Today, I have two of them. One bad and one good.
Since you never know who might be reading this, and where they might be: http://www.baynews9.com/article/news/2011/june/256045/Flyer-released-in-homicide-case If anyone has details on this case, please contact the authorities.
This is a friend of a friend of people I know in "real life" (who also are on LJ and have been supportive of Idol). I never met the guy, but I've heard stories for years. The fact that he's gone is shocking - the fact that he was murdered is more so.
I did promise you something good to signal boost though - and this might not be a request you get everyday - but it's worth checking out. It's from a former Idoler/long time supporter and is a rare chance to actually *transform* someone's life! Not just "oh, here's a book you wanted", but actually (and literally) having an impact: http://bodlon.livejournal.com/715766.html
He's one of the handful of Idolers/former Idolers that I've been lucky enough to meet in person. One heck of a writer and seemed (online, but even more in person) to be a really nice guy. Even if you can't donate/buy something to help pay for the surgery, at least do him the favor of boosting the signal. I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
There is also a matter of a new topic out there: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/467314.html so if you aren't one of the few who already have theirs completed, you saw, last week, the dangers of waiting until last minute! Time has a way of getting away from you, or having its way with you, one of those. . .