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Man upset with neighbors paints house bright lime green

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A Chattanooga physician says he painted a house he owns lime green to get his neighbors' attention after they opposed a zoning change.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/1lAFW6P ) James Newby told council members considering his zoning request he wanted the garish color to show his neighbors there were worse things that could happen to the property than having an engineering firm locate there.

Newby, his son and some friends did the painting, but they didn't finish the job. The tops of most of the walls and the chimney are still the original red-brick color.

After much back and forth Newby said he did not plan to "leave the house as a spectacle" and would probably repaint it gray.

The council voted unanimously to deny the zoning change request.

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