I'm having a problem with properly getting my text from a PHP file into my Flash site.

It currently is going to a Dynamic Text Box.
This is the part that prints out what the Flash movie should be getting.
PHP Code:
$post .= <<<END
$postdate by $postername
$topic_replies) Comment$plural<br><br>
which looks like this in my browser:
&post=Berun accepted as Pledge Member! Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:14 am by Angusmungus Let me be the first to congratulate you Berun. Please keep up the good work and post when you can. With the recent re-opening of the Old forums we may seem preoccupied at times, but please feel free to join us here! (7) Comments

Creedroc Accepted as Kinsman! Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:04 am by Eruvelladan Friends, we have a new Ranger in our midsts!

Please welcome Creedroc as the newest addition to our ranks! (11) Comments

[RoF] Creedroc and ykamispet accepted as pledges! Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:15 pm by Eoden The Elders have discussed, and Creedroc and ykamispet (or Amada) have been accepted into the RoF for pledgeship!

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But when I get that in my Flash file and it displays in my Text box, the spaces between the paragraphs are quadrupled!

Does anybody know why those huge spaces are showing up in Flash for (apparently) no reason?

I can post a link to the site if anybody wants to see it in action.