I've got a new WordPress site (2.0.5). I'm creating a few static pages, and I'm using just the plain HTML editor. I've got a couple of paragraphs in there, but instead of P tags I want to use BR tags to get bigger spaces and custom spaces between the paragraphs (there are some images in there, too, so I need control over the spacing).
I've typed BR and can see these tags in the content in edit mode (if I reload the page in the editor I still see the BR tags), but, when the page is rendered in the public view, the BR tags are gone and are replaced by just one P tag so there is basically no spacing in the wordpress Page at all.
How do I control this aspect of the content?