APor 09/11 0411 Smith-Seoul PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Denny Smith, R-Ore., is

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APor 09/11 0411 Smith-Seoul PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Denny Smith, R-Ore., is traveling to South Korea later this month to address a media conference sponsored by a group linked to Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, according to a published report. The Oregonian reported in its Friday editions that Smith will receive $2,000 in addition to having his expenses paid for attending a discussion on media and government relationships in Seoul. The conference is a yearly event organized by the World Media Association, which is a non-profit arm of the Washington Times. The newspaper is owned by News World Communications Inc., an arm of the Unification Church. The church has taken conservative stands on a number issues and is devoted to combating communism. This year's conference theme is "The Role of the Media in a Divided World." The focus will be on the United States and Third World countries. "I have not been to Korea for years," Smith said. "I think it is an important place in the world. When possible, I like to go to these places." Others scheduled to attend are former Navy Secretary John Lehman; Jehan Sidat, widow of Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat; John Silver, president of Boston University; and two other Republican congressmen, Reps. Robert K Dornan of California and Dan Burton of Indiana.

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