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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 (5/10/09)

Photos of the Week

In this photograph released by the White House, one of the president's official planes flies over the Statue of Liberty in New York in this undated photograph. On Friday, the White House released the picture that panicked New York _ a spectacular shot of the president's official plane soaring majestically past the Statue of Liberty. The Obama administration also announced the departure under fire of Louis Caldera, the White House official who authorized the $328,835 photo shoot, which gave the city heart-thumping Sept. 11 flashbacks, enraged local officials and forced the president to condemn the incident.

In this photograph released by the White House, one of the president's official planes flies over the Statue of Liberty in New York in this undated photograph. On Friday, the White House released the picture that panicked New York _ a spectacular shot of the president's official plane soaring majestically past the Statue of Liberty. The Obama administration also announced the departure under fire of Louis Caldera, the White House official who authorized the $328,835 photo shoot, which gave the city heart-thumping Sept. 11 flashbacks, enraged local officials and forced the president to condemn the incident. AP photo.


Mexico Swine Flu

Lorena Balderas, 21, lies in bed while under observation in the area where people suspected to have contracted the swine flu virus are treated at the Naval hospital in Mexico City, Sunday, May 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)


 

Mexico Swine Flu

A soldier, wearing a mask as a precaution against swine flu, stands at the entrance of the Naval hospital in Mexico City, Monday, May 4, 2009. Mexican officials lowered their flu alert level in the capital on Monday, and plan to allow cafes, museums and libraries to reopen this week, while world health officials weighed raising their pandemic alert to the highest level. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)


 

APTOPIX Mexico Swine Flu

Agustina Hernandez Morales, 98, is pushed in a cart Thursday by her companion Francisco Navarro, 76, to their home-made dwelling inside the Tlatel Xochitenco trash dump on the outskirts of Mexico City. During the last two weeks, life for those living in an around the dump has continued as usual, largely unchanged despite official government measures to combat the swine flu epidemic. According to the government, 44 million Mexicans live under the poverty line. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


 

South Korea Swine Flu

South Korean quarantine officers use infrared rays heat camera to check the body heat of passengers arriving from Los Angeles against the possible infection of the swine flu at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Jung-hun)


 

APTOPIX  Mideast Egypt Swine Flu

Protesting pig farmers clash with Egyptian riot police at the neighborhood of Manishyet Nasr at the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt Sunday May 3, 2009. Egyptian police fired tear gas and clashed with irate pig farmers Sunday, leaving 12 people injured as owners resisted the government's attempt to slaughter all the nation's pigs to guard against swine flu. (AP Photo/Nasser Nouri)


 

APTOPIX AFGHANISTAN US

An Afghan boy looks on as U.S. soldiers of the First Battalion, 26th Infantry descend from an observation post above the U.S. base camp Blessing in Afghanistan's Kunar Province, Monday, May 4, 2009. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


 

APTOPIX Ukraine Victory Day

Victor, 7, dressed in a traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt, places flowers at the monument of the Unknown Soldier at a memorial to World War II veterans in a memorial park in Kiev on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Ukrainians continue to celebrate the World War II anniversary and Victory Day on May 9 as a national holiday marking the defeat of Nazi German forces in the second World War. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)


 

APTOPIX US Afghanistan

Soldiers from the U.S. Army First Battalion, 26th Infantry, are followed by the platoon's pet dog "Chinook" as they patrol a mountain road in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province Saturday, May 9, 2009. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)


 

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS POPE VISIT

A worker puts crosses on graves near where the stage for the Papal Mass is being set up, not seen, in the Kidron Valley just outside Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, May 4, 2009. On his first visit to the Holy Land, Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories from May 11 to 15. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)


 

APTOPIX MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS POPE

A nun prays inside the Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Pope Benedict XVI will visit Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories during his eight-day Holy Land tour that begins Friday May 8. It's only the second official papal visit to the Jewish state and comes nine years after a groundbreaking trip by Pope John Paul II.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)


 

Gay Marriage Congress

Jonathan Paul Ganucheau, 24, left, kisses his bride, Denise Buckbinder Ganucheau, 26, both of Dallas, Texas, in a religious wedding ceremony that was part of a protest against the decision of the District of Columbia city council to approve legislation to recognize same sex marriages performed in other states, in Washington, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


 

Gay Marriage Congress

Cynthia Blackledge, of Washington, back, cries, as Brenda Buckner, of Lakeridge, Va. holds up a bible, in a protest of the District of Columbia city council's approval of legislation recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states, in Washington on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


 

APTOPIX MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS

Palestinian fruit vendors balance watermelons on their head as they try to attract customers in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


 

APTOPIX India Elections

Benches and chairs are stacked together in a classroom to create space for a polling booth as a woman votes in Nuh, Haryana, India on Thursday. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)


 

Pakistan

A man gets a haircut in a makeshift barbershop outside a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, May 3, 2009. Hundreds of residents of Pakistan's troubled northwest region are living in tents in the camp after fleeing fighting between Pakistan's army and Taliban militants. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)


 

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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks on the tax code as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (L) and Comissioner of Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman (R) listen at the Grand Foyer of the White House May 4, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama called on a reform of the nation's international tax laws to encourage companies to invest and create jobs in the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)


 

Alaska Flooding

The Yukon River flows past Eagle, Alaska, on Thursday, May 7, 2009, after an ice jam released Wednesday night. The small community is suffering the worst flooding in its recorded history. (AP Photo/Sam Harrel, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)


 

Wildfires

The Jesusita fire burns in the foothills above Santa Barbara Tuesday May 5, 2009. Southern California authorities said early Wednesday the wildfire is threatening 2,000 Santa Barbara homes and has grown to 400 acres. Santa Barbara County spokeswoman Pat Wheatley says the fire has pulled within a half-mile of some neighborhoods. The fire began Tuesday afternoon in the foothills above San Roque Canyon and quickly grew. (AP Photo/Keith Cullom)


 

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A surfer leaves the water under heavy smoke from the Jesusita fire at Butterfly Beach on May 7, 2009 in Montecito, just south of Santa Barbara, California. Firefighters are experiencing a setback as the out-of-control wildfire is making a run to the west. Santa Barbara is suffering its third major wildfire to burn homes in less than a year. Dozens of homes have been destroyed, firefighters have been injured, and thousands of households are under mandatory evacuation orders. The fire is zero-percent contained and fire officials are bracing for more predicted high winds. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)




Wildfires

This home on Holly Dr in the hills above Santa Barbara goes up in flames as a wind whipped brush fire roared through the area on Wed. May 6, 2009. Fierce winds blew a wildfire into Southern California homes Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to flee as columns of smoke rose from a scenic coastal enclave. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department spokesman Drew Sugars said 5,430 homes were under mandatory evacuation. The estimated population of those homes was 13,575 people, he said. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)


 

India Summer

An Indian taxi driver sleeps on his taxi on a hot afternoon in Howrah, outskirts of Calcutta, India, Wednesday, May 6, 2009. At least 18 people have died in a scorching heat wave that has swept through more than a dozen Indian states, the weather department and officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Sucheta Das)


 

Evening Outing

A horse-drawn carriage carries Scott and Kim Porzky along a road in the town of Lebanon, Wis., Sunday, May 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times/John Hart)


 

Stringer

Inside the tropical biodome of the Eden Project in Falmouth, England, rope access technician Paul Talbot makes his way Thursday towards a balsa tree that threatened to grow through the roof. The tree - grown from a seedling ten years ago - has outgrown the 50-meter- high biodome which has the largest "captiive" rain forest in the world's largest greenhouse. The Eden Project has hosted over 10 million visitors since its opening in 2001. It showcases 100,000 plants from around the world in two giant transparent domes, each recreating different climate conditions, one a tropical environment, and the second a warm Mediterranean environment. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)


 

VATICAN POPE HOLY LAND

Pope Benedict XVI kisses an infant held up to him during his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Benedict XVI has said he will be making a pilgrimage to the Middle East this week as a "pilgrim of peace.'' The pontiff leaves Friday for a week-long trip to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)


 

Face Transplant

This undated photo of Connie Culp, before the injury to her face would lead her to become the first face transplant patient in the United States. Culp spoke to the media at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. The 46-year-old mother of two lost most of the midsection of her face to a gunshot in 2004. The initial surgery by the Cleveland Clinic team took place in December 2008. (AP Photo/Cleveland Clinic-HO)


 

Face Transplant

Connie Culp ,second from left, who underwent the first face transplant surgery in the U.S., is helped to the podium by her head surgeon, Dr. Maria Siemionow, right, as well as Renee Bennett, the nurse manager for the Clinic's transplant program, far left, and Pat Lock, a nurse with the transplant team, third from left, before speaking to the media at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. The 46-year-old mother of two lost most of the midsection of her face to a gunshot in 2004. The initial surgery by the Cleveland Clinic team took place in December 2008. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)


 

Face Transplant

This is a photo of Connie Culp, after an injury to her face, left, and then as she appears today. Culp is underwent the first face transplant surgery the United States at the Cleveland Clinic in December 2008. Culp spoke to the media at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. The 46-year-old mother of two lost most of the midsection of her face to a gunshot in 2004. (AP Photo/Cleveland Clinic-HO)


 

Phelps Returns Swimming

Olympic swimming gold medalist Michael Phelps works out Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in Baltimore. Phelps' three-month suspension from competition is now over and he marked the occasion like any other day: He woke up late and headed to the pool. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)


 

France Cliff Diving

In this photo provided by Redbull, Australian Steve Black launches off the 27.5 metre high platform, during the first round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving world series in La Rochelle, France, Friday, May 8, 2009. Round one of the eight round competition was won by Andrey Ignatenko of the Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dean Treml)


 



St. Louis Cardinals Chris Duncan stands over teammate Rick Ankiel, who crashed into the center field wall Monday night in St. Louis against the Philadelphia Phillies. X-rays and a CT scan of Ankiel's head, neck and back were all negative and showed no fractures. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)




St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Rick Ankiel gives a thumbs up as he is taken off the field on a cart after catching a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Pedro Feliz and hitting the outfield wall during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 4, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Rick Ankiel gives a thumbs up as he is taken off the field on a cart after catching a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Pedro Feliz and hitting the outfield wall during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 4, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


 

APTOPIX Rockets Lakers Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, and Houston Rockets forward Ron Artest exchange words in the second half during Game 2 of a second-round NBA playoff series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 6, 2009. The Lakers won 111-98. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)


 



Miranda Cooper, 18, of Shelby, N.C., reacts as golfer Jason Dufner (left) and rules official Tony Wallin take a look after Dufner’s tee shot on the first hole landed in Cooper’s lap during the Quail Hollow Championship golf tournament in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, May 2, 2009. Chuck Burton, Associated Press




Ryan Braun hits the game-winning two run homer in the 8th inning Friday at Miller Park to beat the Chicgao Cubs, 3-2. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu.




Danny Gokey's appearance at the Channel 6 studios kicked off a daylong series of events Friday in and around Milwaukee. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Jack Orton


 



Danny Gokey (back to camera) greets fans after his performance at Faith Builders International Ministries.Milwaujkee Journal Sentinel photo: Kristyna Wentz-Graff


 



Bryan Marin, 7, of Milwaukee holds his sign and strains for a look at Danny Gokey at Faith Builders International Ministries. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Kristyna Wentz-Graff




"American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey checks out the Bronze Fonz on the RiverWalk in downtown Milwaukee." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Kristyna Wentz-Graff






Victoria Alexander, 10, of Milwaukee checks out "American Idol" finalist Danny Gokey's autograph Friday after she saw the singer at the RiverWalk. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Kristyna Wentz-Graff 







Danny Gokey makes his hands into the shape of a heart during a concert at the Summerfest grounds. The performance was filmed for "American Idol." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Mark Hoffman


 




Danny Gokey throws the first pitch at Miller Park. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo:  Benny Sieu


 



Danny Gokey sings the national anthem at Miller Park. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu


 

TV American Idol

Callie Singleton, 17, left, Moriah Bennett, 10, center front, Claire Magnus, 16, right, and Katie Magnus, 18, listen to "American Idol" finalist Kris Allen, of Conway, Ark., perform, Friday, May 8, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Mike Wintroath)


A sculpture of a pig wearing a face mask can be seen in the northern German city of Bremen on Monday.

A sculpture of a pig wearing a face mask can be seen in the northern German city of Bremen on Monday. Getty Images.


 

China Puppies

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a dog feeds some of its 15 puppies at its owner's home in Huai'an city, east China's Jiangsu province, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. The dog gave birth to 15 puppies two weeks ago and all of the doggies survived, giving their owner a surprising delight, Xinhua said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xu Changzheng)


 

Circus trainer Frederic Edelstein holds three of four tiger cubs born in April at the Pinder ciircus in the southern French city of Marseille. The cubs were born to two females, Penelope and Lea, and a male called Moise.

Circus trainer Frederic Edelstein holds three of four tiger cubs born in April at the Pinder ciircus in the southern French city of Marseille. The cubs were born to two females, Penelope and Lea, and a male called Moise. (Getty Images / May 4, 2009)


 

Baby Giraffe Debut

This May 5, 2009 photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, shows baby giraffe Margaret Abigail, right, getting a nuzzle from her mother, Margaret Sukari, at the Bronx Zoo's African Plains exhibit in New York. Margaret Abigail, born Feb. 17, 2009, makes her public debut at the Bronx Zoo this weekend, just in time for Mother's Day. (AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)


 
 
Chacoan Baby

A Chacoan peccary is shown walking with her new baby, born May 1 at the Los Angeles Zoo Friday May 8, 2009 in Los Angeles. The infant was one of three born recently, zoo officials said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)


 
 
Peru Baby Jaguar

A newborn black jaguar is carried by her mother, named Venus, at the Park of the Legends zoo in Lima, Friday, May 8, 2009. The cub, born on April 14, is the fourth born in captivity in Peru and still hasn’t received a name. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)


 
 
Rescued Hawks

In this May 7, 2009 photo, a hawk and chicks are seen in their nest in Austin, Texas. During a recent storm in Austin the nest was blown down near a Dentist office. Dentist David J. Tasch and others carried the nest to the roof of the office and secured it and returned the hawk chicks back into the nest. (AP Photo/Austin American Statesman, Ricardo B. Brazziell)


 

APTOPIX Germany Polar Bear

Wilbaer, a 16-months old polar bear, plays with a piece of wood in the Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Wilbaer, who was born in this zoo, will leave this zoo in the next weeks and move to the bear park Orsa in Gorenklitt, Sweden. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)


 

Cincinnati Zoo

A first grader from St Jude School, in Bridgetown, Ohio, observes a polar bear at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Avondale, Ohio, Thursday, May 7, 2009, during a school field trip. (AP Photo/Ernest Coleman, The Cincinnati Enquirer)




Tracy Roberts, 33, of Rockville, Md. has her toes nibbled on by a type of carp called garra rufa, or doctor fish, during a fish pedicure treatment at Yvonne Hair and Nails salon in Alexandria, Va. on Thursday July 17, 2008

Tracy Roberts, 33, of Rockville, Md. has her toes nibbled on by a type of carp called garra rufa, or doctor fish, during a fish pedicure treatment at Yvonne Hair and Nails salon in Alexandria, Va. on Thursday July 17, 2008. In Wisconsin, state officials have forced the shutdown of a fish-nibbling skin care salon at Mayfair Mall after a month of operation.  Gerald Williamson, owner of Doctor Fish Magnifique, said he closed his business Wednesday after the Department of Regulation & Licensing told him he could be fined thousands of dollars if he remained open.



 

Japan Trick Art

A visitor poses in front of an illusionary art work of a whale at the Trick Art Museum at the foot of Mount Takao on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, May 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi



 

MARISSA JARET WINOKUR AT SEAWORLD

Tony Award-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and 10 month-old son Zev get an up-close look at a Humboldt penguin chick during tour of SeaWorld San Diego May 2, 2009 in San Diego, California. The chick, which is being hand raised, is just over 30-days-old. Winokur, her husband Judah Miller, a writer and producer on the animated comedy show "King of the Hill," and Zev enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour which included a Dolphin Interaction Program and other close up interactions with killer whales, dolphins, beluga whales, walruses and sharks. Winokur will host Oxygen?s new competition series "Dance Your Ass Off," premiering June 29. (Photo by Bob Couey/SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)


 

Time 100 Gala

Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter attends the Time 100 Gala, a celebration of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)


 

APTOPIX BRITAIN WAX MUSEUM

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, left, poses with a wax figure of himself at Madam Tussauds wax museum in London, Tuesday, May 5, 2009 after being introduced to his new wax figure. Johnson's entry into the world famous attraction coincides with his first year in office. The figure, which has taken five months to create, will reside in the World Stage area of the attraction and will be the first United Kingdom politician to gain entry for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


 

Britain Nun Run

Hundreds of runners dressed as nuns set off from the City of London on a charity 'Nun Run' to raise money for charity Sunday May 3, 2009. The four-mile run through central London is part of the launch of the new musical 'Sister Act.' (AP Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA )


 

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Competitors celebrate winning their heat during the Stilton Cheese rolling competition on Stilton High Street on May 4, 2009 in Stilton, England. Cheese Rolling has become an annual event in the English village of Stilton and this year celebrates it's 50th anniversary. Every May Day holiday, hundreds of villagers and visitors make their way to the high street to watch teams battling for the honour of becoming the 'Stilton Cheese Rolling Champions'.




Switzerland Jewels

A Sotheby's employee displays a rare vivid blue diamond ring weighing 7.03 carats, during a preview at Sotheby's in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 6, 2009. It is estimated to fetch US$5.8 to 8.5 million when it comes to auction in Geneva on May 12, at which point the buyer will have the honor of naming the diamond as the first owner of the stone. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)


 

Staff

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds the new Kindle DX, which he unveiled at a press conference at Pace University May 6, 2009 in New York City. Bezos was joined by Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The New York Times. The reader features a 9.7-inch electronic paper display, and storage for up to 3,500 books. Amazon has also partnered with select newspapers to offer reader discounts on the DX in return for long-term subscriptions. The device can be preordered for $489.00 USD and will ship this summer. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


 



David Ogden Stiers (left, with Alan Alda) says Hollywood has only been accepting of gay actors doing family fare in the past seven or eight years. M*A*S*H star and Disney voice Stiers recently confirmed what many probably already knew: he’s gay. Photo: www.accessatlanta.com





FILE - In this 1981 file photo originally released by 20th Century Fox, Burt Reynolds, left, and Dom DeLuise are shown in a scene from, "Cannonball Run." DeLuise died in Southern California on Monday, May 4, 2009, according to his son, Michael DeLuise. He was 75.

In this 1981 file photo originally released by 20th Century Fox, Burt Reynolds, left, and Dom DeLuise are shown in a scene from, "Cannonball Run." DeLuise died in Southern California on Monday, May 4, 2009, according to his son, Michael DeLuise. He was 75. AP photo


 

A man looks at a bouquet placed on the star of comedic actor Dom DeLuise as he walks past in Hollywood on May 5, 2009. The 75-year-old DeLuise, who is best known for his work alongside Burt Reynolds in the "Cannonball Run'' movies and in a spate of screwball Mel Brooks comedies, died in his sleep on May 4 at a Santa Monica hospital.

A man looks at a bouquet placed on the star of comedic actor Dom DeLuise as he walks past in Hollywood on May 5, 2009. The 75-year-old DeLuise, who is best known for his work alongside Burt Reynolds in the "Cannonball Run'' movies and in a spate of screwball Mel Brooks comedies, died in his sleep on May 4 at a Santa Monica hospital. Photo: Getty Images


 

 

 

Friends and associates of Jack Kemp leave National Cathedral in Washington following his memorial service, Friday, May 8, 2009. Kemp, a 1960s-era quarterback for the Buffalo Bills football team, became a star in the Republican Party as a member of Congress from Buffalo, NY, aligning himself with the conservative values of President Ronald Reagan who made Kemp secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sen. Bob Dole, the GOP  presidential nominee in 1996, brought Kemp on as his vice-presidential running mate but lost the election to the Democrats, giving President Bill  Clinton a second term.

Friends and associates of Jack Kemp leave National Cathedral in Washington following his memorial service, Friday, May 8, 2009. Kemp, a 1960s-era quarterback for the Buffalo Bills football team, became a star in the Republican Party as a member of Congress from Buffalo, NY, aligning himself with the conservative values of President Ronald Reagan who made Kemp secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sen. Bob Dole, the GOP presidential nominee in 1996, brought Kemp on as his vice-presidential running mate but lost the election to the Democrats, giving President Bill Clinton a second term. AP PHOTO




CANTON, OH - AUGUST 3: (FILE) U. S. Sen. Jack Kemp watches warmups as the Indianapolis Colts play against the Washington Redskins in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium on August 3, 2008 in Canton, Ohio. According to reports on May 2, 2009, Kemp, a former Buffalo Bills quarterback, congressman, and vice presidential nominee, has died at the age of 73.

U. S. Sen. Jack Kemp watches warmups as the Indianapolis Colts play against the Washington Redskins in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium on August 3, 2008 in Canton, Ohio. According to reports on May 2, 2009, Kemp, a former Buffalo Bills quarterback, congressman, and vice presidential nominee, died at the age of 73. Getty Images

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