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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 (02/13/10)

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


Sarah Holland


Charles Randles


Unidentified man in Argentina


Betty White



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Glenn Yamahiro


Jebidiah James Stipe and Ty Oliver McDowall


William Swadley


Phony war heroes and their attorneys



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


The Great Lakes are not a koi pond for six foot flying fish that eat half their body weight every day.”
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen reacting to the White House’s opposition to a lawsuit by Wisconsin and Michigan seeking to close Illinois locks that lead to Lake Michigan. The states want to reduce the amount of Asian carp.


In spite of all the news and the stuff you've been hearing, we bust our butts on this game. It's a little disrespectful to me, in light of the current drama, to think we didn't work hard on this. We worked hard on this”.
State Rep. Jason Fields (D-Milwaukee), responding to questions about a payday lending bill crafted by Assembly Democrats. There’s a controversy over Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan’s dating a payday loan industry lobbyist.


It's the first time since I've been in the Legislature I've ever seen a bill that is as tainted as it is right now.
Senate Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), contending the payday loan bill should be delayed until the Sheridan controversy is over.


“If I had to make a decision right now, I couldn't do it.”
Former Governor Tommy Thompson on his potential candidacy for statewide office this year. He did say  that a U.S. Senate run would be more likely than a run for governor.


I just feel a responsibility to the people who elected me from southern Wisconsin that if I see a really big problem on the horizon it’s my job to work to try to fix it.”
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), about his "Roadmap for America 2.0" plan to address the bankruptcy of Medicare and Social Security.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Foreign energy firms
getting windfall of stimulus funds



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Wisconsin's potential slap in the face to Canada.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Liberals are now resorting to claiming that any weather change is a result of global warming.

No snow? Global warming. Lots of snow? Global warming.

It's too hot? Global warming. It's too cold? Global warming.

It's raining? Global warming. It's not raining? Global warming.



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Caplin Rous has a very strange pet.


Sometimes, love stinks.


REMEMBER:
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