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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 (08/08/10)

Photos of the Week



Prop 8 supporters Nadia Chayka (2-L) and her fiance Luke Otterstad (3-L) stand in between Prop 8 opponents Billy Radford (R) and Ron Weaver (L) as they stand outside of the Philip Burton Federal building August 4, 2010 in San Francisco, California. US District Judge Vaughn Walker  announce his ruling on the constitutionality of Prop 8 in California, a voter approved measure that denies same-sex couples the right to marry in the State of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)



 

Robin Tyler (2nd R) and Diane Olson (R), the first lesbian couple to have legally married in California, attend a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 on August 4, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. A federal judge overturned California's Proposition 8, a same-sex marriage ban, finding it unconstitutional. The voter approved measure denies same-sex couples the right to marry in the State of California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


 



 U.S. Senators (from left) Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT, voted Yes), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK, voted No), Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL, voted No), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS, voted No), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT, voted No) share an elevator after the Senate voted 63-37 to confirm Solicitor General and former Dean of the Harvard Law School Elena Kagan as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)


 



Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., looks on as Associate Justice Elena Kagan signs the Oaths of Office in the Justices' at the Supreme Court Building August 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. Kagan, 50, who replaces retired Justice John Paul Stevens, becomes the fourth woman to sit on the high court, and is the first Supreme Court justice in nearly four decades with no previous experience as a judge. (Photo by Steve Petteway/Collection of the Supreme Court of Justice via Getty Images)




 

Elena Kagan and President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, after her confirmation as Supreme Court justice by the Senate on Thursday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


 



With the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome as a backdrop, doves fly over the cenotaph of the Peace Memorial Park at Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. Hiroshima marked the 65th anniversary of the the world's first atomic bomb attack that devastated the western Japanese city at the closing days of World War II. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)






Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, left, looks at a scale model of the destruction caused by the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic bombing on Hiroshima at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The red ball represents the 280-meter diameter of the 7,200-degree F atomic fireball one second after its detonation 580 meters above ground. According to a U.S. Department of Energy document, the five-year death toll from the bombing may have been as great as 200,000 or higher. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)






People carry their belongings as heavy flood destroy their homes in Nowshera, Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save an estimated 28,000 people trapped by the floodwaters, distribute food and collect the bodies of the victims. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)






A boy takes a moment to rest after salvaging belonging from his flood destroyed home on August 4, 2010 in Pabbi near to Nowshera, Pakistan. Deadly flooding in Northwest Pakistan, has claimed the lives of more than 1,300 people and has forced hundreds of thousands from their homes, in what is the country's worst floods since 1929. Aid organizations estimate that over 3 million people have been affected by flooding. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)


 



Flood-affected children jostle to get free biscuits distributed by a man on a hilltop in Nowshera, Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Pakistan dispatched medical teams to the deluged northwest amid fears that cholera could spread after the work floods in the country's history that have already killed up to 1,200 people, an official said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)






A little girl cries in a makeshift shelter erected on the roadside following floods in Nowshera, Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save an estimated 28,000 people trapped by the floodwaters, distribute food and collect the bodies of the victims. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)


 



A fire fighter picks up a hose near where a plane crashed on a golf course Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 in San Diego. A small plane crashed on the Admiral Baker Golf Course Monday, killing a woman on board and seriously injuring four others, authorities said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)






Flames travel along the floor of the forest as a parched forest burns near a suburb of the town of Voronezh some 500 km (294 miles) south of Moscow, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. Hundreds of new fires broke out Sunday in Russian forests and fields that have been dried to a crisp by drought and record heat. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)


 



Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, speaks at a press conference held to address the reopening of commercial fishing areas along the Louisiana coast behind a chest of shrimp caught that morning in Dixon Bay in Venice, La., Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Standing behind Jindal are St. Bernard Parish president Craig Taffaro, left, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Robert Barham and Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


 



Linda Rivera holds up a sign in opposition to the proposed mosque at 45-47 Park Place during a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, where the panel voted on the landmark status of the 152-year-old building, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, in New York. The commission voted unanimously not to landmark the building, making way for the construction of the mosque. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


 



New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C-L), Council Speaker Christine Quinn (C-R), and religious leaders hold a press conference on Governor's Island to speak about the NYC Landmarks Commission vote to deny 45-47 Park Place landmark status on August 03, 2010 in New York City. After much protest over a mosque being built near Ground Zero, the commission's vote clears the way for the property to be converted into a mosque and community center. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)


 



Veterans listen and take pictures as President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq and Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at the Disabled American Veterans national convention in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)




 

PFC Stephen Stampka of Cedar Rapids, Iowa says goodbye to his girlfriend Ashton Redfield also of Cedar Rapids following a sendoff for Bravo Company of the Iowa Army National Guard 1/133 Infantry "Ironman" Battalion Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 at City High School in Iowa City, Iowa. The soldiers of Bravo Company are on their way to Camp Shelby in Mississippi before shipping out to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/The Gazette,Brian Ray)






Georgia Clay, 3, gets a boost from her grandfather so she can say goodbye to her father Patrick Clay of the 1st. Battalion 133rd Infantry Army National Guard as his bus departs Peosta Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Soldiers from Companies A and D, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, and Det. 1, Company E, 334th Brigade Support Battalion are being sent to training before being deployed to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Jeremy Portje)



 

An Indonesian woman has herself buried during a protest against a planned eviction on the neighborhood where she lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. Posters on the background read "Foke-Pri (Nicknames of Jakarta's Governor Fauzi Bowo and his deputy Prijanto) always evict poor people" and "The government never defend poor people." (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)


 



A South Korean boy sits on the ice toilet at Ice Gallery in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010. The sweltering heat continues for the recent several days in Seoul. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)






A boy waving the national flag at the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, on the 66th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. Citizens of Warsaw commemorate the time when Polish forces rose up to fight against the seemingly overwhelming Nazi forces, and sustained heavy losses to regain control of the city. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)



 

A worker points out areas where concrete pieces have fallen from Milwuakee's Hoan Bridge as crews begin installing netting to catch any new pieces of concrete falling from the deteriorating stretch of the structure. Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Hoffman






Quintuplets born at a local hospital in Gujranwala, near Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, to a Pakistani woman called Yaseem. (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)


 



In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, twin baby pandas are seen in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province, on Friday Aug. 6, 2010. A panda named as Qizhen gave birth to the twin baby pandas Friday afternoon in Chengdu, Xinhua said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhang Yujun)






In this photo taken Thursday, July 29, 2010, Gina, a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the U.S. military, joins Staff Sgt. Chris Kench on a sofa at the kennel at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq but months of door-to-door searches and noisy explosions left her cowering and fearful. After she came home to Peterson Air Force Base in June 2009, a military veterinarian diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)






Tennessee the Staffordshire Bull terrier sits in her Kennel with animal welfare assistant Sarah Green at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as she awaits a possible new owner on August 2, 2010 in London, England. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home rehome or return to their owners around 5,000 animals a year, however many dogs have to be put down because they are unsuitable to rehome despite being physically healthy. Last year the animal shelter had to put 2815 dogs to sleep. 321 of those because they were banned breeds, 482 for medical reasons, 81 due to behavioral problems and 1931 because of their temperament and aggressive nature which pose a risk to the public. 43 per cent of the dogs that come in to the dog's home are Staffordshire Bull terriers. Known as "Staffies" these dogs and similar crossbreeds are increasingly popular within gang culture as a status symbol, however, once abandoned they are very difficult to rehome due to their aggressive temperament. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)






An American bald eagle casts a wary eye towards the camera at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2010.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)


 



In this photo taken July 28, 2010, baby Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) wander in the middle of the Uyuni salt desert in southern Bolivia. According to biologist Sol Aguilar, of the National Direction of Biodiversity, a late nesting triggered by extreme cold weather and severe droughts could be the cause why migratory Flamingos abandoned their babies and they start to appear in cities surrounding the Uyuni salt flats. Hungry, disoriented and often too weak to fly or fend for themselves on a hostile environment they are dying frozen or smashed by trucks and touristic ATVs. (AP Photo/Dado Galdieri)






A bear gestures to visitors for something to eat on a warm summer day, at Shanghai Zoo Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)


 



Karen Noyes, feeds black bears outside her Yachats home in this undated photo in Newport, Ore. It's been one year since a Lincoln County judge kicked Karen Noyes from her Yachats home for feeding black bears. Today, Noyes, 62, has a new home, a court appeal and is due to appear on Animal Planet. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Karen Noyes, The Oregonian)


 



Youseff Mume Saleh of Harar, Ethiopia, has been feeding hyenas for years. As the animals slink toward his house at dusk, he calls to them by name. "We are family," he explains. (Kate Linthicum/ Los Angeles Times/MCT) 






Su Lin, a 5-year-old panda at the San Diego Zoo receives a tiered birthday cake made of colored ice, fruit and vegetables on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 in San Diego. Su Lin is the oldest of the three giant pandas celebrating birthdays this week at the Zoo. (AP Photo/San Diego Zoo, Ken Bohn)






Twins Jackie, left, and Madelynn Eisterhold, 6, of Gainesville Fla. take a break from swimming with a dolphin and at Marineland to pose for a photo Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Daytona Beach News-Journal David Massey)


 



This undated handout photo provided by the Census for Marine Life shows a dragonfish that even has teeth on its tongue. They would be terrifying animals if they weren't the size of a banana. (AP Photo/Dr. Julian Finn, Museum Victoria, Census for Marine Life)






A flock of goats use over head bridge to cross a road in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)






A plane climbs in front of a rainbow above the Mediterranean sea in Nice, southeastern france, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)


 



Jenny Crain is helped along near the finish line of the 5-mile run route during the Cudahy Classic last  Sunday. Crain won the 10-mile version of the race in 2007 but was struck by a car and severely injured just weeks later while out training. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Brad Vest



 

Zach Gingerich, of Aurora, Illinois, left, runs beside his father Dan Gingerich during the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, California, July 12, 2010. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)






Zach Gingerich, of Aurora, Illinois, checks on his feet after finishing in first place in the Badwater Ultramarathon, in Death Valley, California, July 12, 2010. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)






Laura Dekker waves as she steers her boat out of the harbor of Den Osse, south west Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. 14-year-old Laura Dekker, who hopes to become the youngest person to sail around the world by herself, and her father Dick Dekker have departed the harbor of Den Osse in her 38-foot (11.5-meter) yacht Guppy, bound for Portugal where she hopes to begin her solo attempt later this year. (AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski)


 



Milwaukee Brewers Diamond dancers perform before the baseball game against the Houston Astros on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)






State Fair worker Regina Johnson takes a photo of a family as they pose on the "God Bless America" sculpture on opening day of the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)






The Giant Slide at the Wisconsin State Fair that opened Thursday. Photo:JIM SCHMECHEL - Milwaukee, WI






It slices, it dices, it rolls on its belly like a reptile. 2010 Wisconsin State Fair photo: JIM SCHMECHEL - Milwaukee, WI



 

Paige Pope, 3,  gets a lick from the cow at the Wisconsin State Fair Thursday. Journal Sentinel photo: Brad Vest


 



A nose for Wisconsin State Fair cream puffs. Photo: Jeff Dobrzynski - Slinger, WI


 



The Machine Shed is serving the newest food craze at the Wisconsin State Fair, Krispy Kreme Cheeseburgers. Journal Sentinel photo: Brad Vest


 



Alec Ekstrom, 14, of Menomonee Falls eats chocolate-covered bacon at the fair Thursday.Journal Sentinel photo: Journal Sentinel photo:  Mike De Sisti


 



Kent Ruesch tends Hooch’s Backwoods Bar Thursday inside the Expo Center. The bar serves cocktails made with gin, rum and vodka from the Great Lakes Distillery. Journal Sentinel photo: Brad Vest

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