The Sad, Sorry, Dog Days Of Summer

  • Jake, one of the many specially-trained canines involved in the rescue of victims of both 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, has died of cancer, possibly as a result of toxins inhaled while working at Ground Zero. Wonder if Rudy Giuliani or Christine Todd Whitman will be sending condolence cards? [MSNBC]
  • Astronauts: Turning up for work drunk — just like us! [CNN]
  • Italian women in jail: Also clothing designers! [The West]
  • Shouldn't South Africa be focusing its energies on bigger issues than whether its women can, uh, wear pants? [BBC]
  • Seems that Christians don't like it so much when they kill Muslims and are called terrorists as a result. [NYT]
  • Bulgarian baby trafficker? Busted, at last. [BBC]
  • Yay! Now we can have Knut the Polar Bear: The Book! [Yahoo]
  • Even CNN is trying to offer Lindsay Lohan advice. [CNN]
  • Dina Lohan: Not such a fan of Jay Leno. [E!]
  • 1 U.S. casuality identified. [DoD]