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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.

UPDATE: Culinary no-no #95

Culinary no-no's


Culinary no-no #95
this past January created quite the buzz. It focused on all the fascinating small town politics surrounding a topless coffee shop in the Brussels of the Northeast, Vassalboro, Maine.

You always hate to see commerce brought down because of the acts of some hooligans.

Quite frankly, if I am not all that thrilled about seeing one of Vassalboro’s females strut her stuff while she’s serving me my bacon and eggs, I just hit McDonald’s.

I do not commit arson.

On the morning of June 3, 2009, the local press was reporting that the owner of the topless coffee shop was thinking about adding topless dancing to his menu.

The very next day, the headline in the same paper was, Topless coffee shop set ablaze.”

Those women couldn’t have been that bad, could they?

(Before I start getting nasty e-mails, seriously, the culprits need to be caught and punished severely).

Firefighters look over the ruins of the Grand View Toples... (Joel Page / AP)

Firefighters look over the ruins of the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in Vassalboro, Maine. The coffee shop went up in flames just hours after the owner went to the town's planning board to discuss expanding the business. (Joel Page / AP) 

Donald Crabtree, owner of the Grand View Topless Coffee S... (Joel Page / AP)

Donald Crabtree, owner of the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop, right, joined by his brother Paul Crabtree, center, and Krista MacIntyre, left, a waitress at the coffee shop, gather outside of the coffee shop early Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in Vassalboro, Maine. (Joel Page / AP)

"It's sad to see people driving by and acting happy about it." 
Coffee shop owner Donald Crabtree 

Maybe Crabtree should pay a visit to Franklin. Someone's always grumbling and moaning up a storm here about how we need more coffee shops.

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