February 17, 2013 at 9:42 AM
Sunday Memo: SIFF honors Oscar snubs … NBA commissioner on Kings … acid-attack hoax
Holiday weekend weather: Partly sunny later today with a high near 48. Not too shabby for February.
SIFF marathon during Oscar season: Today, SIFF is hosting a 12-hour marathon of six films famously overlooked by the Academy. The lineup includes: “A Star is Born,” “Fargo,” “The Thin Man,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Blazing Saddles,” and one secret snubbed film that will be revealed at showtime. The first film starts at 10 a.m., the last at 9 p.m.
NBA commissioner speaks up on Sacramento Kings: David Stern said during a news conference Saturday that he did not expect both Seattle and Sacramento to get an NBA team, and that simply adding a team to the NBA is not an option. When asked which way the Kings owners were leaning — keeping the team in Sacramento with a new ownership group or selling the team to Chris Hansen’s investor group in Seattle — Stern said he didn’t know.
He said again that Hansen’s bid to buy and relocate the team will be decided by the NBA Board of Governors on April 18. Not the most groundbreaking news conference, but the clock is ticking for Sacramento to submit their own proposal.
Vancouver woman’s acid-attack hoax: Bethany Storro, who intentionally damaged her face with drain cleaner and then told police she had been attacked, is scheduled to talk about her upcoming book Monday morning on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.” Her book, co-authored with a Portland burn survivor, was released earlier this month. The Columbian has the story.
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