If you read above carefully, you will find that your questions are already answered. kkobashi received his check on April 8, 2006. this mean yes people receive checks even they have "Check pending" in their accounts.
"Check pending" means they are processing checks(Calculating amounts, cutting checks, sending checks). as jameswross said dont worry you will receive your check even you have "Check Pending" in your account. This "Check pending" will change to "Check Issued" in next few days.