Charity Raffle of the Day: Diem Chau's Crayon Sculptures For Japan

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Charity Raffle of the Day: Diem Chau's Crayon Sculptures For Japan
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Charity Raffle of the Day: Artist Diem Chau, best known for her incredibly intricate crayon sculptures, is doing her part to help Japan recover by raffling off a crayon family portrait (up to 3 carved crayons, so pick your favorite family members) to the winner of a drawing to be held on March 24th. Tickets are $10, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Full entry info can be found

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Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day

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Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day: A lost dog refuses to leave the side of his wounded canine companion in the aftermath of Friday's earthquake.

According to a Facebook post from Butch Japan president Kenn Sakurai, both dogs were found alive in Mito, Ibaraki, thanks to the efforts of

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Touching Tribute of the Day

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Touching Tribute of the Day: From Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess: "A musical message for my friends in Japan who are dealing with this terrible natural disaster."

[thanks anon!]

Photo of the Day

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Photo of the Day: "Japanese medical personnel check a mother and son for radiation exposure in Kawamata village, Fukushima prefecture on Monday."

According to a Japanese official, 22 people so far have tested positive for radiation contamination, and a further 190 may have been exposed.

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2011 Sendai Earthquake News Round-Up

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2011 Sendai Earthquake News Round-Up
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2011 Sendai Earthquake News Round-Up:

Nuclear Crisis: Second hydrogen explosion occurs as predicted at troubled Fukushima Daiichi's No. 3 reactor (see video below); explosion damages building, injures workers, leaves reactor container intact; radiation levels