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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.

Knock knock. Who's there? The Greenfield police...


Convicted sex offender Steve Hanke, booted out of Franklin recently for being in violation of Franklin’s tough ordinances that restrict where sex offenders can live, had to go somewhere.

Look where he turned up: At a motel on Highway 100 in Greenfield that doesn’t have an ordinance that limits where sex offenders can live.

Why doesn’t Greenfield have a Franklin-like ordinance? The Greenfield Common Council is hemming and hawing about a proposed ordinance by Greenfield Alderman Linda Lubotsky, even though Franklin and next-door Greendale have such laws on the books.

Lubotsky told her fellow Council members Greenfield could become a dumping ground. Hanke went right for Greenfield, and is now living just 1531 feet from a day care center.

The next meeting of the Greenfield Common Council Legislative Committee to consider and possibly vote on Lubotsky’s ordinance is Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:30. So far, the only certain vote in support of the ordinance is Lubotsky’s.

Meanwhile, kudos to Greenfield police who are informing sex offenders what they can and cannot do during Halloween.

Thank goodness Greenfield and so many other communities around the country recognize why measures like these are necessary.

Nice article about Franklin


It's in today's Journal Sentinel.

As usual, the good stuff is at the end. Residents are interviewed who express a desire for lower taxes, more restaurants, and changes to the roundabout on Drexel.

My most popular blogs

Most popular


As I post every Sunday, here are the top five most popular of my blog entries from the previous week:

1) The Barking Lot (10/04/08)

2) Culinary no-no #79

3) The latest weapon against sex offenders...and other sex offender news

4) Photos of the Week (10/05/08)

5) Sweetheart, are you "Party A" or am I?

Ed Hochuli is not having a good season


If you watched Monday Night Football earlier this week, you saw another blown call by referee Ed Hochuli.

Minnesota linebacker Chad Greenway grabbed the facemask of New Orleans’ Reggie Bush. The play forced a fumble that was recovered by the Vikings.

Everyone in the stadium and watching on television saw the blatant facemask penalty……everyone except Hochuli and the other blind mice on his crew. No flag was thrown was on the play. As you might expect, the Saints weren’t happy.

The National Football League has fined Greenway $7,500. No word on what, if anything will happen to Hochuli who has turned in an absolutely brutal performance so far this season.

33 years ago today, a Notre Dame legend was born


Being a Notre Dame fan, I’m watching their game at North Carolina this afternoon.

Thirty-three years ago this afternoon at North Carolina, Notre Dame struggled, until one of the future greats came off the bench in the 4th quarter for the Irish.

From today’s South Bend Tribune:

“In the third period, however, the Tar Heels scored twice and took a 14-0 lead into the final period. Early in the fourth period, Rick Slager engineered a drive and with plenty of running help from Jerome Heavens and Al Hunter, the Irish scored. But Slager misfired on a 2-point conversion pass and it was 14-6 with 11:27 to play. When the clock got down to 6:00, it was ‘Montana time.'”

Here’s what happened next….



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