As mentioned on Marmot, the blogger Chinabounder recently got busted (?) by Chinese netizens, but you can still view his old entries by going here and clicking on "Cached" in the search results. Juicy stuff, with some compelling commentary on China.
Ryan Katcher was a student at the University of Illinois who, along with his truck, disappeared after a party near Champaign one night about six years ago. My old roommate knew him so I had met Ryan a few times. It was a strange and sad story that I hadn't thought about in a while. A month ago him and his vehicle were finally found. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends...hopefully they can find some closure.