How can I make a paragraph rule transparent?

I have a requirement to use a paragraph rule but I need it to be transparent. I cannot figure a way to do this or via any other technique in indesign. In reality I want them to be included in a character or paragraph style.
Your help is appreciated. I am on CS5.5 and an indesign veteran of some 12 years now...

My method is a bit of a tricky method, but I think it works.
Select the text frame, and choose Edit>Place and Link Story.
You are given a Loaded Cursor with identical text.
Place this in the exact same location and send it to the back.
Give the text at the back a Paragraph Rule above, to suit. And give it a white rule.
Change the Back Frame transparency to suit.
Then Make sure your original text frame is on top.
When you update the text in the main frame - then you can update the text via the Links panel so the rule behind suits
Here's a file to test it with

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