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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 (07/25/10)

Photos of the Week




Lightning flashes over Lake Michigan after heavy rain passed through the area Thursday. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu


 



Workers look over a sink hole Friday, July 23, 2010, in Milwaukee. Powerful thunderstorms caused widespread flooding in southern Wisconsin, closing down Milwaukee's airport and opening up a giant sink hole, and two people were hospitalized after being struck by lightning, authorities said. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


 



A car sits in a sinkhole that formed at the corner of Oakland and North avenues. Photo: Mark Pawlik. The story






A car sits in water in the Kilbourn Tunnel off I-43 after heavy rain Thursday. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Benny Sieu






This manhole cover near Green Bay Ave. and W. Villard Ave was blown off by water pressure during Thursday night's storm. Some fifty manholes around the area blew off due to water pressure in the area sewers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood






A twister appeared in Franklin. Photo: Jeff Slegers


 



People wade through waist-deep water in a parking lot of a strip mall on Main Street in Sussex Thursday evening. Photo:  Todd Ponath, MyCommunityNOW


 



A  pedestrian stops to take a photograph of the swollen Menomonee River in Hart Park on Friday.
Photo: Peter Zuzga, MyCommunityNOW


 



Water pours over the dam and in and out of the windows of the historic Independence Mill in downtown Independence, Iowa as the Wapsipinicon River rose Saturday, July 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Rick Chase)






Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett becomes emotional when describing what happened on the evening of Aug. 15, 2009, when he was attacked by Anthony Peters. Peters smashed the mayor with a tire iron. Peters was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood






A photo used as an exhibit in court shows the damage to the face of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett after he was attacked by Anthony Peters. Peters was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday. He also received 10 years of supervision. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood






Ieshuh Griffin, of Milwaukee, an independent candidate for Wisconsin state Assembly, holds up her nomination papers Wednesday at the Capitol after an election oversight board said she could not describe herself on the ballot as “NOT the ‘whiteman’s bitch.’ ” Photo by Todd Richmond/Associated Press




U.S. President Barack Obama (L) applauds after signing the the financial reform bill into law during a ceremony with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) (2nd L), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) (R) and other memebers of Congress at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. A sweeping expansion of federal financial regulation in the wake of the worst recession since the Great Depression, the bill will create a consumer protection agency, lay out a blueprint for disassembling financial entities considered "too big to fail," and many other reforms. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)






(L-R) House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) hold a news conference about the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in the Rayburn House Office Building July 22, 2010 in Washington, DC. Pelosi announced that Langevin, who was paralyzed when accidentally shot 30 years ago, will be the first person with disabilities to preside over the House of Representatives as the Speaker Pro Tem on July 26. The Architect of the Capitol has installed a mechanical lift that will allow Langevin to reach the Speaker's Rostrum inside the House chamber. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


 



Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, speaks during the "Rally for Economic Survival" held in support of lifting the government-imposed six month moratorium on deepwater drilling at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S., on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The BP Plc oil spill may cost the U.S. Gulf Coast region 17,000 jobs and about $1.2 billion in lost economic growth by year-end even if the flow is stanched permanently next month, Moody's Analytics said yesterday. Photographer: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg






A crane subcontracted by the Barberton Tree Company toppled while removing a tree at 153 South Pershing Avenue in Akron, Ohio. After the tree was cut, wind reportedly offset the balance and the crane could not hold the load. Nobody was injured in the accident on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 in Akron, Ohio. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)


 



In this photo released by Greenpeace, a firefighter rushes to aid his colleague who ran into trouble amid thick oil cover as they attempted to fix an underwater pump in Dalian, China on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire. The government says the slick has spread across a 70-square-mile (180-square-kilometer) stretch of ocean. (AP Photo/Jiang He, Greenpeace)


 



In this photo taken on Friday, July 23, 2010, and released by Greenpeace, a local fisherman works with ungloved hands to clean up the oil, which has spread far from the original explosion site in Xingang port, Dalian, northeastern China. The first details emerged Friday on the cause of China's largest reported oil spill, while environmentalists urged the government to do more to warn local residents of potential danger, saying children are playing still off nearby beaches. (AP Photo/Greenpeace, Jiang He)






People try to leave the area after a stampede at the techno-music festival "Loveparade 2010" in Duisburg, Germany, on Saturday, July 24, 2010. A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans killed more than a dozen at Germany's famed Love Parade festival on Saturday. Thousands of other revelers keep partying at the event in Duisburg, near Duesseldorf, unaware of the deadly stampede that started when police tried to block thousands of people from entering the already-jammed parade grounds. (AP Photo/dapd/Hermann J. Knippertz)


 



People line the beach after it was closed for swimming Monday morning. A 10-year-old boy was transported to a Myrtle Beach hospital after reportedly being bitten by a shark bite in the area of 69th Ave North access. The boy had a bandage on his left leg when paramedics put him the ambulance. Photo by Steve Jessmore sjessmore@thesunnews.com






Mexican sewer diver Julio Camara adjusts his diving suit before going for a dive at the drainage system plant on the outskirts of Mexico City. Camara, who makes less than US $ 500 a month diving in the city's sewage system clearing blockages and repairing infrastructure, says he is the only sewage diver in the Mexican capital, from where at least 1000 tons of rubbish are extracted per month, according to Alejandro Martinez, Mexico City's water system operator. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso)






Mexican sewer diver Julio Camara goes down on a cage for a dive at the city's drainage system plant, on the outskirts of Mexico City. Camara, who makes less than US $ 500 a month diving in the city's sewage system clearing blockages and repairing infrastructure, says he is the only sewage diver in the Mexican capital, from where at least 1000 tons of rubbish are extracted per month, according to Alejandro Martinez, Mexico City's water system operator. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso)






Afghan army soldiers leave grapes and a weapon aside as they cool off from the fierce heat with a swim in a canal near the joint Afghan-U.S. base COP Nolen, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


 



Marya Luiza Albano, 6, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, puts water on her neck to cool off at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall as temperatures rise above 100 degrees in Washington, on Saturday, July 24, 2010. To the right is her mother Gisele Albano. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)






Martha Hartman, 101, looks out from her Lower East Side apartment as a fan blows on her during a heat wave in New York, Saturday, July 24, 2010. (AP Photo/David Goldman)






Cheney Dale, 19, and Megan Lanie, 17, share a kiss as they stand in the cool breeze of a fan Friday, July 23, 2010, inside the cattle barn at the Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair in Lafayette, Ind. Dale completed his 10th year in 4-H, showing cattle. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)


 



Ana Vallejo, left, 15, helps Andre Scott, 5, float on his back during swimming lessons for children from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Monday, July 19, 2010 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


 



US Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon Charlie Company, 2-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division jump on Lt. Chris Farrington of Pownal, Maine, to give him a "pink belly" on his last day in charge of the platoon at Combat Outpost Terra Nova, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Sunday, July 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)


 



Annie McChrystal stands with her husband Gen. Stanley McChrystal as he is awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates during a retirement ceremony at Fort McNair July 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. The ceremony honored Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, who has served in the military since 1976 is retiring after being relieved of command for comments he made to a Rolling Stone Reporter about President Barack Obama and his administration. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)


 



Capt. Brian Bews' parachute deploys as his ejection seat falls away after he was rocketed from his CF-18 fighter jet. Bews, a veteran RCAF demonstration pilot, was about 100 feet from the ground when he ejected. He was hospitalized with injuries that Canadian media reports said were not life-threatening. (IAN MARTENS - Lethbridge Herald/Canadian Press via AP)


 



Flame erupts from the exhaust of one of the CF-18 fighter jet's twin engines as it explodes upon impact on the runway of the Lethbridge County Airport, Alberta, Canada on Friday, July 23, 2010. RCAF pilot Capt. Brian Bews ejected safely at an altitude of about 100 feet just before the crash, and was hospitalized with injuries said to be non life-threatening. (IAN MARTENS - Lethbridge Herald/Canadian Press via AP)






Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern jumps from 18,000 feet, tandemed with Senior Jump Master Cristofer Parente at Skydive Space Center in Titusville. Fla. on Monday, July 19, 2020. McGovern was making this jump in honor of his 88th birthday today and was inspired in part by his friend and former president George H.W. Bush. Bush skydived on his 75th, 80th and 85th birthdays. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Michael R. Brown)


 



Ohio letter carrier Keith McVey hands the day's mail to Raina Washington as he makes his daily deliveries in Akron, Ohio on Friday, July 16, 2010. The veteran mailman has gained a reputation for three-times delivering people from life-threatening situations while on the job delivering mail. Last week he gave CPR to a man along his Akron route who wasn't breathing and whose lips were turning blue. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)






Chris Ziegart, of Oklahoma City drags a large wooden cross along S. 1st St. in Milwaukee. Ziegart was walking from the Outlaws Clubhouse on S. 2nd St. and was going to Hwy 100. He said the Lord told him to start there. He was in town for two days visiting family and was out to spread Jesus' word. He has carried his cross through several cities around the world. Photo: John Klein






In this photo released July 22, 2010 by the Suffolk County Police Department, a person wearing a Darth Vader mask and cape is captured on surveillance camera robbing a Chase bank in Setauket, N.Y., Thursday, July 22. The bandit escaped with an undetermined amount of cash. (AP Photo/Suffolk County Police Department)






In this July 14, 2010 photo taken from a remote sensor camera and provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, a brown bear sow and three cubs walk down Rover's Run trail in Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, Ala. Anchorage officials are warning the public to stay off the trail to avoid a run-in with the bears. (AP Photo/Alaska Department of Fish and Game)


 



The Queen's Swan Marker David Barber holds a cygnet before removing a can ring pull it had stuck round its beak during the annual Swan Upping swan count on the River Thames near London, Monday, July 19, 2010. With a flurry of flapping wings and a cacophony of confused squeaking, the swan and her downy young cygnets were plucked from the River Thames and passed from boat to shore. But the men hadn't come to harm the regal birds. Clad in red-and-white outfits emblazoned with the royal livery, on Monday the boatmen were beginning an annual five-day journey to count the population of the waterway's swans, which have theoretically belonged to the monarch since the 12th century. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


 



A fish lies hidden in the sand in the sea near the beach in the village of Toroni, northern Greece, Monday, July 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)


 



Elvis, a 5-year-old leopard gecko, is held by his 11-year-old owner, Taeya Davis of Davie on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at the Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove, Florida. (Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT)


 



In this photo released Friday, July 23, 2010 by the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium, the first baby California Sea Lion born at the aquarium is seen with her mother, Clarice. "We are very excited,' said Jon Dohlin, director of the New York Aquarium in a press release. "She is very sweet, and we are sure she will become an instant Coney Island celebrity and a favorite among our guests. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium)






People watch through an underwater viewing area as a polar bear reaches toward a fish while being fed at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in an 11-foot deep saltwater pool Monday, July 19, 2010, in Tacoma, Wash. The zoo has two polar bears who have been there since they were cubs and provides sanctuary for another two who were rescued from a circus in 2002. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


 



A polar bear has a bucket on his head, while cub polar bear swims nearby in the cooling waters of Moscow Zoo, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. A heat wave hit central Russia breaking temperature records going higher than 30 C (86 F) for the last two weeks.(AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)


 



In this July 2010 photo provided by Lindblad Expeditions, a polar bear looks up at guests aboard Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer in Arctic Norway. The polar bear stayed with the ship for nearly an hour, and finally stood up and peered into the ship's lower portholes while balancing its massive paws on either side of the windows. (AP Photo/Lindblad Expeditions, Michael S. Nolan)



 

An adult Puffin flaps its wings on Skomer Island on July 20, 2010 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The island which has the biggest Puffin colony in Southern Britain plays host to over 10,000 Puffins, who come from April to the end of July to breed. The small island, off the coast of southwest Wales and managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, is one of the most important and accessible seabird breeding sites in Europe and has become a Mecca for wildlife and bird lovers. As well as the Puffins the island is also home to a large breeding seabird population, including Manx Shearwaters, Guillemots, and Razorbills as well as birds of prey including Owls, Kestrels and Falcons. As a result Skomer is a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area. Much of Skomer has also been designated an Ancient Monument and it is also surrounded by a Marine Nature Reserve. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)






Flamingos stand in a basin of the zoological garden in Dresden, Germany, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/dapd/Matthias Rietschel)






Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcaster Bob Uecker acknowledges the crowd during the second inning against the Washington Nationals on Friday at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The game was the 75-year-old broadcaster's first since undergoing heart surgery April 30. (Morry Gash/AP)






Franklin baseball coach Jim Hughes looks on as his team takes the plate in the bottom of the first inning against Greenfield.






Franklin baseball coach Jim Hughes, center, and Greenfield's Lee Kleszczynski go over the ground rules before their regional game earlier this week. The Sabers won, 6-2, as Hughes became the state's all-time winningest baseball coach with victory #743. . MyCommunityNOW photos: Peter Zuzga


 



Ryan Seacrest, host of 'American Idol,' gives interviews to media gathered inside the Bradley Center. He was in Milwaukee as part of the audition process. Photo: Brad Vest






The plaza around the Bradley Center was packed as thousands lined up on audition day for American idol. Photo: Brad Vest




Bill Bessa, of Milwaukee, is all set for Germanfest, with his Lederhosen Weinerschnitzel at the 30th Annual Germanfest being held July 22-25 at the Summerfest Grounds. Bessa doesn't perform with any German groups but enjoys getting decked out for the Fest. Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter



 

Matt "Romeo DanceCheetah" Cornelison of Milwaukee, Wisc., competes in the U.S. Air Guitar National Finals in New York, Thursday, July 22, 2010. Cornelison went on to win the competition and advance to the World Championships to be held in Finland. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


 



Women look at the original Aston Martin DB5 car driven by Sean Connery in the James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball as it displayed for the media in London, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The car is estimated to fetch in the region of three million pounds ($4.6 million, 3.6 million euro) when it is sold at auction in London on Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)






A youngster plays with gadget controls inside the original Aston Martin DB5 car driven by Sean Connery in the James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball, as it displayed for the media in London, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The car is estimated to fetch in the region of three million pounds ($4.6 million, 3.6 million euro) when it is sold at auction in London on Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

 



Royal Collection worker Caroline de Guitaut poses for photographs with a collection of hats Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has worn to the Royal Ascot horse race meeting over the years during a media event held to preview 'The Queen's Year' exhibition at Buckingham Palace in London, Friday, July 23, 2010. The exhibition, which is part of the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at the palace, opens to the public on July 27 and includes displays of robes, gifts, uniforms, dresses and jewelry, giving visitors an insight into the principal national and ceremonial events in the royal year. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)






Artist David Mach with his sculpture depicting the Crucifixion which has been made from coat hangers, as it is displayed in Parliament Square outside St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland Wednesday July 21, 2010. The piece was created as part of a project to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible in 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)


 



Women wearing wedding dresses take part in the "Still Life" Ruhr 2010 European Capital of Culture festivities with the initiative "100 brides for Marxloh" on the Autobahn A40 near Essen, western Germany on July 18, 2010, to represent Duisburg's grubby district Marxloh as the "most romantic street in Europe", as the neighbourhood offers more than 50 bridal fashion stores. Some 20,000 picnic tables were lined up end-to-end after the 60-kilometre-long (40-mile-long) stretch of one of Europe's busiest motorways was cleared of its usual traffic, between the cities of Dortmund and Duisburg, and became a stream of pedestrians and cyclists. The event is a highlight in the Ruhr 2010 European Capital of Culture festivities, which has seen Germany's rust belt region transformed into a hotbed of the arts with hundreds of concerts, plays and exhibitions planned throughout the year. PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images







A model poses for photographers during the annual World Bodypainting Festival in Seeboden, at Lake Millstaettersee, in Austria's southern Carinthia province on Sunday, July 18, 2010. The festival is the world's biggest bodypainting event. ( AP Photo / Kerstin Joensson)


 



A lone Santa sits in the Dyrehavsbakken amusement park, north of Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, July 19, 2010 where many have gathered for the World Santa Claus Congress, which has been held 52 times now at the amusement park, which is popularly known just as Bakken. Every summer, Santas from the entire world get together at Bakken to spread some Christmas cheer, have fun, and enjoy a get-together. The congress, held in July because all of the Santa's are very busy in December, attracts as many as 200 Santas and Elves, and audiences of many thousands. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Nanna Kreutzmann) 


 



In this photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, videographer Steve Panariello, right, shoots visitors with Hemingway look-alikes and fake bulls Saturday, July 24, 2010, in Key West, Fla. The island city is staging its annual Hemingway Days festival through Sunday, July 25, that pays homage to the late novelist Ernest Hemingway who lived and wrote in Key West in the 1930s. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)



 

In this July 22, 2010 photo, Gustavus Adolphus professor Scott Bur works in his aluminized office in St. Peter, Minn. Students slipped into the chemistry professor's office while he was on vacation and as a prank, covered everything right down to pens and even his coffee pot cord with aluminum foil. "It's sort of become a tradition in my research group," said Bur, who had only managed to unwrap his coffee pot and a few other essentials by Thursday morning. "When I go on vacation and come back, I always find something," he told the Mankato Free Press (AP Photo/Mankato Free Press, John Cross)

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