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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Pope Causes More Controversy, Madoff Accountant Turns Himself In, and White House Teleprompter Woes

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The Austrian man accused of keeping his daughter locked up for 24 years and repeatedly raping her has plead guilty to all charges. Josef Fritzl is 73 and fathered his daughter’s seven … Read More

By / March 18, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • The Austrian man accused of keeping his daughter locked up for 24 years and repeatedly raping her has plead guilty to all charges. Josef Fritzl is 73 and fathered his daughter’s seven children, whom he claimed to love "like a second family."
  • As the saga goes on, Madoff accountant David Friehling has turned himself in. He faces up to 105 years in prison for "rubber stamping" falsified books.
  • Never a dull moment for the Catholic Church: Pope Benedict XVI is under fire (again) for saying that condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa. He, of course, preaches abstinence-only and suggested that the use of condoms may only further aggravate the crisis.
  • In a rather entertaining turn of events, a spastic teleprompter had Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowan and President Obama reading the same speech, with Obama reportedly thanking himself for the invitation.
  • A man who fell onto the subway tracks at Penn Station earlier this week was rescued by an off-Broadway actor. Chad Lindsey, who appears in the play "Kaspar Hauser," has a role that requires him to carry a character who cannot walk.