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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Radcliffe Haughton and the Brown Deer Police
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"I told him, 'Whatever you do, don't do anything stupid.' "
The elder Radcliffe Haughton, talking to his son with the same name. After his wife obtained a four-year restraining order against him, he called his father in
"I could see under my one arm. . . . I held my breath and thought, 'If this guy thinks I'm dead, he'll leave me alone.' My husband always told me, 'When you're on the ground, it isn't the time for tears or whimpering. You don't have time for that.' "
Betty Brunner who was in the spa during the shooting.
"We are devastated by this tragedy and remain in shock over how this could have happened.”
Spa owner Tammi Gemmell
“I congratulate him on taking out Osama bin Laden and going after the leadership in Al Qaeda, but we can’t kill our way out of this mess.”
Mitt Romney during his final debate with President Obama.
“Gov. Romney, I’m glad that you agreed that we have been successful in going after Al Qaeda, but I have to tell you that your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map and is not designed to keep Americans safe or to build on the opportunities that exist in the Middle East.”
President Obama at the debate.
“Mr. President, the reason I call it an apology tour is because you went to the Middle East, and you flew to
Mitt Romney at the debate.
“When I went to
President Obama at the debate.
“President Obama doesn't have a clue how to lead.
US Senator Ron Johnson of
Workers "should understand the personal consequences to them of having our tax rates increase dramatically if President Obama is re-elected, forcing taxpayers to fund President Obama's future deficits and social programs (including Obamacare), which require bigger government…The tax rate we pay is not 17%, as Warren Buffett would have you believe; with state taxes it is roughly 45%. President Obama has announced that our planned tax rate would increase to roughly 65%, reducing our after tax income by 36% and dramatically reducing, if not eliminating, your and my RSP contributions. The money (profits) will be sent into the abyss that is
Rite-Hite owner Mike White in an e-mail to his employees.
"We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullsh---er, I can tell.”’”
The Rolling Stone’s Douglas Brinkley who interviewed President Obama.
“Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these
“I’ve been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework. As she is part Yup’ik Eskimo, I’m not sure if this term would be deemed offensive when it’s directed at her or if it would be considered benign as in the case of Chris Matthews’ use of it in reference to Rachel Maddow. Just to be careful, from now on I’ll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and “when hell freezes over,” as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family.”
Sarah Palin defending her use of the phrase, “shuck and jive.”
“You know, this is that issue that every candidate for federal or even state office faces. And I have to certainly stand for life. I know that there are some who disagree, and I respect their point of view. But I believe that life begins at conception. The only exception I have to have on abortion is in that case—of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. He would later apologize saying, "I think that God can see beauty in every life. Certainly, I did not intend to suggest that God wants rape, that God pushes people to rape, that God wants to support or condone evil in any way."
"She broke up with me, but right now I'm not really worried about it. I was heart broken at first, but now I'm getting over it.”
Sandeep "Sunny" Singh isn't too concerned about his girlfriend breaking up with him. The Massachusetts Mega Millions lottery winner matched all six Mega Millions winning numbers in the October 17 drawing. The Massachusetts man is splitting the $61,000,000 jackpot with another California lottery winner who also matched the same Mega Millions numbers. The twenty-two year old Mega Millions winner says he was heart broken at first, but $30,000,000 is helping him move on.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
The Journal Sentinel buried this story in Regional News Briefs, with all of four sentences.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
October surprises from Gloria Allred and Donald Trump.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Mom cures her ailing toddler...read how.
Gilberto, is that you?
Woman sells her virginity.
SLAP! That'll be $350, please.
Look, up in the sky!
That's it for Week-ends.
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