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October 16, 1989 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After centuries of abuse and discrimination, South Korean women decided to draw the line last year when a homemaker was convicted of assault for biting off part of the tongue of a man attempting, with an accomplice, to rape her in an alley. A district court in provincial Taegu gave the woman a six-month suspended prison sentence for using "excessive self-defense" against her two attackers.
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November 13, 1992 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, there have been growing complaints from female commuters in male-dominated South Korea about being molested. Now partial relief may be in sight--but maybe not. Beginning in December, the Korea National Railways, which runs the out-of-city part of commuter service into Seoul from suburban Inchon and Suwon, will reserve the front and back cars of each 10-car commuter train for women during the 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
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November 13, 1992 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, there have been growing complaints from female commuters in male-dominated South Korea about being molested. Now partial relief may be in sight--but maybe not. Beginning in December, the Korea National Railways, which runs the out-of-city part of commuter service into Seoul from suburban Inchon and Suwon, will reserve the front and back cars of each 10-car commuter train for women during the 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.
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August 8, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 16, Kim Hak Soon was young, attractive and fiercely independent. She had run away from home and completed a demanding, three-year apprenticeship in dance and music to become a full-fledged kisaeng , the Korean equivalent of a geisha. But she never had the chance to practice her art. While she was in Beijing looking for work, Japanese soldiers forced her into an army truck at gunpoint, then drove her to the battlefront, where a Japanese officer raped her.
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August 8, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 16, Kim Hak Soon was young, attractive and fiercely independent. She had run away from home and completed a demanding, three-year apprenticeship in dance and music to become a full-fledged kisaeng , the Korean equivalent of a geisha. But she never had the chance to practice her art. While she was in Beijing looking for work, Japanese soldiers forced her into an army truck at gunpoint, then drove her to the battlefront, where a Japanese officer raped her.
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September 27, 1991 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was 8-year-old Kim Bu Nam's job each day to fetch water for her family from the well of a neighbor who ran a candy store. One day, Song Baek Gwon, the 35-year-old neighbor, called young Kim into his house and raped her. Twenty-one years later, following two broken marriages and several months in a mental hospital, Kim returned to her little South Korean farming village and paid a call on Song and his wife.
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April 25, 1988 | ALEENE MacMINN, Times Television Editor
In a microcosm of what's happening in Korean society, women are emerging in key roles on television here. Of the nine news anchor spots on two Korean Broadcasting System channels, six are filled by women, three by men. The country got its first solo woman news anchor last year, a breakthrough that other women in broadcasting say has benefited them. Shin Eun-Kyung, who started with KBS as an announcer in 1981, was appointed to her anchor role in February, 1987.
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September 20, 2000
For complete coverage of the Sydney Olympics, including audio commentary from Times columnist Bill Plaschke, photo galleries and up-to-the-minute stories and results, go to http://www.latimes.com/olympics. Among the stories that will be available this morning from Sydney: * Women's basketball, United States vs. Russia * Baseball, United States vs. South Korea * Women's soccer, United States vs. Nigeria * Tennis, men's and women's singles STARS * Lenny Krayzelburg, U.S.
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June 29, 1993
* Discrimination against girls is so great that among 45 developing countries for which recent data is available, there are only two where mortality rates for girls age 1 to 4 years are not higher than those for boys in the same age group. * In developing countries, the percentage of girls enrolled in high school has climbed from 17% of those eligible in 1970 to 36% in 1990. However, two-thirds of illiterates in the developing world are women.
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August 3, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Exhausted from the thrill of his individual gold medal the day before, Justin Huish still came through to help win a U.S. team archery title. On his last three arrows, the Simi Valley star erased a three-point deficit for the U.S. squad, which went on to beat South Korea, 251-249, and win its first gold medal in the team event. The Americans fell behind when Huish followed an opening 10 with two 8s that he said were "a mixture of nerves and exhaustion." The U.S.
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September 27, 1991 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was 8-year-old Kim Bu Nam's job each day to fetch water for her family from the well of a neighbor who ran a candy store. One day, Song Baek Gwon, the 35-year-old neighbor, called young Kim into his house and raped her. Twenty-one years later, following two broken marriages and several months in a mental hospital, Kim returned to her little South Korean farming village and paid a call on Song and his wife.
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October 16, 1989 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After centuries of abuse and discrimination, South Korean women decided to draw the line last year when a homemaker was convicted of assault for biting off part of the tongue of a man attempting, with an accomplice, to rape her in an alley. A district court in provincial Taegu gave the woman a six-month suspended prison sentence for using "excessive self-defense" against her two attackers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1988 | ALEENE MacMINN, Times Television Editor
In a microcosm of what's happening in Korean society, women are emerging in key roles on television here. Of the nine news anchor spots on two Korean Broadcasting System channels, six are filled by women, three by men. The country got its first solo woman news anchor last year, a breakthrough that other women in broadcasting say has benefited them. Shin Eun-Kyung, who started with KBS as an announcer in 1981, was appointed to her anchor role in February, 1987.
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July 24, 1996
One was a superstar champion and the other was a relative unknown in the judo finals for Japan. The veteran lost and the rookie won. Obscure Yuko Emoto gained the women's gold and Toshihiko Koga, with three world championships and the 1992 Olympic winner, got a men's silver in the half-middleweight division. France's Djamel Bouras beat Koga with a disputed judge's decision in the men's final that left the Japanese fighter stunned.
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September 16, 2000
Sydney is 18 hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time, meaning it will be midday in Australia when The Times goes to press daily. The Times, with a staff of 16 in Sydney, will be uniquely positioned to report on many events on a same-day basis--and often ahead of those events appearing on television. NBC, which owns U.S. broadcast rights, has decided to show all events on tape delay over its network and cable affiliates. Live coverage on the Canadian Broadcast Co.
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