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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 (10/17/10)

Photos of the Week



Alcides "Chuleta" Peralta, an athlete from Rio Negro, Uruguay, carrying an Uruguayan flag and a smaller one from Chile on top, runs in the Atacama desert heading towards the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Peralta ran towards the mine to show his support for the 33 trapped miners who have been underground for more than 2 months. They were to be rescued within the next hours of this photo. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)






In this image released by the government of Chile, rescue workers prepare to release a colleague from a capsule after performing a dry run test for the eventual rescue of the 33 miners trapped at the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Government of Chile, Hugo Infante)


 



In this handout from the Chilean government, Mine workers fix the final supports for the crane that will draw out the trapped miners within the capsule, dubbed "The Phoenix," October 12, 2010 at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile. The rescue operation could begin bringing up the 33 miners tonight, 69 days after the August 5th collapse that trapped them half a mile underground. (Photo by Hugo Infante/Chilean Government via Getty Images)

 



In this photo released by the Chilean government, miner Claudio Yanez applauds as he is carried away in a stretcher after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, early Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Hugo Infante, Chilean government)


 



Chile's President Sebastian Pinera embraces miner Florencio Antonio Avalos Silva after he was rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he was trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010. at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Next to Pinera Avalos wife and daughter.(AP Photo/Roberto Candia)


 



In this photo released by the Chilean Presidential Press Office, miner Mario Sepulveda, sitting on floor, recounts experiences from being trapped in the San Jose mine as fellow miners and Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, front row fifth from right, look on in the hospital where the miners are undergoing medical check ups in Copiapo, Chile, Thursday Oct. 14, 2010. The 69-day underground ordeal reached its end Wednesday night after the trapped miners were hauled up in a cage through a narrow hole drilled through 2,000 feet, (700 meters) of rock. (AP Photo/Chilean Presidential Press Office, Jose Manuel de la Maza)






Elizabeth Segovia, sister of rescued miner Dario Segovia, collects a religious figure as she dismantles a site that was set up in honor of the trapped miners at the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. The 69-day underground ordeal reached its end Wednesday night after the 33 trapped miners were hauled up in a cage through a narrow hole drilled through 2,000 feet (700 meters) of rock. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)


 



In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, a US Army soldier from Scout Platoon 502 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division searches an associate of a suspected Taliban IED placer, seen in a wheelbarrow, who was killed in a coalition missile strike in Zhari district, Kandahar province. The Scouts' mission was to support roadside bomb clearance efforts in the militant stronghold, the latest days-long phase of Operation Dragon Strike. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)






Halawasha (R), an Afghan Pashtun girl, and an Afghan National Police member holds her badly burned young sister Shokria while a medic in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division wraps her serious burns October 12, 2010 in the tiny village of Now Ruzi west of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The soldiers were on a routine patrol when they came across Shokria, who had third-degree burns over both forearms from a household accident with scalding milk five days ago; the only medical attention the wounds had were to be wrapped in dirty cloth. Army medics dressed the burns and began working with local Afghan military to have the girl driven to a hospital in nearby Kandahar. The 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne, the storied "Black Hearts" that won fame on D-Day and in other battles, are currently spread out in the Taliban-infused badlands west of Kandahar, attempting to sway the hearts and minds of the local populace even as Taliban militants continue their attacks in the restive area. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)


 



The level of blood-red toxic sludge is seen on the wall of a local house of Kolontar village, 160 kms southwest of Budapest on October 10, 2010 as wave of toxic mud swept through this small village. Hungary raced against time to erect a dam around a ruptured reservoir and divert a new wave of toxic sludge that threatens to overwhelm already devastated villages. As hundreds of volunteers joined engineers rushing to erect the 600-metre dam, a top official said it was only a matter of days before the reservoir housing a chemical residue would begin to crumble. AFP PHOTO / BALINT PORNECZI 


 



Lyrics from a Misfits song, "Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?" decorate the helmet of Marine Cpl. Jonathan Eckert of Oak Lawn, IL attached to India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment while on patrol near Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge on October 15, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. The Marines of India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment are responsible for securing the area near the Kajaki Dam on the Helmand River. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)





Marine Cpl. Marcus Ferry of Hamburg, Iowa, attached to India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment goes for a swim in the reservoir above the Kajaki damn during a break in action at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge on October 12, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. The Marines of India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment are responsible for securing the area near the Kajaki Damn on the Helmand River. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)





A group of traffic policewomen takes part in a parade to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, on Sunday Oct. 10 2010. Painted in Communist red and draped in propaganda slogans, Vietnam's capital turned 1,000 years old Sunday in an extravagant ceremony meant to stoke nationalism and show the outside world that this once war-ravaged country has moved far beyond its dark history. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen)


 



Marine Cpl. Jonathan Eckert of Oak Lawn, IL attached to India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment goes for a swim in the reservoir above the Kajaki dam with his improvised explosive device (IED) sniffing dog Bee during a break in action at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Zeebrugge on October 12, 2010 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. The Marines of India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment are responsible for securing the area near the Kajaki Damn on the Helmand River. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


 



A train crosses the bridge as people gather on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on October 10, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Traffic on the bridge was closed so more than 7,000 people could pack on to Sydney's iconic bridge to enjoy a picnic breakfast and support Australia's bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)


 



The Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge Dedication is seen in front of the Hoover Dam before the dedication outside of Boulder City, Nev., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. The bridge which will open to traffic in the near future will bypass the Hoover Dam. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace)






The White House is bathed in pink light in recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)






In this photo taken Oct. 13, 2010, Kayden Heil, 10, hauls his chosen pumpkin after picking it in the Son Harvest Seasons pumpkin patch outside of Riverton, Ore. on Wednesday afternoon. Kayden's mother, Reanna Heil, visits the farm with her kids every fall. The farm also operates a corn maze across from the pumpkin patch through the end of October. (AP Photo/Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda)






Roy Webster, of Rutland , Vt., drove his wife Amanda and his daughter, Raegan, who is almost 2 years old, up to Killington Ski Area on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, to make snow angels during an unexpected snowstorm. His wife, Amanda, takes photos. Kilington reported five to 10 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Rutland Herald, Vyto Starinskas)






In this photo taken Monday Oct. 11, 2010, Kevin Richardson, a.k.a. the Lion Whisperer shows the size of a lions teeth in an enclosure at the Kingdom of the White Lion park in Broederstroom, near Johannesburg, South Africa. A new film opening in the United States on Friday about a rare white lion who escapes becoming a trophy on a wall is a rare happy ending in a country where more than 1,000 lions are killed legally each year.Kevin Richardson, the man behind the movie, calls himself an "ambassador of lions" and hopes the film will act as one too at a time when foreign tourists are willing to pay up to $40,000 to shoot a big cat.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell)


 



In this photo taken Monday Oct. 11, 2010, Kevin Richardson, a.k.a. the Lion Whisperer snuggles a lioness to his chest in an enclosure at the Kingdom of the White Lion park in Broederstroom, near Johannesburg South Africa. A new film opening in the United States on Friday about a rare white lion who escapes becoming a trophy on a wall is a rare happy ending in a country where more than 1,000 lions are killed legally each year. Richardson, the man behind the movie, calls himself an "ambassador of lions" and hopes the film will act as one too at a time when foreign tourists are willing to pay up to $40,000 to shoot a big cat. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)


 




"Good Golly Miss Molly," a 3-year-old Canadian sphinx, reacts to a tease during a preview of the second annual Meet the Breeds, sponsored by the American Kennel Club and Cat Fanciers' Association, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, in New York. The event returns to the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Oct. 16 and 17 to showcase some of the country's rarest dog and cat breeds. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
 



 


After more than 5 months of rehabilitation and care at the Alabama Wildlife Center, three great horned owls are released back into the wild at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010. The three owls were admitted at AWC separately in the spring of this year with different injuries and were released within minutes of each other in front of a crowd of 70 people.  (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Joe Songer)





A baby Chilean flamingo swims Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. The chick was born on Oct. 3, 2010, and is one of two chicks born so far this fall at the zoo from several eggs that are currently being incubated. Baby flamingos can take up to two or three years to fully develop the pink feathers of mature adults. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


 



In this photo provided by Woodland Park Zoo, A Chilean flamingo chicks is being fed on Oct. 7, 2010 in Woodland Park, Wash. by his mother have hatched at Woodland Park Zoo. Two Chilean flamingos have hatched at Woodland Park Zoo, marking the second successful breeding season for the species. The first chick hatched on Oct. 3, followed by the second hatching on Oct. 9. Both chicks are under the care of their parents in the flamingo exhibit near the Temperate Forest. (AP Photo/Woodland Park Zoo, Dennis Dow) 






David Gilreath is swarmed by his teammates after running the opening kick off back for a touchdown against Ohio State Saturday night in Madison. The Wisconsin Badgers upset the #1 ranked Buckeyes, 31-18. Journal Sentinel photo:  Tom Lynn


 



Badger players celebrate. Journal Sentinel photo: Tom Lynn






Badger fans celebrate. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman



 



Packer Donald Lee celebrates his touchdown in the first quarter last Sunday vs. Washington.  Lee left the game with a shoulder injury after the catch. Journal Sentinel photo:  Rick Wood







Mason Crosby and holder Tim Masthay (8) react after Crosby's field goal hits the goal post and the Packers miss a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter last Sunday vs. Washington.  Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


 



Aaron Rodgers grimaces while leaving the field after throwing an interception to Washington's LaRon Landry in overtime. Rodgers suffered a concussion on the play. The Packers lost in OT, 16-13. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


 



Graham Gano connects on a 33-yard field goal to win the game in overtime. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood






Charlie Wittmack, an Iowa laywer, swims across The English Channel as part of a 10,000 mile World Triathlon, on Aug. 8, 2010. Wittmack, who is using the expedition to raise money for educational charities, said he hopes to reach China by Oct. 21 and complete the scheduled bike leg of his journey by December. Photographer: Andy Stoll/TheWorldTri.com via Bloomberg


 



Competitors take part in the annual Hampstead Heath Conkers Championships, in London, on October 10, 2010. A 'conker' is a horse chestnut tied to the end of a piece of string, and the game invovles trying to hit one's opponent's conker using your own. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT


 



A doctor checks as people sleep a siesta during the first Siesta Championship in Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. The participants of the siesta contest win points for the first person to fall asleep, the loudest snorer, best original sleeping position and best dressed sleeper. Doctors are present to check if the contestants are really asleep. (AP Photo/Paul White)


 

A devotee of the Chinese shrine of Sapam, pierces his cheeks with skewers during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival on October 10, 2010 in Phuket, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)


 



People walk over the interactive installation "Onskebronn", Norwegian for wishing well, at A central station in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. The moving paths of visitors are followed on that LED-platform and retraced as reprocessed projections directly onto the floor. Sound is triggered by the movement of interacting visitors as they step onto the platform. The installation is created by German Sven Beyer of the performing arts group "Phase 7". (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)


 



Jasieo Miranda uses an excavator to tear down the Old Woman's Shoe at the once-popular Never Never Land at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Wash., on Oct. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Dean J. Koepfler)


 


 



In this Oct. 13, 2010 photo, Wellsville Elementary School fourth grader Joseph Stoll, 9, was chosen out of all his classmates to sit on the dunce stool during a tour of a newly renovated 1890 one room schoolhouse called "Little Red Schoolhouse" on Zeigler Road in Wellsville, Pa. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Christine Baker)






Two hundred newlywed couples pose at the National Stadium, better known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing on October 10, 2010. Thousands of Chinese couples tied the knot throughout the country on the auspicious "10.10.10" day, which translates to a saying in Chinese equivalent to "absolutely perfect" and believed to bring good luck to the newlywed couples. STR/AFP/Getty Images






Some one hundred women gets married and pose in their wedding dresses for photographer Melanie Rijkers on October 10, 2010 at Fort St. Gertrude in Geertruidenberg. Wim Hollemans/AFP/Getty Images)


 



From left, Judy and Fred Keller of Wasilla, Alaska pose Monday, October 11, 2010 in the couple's giant red Radio Flyer wagon. A converted pickup, the wagon is fully operational and licensed for road travel. (AP Photo / Michael Dinneen)



 

Judy Foster, left, and Fred Keller sit in their Radio Flyer automobile in Wasilla, Alaska, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. The couple spent much of the last year converting a 1976 Mazda pickup into this street-legal wagon. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
 

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