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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 (05/17/09)

Photos of the Week

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A Notre Dame graduate walks past protestors near the campus of the University of Notre Dame on May 16, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. Pro-life activists from around the country have been gathering in South Bend to protest the university's decision to invite President Barack Obama, who supports abortion rights, to deliver the commencement address tomorrow and to award him an honorary degree. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


 

CHRYSLER JOBS

Representative Gary Peters, a Democrat from Michigan, left, Ed Montgomery, director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers for the Obama administration, second from left, Representative Sander Levin, second from right, and Senator Carl Levin, right, both Democrats from Michigan, help unfurl a 100-foot long banner with over 4,000 photos of people who have lost jobs due to the downturn in the auto industry, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 14, 2009. More Americans than forecast filed unemployment-insurance claims last week because of the Chrysler LLC bankruptcy that is likely to reverberate through the economy for months. Melissa Golden/Bloomberg News


 

APTOPIX US Iraq Shooting

Wilburn C. Russell, 73, wipes his eyes after talking to reporters in front of the house his son U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell purchased in Sherman, Texas, Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Russell's son is accused of killing five fellow troops at their base in Iraq. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


 

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Police officers from the Washington, DC Metro Police Department are relieved by officers from the London Metropolitan Police standing guard by the flower wreath that stands in the middle of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Each of the red carnations in the wreath represents an officer killed in the line of duty in 2008. Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country and around the world came to Washington for the 21st annual National Police Week, a convention organized by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 

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Memphis, Tennessee, Police Officer Nick Koonce makes a pencil rubbing from the memorial wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Koonce made a rubbing of the name of Officer John Sykes, Jr., who was killed in the line of duty in 1982. Koonce did not know Sykes but said "It was his story I took to my heart every day when I was on the street." Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country and around the world came to Washington for the 21st annual National Police Week, a convention organized by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 

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Alan Keyes, former Republican presidential candidate, is arrested during an anti-abortion protest Friday, May 15, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. The protestors object to the selection of President Barack Obama as the Notre Dame commencement speaker. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)


 

Mexico Swine Flu

Elementary students wear masks as a precaution against swine flu during the first day back to school since the recent outbreak in Mexico City, Monday, May 11, 2009. Scoured and disinfected, most of Mexico's primary schools and kindergartens stood ready to welcome back millions of students Monday after a nationwide shutdown ordered to help put a brake on the spread of swine flu. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


 

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(L-R) Martin Silvern talks with Terry Mehr and Pat Ryan about how close the flames of the Jesusita fire came to the home of Ryan, in whose backyard they are standing, May 10, 2009 in Santa Barbara, California. Most of the 30,500 residents who were forced to evacuate as the 8,700-acre fire wildfire closed in are now allowed to return home as cloudy skies and diminished winds give firefighters the advantage over the fire. The fire has destroyed about 80 homes. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)


 

Wildfires

Phillip Pearson surveys the ruins of his friends' home along Tunnel Road on Monday, May 11, 2009, which was destroyed by the Jesusita wildfire in Santa Barbara, Calif. Pearson said his friends, who evacuated and were out of town, asked him to visit their home and check its condition. "There's nothing left," Pearson said as he stepped through the rubble. (AP Photo/Eric Parsons)


 

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Jason Troester sifts through debris in what used to be his mother's kitchen as residents clean up Thursday, May 14, 2009, following a violent storm that spawned at least one tornado and killed three in Kirksville, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


 

MIDEAST ISRAEL POPE

Pope Benedict XVI prays after rekindling the Eternal Flame at the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Monday, May 11, 2009. The German-born Pope Benedict XVI says the cries of Holocaust victims continue to reverberate 60-years after the second World War. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, pool)


 

MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS POPE

Israeli demonstrators, one holding a sign, blow rams horns during a protest against Pope Benedict XVI's visit in downtown Jerusalem, Monday, May, 11, 2009. The Pope called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian homeland immediately after he arrived in Israel Monday, a stance that could put him at odds with his hosts on a trip aimed at improving ties between the Vatican and Jews.(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


 

APTOPIX MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS POPE

Pope Benedict XVI, aboard his popemobile, arrives to celebrate Mass on Mount Precipice in the northern Israeli town of Nazareth, Thursday, May 14, 2009. Thousands of pilgrims from around the world were on hand to greet Pope Benedict XVI in Jesus' childhood hometown of Nazareth, for the largest Mass of his five-day visit to the Holy Land. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)


 

APTOPIX MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANS POPE

Pope Benedict XVI prays in the Golgotha, or Calvary, the traditional site where Jesus was crucified, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, May 15, 2009. The Pope is on the last day of a Holy Land pilgrimage meant to promote peace and unity in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Yannis Behrakis, Pool)




APTOPIX Iraq Weapons

An Iraqi national policeman passes by weapons seized by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 14, 2009. The Iraqi National Police displayed various weapons seized during recent operations in southwest Baghdad's Sadiyah neighborhood. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)




Guatermala Plane Crash

Firefighters and rescue workers sorround the wreckage of a plane crashed into the yard of a home near the Guatemala City airport, Thursday, May 14, 2009. Several people are feared dead. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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Guatemala Plane Crash

A woman looks at a plane crashed into the yard of a home near the Guatemala City airport, Thursday, May 14, 2009. Several people are feared dead. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)




Afghanistan Daily Life

An Afghan man cooks as hunting rifles are seen on the wall of a restaurant in Kapisa province, eastern Afghanistan, Thursday, May 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)




APTOPIX India Slumdog Demolition

"Slumdog Millionaire" child star Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, right, drives a bicycle past demolished shanties in his neighborhood in Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 14, 2009. City workers bulldozed the home of Azharuddin Thursday as part of the demolition of dozens of shanties in a Mumbai slum.(AP Photo/Gautam Singh)


APTOPIX Miss California

Donald Trump place a sash on Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean following a news conference in New York, Tuesday May 12, 2009. Trump, who owns the Miss USA pageant, says Prejean can retain her Miss California USA crown after she caused a stir expressing opposition to gay marriage and posing in risque photographs. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)


 

WHITE HOUSE DINNER

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, left, congratulates one of the scholarship winners at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, May 9, 2009. The dinner, attended by every U.S. President since 1920, is held annually to raise money for academic scholarships and honor recipients of journalism awards. Photographer: Martin H. Simon/Pool via Bloomberg News


 

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University of North Carolina men's basketball head coach Roy Williams (L) present U.S. President Barack Obama with a team jersey at the White House May 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. The North Carolina Tar Heels are the 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I national champions. A basketball fan, Obama picked the Tar Heels to win in his March Madness bracket. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 

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Corey Hart #1 of the Milwaukee Brewers holds a rose to be given to a Mother and wears pink wrist bands on "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" day before a game against the Chicago Cubs on May 10, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


 

ITALY GIRO CYCLING

The Italian Airforce squad "Frecce Tricolori" flies over the pack of cyclists during the third stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Grado to Valdobbiadene, Monday, May 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)




Red Bull Air Race

In a photo provided by Red Bull Air Race, Austrian pilot Hannes Arch heads past a pylon before hitting a bird in the final four in the second round of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in San Diego on Sunday, May 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Red Bull Air Race, Tom Lovelock, via AP Images)


 

Mideast Saudi Weather

Saudis enjoy the snowfall in Al Baha city south-western the Capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Torrential rains pouring down on Al-Baha accompanied by gusty winds were accompanied by snow capping the mountains and covering the valley areas and the forests of Al-Zaraeb and Khayrah Tuesday. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)




STS-125 ATLANTIS SOLAR TRANSIT

In this highly magnified image provided by NASA, the NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope. (Photo by Thierry Legault/NASA via Getty Images)


 

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In this handout from NASA, Astronaut John Grunsfeld performs work while participating in the first of five scheduled spacewalks while servicing the Hubble Space Telescope May 14, 2009 in Space. The space shuttle Atlantis' mission is to overhaul the Hubble Space Telescope in order to extend its working life. (Photo NASA via Getty Images)




APTopix Germany Berlin Zoo

Polar bear Knut plays with an old rotten soccer ball in the pool of his enclosure at the Berlin Zoo, on Friday, May 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Maya Hitij)


 

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Patsy the Manatee waits as members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Geological Survey, the Miami Seaquarium and other organizations help release her back into the wild on May 15, 2009 in Homestead, Florida. The Manatee was released after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists and volunteers from the Dolphin Research Center rescued her on April 29, 2009, after discovering her flipper had become severely entangled in monofilament fishing line. During her treatment and rehabilitation, veterinarians determined Patsy was pregnant and likely to give birth this summer. The veterinarians cleared her for release so she can continue to heal on her own and deliver her calf in the wild. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


 

APTOPIX Switzerland Cow Fight

Cows fight during the "Combats des Reines" (Battle of the Queens), a traditional cow fight held annually in the western Alpine canton of Valais, in Aproz, Switzerland, Sunday, May 10, 2009. The Valais is home to a unique breed of cows, the Herens also called Eringer cows. Members of this bovine family fight against themselves to establish a hierarchy within the herd. During the combat the cows simply push, forehead against forehead. (AP Photo/Keystone, Dominic Favre)


 

Playing Hard to Get

A cat tosses a mole into the air Monday, May 11, 2009 near Maysville, Ky. Upon hitting the ground, the mole quickly disappeared. (AP Photo/The Ledger Independent, Terry Prather.)


 

Peregrine Falcon Banding

A pair of young peregrine falcons stare at University of California Santa Cruz biologist Glenn Stewart before being banded in their nest on the 33rd floor of the PG&E building in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Three baby falcons were banded on each leg. The banding allows scientists to learn more about the dynamics of population recovery for the endangered peregrines. The peregrines are a fully protected and endagered species in California.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


 

APTOPIX Firemen Elephants

Firefighter Eforrest Allmond houses down an Asian Elephant from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Wednesday was scheduled to be the opening night for the circus in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


 

Capitol Feature

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, background, is shown with "Stump," the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club Best of Show winner during a meeting Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Austin, Texas. "Stump" is a Sussex Spaniel. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)


 

APTOPIX Fetch Me A Beer

Max, a two year old border collie, catches a flying disc after he jumped off the back of owner Michael Ham of Brookline, Mass., while being videotaped for a television show for the Animal Planet channel in Acton, Mass., Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Ham has been training his dog to do the stunt for only a few weeks. The show is aimed at teaching old dogs new tricks, like fetching a brew from the fridge or helping a human land a date. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


 

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Retired teacher Geoff Ostling displays his tattooed skin at a portrait session at his home in Petersham on May 11, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The 65-year old has pledged to donate his skin to the National Gallery in Canberra after his death. Ostling, who did not get his first tattoo until he was in his forties, is now covered in the artwork by artist eX de Merci from neck to ankle with the theme 'all the flowers of a Sydney garden'. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)


 

Hong Kong

A visitor walks past a sculpture titled "Nude No. 2" by Chinese artist Mu Boyan at Hong Kong International Art Fair in Hong Kong Wednesday, May 13, 2009. The largest ever international art fair in Hong Kong welcomed over 19,000 visitors to see the 101 leading international galleries that exhibited from May 14 to 18 2008. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)


 

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Model and television personality Holly Madison rides an escalator on the Las Vegas Strip as she leads a procession of 281 bikini-clad women in an effort to earn the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority a Guinness World Record for the world's largest bikini parade May 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Visitlasvegas.com)


 

APTOPIX BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA  DANCE RECORD

Bosnian high school graduates dance in a city square in Sarajevo, on Friday, May 15, 2009, participating in large project whereby over 31.800 high-school graduates from 60 cities in 8 countries of the Balkans managed to break a new Guinness world record in synchronised quadrille dancing. At noon sharp the Quadrille music from Fledermaus by Johan Strauss, transmitted by Satellite Radio or TV, brought together graduates from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania to create and present the largest simultaneous dance in the world.(AP Photo/Hidajet Delic)

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