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Mistake yields two awardees
A mistake that happened during the 2007 TV Golden Bell Awards Ceremony will result in an additional winner for the category of best supporting actor in a television drama.
Members of the review committe said a mistake had been made in ranking Chang Kuo-chu and Chang Chia-nien, both nominees for the best supporting actor in a TV drama, due to their close scores.
The committee said it had applied to the organizers of the event and the Government Information Office to place both men as the co-winners in the category. The request was approved later yesterday.
In a trance
The Taichung District Prosecutors' Office yesterday said it will expand the investigation of suspects who offered a wide range of drugs after Taichung City Police on Sunday arrested a total of 79 Eight General practitioners who smoked marijuana, ketamine and other drugs on their way to a temple in Changhua County.
Among the 79 people arrested, 46 of them are under age people, according to the police.
The police said many of those arrested were in a drug-induced trance when they were brought in for questioning, adding that the police are still looking for those who escaped Sunday's arrest.
Free shots
KINMEN
The Kinmen County government began giving free pneumonia vaccines yesterday to children aged between 2 and 5 and adults who are 65 or older to protect them against pneumonia and other diseases caused by the pneumococcus bacterium.
Officials of the Kinmen County Health Bureau indicated that the county government had spent more than NT$3 million to acquire 2,170 pneumococcal vaccines for the free vaccination program.
Without free vaccinations, the vaccination would cost a patient about NT$3,000 at a clinic or a hospital, officials said.
Robot masters
Taiwanese student teams have garnered a number of top awards at the World Robot Olympiad that concluded in Taipei Sunday.
More than 800 students and 170 teams from 18 countries competed in the two-day event, which was split into two categories.
In the regular category, Taiwanese primary students won four top awards, junior high school students grabbed three top awards, and senior high school students won the second place award in their age group.
In the open category, Taiwanese primary, junior and senior high school students all garnered third place awards.


Updated : 2021-10-21 07:40 GMT+08:00