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Fisherman quits butts after 46 years hooked
A fisherman received an award from Taitung County health authorities yesterday for succeeding in quitting a 46-year habit -- smoking. The 66-year-old fisherman, surnamed Wu, had his first cigarette at the age of 16 and became a regular smoker at 20. By the time he
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Taitung County is representing Taiwan for the first time in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour by hosting the 2013 Taiwan Open of Surfing from Nov. 13-17.
A ceremony was held Saturday on the banks of the Chihpen River in Taitung County to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of local postman Wen Yung-nan, who died when he was swept away during the course of his duties while crossing a bridge destroyed by Typhoon Nora.
Seminar launches raft to learn about indigenous sea travelers
Experts gathered for a special boat launching in the eastern county of Taitung on Saturday, part of a seminar in which elders of the indigenous Amis Tribe demonstrated how their ancestors navigated the seas in bamboo rafts.
A magnitude-5.3 earthquake jolted Eastern Taiwan at 6:11 p.m. yesterday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
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