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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 (01/12/14)

Photos of the Week



1)
Israelis visit the grave of the wife of late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and where Sharon is expected to be buried, outside his farm in Havat Hashikmim southern Israel, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)


2) A man carries a baby  who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighborhood of Damascus on Jan. 7, 2014. Photo: Bassam Khabieh / Reuters


3) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gestures during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. Christie has fired a top aide who engineered political payback against a town mayor, saying she lied. Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show she arranged traffic jams to punish the mayor, who didn't endorse Christie for re-election. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


4) President Barack Obama stopped by D.C. restaurant The Coupe on Friday to have lunch with a group of young people working on the Obamacare rollout. The president “wanted to hear directly from young people about their experiences spreading the word about the importance of signing up for quality, affordable health insurance and thank them for their efforts,” the White House said. Activists are planning a “National Youth Enrollment Day” for February 15. The Columbia Heights diner is known for its round-the-clock service. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP - Getty Images


5) Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)


6) Former Cuban president Fidel Castro attended the inauguration of the nonprofit cultural centre Kcho Romerillo, Laboratory for Art in Havana. Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months, attending an art gallery opening near his home, the local press reported Thursday. The Cuban leader, who relinquished the presidency to his brother Raul in 2006 due to illness, last appeared in public in April when he opened a Havana school.  Photo: Sven Creutzmann / Mambo Photo / Getty Images


7) Bliss Communications maintenance worker Joe Villa shows the results of working outdoors in -17 degree weather. Villa was clearing drifted snow from the walkways around the downtown Janesville building early on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Janesville Gazette)


8) Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower early last Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)


9) Matt Frame brushes off a Buick at Ray Laethem Buick-GMC in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Michigan residents prepared for diving temperatures as they dug out from more than 15 inches of snow in places. Snow wrapped up after starting during the past weekend.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


10) Vincent Thompson prepares his bed for the night at the Red Cross Relief Center at Dotson Memorial Church in Maryville, Tenn., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The temperatures were expected to be around zero last Monday night. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Tom Sherlin)


11) The frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The Polar Vortex brought high winds and frigid temperatures to the area. (AP Photo/The Niagara Gazette, James Neiss)


12) The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario on Jan. 8. Photo: Aaron Harris / Reuters


13) Pilot Hank Cain captured this image of a frozen Chicago while deadheading from Washington D.C. to the Windy City Tuesday. Deadheading is the practice of ferrying airline crews to their next assignment.


14) A school teacher attempts to catch snowflakes while leading her students to a library from school in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City on Friday. Photo: Adrees Latif/Reuters


15) Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014.  (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)


16) Three deer are seen in the back yard of a home in Bayside, just off Rexleigh Drive, on Friday. Even the deer will enjoy the warmer temperatures this weekend as we recover from subzero temperatures earlier this week. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


17) Mike Kimsey, of Stroudsburg, Pa., lowers his hook and bait into the hole of the ice, while ice fishing with some friends at Tobyahnna State Park in Tobyhanna, Pa., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune)


18) A woman dressed as a character from a nativity scene puts a lamb around the neck of Pope Francis as he arrives to visit the Church of St Alfonso Maria dei Liguori on the outskirts of Rome on Jan. 6, 2014. Photo: Osservatore Romano via Reuters


19) People participate in a Three Kings Day parade as it moves through East Harlem on January 6, 2014 in New York City. The procession, organized in Harlem by El Museo del Barrio, is celebrated on January 6 as a Christian feast day, which marks the story of the visit of the three Magi, or three kings, to see the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


20) Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill serves the Christmas mass in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)


21) A contestant launches a Christmas tree in the height throwing discipline of the Christmas Tree Throwing World Championships on January 5, 2013 in Weidenthal, Germany. The less-than-serious annual event is now in its eighth year and features competitions in distance throwing, height throwing and flinging of Christmas trees. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)


22) Supporters of British comedy group Monty Python perform their skills during the International Silly Walk Day on January 7, 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. More than 100 fans in costumes presented the Silly Walk, based on a sketch from the Monty Python troupe.


23) Rubber Duck, an installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, floats on the Parramatta River in Western Sydney on Jan. 10, 2014, as part of the 2014 Sydney Festival. Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters


24) A snowy owl sits on a dune at Little Talbot Island State Park on Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. This is only the third confirmed report of a snowy owl spotted in Florida. Photo: Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union via AP


25) An eagle catches a fish in the icy cold waters of the Des Moines River, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, near downtown Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


26) A marine rescue worker photographs a sperm whale that washed up on Portobello beach in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Police in Scotland and a Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, SSPCA, team were called to Portobello beach near the Rockville hotel in Joppa, Edinburgh, at around 7.30 am Saturday. A spokeswoman said the animal is dead and arrangements are being made with Edinburgh City Council to remove it from the water. (AP Photo/PA, Andrew Milligan)


27) Beluga whales and their trainers present a show for visitors at Harbin Pole Aquarium in Harbin, China. The Aquarium is one of the tourist highlights of Harbin, attracting domestic and foreign tourists each year. Photo: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images


28) A sea lion waits to be fed by a zookeeper during ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's annual inventory check in Bedfordshire, England on Jan. 7. Photo: Carl Court / AFP - Getty Image


29) Yuan Zai , the first Taiwan-born baby panda, climbs at the Taipei Zoo on Jan. 6. Photo: Mandy Cheng / AFP - Getty Images


30) Servando Santamaria, of American Fine Arts Foundry, welds a solid bronze Actor, the Screen Actors Guild Award, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Burbank, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild will be held on Sunday, Jan. 18, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


31) Florida State Seminoles mascot Osceola is seen prior to the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game against the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


32) Auburn mascot "Aubie" greets fans as they arrive before the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game between Florida State and Auburn Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


33) Fans tailgate before the playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field last Sunday. Temperatures before the game were in the single digits. Shelby Meyer of Janesville is bundled up tight as she makes her way through the Lambeau Field parking lot last Sunday. Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


34) Pam Riedel, Trevor Wolfe, and Jimmy Shelton, all of Waukesha, attempt to stay warm with a small space heater.  Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


35) Elvis braves the frigid temperatures to cheer for the Packers. Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


36) Portraying legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, Bill Stamm (left), poses for a souvenir photo with Steve Tate. Stamm is from East Troy. Tate is from DeForest. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman


37) These fans embraced the cold with terrifying costumes. Photo: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


38) How cold was it? This tailgater had to resort to grilling his beer.  Photo: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Now to the game...


39) Packers cornerback Tramon Williams intercepts a pass intended for tight end Vernon Davis. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


40) Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson does the Lambeau Leap near Stephen Pfeil of Madison (left) and Sean Sanchez of Denver after Nelson scored a second quarter touchdown. Journal Sentinel photo: Mike Di Sisti


41) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs for a first down on 3rd and 8 with under 2 minutes remaining to help set up the final field goal.  Journal Sentinel photo: Mike Di Sisti


42) 49ers kicker Phil Dawson kicks his game-winning field goal past the reach of Packers cornerback Davon House as time expires. Journal Sentinel photo:  Rick Wood


43) Packers coach Mike McCarthy reacts to the game-winning kick. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman

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