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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 (05/26/12)

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


Kris Kobach


Dr. Shakeel Afridi


KISS


Leslie Sabo Jr.


Austin Anderson


Mikey Stolzenberg


Jeff Collins


Bob Delaney


Gary Connery


New Jersey roofer


Damon Boyer Marwood


Donald Driver


Derrick Salberg



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


David Budde


Union County police


Fort Myers Catholic school


Unidentified junior high



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


"Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Gov. Scott Walker on Friday brought the sharp tone of the last year in Wisconsin politics to the first of two debates in the state's historic recall election."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describing Friday night's Walker-Barrett debate.


“It was respectful and understated, perhaps even a bit dull…and it was anything but passionate. The candidates, both wearing light blue shirts, red ties and dark suits, politely fielded questions from panelists. But they didn’t break any new ground.”
WI Reporter describing the Walker-Barrett debate.


"You decided to use a budget crisis to try to divide and conquer this state. That's what happened. That's what led to all of this."
Tom Barrett during Friday's debate.


"Our reforms are working. That's why our opponents don't talk about them any more.  We're turning things around. We're moving in the right direction."
Scott Walker during Friday's debate.


“We have the truth on our side. We have the most powerful weapon out there.”
Gov. Scott Walker as he toured a La Crosse manufacturing plant Monday. He held a rally to plug figures that show Wisconsin added 35,000 jobs since he took office. The governor downplayed and criticized other numbers from the federal government that say the state lost 33,900 jobs in 2011.


"A disagreement over a single policy is simply not enough to justify a vote against the governor. It's time to end the bickering and get back to the business of the state. We've had our differences with the governor, but he deserves a chance to complete his term."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in its endorsement of Scott Walker.


"Top Democrats now say that when labor groups first raised the specter of a recall, the party's officials urged their allies in Wisconsin to reconsider. 'We told them it was a bad, bad, bad idea,' one Democratic official said. A union official said both the Democratic National Committee and the Obama campaign expressed reservations. 'I don't know that anyone was enthusiastic about it over there,’ the union official said. Party leaders also counseled against pouring money into a contested primary ahead of the recall election, the Democratic official said."
The Wall Street Journal



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Dem Party spokesman called out for making outrageously false claim about Scott Walker.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


When did MPD Chief Flynn realize something was wrong and when did he inform Mayor Barrett?



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


The Walker-Barrett debate. On a Friday night. On a Friday night in fish fry happy Wisconsin. On a Friday night of a holiday weekend.

ZZZZZZ.



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


"We're going to have to let you go. You're too hot."


Say it ain't so!


Auction of Reagan's blood cancelled.


That's it for Week-ends. Thanks for stopping by.

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