Good Dog News: The dog trapped for years in a Shoreline basement has been rescued.

Bad Dog News: Police in Federal Way shoot a pack of pit bulls after attack on teen.

"A Sham": How Mayor McGinn descibes the viaduct replacement process.

Susan Hildreth: Seattle's top librarian tapped for job with Obama administration.

I Thought Germans were Supposed to be the Most Punctual People in the World: After 92 years, Germany makes final reparation payments for World War 1.

Live and Learn, or Die and Teach: British man drinks pint of vodka in six seconds, drops dead.

Job Opening!: Former FBI agent is fired from current job at Pepperdine University over his advocacy for the innocence of Amanda Knox.

$2 Million: Awarded to a woman injured on a King County bus.

Meanwhile in South Asia: NATO aircraft kills "several armed individuals" in Pakistan.

Prepare to Have Your Ass Kicked by a Girl: "One of the nation's top weather forecasters is predicting the strongest La Nina event in the Northwest in more than half a century—a weather pattern likely to produce a colder, wetter winter this year," reports KIRO.

In Related News, Delta Dawn Cited for Littering: "Suspicious package" that briefly shut down Seattle's Broadway just an old abandoned suitcase.

Please Use This Occasion to Watch Sweet Smell of Success: Hollywood legend Tony Curtis is dead at age 85.

And finally, happy birthday to Frankie Lymon, who led the Teenagers to the top of the charts while himself a young teen, and was born on this day in 1942. Dig this: