NBA team donates to charity; dog returns favor

The second half of tonight’s game between the Orlando Magic and the Detroit Pistons was delayed when a seeing-eye dog left a deposit on the court:

The dog was with a charity organization, Canine Companions for Independence, that was receiving a $10,000 donation from the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.
When the Pistons came out for warmups, Rasheed Wallace walked up to the lane where the excrement had fallen, stopped and stared in disbelief. His teammates were just as confused before wide smiles broke out.

Maybe the pooch was a Pacers fan.

2005 Dead Pool picks

Well, the annual morbidity derby is underway at Lawrence Simon’s blog. Here’s my list of picks:

Name Birthdate Occupation
Iyad Allawi 1945 Interim Iraqi Prime Minister
Fidel Castro August 13, 1926 Dictator
Gerald Ford July 14, 1913 Former President
Paul Harvey September 4, 1918 Radio broadcaster
Whitney Houston August 9, 1963 Pop singer
Kim Jong-Il February 16, 1942 Dictator
Christopher Lee May 27, 1922 Actor
Art Modell June 23, 1925 Former NFL team owner
Pervez Musharraf August 11, 1943 Dictator
Mary-Kate Olsen June 13, 1986 Actress
Dan Rather October 31, 1931 TV news anchor
Glenn Reynolds August 27, 1960 Law professor, blogger, puppy-blending hobo-killing robot dancer
Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II) May 18, 1920 Pope
Viktor Yuschenko February 23, 1954 Ukrainian politician
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi October 30, 1966 Terrorist

Did you submit your picks this time around?