Five Daegu-area residents have been recognized for their community contributions, according to a military news release.

The U.S. Army Garrison Daegu and the 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a Good Neighbor Awards ceremony last week at the Camp Walker Evergreen Community Club.

Honored were Lee Yoon-sok, Korean American Partnership Program president; Kim In-nam, Korean American Friendship Circle president; Kim Hak-bong, senior adviser to the mayor of Daegu; Kim Byung-chan, People to People Daegu Chapter president; and Choe Sung-pil, director of the international clinic at Gumi Cha hospital.

Seoul to snuff out smoking at bus stopsSEOUL — Put out those butts while waiting for the bus.

Seoul city officials will ban smoking at bus stops beginning Sept. 1, according to a Korea Herald news report.

More than 5,300 bus stops now have signs stating, “Bus Stops, No Smoking,” according to the report.

According to the report, some parks in Seoul will be declared no-smoking zones this month and smoking at all city government parks will banned by the end of 2008.

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