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HEALTH
March 16, 2009 | Elena Conis
Teas from across the globe are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. One relative newcomer, yerba mate, is attracting fans for its allegedly jitter-free caffeine boost and high antioxidant content. Lab research suggests some potential health benefits from drinking yerba mate, but studies of lifelong yerba mate drinkers in the tea's native South America suggest the brew increases the risk of some cancers -- a fact most marketing campaigns omit.
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SPORTS
August 18, 1985 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
A young man from La Mirada and his friends are riding inner tubes on the Lower Kern River. The young man is suddenly pulled by the current into a white-water area and is knocked off his inner tube. His body is found three days later. A man from Bakersfield is standing on a mossy rock in the Lower Kern River, fishing. He falls into the river. His wife, eight months pregnant, clutches his hand for a few seconds, but he slips away, into the current. Eight days later, his body still is not found.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1986 | Pat H. Broeske
True Confessions is coming to television. The venerable (in its 64th year) romance mag with the teary first-person tales and tantalizing headlines ("He Can Never Really Be Mine--But When I'm in His Arms I Don't Care!") will air as a daily syndicated half-hour series, probably in September. "Each day we'll tell a complete story. We'll begin with some sort of problem, and we'll lead to a resolution.
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