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A Yunlin County rice producer was fined NT$4.03 million (US$129,800) for mixing Vietnamese rice into two products sold as "Taiwanese rice" to a Taoyuan manufacturer andfor refusing to cooperate with investigators.
 
Yilan Commissioner Lin Tsung-hsien was lauded for deciding against suspending work and school Friday despite the approaching Typhoon Chan-hom, which turned out to bring little wind or rainfall to the northeastern county, The China Times reported.
 
The Yunlin County Government announced Friday that factories in the western coastal county will be given a period up to two years to stop burning raw coal, following the June 10 implementation of a ban on the practice.
 
The Yunlin police yesterday arrested four men for abducting a dairy farmer after the farmer refused to give the men NT$16 million when they tried blackmailing him several months ago.
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Customer robs NT$6 mil. from bank in Yunlin
A gunman believed to be a frequent client robbed a bank in Yunlin yesterday, making off with more than NT$6 million, police in the southern county said.
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Rising popularity among tourists has given a boost to property transactions in Jiaoxi, Yilan County, a famous hot spring resort area in northern Taiwan not far from Taipei, a real estate sales agency said Saturday.
 
A recent plan by the Tourism Bureau to build a sex-themed park in one of Taiwan's scenic areas has drawn controversy, prompting officials to say the idea is still only in the planning stages.
 
Taichung District Court sentenced former Hualien City Mayor Tsai Chi-ta (蔡啟塔) and former People First Party Legislator Lin Cheng-er (林正二) yesterday under the Anti-Corruption Act (貪汙治罪條例) to 15 years and 20 years of prison time respectively.
 
A 95-year-old woman in Taiwan's southern county of Yunlin came back from the dead last week after her family played her recitations of a Buddhist sutra, the China Times reported Friday.
 
The management of Formosa Plastics Corporation's (FPC, 台塑) Liu Ching (六輕) factory yesterday said an accident that resulted in three factory workers being injured on Oct. 21 was not an explosion but was caused by the carelessness of contract workers.
 
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