acting of the lead actors, Kwon Sang-woo and Sung Dong-il.

[Soundbite] Kwon Sang-woo (Lead Actor) : "It's a simultaneously funny and serious story about life's ups and downs."

A South Korean soldier in his 40s and a North Korean child soldier run into each other on the western front. This movie set during the Korean War portrays the feelings of homesickness and nostalgia in a comic yet humane way.

[Soundbite] Yeo Jin-goo (Lead Actor) : "Although it's a war film, it's also about humanism. It's like a gift set for Chuseok."

This movie tells the same story about the same main characters in two different ways. Their words and actions are changed slightly to show how small things in life can make a big difference. Directed by Hong Sang-soo, the movie won the Golden Leopard Award for best film and the Best Actor award at this year's Locarno International Film Festival.

9. Introducing Okra

[Anchor Lead]

Today we introduce a rather unfamiliar vegetable. Originally a subtropical plant but these days, okra is now even cultivated in Korea. Let's take a look.

[Pkg]

Legendary beauties, Cleopatra and Chinese Empress Yang Kwei Fei, were known to have enjoyed the vegetable called okra. It was typically a subtropical plant but okra harvest season is now well under way in Korea.

[Soundbite] Lee Gyu-bong (Okra Farmer) : "There's the okra just below the blossom that looks like a cotton flower."

What does it taste like?

[Soundbite] "They’re not hot like pepper but the taste is addictive and keeps you coming back to it."

Okra makes a terrific ingredient for cooking. Shall we try? Coat moist okra with flour and fry batter and drop it in the oil for okra fries. Okra goes well with all sorts of food but cooking in oil is actually said to be one of the healthier ways to enjoy the veggie.

[Soundbite] Prof. Jeon Hyeong-joo (Jangan Univ.) : "Okra cooked with vegetable oil such as olive oil, will more than double the body's absorption rate of beta-carotene and fat soluble vitamins."

Okra can also be stir fried like any other vegetable. Chop it up into bite sized pieces, while thinly slicing onions, bell peppers and garlic. First stir fry the other veggies and then add the okra and oyster sauce. Mix it all up for the last time and the dish is ready serve, accentuating the crunchiness of the okra. The okra and vegetable stir fry is good for your skin and also for weight watchers. If you slice okra in half, you'll see white seeds inside. The seeds pop just like corn and with them, we can make coffee! First, roast dried okra seeds over medium strength fire after which the seeds are grinded, just like you'd grind coffee beans. Pour hot water through the ground seed powder and you have your extra special caffeine-free okra coffee. Here we have a meal prepared with okra alone.

[Soundbite] Im Jong-sim (Customer) : "You don't gain weight no matter how much you eat. It's tasty."

[Soundbite] "Okra is good for beauty so you should eat a lot more."

Make it a habit of enjoying okra to help keep up your health.
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