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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 (12/18/10)

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


Mike Jones


French teacher


Luke McDermott


Alyssa Gutierrez



Sarah LaFave


Paul Tudor Jones III


Hector Mendez



Lester Warner



Bob Feller



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Donald Ray Hale


Heidi Jones


Mason Holland


Dog owner


The Feds


The British Red Cross



Joanne Faulkner



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“While I would obviously have rather seen a different outcome in the election ... the people of Wisconsin have spoken. They have said they want someone else making these decisions for them. There is no reason the next Legislature cannot take up these contracts. Now that the election has been held and the voters have spoken, I do not feel comfortable casting a vote in favor of these contracts.”
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker (D) explaining why he voted against state union contracts. Democrat Senator Jeff Plale also voted against the contracts. When the contracts failed, Democrats ousted Decker as their leader.


"In 28 years I've never seen a leader stick it to his members like this. Psychologists probably write books about this type of behavior. It's a disorder that's probably now being named."
An angry Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) after the union contract votes failed in the state Senate.


"Decker's a whore."
AFSCME Council 24 executive director Marty Beil


"Clearly the union leadership realized they needed a better public face than Marty Beil spouting off, red faced, about plantations and slaves. But today's press conference misses the point.  Obviously the thousands of state government employees are real people; and we have not argued that most of them do good work. The question is, however, as the state faces a $3 billion deficit, are taxpayers getting the best value possible.  We would argue no. Moreover the post election rush to ram 16 agreements through a lame duck legislature is plain irresponsible.  The union members had 10 days to be briefed on, study and decide on the contracts, the MacIver Institute believes taxpayers deserve the same courtesy."
Brian Fraley of the MacIver Institute


“So Scott Walker continues to be vilified for his part in stopping the high speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison and the federal government's decision to take back the $810 million that Wisconsin was going to get for the project. Maybe I missed it, but I can't seem to recall the same level of outrage over WEAC's role in Wisconsin's failed bid for Race to the Top money.”
Blogger Rhymes with Clowns


Every Sunday he was there, starting on Sept. 27, 1992. Freezing rain, sleet, blowing snow. Nothing stopped Brett Favre. Through separated shoulders, concussions and sprained knees, broken thumbs, torn biceps and twisted ankles, he played.

He began as the fresh-faced hero of the Cheeseheads, then became their Super Bowl champion and MVP, until the Green Bay Packers wearied of his on-and-off retirement and cut him loose. He has worn two different uniforms since then - Jets and now Vikings - and he’s had surgery after the last two seasons.

Still, he’s been there, on the field, for every game.

Until now.”
The Associated Press



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Obamanomics and letters to Santa.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Have you filled up your tank lately?



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Is Oprah gay?



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


It's just gotta be....


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