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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.

A hero returns

My good friend and colleague, state Representative Mark Gundrum (R-New Berlin) returns home tonight from his deployment in Iraq. Mark told me before he left that he hoped to be home by Thanksgiving, and I and many others are happy that he is, indeed, home for the holidays.

My apologies for the short notice, but friends, supporters and well wishers are asked to welcome Mark home tonight at the entrance to Concourse D at Mitchell International around 6:00. Mark will be on a Midwest Express flight from Atlanta.

State Senator Mary Lazich blogged about Mark back in July and shared some great photos.

Welcome home, Mark, and thank you for serving our great country!

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns from the past week that I highly recommend:

The polls show that Reaganism is not dead

Fifteen questions for people who say the GOP should become more moderate

Paul Ryan: Leaders needed to use courage to fix finances

Obama: Listen to entrepreneurs

The lesson of Obama: The recipe for success is not achievement, but cunning

Sarah Palin saved GOP from landslide defeat

Democrats in Wisconsin: Not going anywhere?

Former WTMJ News Director bares all about talk radio.........and the Charlie Sykes response.

Radical homosexuals trample a cross, harass a grany, crash a church, and threaten Joe the Plumber's life

The soldier's code my mother keeps

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) Photos of the Week (11/08/08)

2) Public school parasites

3) Culinary no-no #86

4) Gone Fischerin'

5) Your "To Do" list

Bravissimo, J. Gravelle!

My sincere thanks to J. Gravelle of the Daily Scoff for lending his wit and fine writing talent to This Just In the past week….. I greatly appreciate his contributions to help make this a quality blog.

Apparently, his provocative style had some people having hissy fits. Nice job, J.!

I also congratulate my friend for being named a Community Columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Every once in awhile, that paper, whether it realizes or not, makes a good move. More of my thoughts about J. at MJS in a later entry.

Again, thanks to J. for all his hard work and to everyone who stopped by to check J. out during my hiatus.

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