Perl module to convert rich text to ASCII

I am writing  a perl program to extract some data which is in RTF format from MS SQL database.  Before passing it to an application, I need to convert rich text to ASCII since the application can not handle RTF.
I searched CPAN but found no module that does this.  

Any idea?
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cpeters5Asked:
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cpeters5Author Commented:
Thanks!  :-)  
Now it seems so obvious.  I probably used different word to serach (ascii, rich text etc...).  It didn't turn up.
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