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House cafeterias change names for 'french' fries and 'french' toast
Move reflects anger over France's stance on Iraq
By Sean Loughlin
CNN Washington Bureau
Wednesday, March 12, 2003 Posted: 10:52 AM EST (1552 GMT)

Reps. Walter Jones, left, and Bob Ney announce the name changes on House menus at a Tuesday news conference.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The cafeteria menus in the three House office buildings changed the name of "french fries" to "freedom fries," in a culinary rebuke of France stemming from anger over the country's refusal to support the U.S. position on Iraq.

Ditto for "french toast," which will be known as "freedom toast."

The name changes were spearheaded by two Republican lawmakers who held a news conference Tuesday to make the name changes official on the menus...


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