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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 (04/27/14)

Photos of the Week

1) A man was crushed to death when a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II collapsed and fell on him, ITV News reports. The accident came just days before a historic canonization that will see the late pope declared a saint. The 98-foot-high wooden and concrete cross fell during a ceremony in the Italian Alpine village of Cevo on Thursday, killing 21-year-old student Marco Gusmini. Another man was taken to hospital. The structure was dedicated to John Paul II on his visit to the region in 1998. Photo: Venezia-Fotogramma / Ropi via Zuma Press


2 A worker clears away graffiti  of the Star of David on the Pope John Paul II memorial boulder in Krakow, Poland. Vandals daubed paint across the stone memorial commemorating the late Pope John Paul II in his home region of southern Poland on Wednesday, days before he is to be made a saint. Police fenced off the memorial in the center of Krakow as municipal workers tried to remove the paint. Officers did not comment on who might have been responsible or why they committed the act of vandalism. Photo: PAWEL ULATOWSKI


3) Nuns hold up pictures of the late Pope John Paul II (top left) and Pope John XXIII in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pilgrims and faithful gathered in Rome to attend Sunday’s ceremony at the Vatican where Pope Francis will elevate in a solemn ceremony John XXIII and John Paul II to sainthood. Photo: Associated Press


4) Faithful gather to stay overnight near the Vatican in Rome. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963 and called the modernizing Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005 and whose trips around the world made him the most visible pope in history, will be declared saints by Pope Francis at an unprecedented twin canonization on Sunday. Photo: Reuters


5) The relic of new saint John Paul II was brought to the altar by Floribeth Mora, a Costa Rican woman whose 2011 recovery from an inoperable brain aneurism was declared the miracle needed to canonize John Paul. The same relic — his blood — was also used for his 2011 beatification. On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't be afraid." Mora, her doctors and the Catholic Church say her aneurysm disappeared that day in a miracle that cleared the way for the late pope to be declared a saint on April 27 in a ceremony at the Vatican where Mora will be a guest of honor. Photo: Alessandra Tarantino / AP


6) The crowd gathered at St Peter's square during the canonization Mass of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II at the Vatican on April 27, 2014. Photo: Filippo Monteforte / AFP - Getty Images


7) Tapestry portraits of Popes John Paul II and Pope Paul XXII hang above Pope Francis as he celebrates Mass during the historic double canonization ceremony for the past pontiffs. Photo: Radek Pietruszka / EPA


8) Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints on Sunday before hundreds of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.  Never before has a reigning and retired pope celebrated Mass together in public, much less at an event honoring two of their most famous predecessors. Photo: Franco Origlia / Getty Images


9) Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peters Square, following the canonization Mass. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images


10) Priests sing and dance in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on Saturday. Photo: TONY GENTILE / Reuters


11) A tourist drops a coin near Plisko Julius, a Slovakian man impersonating the late Pope John Paul II, after posing with him for a souvenir picture in Rome, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  Photo: Gregorio Borgia / AP


12) Mourners pay tribute at a temporary group memorial altar for victims of capsized passenger ship Sewol, in Ansan, South Korea. The Sewol ferry sank on April 16 on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeju. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from one high school on a field trip, have died or are missing and presumed dead. Photo: Reuters


13) U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to address U.S. military personnel at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Obama is wrapping up his two-day visit to South Korea and will continue to Malaysia and the Philippines on his four country Asia visit. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


14) Demonstrators marched together in plastic six-pack rings to mark Earth Day in Manhattan, N.Y., on Tuesday. Members of the Origami Project, a movement that encourages environmental responsibility by transforming plastic six-pack rings into wearable art, demonstrated being "trapped" in the plastic rings to symbolize birds and and other wildlife caught in trash. Photo: MIKE SEGAR / Reuters


15) Increasing tensions in eastern Ukraine played out on the streets of Donetsk Tuesday when pro-Russia supporters threw eggs at supporters of Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko outside a regional government building. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Russia on Tuesday that "time is short" for action on defusing the crisis in eastern Ukraine, but Moscow refused to be rushed, saying it could handle any tougher economic sanctions the West might impose. Photo: MARKO DJURICA / Reuters


16) Boston Marathon husband and wife bombing survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky, who each lost a leg in last year's bombings, roll across the finish line in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. Photo: Elise Amendola | AP


17) Jon Bon Jovi walks through the lobby of the JBJ Soul Homes during the grand opening, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Bon Jovi attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development that bears his initials. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will be occupied by low-income tenants and the formerly homeless. Bon Jovi's Soul Foundation and the Middleton Partnership provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex in the Francisville neighborhood. The project also received public funds. Photo: Matt Rourke | AP


18) Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feed giraffes at Sydney's Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014. Chris Jackson / Pool via Reuters


19) Firefighters pull a pig as they try to rescue it from a well at a pig farm in Huanghua township of Leqing in China’s Zhejiang province. Seven local firefighters successfully rescued a 661-pound pig, which fell down a well Friday, local media reported. Photo: CHINA DAILY


20) 27-year-old polar bear Uslada shakes off water in her pool at the Leningrad Zoo in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday. Photo: ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK / Reuters


21) A male peacock displays its tail feathers and shakes them to attract the attention of female peacocks at Gut Aiderbichl in Henndorf, Austrian province of Salzburg, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Gut Aiderbichl is a place of mercy for rescued animals. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)


22) The three newest members to the Mystic Aquarium's African Penguin exhibit  bump into one another as they swim during their first public appearance at the aquarium in Stonington, Conn., Tuesday April 22, 2014. The penguin chicks hatched in late January as part of the Species Survival Program and have been cared for by their parents and staff trainers, according to The Day. Photo: Tim Cook, AP


23) A golden pheasant walks among bluebells at Kew Gardens in west London. Photo: TOBY MELVILLE


24) Pope Francis held Easter Mass at St. Peter's Square on April 20, in Vatican City. Photo: Franco Origlia / Getty Images


25) Church member Jonathan Aiuppa drops about 2,300 filled Easter eggs from a helicopter piloted by Doug Anderson after Easter Sunday services for The Way Church at Martin Luther High School in Greendale. Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Mark Hoffman


26) Over 1,000 residents of Venice help compose this living rosebud in St. Mark’s Square in Venice for the 'Festa del Bocolo,' a tradition dating to the Middle Ages. On this day, which is also the day celebrating St . Mark, patron saint of Venice, men traditionally give a rosebud to the women of their family and to their loved one. Photo: Sebastiano Casellati


27) A flaming depiction of William Shakespeare is seen during a fireworks display at the Royal Shakespeare Company, marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in Stratford-upon-Avon, southern England. Known as the Bard and regarded as England’s greatest playwright, Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday was celebrated on Wednesday, let his imagination roam as widely as his characters. Photo: SUZANNE PLUNKETT


28) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gestures to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to play on DJ decks at the Northern Sound System in Elizabeth near Adelaide, Austrailia. Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine, are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son, George. Photo:  POOL


29) Film Director Zak Penn displays a decades-old Atari “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” game found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M. Producers of a documentary dug in a southeastern New Mexico landfill in search of millions of cartridges of the game that has been called the worst game in the history of video gaming and were buried there in 1983. Photo:  Associated Press


30) Chen Qingzu, 56, stands in a small room covered from floor to ceiling with his personal collection of brassieres. Chen has collected about 5,000 bras over a 20-year period while touring colleges around China for public health seminars aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer, according to local media reports cited by Reuters. Photo: Reuters


31) A security guard stands next to a balloon art piece depicting the painting Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci at a balloon-themed carnival in Hefei, Anhui province in China. The carnival kicked off Saturday and will last until June 8, 2014, local media reported. Photo:  Reuters


32) Babies wail as student sumo wrestlers hold them during a baby-crying competition, the Nakizumo Festival, at the Sensoji temple in Tokyo on Saturday. Babies are held face to face to determine how loud and long they can cry. The tradition dates back hundreds of years and a strong cry is seen as an indicator of future good health. Some 120 babies attended the event this year.  Photo: AFP/Getty Images


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