2nd AP Oregon News Minute

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute/250 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The campaign to privatize the liquor business in Oregon is getting started. The Oregonian reports backers have already spent $30,000 on consultants. Oregonians for Competition filed petitions two weeks ago that could lead to a ballot measure asking voters whether to privatize liquor sales. It would allow most stores that already sell beer and wine to sell hard liquor.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The most expensive artwork ever sold at auction is on display at the Portland Art Museum. In New York last month, an anonymous collector paid more than $142 million for the “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” – a 1969 painting by Francis Bacon. The Oregonian reports the museum is on highest alert for the next three months as it exhibits the work before it goes into to the owner’s private collection.

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The National Weather Service office in Medford issued an air stagnation advisory that will remain in effect until noon Saturday. The Mail Tribune reports reports a layer of warm air aloft is trapping cold air in valleys across southwestern Oregon. Restrictions put in place on such days include a ban on burning in non-certified woodstoves.

HONOLULU (AP) – Isaac Fotu led four players scored in double figures with 17 points as Hawaii beat Oregon State 79-73 in the fifth place game of the Diamond Head Classic. Roberto Nelson scored 22, Devon Collier added 13, 10 rebounds and Challe Barton chipped in with 13 points for the Beavers (7-4).