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We're happy to field calls from readers about Internet rumors. One woman called this morning because a friend said she'd seen a report on CNN about Tide detergent sent in the mail that had killed seven people.

Of course, this was just another in a long line of Internet hoaxes. A quick check of our news wires and the Internet revealed the rumor making the rounds of cyberspace.

If you ever hear a rumor you want to check out, please feel free to call the newsroom at 361-574-1222. We're happy to be your trusted Advocate and help deal with the dizzying array of information bouncing around the globe.