Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The state Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing today in
Following state Senator Mary Lazich’s testimony, committee member, state Senator Jim Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa) whose district has communities that have such ordinances said several times, “This bill is going nowhere.”
Committee chair, state Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) and author of the bill replied, “I don’t know if that’s true.”
You can see and hear Sullivan’s comments about 50 minutes into this video of the committee hearing.
Also testifying against were Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor, Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva, Franklin Alderman Steve Olson, the
Alderman Olson was quite passionate and even sparred with Senator Taylor. I encourage you to watch them at 2:42:30 into the video.
Alderman Olson did not read from his prepared statement. It was submitted to the committee and follows:
Testimony of Alderman Steve Olson, City of
The Miami Herald says there’s plenty of evidence, and authorities ignored it.
I am a pro wrestling fan. Have been since I was a kid. Dad and I used to go to the Auditorium to watch the matches, the Arena for the really big cards.
In the late 80’s when Vince McMahon brought SummerSlam to then-Milwaukee County Stadium, I got the chance to meet Hulk Hogan and interview him a few days before the event for WUWM.
Public Radio? Pro wrestling?
Why not. I recall the CBC doing almost a half hour mini-documentary on Wrestlemania I.
I recall Hogan dwarfing me and at one point taking both hands and grabbing me by the shoulders (all in good fun) telling me that if he threw me into a nearby chain fence that it would probably hurt (Hogan was to wrestle Andre the Giant in a cage match at
My voice I’m sure went up three octaves.
Hogan was the star of stars at the time, completely on top of his game, and I’ve always liked him.
Twenty-some years later, he, of course, isn’t the same. The Hulkster has difficulty walking, his personal life is in shambles, and now he admits in a new book he almost committed suicide.
This Hulkamaniac hopes he gets things together.
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker becomes the first, and thus far, only candidate for governor to publicly take a position on the bills now before the Legislature that would repeal more than 100 local ordinances across Wisconsin that restrict where released sex offenders can live and congregate.
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“The state should not override the concerns of the individual municipalities in
Today while filling in for Vicki McKenna on Newstalk 1130 WISN, I read from a column by Matt Towery about allowing Catholic priests to marry (I am open to the idea). Towery writes:
“I am not a rebel within my church. In fact, I enjoy the more conservative interpretation of the scriptures. But we now live in an age when even the purest of heart are barraged by media with sexually charged material, or at least subliminally stimulating images and ideas about sex. This extends from entertainment all the way into everyday conversations.
It has now reached the point that the Church must confront the inevitable. Its demands of celibacy and unmarried church careers for its priests and others no longer constitute a tenable interpretation of the scriptures in the modern world. This may well result in a Church that refuses to face the devastating consequences of sexually frustrated clergy; a clergy that contains some who, try as they might, end up falling prey to temptation by trying to quench their natural passions by exploiting those most conveniently under their control -- children.”
Here is the entire piece.
Bye bye nice weather.
Sunday does look nice, though.
Some would say the best sports event of the year takes place this weekend.....
The Final Four.
Even better than the Super Bowl.
My bracket expired some time ago, so GO BUTLER!
Our weekend features on This Just In begin tonight with our weekly Friday night smooth music segue into Saturday and Sunday.
Here's a hint......
Then Saturday morning, wake up to The Barking Lot, our weekly dog blog.
Also, Weekends, our weekly week in review including...........
Also Saturday, Recommended Reading.
On Sunday, My Most Popular Blogs, Culinary no-no # 8623, and Photos of the Week.
Inquiring minds want to know......Will This Just In reader, Franklin resident Don Dorsan find a picture in this week's selection to get his undies in a bundle like last Sunday's posting?
Gee, I'd hate to get him all upset on Easter morning.
Here's a photo that did NOT make the final cut.....
Remember when the president trotted out all those medicos at a news conference to show he had professional support for socialized medicine?
Not every lab coat has drunk the Kool-Aid.
I admire this guy’s courage, but he’s about to get filleted by the Obamessiah’s hired assassins in the mainstream media.
Anyone outraged by his actions needs to understand this is just the beginning. He's right. Awful ramifications from Obamacare are coming.
It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.
The weekend has finally arrived.
The sun has set.
The evening sky has erupted.
We put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.
Tonight, the cute one.
Paul McCartney hits the concert stage once more with no sign of settling down anytime soon.
Sir McCartney’s latest tour began last Sunday in
“With apologies to Ringo Starr, the Beatles' legacy couldn't have hoped to be in better hands at this late date than . Forty years after the breakup, the former Beatle most likely to pack an arena launched his latest solo tour in Glendale on Sunday night with a three-hour set at the Jobing.com Arena that found him more than willing and able to serve as the Beatles' ambassador to the 21st century.”
McCartney played the famed Hollywood Bowl this week and for the next two and half months, he will visit
In keeping with the theme of our Friday night musical get together, the smooth side of Paul McCartney Live.
The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just in…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me. It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!
THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.
TODAY: Showers. High of 55. "D"
SUNDAY: Partly Cloudy. High of 67. "B"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Imagine running to your local dog-and-cat-supply store for a bag of kibble. Do you expect that there would be a warning sign posted at the front door that shopping there may be hazardous to your health and that you are shopping at your own risk?
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week.Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
Dennis and Jennifer Renz and their twins
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League
14-year old Indianpolis boy
Dr. Jack Cassell
Soldiers that read
A good friend of mine, Dick Koch.
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Federal Judge Charles Clevert
Some troopers in some states.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“We are beginning to turn the corner. The worst of the storm is over; brighter days are still ahead. We’ve still got a long ways to go … eight million people have lost jobs over the last two years – that’s a staggering sum.”
President Obama, speaking in
“That’s not the federal government’s place. It’s tax dollars, my money, being used to prop up other businesses. They’re taking our money and using it as they see fit. Because it’s not market driven, it’s artificial.”
Steve Sweigart of Charlotte, a Marine Corps veteran who works in information technology, picketing President Obama’s visit to
“Why is he lying to the American public? This law was crammed down the throats of the American public behind closed doors.”
Dr. James McGukin, a cardiologist from High Point clad in blue hospital scrubs, carried a sign with tea bags dangling from it outside President Obama’s
Jews "know from experience what it means to be victims of collective violence and also because of this they are quick to recognize the recurring symptoms.”
Pope Benedict’s personal preacher, the Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa likened accusations against the pontiff and the Catholic church in sex abuse scandals in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere to "collective violence" suffered by the Jews.
“Shame on Father Cantalamessa. The
Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants.
"There's no way the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment actually requires that taxpayers fund sex change operations for prisoners.”
State Rep. Mark Gundrum (R-New Berlin), a co-sponsor of the Sex Change Prevention Act, reacting to Federal Judge Charles Clevert’s ruling that the Act prohibiting hormone treatment and therapy and drugs for prison inmates seeking a sex change is unconstitutional. Gundrum said he expects Clevert's ruling will be appealed.
"This ruling puts a higher priority on helping inmate Tommy become Tammy than protecting the pocketbooks of law abiding citizens.”
Rep. Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford), another sponsor of the law, reacting to Clevert’s ruling.
"I'm not going to take a day and hold a hearing on this because whatever we do in committee, if it passes, fails, we do nothing, it will in the end be a waste of time, simply because it doesn't matter what we do here in this state."
State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Waunakee) who chairs the Senate Health Committee, telling dozens of Wisconsin residents he refuses to hold a public hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit any level of government from requiring
"It's clear he has an agenda, and he has no intention of letting this bill go through."
Oriannah Paul of Sheboygan, reacting to Erpenbach.
"I do not think he understands the issue, and I don't think he understands his responsibility as a senator."
Kirsten Lombard of Madison, also reacting to Erpenbach.
“What you folks are saying is, ‘we didn’t read the ordinances, we don’t know what you’re talking about, but we’re going to ban them anyway.“
Franklin alderman Steve Olson, testifying at a public hearing at the state Capitol in opposition to a bill that would repeal over 100 local ordinances around the state including
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
1) Bill aims to LOOSEN anti-fraud rules for child-care providers.
2) Sweeping election reform moving quickly through Legislature.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Apparently sex abuse only takes place in the Catholic Church and not in other denominations.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The continuing smear cmapaign against the Pope. Where's the proof?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
British media revel in April Fool's Day tradition.
Lucky # 7.
Rabbit costume traffic sting draws criticism.
Linda Fischer vs. John Fischer.
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.
Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).
The Catholic Quandary
“A number of Catholics have left the church because of the priestly sins, but not me. From the beginning, in Sister Claudia's first-grade class, I understood that the Catholic Church was about Jesus, not Father Flannery. Believe me, I saw so many loons in my Catholic school days that I should be a Buddhist. But it is the theology, not the church leadership, that keeps me in the fold.”
How Easter Ended
“Dear Grandson: I risk writing you this letter in order to pass along some censored history. Today’s
“These quietly angry people gather in their churches while their religions are called divisive and their beliefs are labeled as bigotry, and they pray for a better day. They talk among themselves in their
They are tired of being told they are too stupid to understand the country's complex problems, too rooted in the past to find solutions, too selfish to share what they have worked for with everyone else who wants it.”
“No one was stabbed this March, no limp bodies dumped into the
It isn't unreasonable to think that amongst the Tea Party protesters one can find the ignorant and hateful. Many of the protesters seem to believe that the president of the
Against Obamacare? You’re a Fascist Racist Hater
“Idiots, wing nuts and haters exist — on both sides of the political spectrum — in a country of 300 million people. Those who threaten and engage in violence should be arrested and prosecuted. Those who use incendiary language should be denounced.
But which "hater" said the following, and where was the condemnation?”
Please don’t call it ‘state socialism’
"We're told that for some reason we're not allowed to call the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda ‘socialism,’ ‘communism,’ ‘Marxism,’ ‘state socialism’ ‘fascism,’ or anything else that might sound unpleasant.
‘Federalizing’ all these programs shifts money and employment from the private to the government-bureaucrat sector. Unionized government bureaucrats tend to belong to outfits like the SEIU, which actively back Democrat/socialists, while dispatching purple-shirted thugs to beat up black freedom-fighters handing out 'Don't tread on me' Gadsden flags outside rigged Democratic ‘town hall’ meetings.
The so-called ‘health reform’ bill authorizes $10 billion to field 16,500 more IRS agents to collect and enforce mandatory ‘premiums,’ which we're assured are not a ‘tax.’ Providing you're a ‘normal’ citizen with a job and house, of course. (Illegal aliens Get Out of Jail Free, as usual.)”
“In the coming watershed election, the nature of this unique and exceptional land is at stake. We will choose one of two different paths. And once we make that choice, there's no going back.
This is not the kind of election I would prefer. But it was forced on us by the leaders of our government.”
Palin Says “Reload” and the Liberals Have a Cow
“My cow comment is clearly figurative because we all know Libs can’t have cows; it takes a cow to have a cow, duh. Which I guess means that Rosie O’Donnell could have a cow, Joy Behar could lay a mess of tsetse fly eggs, and Janeane Garofalo could spawn a ring-tailed lemur. Wouldn’t that be the bomb?
Oops, sorry. I forgot. I said bomb. Shame on me because I forgot that I can’t use any warfare terminology anymore in my prose since the thought police on the Left have put a moratorium on militaristic analogies (as such language will lead, according to ‘them,’ to Tea Party terrorists).”
Big Brother on Your Tail
"Suppose I approached you with a request. I want you to carry a small gadget that will automatically transmit your location to the police, allowing them to track your every movement 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Chances are you would politely decline.
Too late. You already accepted.
That gadget, you see, is called a cell phone."
And why not?
I mean, c'mon....
Just red-blooded American male honesty.
And now, to the point.
There's even more reason to love Raquel Welch....
1st District Alderman — There’s No Comparison!
Promotes economic development that solidifies
the burden on citizens.
Promotes regional economic projects that benefit our city:
As I post every Sunday, here are the five most read blog entries of mine from the previous week. NOTE: some entries may have been posted prior to the past week.
Photos of the Week (03/28/10)
Like wow, man, just chill out, y'know it's just freakin' art
2) Scummy Internet trolls
3) Muhammad Ali's daughter saved Hulk Hogan's life
Re-elect Franklin Alderman Steve Olson: THE REST OF THE STORY
People rally outside the Historic Utah County Courthouse for the Tea Party Express stop in Provo, Utah on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. The Tea Party Express, which was kicked off last week by former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is named after the Boston Tea Party. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)
Serial killer Rodney Alcala, right, looks to a sheriff after his death sentence was pronounced by Judge Francisco Briseno in Santa Ana, California, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Judge Briseno's decision came several weeks after a jury recommended the death penalty for Alcala after convicting him on charges of slaying four women and a teenage girl in the 70s. (Pool photo by Michael Goulding/Orange County Register/MCT)
Jeanne Tiller, widow of slain abortion doctor George Tiller, hugs a family member during the sentencing of Scott Roeder in Sedgwick County District Court in Wichita, Kan., Thursday, April 1, 2010. Roeder was convicted last January of murdering Tiller's husband, Dr. George Tiller. (AP Photo/Jeff Tuttle, Pool)
This screen grab made Monday March 29, 2010 from the Christian militia group Hutaree's site allegedly shows training videos. Nine suspects tied to a Christian militia that was preparing for the Antichrist were charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then kill scores more by attacking a funeral using homemade bombs, federal prosecutors said Monday. The Michigan-based group, called Hutaree, planned to use the attack on police as a catalyst for a larger uprising against the government, according to newly unsealed court papers. (AP Photo/Hutaree.com)
A tattered American flag is taped to the antenna of a van at the home of Thomas William Piatek Monday, March 29, 2010, in Whiting, Ind. Piatek is one of nine suspects tied to a Christian militia that was preparing for the Antichrist and are charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then attack a funeral using homemade bombs in the hopes of killing more law enforcement personnel, federal prosecutors said Monday. The Michigan-based group, called Hutaree, planned to use the attack on police as a catalyst for a larger uprising against the government, according to newly unsealed court papers. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said agents moved on the group because its members were planning a violent mission sometime in April. (AP Photo/(M. Spencer Green)
Vietnam veterans Jerry Turner, left, and Ray Hunziker hug at the funeral of Air Force Maj. Curtis Daniel Miller on Monday, March 29, 2010 in Dallas. The remains of a U.S. Air Force officer shot down during the Vietnam War are being buried in his native Texas. Maj. Miller, of Palacios, Texas, was buried Monday afternoon at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, with full military honors. His funeral comes 38 years to the day after his gunship was shot out of the sky over Laos. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)
Five-year-old Ashton Peterson welcomes home his father Sergeant Carl Peterson, of 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards), home as he returns from Afghanistan at Weeton Barracks on April 2, 2010 in Kirkham, England. 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) deployed from Lancashire to Afghanistan in September 2009 to begin its third operational tour in Afghanistan in five years. The soldiers of 2 YORKS have been operating throughout Helmand, including in Sangin, Musa Qalah, Lashkar Gar, Gereshk and Babaji. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Commuters on a subway train injured by a blast which took place at the Park Kultury subway station wait for medical care just outside the station shortly after the explosion, Moscow, Monday, March 29, 2010. Female suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday in twin attacks on Moscow subway stations packed with rush-hour passengers, killing several people and wounding many more, officials said. The carnage blamed on rebels from the Caucasus region follows the killings of several high-profile Islamic militant leaders there. (AP Photo/Egor Barbatunov)
Eric Croom of Metro Transit Police patrols with his canine Kota during a photo opportunity for the media at Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station March 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Metro Transit Police Acting Chief Jeri Lee said in a new release by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority that Metro Transit Police has conducted random station and rail yard sweeps throughout the day as part of heightened security associated with the terrorist attacks on subway stations in Moscow. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A woman walks past two heavily-armed counterterrorism officers stationed outside the turnstiles at Grand Central Station in New York, Monday, March 29, 2010. The officers represent "Operation TORCH," or Transit Operational Response with Canine and Heavy Weapons, funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security's grant to New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to help beef up 2,600 police officers who work for the New York Police Department's transit bureau. New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority beefed up security as a precaution Monday following the suicide bombing in Moscow's subway system. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
US astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (middle), Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov (bottom) and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (top) wave while boarding a Russian Soyuz TMA-18 rocket at Kazakhstan's Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on April 2, 2010 for launch to the International Space Station (ISS). YACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images
Lt. Brian Poland, of the East Providence, R.I., fire department, carries Phyllis Rego to dry land while helping rescue her from a flooded neighborhood in East Providence, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Nandintsetseg, 26, (L) feeds their son Munkhorgil, 18 months, before going to work, as father, Baigalnaa,39,(R) watches living inside the small sewer that the family calls home March 15, 2010 in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia. The family have been living underneath the street in their sewer for 5 years both working 9 hours a day barely making enough money to survive. Since 70 years of communist rule ended in 1990, Mongolia has become one of the most pro-business countries. While economic reforms have brought prosperity to Ulaan Baatar, there is still widespread unemployment, some used to work in the now defunct state industries. Approximately over 35% of Mongolians live below the poverty line, many unable to buy basic food needed to survive. Social problems include depression, alcohol abuse, domestic violence and crime. Mongolia suffers with a very high number of alcoholics, all consuming cheap Mongolian vodka that is readily available to the poor and the unemployed. Many Mongolians have migrated to the capitol city from the far away provinces seeking employment. For the homeless during the winter this means extreme hardship, for some homeless living in the sewers means warmth verses dealing with temperatures dropping as low as -25C mid- Winter. This year Mongolia has experienced the worst winter in 30 years. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
Sister Tobiana Sobodka, at bottom right kneeling, who worked for late Pope John Paul II, prays during a memorial Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II, Monday, March 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Polish Catholic pilgrims carry their church's statue of Madonna as they walk down the Mount of Olives to the Old City during the traditional Palm Sunday procession on March 28, 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel. Palm Sunday, which marks the start of Holy Week, is a landmark in the Christian calendar, marking the triumphant return of Jesus to Jerusalem the week before his death when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
A Tamil Hindu devotee wears nailed footwear during a religious procession during the "Panguni Uthiram" festival in Bhopal, India, Monday, March 29, 2010. The Panguni Uthiram is an important Tamil festival observed in the Tamil month of Panguni (March Ð April), and celebrates the wedding of important deities in the Hindu religion. (AP Photo)
Penitents take part in the procession of the 'Cristo de la buena muerte' brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zamora, northern Spain, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Orthodox Christians immerse themselves in the Jordan River at a baptism ceremony, during Holy Week, at Qasr el Yahud near the West Bank town of Jericho, Wednesday, March 31, 2010. The site is traditionally believed by many to be the place where Jesus was baptized. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
A woman sunbathes on the beach as penitents of the Santisimo Cristo del Salvador y el Amparo brotherhood carry a figure of Jesus on a cross during an Easter Holy Week procession in Valencia, Spain Friday April, 2, 2010. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Little boys carry signs depicting the stigmata of Christ ahead of a Good Friday procession on April 2, 2010 in Lohr am Main, Germany. Several thousands of faithful took part in this 300-year-old Good Friday procession to commemorate the death of Christ. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
American Christian pilgrims re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa, the route tradition says Jesus carried the cross on which he was to be crucified by the Romans, during the Good Friday procession on April 2, 2010 in Jerusalem's Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world thronged the narrow cobblestone alleys as they retraced the footsteps of Jesus and the Stations of the Cross. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
A Filipino penitent has his feet nailed to a cross during yearly religious rituals in San Juan village, San Fernando town, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday April 2, 2010. Filipino devotees re-enacted Jesus Christ's suffering by having themselves nailed to the cross in yearly Good Friday rites frowned upon by church leaders in Asia's largest predominantly Roman Catholic nation. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki kneels at the eighth station as he leads those attending the Outdoor Way of the Cross at the Basilica of Holy Hill. Journal Sentinel photo: Kristyna Wentz-Graff
Volker Kraft decorates a tree with thousands of Easter eggs in his garden in Saalfeld, Germany, Sunday, March 28, 2010. The Kraft family have decorated their tree for Easter for more than forty years. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Decorative "Sphere of Good and of Spiritual Renaissance" by Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas stands in front of Kiev-Pecherskaya Lavra cathedral in Kiev during the opening ceremony on April 2, 2010. The sphere made with 3000 traditional Easter eggs made with wood and painted in traditional Ukrainian style was opened before Easter, main religious holiday of the Orthodox Church . SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Kids run after and pick up eggs at the start of an Easter egg hunt at the 11th Annual Egg Hunt and Festival Saturday, April 3, 2010, in Laveen, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Six-year old Will Culp of Peoria, Ill., swims past other children to gather plastic eggs at the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt in the pool at the RiverPlex in Peoria, Ill., on Saturday, April 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Peoria Journal Star, Ron Johnson)
Several years ago, my wife, Jennifer and I were having a blast in central
At the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal
So writes Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune. From a column he penned before the start of the Final Four:
"If you were trapped down a mine shaft, and crews couldn't get to you, and you were running out of air, but somebody lowered a screen and DVD player down and Gene Hackman was giving a pep talk to Hickory, you'd go, Hey, Hoosiers’!”
America isn't possibly rooting for Duke tonight. This is too good a story to be ruined by a Blue Devil victory.