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July 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chang Byong Jo, 52, a former aide to President Roh Tae Woo, and two legislators were jailed for up to six years for their part in a multimillion-dollar housing scandal. Six other people, including three members of Parliament and the head of a building firm, were convicted of bribery or influence-peddling in connection with the scandal. But the judge suspended their sentences.
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July 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chang Byong Jo, 52, a former aide to President Roh Tae Woo, and two legislators were jailed for up to six years for their part in a multimillion-dollar housing scandal. Six other people, including three members of Parliament and the head of a building firm, were convicted of bribery or influence-peddling in connection with the scandal. But the judge suspended their sentences.
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SPORTS
June 2, 1988
South Korean President Roh Tae-woo and Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president, cut the ribbon to open the athletes' village and the press village for the Seoul Summer Olympic.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hong Won Tack earns a modest salary--about $24,000 a year--as an economics professor at Seoul National University. But that did not stop him from getting rich. He spotted an opportunity to invest a few thousand dollars in real estate here in the 1970s, then watched his investment go through the roof. One parcel of land that he bought south of the Han River increased 100 times in value before he sold it for $500,000 two years ago.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hong Won Tack earns a modest salary--about $24,000 a year--as an economics professor at Seoul National University. But that did not stop him from getting rich. He spotted an opportunity to invest a few thousand dollars in real estate here in the 1970s, then watched his investment go through the roof. One parcel of land that he bought south of the Han River increased 100 times in value before he sold it for $500,000 two years ago.
WORLD
June 26, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
In South Korea, they're known as "errand men": hired street muscle who play often-violent mercenary roles in property disputes that law enforcement agencies refuse to handle. Their ranks are filled by physically fit young men who, critics allege, lurk in the gray area of the law, using violence and intimidation to assert the will of clients such as landlords, businessmen and even the government . A Seoul government ward office recently has resorted to using yongyeok , errand men, to chase away illegal street vendors from a popular tourist district.
WORLD
November 10, 2010 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
The Group of 20 summit set to begin here Thursday may have already dodged one major crisis: the golf ball protest. Residents of a shantytown engaged in a development dispute with government officials planned to hurl hundreds of golf balls over the security fence as leaders of the world's top economic powers huddled at a mall complex in central Seoul. But nervous officials struck a deal to avert the public dissent, agreeing to hear the protesters' grievances after the two-day summit ends.
NEWS
July 11, 1995 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sir Richard Rogers is accustomed to controversy. He's an architect. Sipping a Campari at an outdoor table of a London cafe, the 61-year-old master builder pondered the challenges of coming decades and a crinkly smile spread beneath his hawklike nose and short-cropped hair. "In 40 years, the population of the world's cities has increased tenfold--from 200 million to over 2 billion," he reflected. "They contain half of the world's population. They contribute at least 75% of global pollution.
SPORTS
June 2, 1988
South Korean President Roh Tae-woo and Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president, cut the ribbon to open the athletes' village and the press village for the Seoul Summer Olympic.
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