Opinions on Iraq beyond the Outskirts of LA

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Tens of thousands of Californians turned out this weekend to protest possible war in Iraq. News reports focused on the massive crowds in Los Angeles and San Francisco, but California is a big state, and pollsters say there-s a big difference between the coast and the inland regions. While LA and San Francisco are used to rallies of any kind, the main question in two inland towns this past weekend was how many people would turn out to oppose any war in Iraq. We speak with a stay-at-home mom in the mountain town of Wrightwood, where there-s no movie theater and 14 churches, and the city editor of a daily newspaper serving Barstow, Dagget, Fort Irwin, Hinkley, and Newberry Springs, about how things look from their points of view.
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