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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.

Week-ends (06/27/09)

Week-ends

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


Cynthia Orel


Michael Corcoran


Deante Walker and Japlin Cureton


Luis Romero


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel continues its great series about World War II veterans.


Hector Henry........the video.


Al Roker


Mississippi mom


Michele Bachmann



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


President Obama


Michael Miller


Kamala Harris


8 Republicans


Mark Sanford



George Stephanopoulos


CNN


ABC


Kimberley Vlaminck


State Representative Gary Sherman


Perez Hilton



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“I’ve been unfaithful to my wife.  I developed a relationship with what started out with a dear dear friend from Argentina.”
SC Governor Mark Sanford


The e-mails between SC Governor Mark Sanford and his mistress.


"I think he is toast politically.

And resigning from the Republican Governors' Association chairmanship is not going to do it, and the reason is that there is a dereliction of duty here. I know there's the titillation of the reason for [his disappearance], but even apart from that, he is the governor of the state.

The governor of the state is chief executive, and if there is a disaster in the state, and this guy is incommunicado, he is nowhere to be seen and he doesn't transfer authority to his lieutenant governor who calls out the National Guard, you cannot recover from that. I think he doesn't last a week in the office of governor.

And the idea that he could actually have an affair in Argentina as an acting governor is sort of insane. If you go to Argentina, you have to have your passport stamped. You can't hide it.

I don't want to play psychiatrist on the show every night. However, the oddity of this and the self-destructiveness would suggest even to a layman that this is a near-intentional political suicide."
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer on Sanford.


"Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?"
U.S.Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) interrupting a general at a Capitol Hill hearing.


Democrats David Obey of Wisconsin and Maxine Waters of California get into noisy floor flight.


“This is the deepest, darkest budget I have ever seen negotiated in this building.”
Senate GOP Leader Scott Fitzgerald.


“As a legislator, I'm not going to change laws just because someone says they're going to do it anyway.”
State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) on his opposition to the driver's license provision for illegal immigrants in the state budget.


When the economy soured, some politicians in Madison were concerned only with how to raise enough tax revenue to fund their spending addiction.”
State Representative Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa), announcing her candidacy against State Senator Jim Sullivan.


“It looks like I will be running against one of Wisconsin’s most extreme and divisive politicians once again.”
Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa), on Vukmir. Sullivan defeated conservative Republican Tom Reynolds of West Allis in his first run for Senate in 2006.


“It's like my 7-year-old daughter's lemonade stand competing with McDonald's. There is no way it's a level playing field.”
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), criticizing Democrat claims that a public option in their health care reform bill would complement private insurance.



O
UTRAGE OF THE WEEK


The state Legislature, controlled by Democrats, has already this legislative session that began in January approved $5 billion in tax increases.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District says heavy rains caused 935.7 million gallons of sewage and storm water from combined sewers to be dumped into area waterways.

Reaction from enviros:

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MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


The death of Michael Jackson. Sorry, the guy wasn't Elvis or Sinatra. Plus, there's all that, well, you know, other stuff...



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Hospital mix-up


Chips for sex


Embarrassed firefighters


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.

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