DALLAS (AP) - The National Weather Service says subfreezing temperatures through the weekend are expected to keep roads, trees and power lines iced up in North Texas after yesterday's ice storm. Forecasters also say there's a chance of some freezing drizzle in parts of the state today. Temperatures will remain below freezing over most of the state until tomorrow.
DALLAS (AP) - The ice storm has postponed an auction to sell the gray wool suit Gene Kelly wore in Singin' in the Rain. Heritage Auctions spokesman Noah Fleisher says accumulated ice cut the power to the auction house, so there's no way the suit Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour could be sold yesterday. Fleisher says the auction has been rescheduled for next week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An appraiser says an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett currently held by actor Ryan O'Neal is worth an estimated $12 million. New York art appraiser Lee Drexler told a jury being asked to consider who owns the artwork that the piece is an extraordinary piece of Warhol's art. O'Neal is being sued by the University of Texas at Austin, which wants the actor to turn over the painting because Fawcett left the school all her artwork upon her death in 2009.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport has sold a massive bronze statue for $300,000 to finance a major upgrade to its science education program for schoolchildren. Board Chairman Joe D'Avanzo said the 15-foot sculpture, "Torch Bearers," was sold to an unidentified Houston, Texas, buyer yesterday. The statue was to sell for at least $325,000 but was sold in a settlement because the purchase price fell short.
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