DALLAS (AP) - Artist Jack Zajac (Zay-Jack) says it felt "reverential" to learn earlier this year that a small bronze sculpture of a goat that he made was 1 of the last works of art that President John F. Kennedy saw. Zajac's sculpture and other works that were on display in Kennedy's Fort Worth hotel suite before his assassination have been reunited for an exhibition that opens Sunday at the Dallas Museum of Art.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership council is holding its annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas, and will discuss its long-standing ban on allowing openly gay boys to be Scouts. The roughly 1,400 voting members of the council are expected to cast ballots Thursday on a proposed resolution that would allow gay Scouts but leave in place a ban on gay Scout leaders.
NEW YORK (AP) - Plano-based J.C. Penney says it has secured a $2.25 billion loan, which is $500 million more than it had expected. The retailer has been burning through cash and struggling to win back customers and last month fired its CEO after his ambitious turnaround plan backfired and caused sales to plummet. The company said today it plans to use the loan to fund its operations and pay off debt.
DALLAS (AP) - A chandelier by glass artist Dale Chihuly that once belonged to former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford has sold at auction for $158,500 as part of an effort to compensate victims of his Ponzi scheme. The 7-foot-tall, 6-foot-wide chandelier of cascading blue glass was sold today by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.
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