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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 (01/28/12)

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


Giovanni di Mauro


Karen Granville


Donny Hopkins


Jock Barnes


Graceann Rumer


Stuart Kilgannon



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Two more doctors



Shawano High School officials


Ticket scalpers


The TSA...again!



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


"President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address again rated at an 8th grade comprehension level on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test — the third lowest score of any State of the Union address since 1934. The University of Minnesota's Smart Politics conducted an analysis on the last 70 State of the Union addresses and found that President Obama's three addresses have the lowest grade average of any modern president."
Politico.com



“I don't remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice.
Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Representative who announced she will resign from Congress to focus on recovering from a gunshot wound to the head that she suffered one year ago in an assassination attempt.


“Americans have left the country; why are they now targeting us? What did we do wrong?
Sarah Haider, an Iraqi wounded in explosions that ripped through Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday. Nine people were killed and dozens more wounded in the latest wave of sectarian attacks.


“After 20 years of being on the high wire of American politics and all of the challenges that come with that, it would be probably a good idea to just find out how tired I am.”
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, saying she will not stay on the job if President Obama is reelected.


“At this rate, we'll never reduce unemployment. The recovery has been postponed, again.”
Justin Wolfers, an economist at the University of Pennsylvania. The American economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.8 percent last quarter, the Commerce Department reported Friday.


“If I hadn't given my money away, I would now have more money than anyone else on the planet.”
Bill Gates, surprising London students with an appearance Wednesday. One pupil described his decision to give his fortune away as "really inspiring.”


“Dad, you won. You can go home now.”
Jay Paterno, son of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, recounting the "magnificent daylight" of his father's life and legacy. Thursday's memorial service brought some 12,000 people to say farewell to the iconic coach.


OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Protester taunts Joel Kleefisch, the Lt. Governor's wife (That part is buried in the article).



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


The March for Life.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Mitt Romney's $$$.



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Gingrich shoots for the moon.


Did you hear what happened to Fran Drescher?



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