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Business News Archive - March 29, 2007

By Ryan Frank, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Mar. 29--So how much would you pay to live near Portland's new aerial tram? Three of the tram's neighbors opened their mail this month to find a bill from the city of Portland for the new silver people-mover and said: Not that much.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.