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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.

Photos of the Week (10/10/10)

Photos of the Week





U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and challenger Ron Johnson shake hands after their first debate Friday night at the studios of Milwaukee Public Television. Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears






A visitor to the Supreme Court wears a badge in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in Washington. The court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The case pits Snyder's right to grieve privately against the church members' right to say what they want, no matter how offensive.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)


 



A man who did not want to be identified (R) drags a U.S. Marine Corps flag across the face of Westboro Baptist Church member Jacob Phelps outside the Supreme Court while justices heard oral arguements in Snyder v. Phelps, which tests the limits of the First Amendment, October 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. Albert Snyder sued the Westboro Baptist Church after his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, was killed in Iraq in 2006 and members of the church held signs and demonstrated outside his funeral. The church and its members preach that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for Americans' immorality, including tolerance of homosexuality and abortion. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)






Maureen Miller carries her son's, US Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, Medal of Honor, that was presented to her posthumously by President Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Miller received the honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan on January 25, 2008, after displaying immeasurable courage and uncommon valor eventually sacrificing his own life to save the lives of his teammates and 15 Afghanistan National Army soldiers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


 



President Barack Obama hugs nine-year-old Rosa Marcellino, from Edgewater, Md., after he signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Rosa's Law is named after Marcellino who has Down syndrome. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


 



Relatives of trapped miners embrace next to a Chilean flag at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. A drilling rig punched through to the underground site where the 33 miners have been trapped for 66 days under the Chilean desert, raising cheers, tears and hopes. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)






Authorities move items near a plane on a closed runway at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Transportation security officials removed passengers from the Bermuda-bound flight Thursday after reports that someone was helping to load the plane without a security badge. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


 



A man collects usable items at an area heavily affected by flash flood in Teluk Wondama, Papua province, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. Days of torrential downpours caused a flood disaster that severely damaged thousands of buildings, roads and bridges in the remote province, leaving more than 100 villagers dead and dozens more are missing. (AP Photo)







An aerial view shows overturned cars in the red sludge yard of a house in Kolontar, 167 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, taken on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, after the wall of a reservoir containing slurry from an alumina factory in nearby Ajka broke, and over one million cubic meters of the poisonous chemical sludge inundated three villages. (AP Photo/MTI, Gyoergy Varga)


 



A Hungarian firefighter wearing protective gear walks through a street flooded by toxic red sludge in Devecser, Hungary, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The population of the neighboring town of Kolontar was evacuated early this morning, and Devecser with a population of 5,300 is also in the likely path of a new sludge deluge. Authorities asked residents to put their most essential belongings into a single bag and prepare for possible evacuation. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)






Footsteps pick their way through the toxic red sludge which covers a yard in Devecser, Hungary, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. The population of the neighboring town of Kolontar was evacuated early this morning, and Devecser with a population of 5,300 is also in the likely path of a new sludge deluge. Authorities asked residents to put their most essential belongings into a single bag and prepare for possible evacuation. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)






A truck rests upside down in a Bellemont, Ariz., driveway after a tornado swept through the small community west of Flagstaff on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)






Police officers watch the crowd at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. The Obama administration is warning Americans about potential terrorist threats in Europe and urging U.S. citizens to be extra vigilant when they're in public places such as tourist spots and transportation hubs. The State Department on Sunday came out with a travel alert for Europe that advises U.S. citizens living or traveling there to take more precautions about their personal security. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)






A man who is considered insane is seen chained to a wall during his 40-day incarceration in a room at the Mia Ali Baba Shrine in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 04, 2010. It is believed locally that 40 days in chains and with a restricted diet at the 300-year old shrine can cure the mentally ill and those possessed by spirits. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)


 



Former President Jimmy Carter helps repair an old home for Habitat for Humanity Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 on the north side of Minneapolis. More than 1,000 volunteers will take part in the 27th Annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project this week to repair 26 homes which will help revitalize Minneapolis' north side. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella)


 



Pensioners demonstrate outside the Conservative Party Conference on October 5, 2010 in Birmingham, England. On the third day of the conference speakers are set to debate public services, crime and justice and poverty. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)






Authorities try to contain two American buffalo that have been roaming the streets of flooded historic downtown Windsor, N.C., Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. The buffalo were set free from Livermon Recreational Park & Mini Zoo as rising water flooded the park. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)






Mark Lothrop's dog "Sadie" rests on the floor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church waiting for the St. Francis Blessing of the Animals that concluded the service Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 in Canton, Ohio. AP Photo/The Repository, Scott Heckel






A white-lined sphinx moth clings to a screen on a door at the DeKoven Center, on Friday morning, Oct. 8, 2010, in Racine, Wis. A wood carving hangs on the door beyond the screen door. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Janine Anderson)






Two newly born panda bears are seen in their incubator at the Zoo in Madrid, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. The giant panda cubs, born last month were conceived using artificial insemination. The gender of the cubs is still not known. (AP Photo/Paul White)






Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay, center, is mobbed by teammates after throwing a no-hitter to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 during Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in Philadelphia.






Surrounded by his teammates, Jay Valai swings Paul Bunyan's Axe at the goal post following Wisconsin's win over rival Minnesota Saturday, 41-23.  Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn


 



Donald Driver signals touchdown after Charles Woodson intercepted a Detroit pass and ran it back for a score. The Packers beat Detroit 28-26 last Sunday. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn




Scott Mueller crosses the finish line, winning the 33rd annual Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk Saturday with a time of 25 minutes, 33 seconds. Journal Sentinel photo: Kristyna Wentz-Graff. And on the women's side.....






Anna Weber sprints to the finish, becoming the first one to cross the line in winning the women's division. Journal Sentinel photo: Kristyna Wentz-Graff






The son and wife of singer, songwriter John Lennon, Julian, left, and Cynthia Lennon, right, at the unveiling of a European peace monument dedicated to the memory of ex-Beatle John Lennon in Chavasse Park, Liverpool, England, Saturday Oct. 9, 2010. The unveiling of a peace monument entitled Peace and Harmony celebrates what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. Inscription reads 'Peace on Earth for the Conservation of Life. In Harmony of John Lennon 1940-1980.' (AP Photo/Tim Hales)



 



People gather around the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. This would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)






Amanda Boxtel walks with a prototype of Berkeley Bionics exoskeleton eLegs during a news conference in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. ELegs are a wearable, artificially intelligent bionic device that powers paraplegics to get them standing and walking. Bostel was injured during a skiing accident with spinal cord injury in 1992. ELegs will be out in the summer 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)






A South Korean policeman breaks stone plates with his head during a demonstration for a successful G20 Seoul Summit at a police training center in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 4, 2010. The G20 summit will be held in Seoul from November 11 to 12. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)






Traditional Bavarian riflemen shoot during a parade during the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on October 3, 2010 in Munich, Germany. 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest.The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. The citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates. The main event of the original Oktoberfest was a horse race. The world's biggest beer festival will last this year from September 18 to October 4. Alexandra Beier/Getty






A woman turns a page in what the publisher calls the world's largest book at the Book Fair in Frankfurt, central Germany, Wednesday, Oct.6, 2010. The book has 128 pages and weighs 200 kg . (AP Photo/Michael Probst)






Mary Carol Shoults, center, cries as she sits for a photo for their parents with her sister, Charlotte Shoults, right, and twin brothers Jonah, left back, and Noah Fahrenbrunch during an outing to visit the pumpkin display at the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/LM Otero)





Visitors walk past a sculpture of the cultural movie icon Lara Croft (2009) during the reopening after extensive reconstructions under the architectural direction of Peter Kulka at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (German Hygiene Museum) in Dresden, eastern Germany, on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, one of the great architectural achievements of the 1920's, was founded on the initiative of the Dresden industrialist Karl August Lingner (1861–1916) in 1912. The Museum’s collection is devoted to the history of the human body and of attitudes and practices regarding the body, especially since the beginning of the 20th century. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)




 

And we could have picked hundreds but here's our selection for strange model this week. A model displays a creation by Italian fashion designer Antonio Marras for Kenzo as part of his ready to wear spring-summer 2011 collection, presented in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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