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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Because I Like the Story.
And It is University-Related.

'A man in southwest Portland is stirring up controversy with a public protest over the Oregon Health & Science University aerial tram and his lack of privacy.

If you ride the Portland Tram, you’ve probably seen the bird’s eye view of the F-word. Every few minutes, one of the bubble-esque Tram cars sails through the sky over Justin Auld’s home.

Auld said strangers look down into his back yard, a place he used to call peaceful and private.

Auld told FOX 12 that Oregon Health & Science University promised him the tram would not be invasive.

He now swears that his sign, which reads "(expletive) The Tram," is the best way to fight for his privacy.

OHSU officials said the sign was particularly disappointing to employees riding their Tram with their children.

According to Portland city code, the sign may be against the rules.

AIR 12 flew over the home Friday morning and the sign has been moved from the roof to a fence. The offensive word was also covered up.'

---fox 12 oregon---