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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 (02/20/10)

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


Debra Moriarity


Robin Dehaven


Subway heroes


Todd McHugh


Michael Macias


Blue


Frances Gallo


Canada women's hockey team



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Amy Bishop


The TSA


Caleb Lacey


"Family Guy"


Tiger Woods


Elton John



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable. And I am the only person to blame. I stopped living by the core values that I was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced myself that normal rules didn't apply. I never thought about who I was hurting. Instead, I thought only about myself.”
Tiger Woods in a staged announcement Friday.


“If I could create one job in the private sector by helping to grow a business, that would be one more than Congress has created in the last six months.”
Retiring U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.)


"Washington, right now, is broken."
Vice President Joe Biden


"We are overspending. We're destroying the future of our country. We're losing jobs again in droves. When you ask about the Tea Party, I'm one of those people except that I'm probably the next step up because I got so frustrated I actually put my business aside and ran for office."
Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann.


“I don’t think that the bill should pass until it’s significantly changed. And I don’t think the bill will pass until it's significantly changed.”
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a candidate for governor, talking about the “Clean Energy Jobs Act.”  


“I worked in a factory for 31 years, and this is kind of a new frontier for me. I know three weeks ago there were questions about my relationship, and quite frankly it's very difficult to talk about those things. I wasn't trying to be misleading. It's just very difficult to talk about those things.”
Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan( D-Janesville) apologizing to reporters for misleading them about his dating a payday loan lobbyist. His apology came after the Assembly passed a compromise payday loan regulation bill.


“We know the public relations problem you have.”
Assembly Minority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) accusing Democrats of rushing through the payday regulation bill to provide political cover for Sheridan.


This isn’t mass transit; this is elite transit.”
State Senator Luther Olsen(R-Ripon) on the high cost to passengers on a proposed high-speed rail project between Madison and Milwaukee. The Joint Finance Committee voted  along party lines to approve more than $800 million to start work on the project.


“In this election year, we’ll see many daring Davids take on entrenched Goliaths. Just one of these many brave souls is a northern Wisconsin patriot named Sean Duffy. He’s running in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District against a liberal Goliath who’s been in Congress over 40 years now and has the dubious distinction of being the author of the stimulus bill.”
Sarah Palin in a post on her Facebook page commemorating the one-year anniversary of the federal stimulus act, promoting Duffy in the 7th Congressional District who is running against Democrat David Obey.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


The Joint Finance Committee in less than 30 minutes of discussion approves spending over $800 million to build high speed rail between Milwaukee and Madison.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Doctors are challenging government health-care, and the AMA.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Tiger Woods


Political Cartoon by Bob Gorrell




STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Giant igloo


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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