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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.

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 the Greendale School Board makes VILLAINS OF THE WEEK.

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Photos of the Week (10/12/14)

Photos of the Week


1) Heath workers collect samples from the body of a person suspected to have died from the Ebola virus, as it lies on the street covered in leaves in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Burial teams in Sierra Leone abandoned the bodies of Ebola victims in the capital after going on strike this week, though an official claimed Wednesday the situation had been resolved. (AP Photo/Tanya Bindra)


2) Health workers shout and throw gloves at the convoy of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after his visit to Madrid's Carlos III hospital, October 10, 2014. Seven people turned themselves in late on Thursday to an Ebola isolation unit at this hospital in Madrid where Teresa Romero, the nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa, lay gravely ill. A hospital spokeswoman said there were now 14 people in the isolation unit on its sealed-off sixth floor, including Romero, her husband, and health workers who had cared for Romero since she was admitted on Monday. (REUTERS/Andrea Comas)


3) An unidentified man flashes what is believed to be his body temperature — 36.1 degrees Celsius or 97 degrees Fahrenheit — from the window of his room at an Ebola  isolation ward at Madrid's Carlos III Hospital on Saturday. Photo: SERGIO PEREZ / Reuters


4) A neighbor tries to get a glimpse of Excalibur, the dog of Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola, as it stands on her apartment's balcony in Alcorcon, outside Madrid, on Oct. 8, 2014. Madrid regional authorities said they would euthanize the nurse's dog to avoid possible contagion, sparking an outcry by animal rights activists.  Photos: Susana Vera / Reuters and Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images


5) A demonstrator with her dog tattooed on her arm protests against the execution of Excalibur, the euthanized pet dog of Spanish nursing assistant Teresa Romero who is infected with Ebola, and the government's Ebola strategy, in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. A Spanish hospital official says the nursing assistant Teresa Romero, infected with Ebola, is "stable," hours after authorities described her condition as critical. Romero is the first person known to have caught the disease outside the outbreak zone in West Africa, contracting the virus while helping treat a Spanish missionary who became infected in West Africa, and later died. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)


6) Hangmans nooses on a gallows as the authorities prepare to execute five rapists in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 8, 2014. Five people who raped four women one month ago, as well as Habib Estalef, head of a kidnapping network, were executed in the Pul-e-Charkhi jail, said Kabul police chief, General Mohammad Zahir Zahir. (EPA/JAWAD JALALI)


7) A pro-government supporter threatens to jump off a pedestrian bridge unless roadblocks set up by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are removed in front of the government headquarters in Hong Kong, October 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)


8) Plaintiff Kody Partridge hoists Peggy Tomsic, attorney for the six people who brought the lawsuit against the Utah's gay marriage ban, during a gay marriage rally Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Same-sex couples in Utah were celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for gay marriages to begin in this state and 30 others. The high court on Monday rejected an appeal from Utah and four other states that had sought to bar weddings between gay couples. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


9) A "blood moon" hangs in the sky over Encinitas, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2014, during a total lunar eclipse, when the sun, moon and Earth are positioned so that our planet blocks nearly all the sunlight heading in the moon's direction. Earth's atmosphere refracts the sun's rays just enough to throw a reddish, sunset-like glow onto the moon's darkened disc. The precise shade depends on atmospheric conditions. Photo: Mike Blake / Reuters. A composite picture shows the total lunar eclipse in seven stages as seen from Manila, Philippines. Photo: Ritchie B. Tongo / EPA


10) Visiting the area for the first time, 64-year-old Fran Glod of Oswego, N.Y, walks down the steps to the beach which is covered by a king tide high tide, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, on Tybee Island, Ga. The annual king tide is the year's highest astronomical tide when the alignment of the full moon cause higher than normal tides along the coast. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)


11) A Thai woman poses for a photograph as she slides down an ice sculpture at the newly opened Harbin Ice Wonderland in Bangkok, Thailand, October 8, 2014. The leisure park is kept at a temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius and features ice sculptures created by Chinese artists from Harbin. The 80-million-baht park was opened by Singapore's Century Ice Wonderland Pte Ltd. (EPA/WALLACE WOON)


12) M
elvin Gordon, the Badgers’ exceptional running back, sprints 30 yards for a second-quarter touchdown, one of four he scored Saturday against Illinois. Wisconsin won, 38-28. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman


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Two cows wore extra-large custom-made diapers as a German farmer staged a protest against European Union rules this week. Regulations forbid manure from areas with a gradient of more than 15 per cent in a bid to prevent groundwater from being polluted with nitrate from fertilizer. Bavarian dairy farmer Johann Huber is among those who fear enforcing that will limit their use of steep hillsides. But Steffen Schulz, a spokesman for the European Commission, told NBC News that cows would not be banned from their pastures. “We are not concerned about the cows but about the active fertilization by farmers,” he said. “Throughout Germany and Bavaria the amount of nitrate in groundwater is already above the regulation’s limits in many places.”  Photo: MARC MUELLE / EPA


14) Owners and their pets attend a mass at the Saint Pierre D'Arene church to honor the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi in Nice, southeastern France, October 5, 2014. Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)


15) A Chihuahua looks through a horse's mane during a photo session for the trade fair 'Horse and Dog' in Dortmund, Germany, October 9, 2014. Around 370 horses and 10,000 dogs will be presented at the expo in Westfalenhalle from 17 to 19 October. (EPA/INA FASSBENDER)


16) Young Cheetahs stand close to their mother in their enclosure in the zoo of Basel, Switzerland, October 8, 2014. After five years, the zoo saw again the birth of baby cheetahs. The mother named Alima gave birth to four female offspring on July 24, 2014. (EPA/PATRICK STRAUB)


17) Spanish archaeologists have pieced together a glass plate that they say bears a fourth-century engraving of Jesus, wearing a philosopher's robe — but not wearing a beard. The glass fragments were found amid the ruins of a building that was used for religious worship in the Iberian-Roman city of Castulo, near the present-day town of Linares. Photo: Jorge Guerrero / AFP - Getty Images


18) In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, 9-year-old Antonio di Muro smiles to Pope Francis after the pontiff invited him on his pope-mobile during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Pope Francis invited the two 9-year-old boys from the crowd for a ride before delivering his message. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)


19) U.S actress Angelina Jolie, right, is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Jolie received an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence. (AP Photo/Anthony Devlin)


20) A re-created Cafe Verandah is displayed during the "Titanic: The artifact exhibition", in Geneva, Switzerland, October 9, 2014. Geneva is hosting for the first time in Switzerland an exhibition featuring over 200 authentic artefacts carefully restored, after being brought to the surface from the wreck of the Titanic. The exhibition runs from October 10 to December 21, 2014. (EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI)


21) A National Park Service volunteer browsing on eBay has made an astonishing discovery: a long-lost photo that park officials have described as a "priceless" piece of Civil War history. The stereo view image depicts Selina Gray (at right, above), an enslaved woman who was head housekeeper at the Virginia home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. NPS spokesman Lee Werst described Gray as a "pivotal but little-known figure in our nation's history." Her bravery in defending the house after Gen. Lee's family left helped to save cherished heirlooms that had once belonged to President George Washington.  The Park Service bought the photo for $700 from an eBay seller in England who had found it in a box of unwanted photographs at a junk sale. NPS volunteer Dean DeRosa credited "sheer luck" for his discovery of the photo on the website. "I recognized Selina Gray instantly," he told NBC News. Photo: Re-photographed by Jose Luis Magana / AP


22) Bavarian riflemen and women in traditional costumes fire their muzzle loaders in front of the 'Bavaria' statue on the last day of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, on Oct. 5, 2014. Oktoberfest is the world's biggest beer bash and draws millions of visitors. The annual event lasts for three weeks. Photo: Matthias Schrader / AP



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