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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Wyeth Dies, Boy George Locked Up for Tie-Down, Life on Mars, and Hitler Trial Postponed

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:  Painter Andrew Wyeth has died at the age of 91. He was awarded the National Medal of the Arts by President George W. Bush in 2007 and was most famous for his work "Christina’s … Read More

By / January 16, 2009

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

  • Painter Andrew Wyeth has died at the age of 91. He was awarded the National Medal of the Arts by President George W. Bush in 2007 and was most famous for his work "Christina’s World."
  • A Jewish lawmaker in the United Kingdom, whose family suffered through the Holocaust, has compared Israeli actions in Gaza to that of the Nazis
  • Boy George, a.k.a. George O’Dowd, has been sentenced to fifteen months in prison for false imprisonment of a male escort, Audun Carlsen, after tying him down and beating him.
  • The hearing for parents of young Adolf Hitler Campbell, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed to a later, undisclosed date. Read more about Adolf Hitler Campbell on Jewcy here.
  • Scientists have discovered potential life on Mars. The presence of methane gas on the planet signals that there may be some kind of biological activity.
  • The BBC reports that women from poor countries are 300 times more likely to die of child bearing-related complications than their first-world counterparts.