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May 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Friday Memo: Ballmer’s billions … Kasem in court … remembering Schram … nerd alert

National Weather Service forecast

National Weather Service forecast

Top bidder: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer really has offered $2 billion for the L.A. Clippers. In a statement released late Thursday night, Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling said she’d signed a binding contract for a sale of the team by the Sterling Family Trust to Ballmer. Does this kill the possibility that Seattle will ever get a team? Pretty much. Read more about the record NBA deal here.

Court battle: Jean Kasem, Casey Kasem’s wife, is expected to appear in court this morning as part of an ongoing dispute with Kasem’s stepdaughter about whether he is receiving adequate medical care. Most everyone knows Kasem’s “America’s Top 40,” but did you know he was the voice of Shaggy on “Scooby Doo”?

Ken Schram

Ken Schram

Broadcast legend dies: He was cranky and sometimes cantankerous, but Ken Schram endeared himself to his many fans. The longtime KOMO personality died Thursday at age 66. As talk-show host John Carlson said about Schram’s style, “Ken was not one for nuance.”

Three suns in a row: Did you see the little weather graphic up there? That bright shiny sun means mid-70s all weekend, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Seattle summer at its best. Go outside and play.

Nerd alert: Did you see the story about the techie pin-up calendar this week? No, it’s not Bettie Page in librarian glasses. The “Men of Game Development” calendar features techie guys. That story and more odd stuff you might have missed this week.

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