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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.

The Barking Lot (02/13/10)

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just in
Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me.  It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it
s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors. 

TODAY:  Intervals of cloud and sun. Thiose roads are still snow covered and icy.High of 26.  "D"

SUNDAY:  Mostly cloudy. High of 27. "D"

My wife, Jennifer is under the weather, so I’m stepping in this week to pinch hit.

In the past, I’ve blogged about the selection process of what material makes it into The Barking Lot each week. Most often, we search for heart-warming, feel-good stories that stir emotions and inform. But the news isn’t always good.

Back on June 19, 2009 while substituting for Jennifer, I wrote, in part:

Our  weekly dog blog always tries to be informational, and we also want to feature as many positive, uplifting, emotional stories about dogs as possible.

As we frequently mention, the news isn’t always good.

We have written about the case in the Green Bay area of a man putting the dog of an ex-girlfriend in an oven.

Why do we include such disgusting, horrible, arguably offensive stories with all the warm, fuzzy, funny, inspirational tales? They are legitimate news items. And they illustrate that there are bad people who do very bad things who need to be caught and punished swiftly and severely to send the proper message to other would-be hooligans.”

One of those cases is the alluded-to Green Bay incident of the dog being killed in an oven.

We have an update.


This week, a jury in Green Bay found Terry Kleiman guilty of killing the dog. Kleiman will be sentenced late next month and faces up to 16 years in prison after being convicted of felony charges of burglary and mistreatment of animals.

The old saying goes you can’t judge a book by its cover.


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Terry Kleiman's mug shot, courtesy:

If you want all the grim details of the case, here’s the criminal complaint.

Throw the book at him.

It's time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

Carjacker arrested, thanks to a dog.

For soldier, dog is more than a pet project.

Snow traps Indiana driver (and dog) for days.

Polish crew members adopt dog rescued from ice floe.

hy did the teenager kidnap his own dog?

Good advice: always carry some Mountain Dew.

Uh oh! This isn't good. Cat owners are better educated than dog lovers? What does your pet say about you?

Lady predicted the New Orleans Saints would win the Super Bowl. It's no surprise Lady was right.

Who's the top dog going into Westminster? What are the odds of your favorite winning? Could this be the top dog?

Dogs no longer left out of the Twitter craze.

A dog mugged for his winter coat?

Bella is rescued... again.

A chastity belt for dogs?

And finally we close with our closing video and we have two this week.

1) This dog can get crowds to chant, "Who Dat?"

2)  10 ways to comfort your canine


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