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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.

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas


I have these friends, good friends who have behind the scenes access to many high-powered, high-profile entertainment events in Las Vegas. They and their friends who share the same access are closely watching the Miss America competition now taking place.

In their unofficial analysis of the pageant the past years that it has been held in Vegas, they have always amongst themselves agreed on a winner, and have always been correct.


They have sent word back to the Badger State that in their view, the real deal who will wear the crown this year is….

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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler.

Their assessment, by the way, came in before Kaeppler won the first round of the talent competition at the Tuesday night preliminary at the Miss America competition. Kaeppeler, of Kenosha, will take home a $2,000 scholarship for her performance of 'Il Bacio." The talent portion is 35% of a contestant's preliminary score. The finals in the Miss America pageant are Saturday night.

 

 

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First-night preliminary competition and the introduction of the judges in the 2012 Miss America Pageant at Planet Hollywood on Jan. 10, 2012. Winners Miss Utah Danica Olsen (lifestyle and fitness) and Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler (talent) are pictured here. Photo: Tom Donoghue/DonoghuePhotography.com.

The prediction based on eyewitness accounts by my sources in Vegas is good enough for me.

You go, Laura!


UPDATE: Miss Wisconsin wins Miss America

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