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
Thor Soderberg and his many colleagues
Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments
16 Ozaukee County Board members
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The Rev. Kevin Gray
Jacob Edwards Bartels and Patty Jo Marsh
The people who keep raising your taxes
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“When I became the NASA Administrator – before I became the NASA Administrator - he charged me with three things: One was that he wanted me to re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, that he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”
Charles Bolden, head of NASA.
"These so-called 'public safety' laws only put decent law-abiding citizens at a dangerous disadvantage when it comes to their personal safety, and I for one am glad that this decades-long era of defective thinking on gun issues is over. Let Freedom Ring."
Jackson County District Attorney Gerald R. Fox said in a statement he will no longer prosecute Wisconsin's prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons, transporting uncased or loaded guns in vehicles, carrying guns in public buildings and taverns and carrying switchblades and butterfly knives. He said the Supreme Court's ruling this week that Americans have a right to own a gun for self-defense renders those statutes unconstitutional.
“We have the votes for concealed carry now, but we can't get past (Democratic Gov. Jim) Doyle's veto."
William Schmitz, chairman of the
“This really comes down to who wins the next election. If the Republicans take control of the Legislature and the governor's office, then concealed carry will pass."
Sen. Alan Lasee, R-DePere.
"These targets are necessary to ensure that state government lives within its means. We have begun to emerge from the global and national recession and the challenges it has brought to
In a letter to department heads, Governor Jim Doyle called for agencies to hold their budget requests to 2010-11 fiscal year levels.
"The smoking ban to me is a local issue, and it's about personal responsibility and personal freedoms. It's certainly not on my agenda as the first 25 or 30 things I'll be doing as governor."
Gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann. His Republican primary opponent, Scott Walker said earlier in the week he doesn't believe a smoking ban is in the state's purview, but as a non-smoker he appreciates not being exposed to smoke.
“Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.
This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his "decision" unlike anything ever "witnessed" in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.
Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.
The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.
There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.
You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.
You have given so much and deserve so much more.
In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:
"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE
You can take it to the bank.
If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to
Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there.
Sorry, but that's simply not how it works.
This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown "chosen one" sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And "who" we would want them to grow-up to become.
But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called "curse" on
The self-declared former "King" will be taking the "curse" with him down south. And until he does "right" by
Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day....
I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:
DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue....
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Illegal immigrant thieves could go free while victim faces jail time.
One penny holds up insurance benefits.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Obama's Justice Department soft on voter fraud.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Naked man on highway set on fire.
"Negotiations over sex for money broke down when the woman's (blank) did not meet his standards"
Woman avoids jail for being too noisy.
Jam made from Princess Di's hair.
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.