Saturday, May 15, 2004

"Unfortunate coincidence": The Associated Press reports that Universal Press Syndicate will offer a replacement strip for the May 23 Doonesbury, which depicts a man's head on a platter. The distributor said the original strip was drawn before Nicholas Berg's death in Iraq, and called it an "unfortunate coincidence."

Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau issued a brief statement: "I regret the poor timing, and apologize to anyone who is offended by an image that is now clearly inappropriate."