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Tuesday, December 21, 2004
This glowing martini glass lights up the hills overlooking downtown Portland every year. Sometime in the '90s, the owner was confronted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The ensuing controversy somehow made the front page of the Oregonian. Eventually, everyone came to a compromise. After 10 PM, the owner plugs in a red slash (think the Ghostbuster's logo) that covers the glass and discourages drunks from taking to the road.
I was downtown the other night and didn't see the slash. Could it have anything to do with the large champaign bottle display that now graces a nearby home? Maybe it's been a bad influence.