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.
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
Medal of Honor recipients who are in Green bay for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's annual convention.
Firefighters save the lives of four young children.
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
”Once and for all, it's time to fill the vacant police officer positions on the Milwaukee Police Department so our city doesn’t have to endure another holiday weekend where citizens are faced with dodging bullets whenever they venture out of doors. The sad reality is that despite all of the rhetoric about public safety coming from Mayor Barrett, officer vacancies in the police department are higher today than when the mayor assumed office more than three years ago.”
Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan, after a violent Labor Day weekend in the city.
”If Governor Doyle really wanted to help the City of Milwaukee, he should stop coming here. We already have an over abundance of underperforming politicians. My advice to him is to stay in Madison and sign property tax relief legislation for our over-taxed residents. If the police are no longer able to guarantee the personal safety of citizens, then reconsider your opposition to allowing law-abiding people the means with which to protect themselves. Yes, Governor, that means carrying concealed handguns.”
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
"We're where we need to be right now. And that's one of the things I wanted to talk to you about. I'm running for President of the United States."
Fred Thompson, making his announcement to Jay Leno on the Tonight Show.
"We will work with each of your families to make sure you can afford to go to college," Doyle said. "I don't want any ninth-grader in the state of Wisconsin to think they can't go to college."
Gov. Jim Doyle, campaigning in Appleton,to ninth-graders to sign the Wisconsin Covenant. Doyle asked an audience of 150 freshmen at Appleton East High School to pledge to finish high school, maintain a B average, take the classes they need to get into college and be good citizens as part of the covenant commitment. In return, he said, the state is ready to promise them that there will be a place for them in college along with financial aid.
"The cause is noble I just worry the governor may be setting the bar too high. He is putting a commitment on future legislatures and we don't know a lot of the costs and details. I'm not throwing cold water on it, but you've got to be careful. If you promise it you have to deliver … financial aid is not free money."
State Representative Dean Kaufert (R-Neenah) on the Governor’s promise to ninth-graders. The Covenant doesn’t exist and there’s no funding appropriated for it.
“I apologize to anyone who was offended. Everyone who knows me understands that I hold no prejudices in this regard. In the family atmosphere of the telethon, I forget that not everyone knows me that well. That something like this would distract from the true purpose of the telethon pains me deeply. ... I accept responsibility for what I said. There are no excuses.”
Jerry Lewis after dropping an anti-gay slur on his annual Labor Day Telethon that raised a record $63.7 million.
”I got lucky.”
Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner snagged another $1,000 from the Wisconsin Lottery, after an identical win last spring.The Republican congressman from Menomonee Falls won a $250,000 jackpot on a $2 ticket in the District of Columbia lottery in 1997.
”ok to all the jealous girls out here
this is for you
i am not stupid
that question that i got at miss teen usa was not the easiest question and with ten million people watching me LIVE, i was nervous
yeah like you wouldn't be
so to you girls out there.
get a life and stop being so mean
i did not even have time to think about it
i am smart, not a dumb blonde like you think
Miss Teen South Carolina, Caitlin Upton, responding on her own website to people all over the country who ridiculed Upton for her less than stellar performance answering a question during the pageant. In case you’re one of the five people who didn’t see Caitlin’s performance, here it is. (Miss Teen South Carolina finished 3rd).
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Governor Doyle refuses to return campaign donations to a fugitive (who has since been apprehended).
What a surprise.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
After a violent Labor Day weekend, the typical reaction from Milwaukee’s so-called leaders is to hit the snooze button. The lack of reaction didn’t get nearly the coverage it deserved.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Grandmother wants to get out of babysitting, so she gives 9-year old grandchild some gin.
Raw chicken spill on road causes a gooey mess, accidents in Minnesota.
Don’t believe everything you read in the paper.