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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 (10/02/11)

Photos of the Week


1) Brewers owner Mark Attanasio had a Los Angeles tailor take two jerseys and sew them into
his jacket. He proudly displayed his new jacket with fans Saturday. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


2) Jerry Hairston Jr. signs autographs near home plate before Saturday's playoff game against Arizona. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


3) Bob Uecker acknowledges the Miller Park crowd as he takes the mound to throw out the first pitch. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


4) In a big play, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy tags out Willie Bloomquist at home. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


5) Prince Fielder launces a two-run homer as the Brewers beat Arizona in Game One of their series, 4-1. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood. Here's another angle. AP Photo: David Phillip


6) Wisconsin running back Montee Ball scores one of his four touchdowns against Nebraska Saturday night in Madison as the Badgers won easily, 48-17. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman.


7) Racine County Sheriff's Investigator Shawn Barker hooks a tow chain to Jack Leroy Furrer's car. Furrer, 76, of Dousman, Wis. apparently died of a heart attack and hypothermia Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 after driving into a flooded construction zone on the West Frontage Road of I-94 in the Town of Yorkville, west of Racine, Wis. His body was found about 100 yards south of his car. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)


8) Traders react as they work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. The London Metal Exchange, founded 134 years ago above a hat shop in the financial district, may be the latest major mutual exchange to be bought after record trading volumes attracted the interest of multiple bidders. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg


9) Iraq War veteran Brad Hammond struggles with a memory quiz during a private session with "brain trainer" David Whatley on September 26 in Denver, Colorado. Hammond is taking a 6-month course, paid for by the Veterans Administration, to improve his memory and cognitive skills. Seven years after returning home from a year-long deployment in Tal Afar, Iraq, Hammond continues to experience severe post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the effects of traumatic brain injuries he sustained in combat. He suffers from chronic anxiety, headaches, night terrors, hallucinations and frequent bouts of aggression and cannot hold down a full time job. He helps his wife Dani care for their three children, while also taking a private mentoring classes to help improve his attention and cognitive skills. Hammond was on a team of U.S. soldiers who opened fire on a carload of Iraqi civilians on January 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq, killing two, when they did not stop at a checkpoint. Photo: John Moore / Getty Images


10) A survey inspector secures safety lines onto the Washington Monument on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Several inspectors will repell down the 555 ft. monument to inspect each stone, looking for damage caused by a Aug. 23, 5.8-magnitude earthquake which caused several stones to crack. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP - Getty Images. U.S. Park rangers walk on the National Mall near the Washington Monument August 24 in Washington, DC. The National Park Service reported more internal damage to the Washington Monument then originally disclosed. The site was indefinitely closed August 23, 2011 after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images. Here's another view. Dave Megerle of WJE Associates rappels from the top of the Washington Monument during inspections in Washington, in this handout photograph taken and released on September 28, 2011.  Photo: Colin Winterbottom / National Park Service via Reuters.


11) Postal workers participate in a Save America's Postal Service rally September 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C.. The workers called on Congress to pass H.R. 1351, which would allow $6.9 billion in pension overpayments by postal workers to be used to pay this year's pension obligations. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images


12) On Wednesday, crowds gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Coralie streets in New Orleans, looking at several signs depicting President Barack Obama as either a dunce, a puppet or a crying baby in a diaper. "It disrespects the nation -- and President Barack Obama represents our nation," said Skip Alexander, as he looked at one of the signs. "He represents everybody, not some people." Dozens of protesters came by the house in the 1500 block of Calhoun throughout the day, demanding the sign come down. Photos: wwltv.com.


13) Sailboats and a floating dock lie on the dry, cracked dirt in a harbor at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City on Sept. 30, 2011. Drought continues to be a problem across the southeastern U.S. Photo: Sue Ogrocki / AP


14) A tactical satellite lifts off from the Alaskan Aerospace Corporation's Kodiak Launch Complex in Kodiak, Alaska on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The rocket is carrying an experimental Navy communications satellite designed for safer combat communications. Photo: Pam Foreman / AP


15) People look at an ultra-light Cheetah S200 airplane stuck in a Ferris wheel after it crashed into the fairground attraction following takeoff from a nearby airstrip in Taree, New South Wales, on October 1, 2011. The plane left dangling from the structure trapped its pilot and passenger inside. Two children, a boy and a girl, who were on the ride at the time of the accident were rescued unharmed, police said. Photos: Rimian Perkins / AFP - Getty Images and Carl Muxlow / AP


16) Medical Center paramedic Don Brod, left, gives oxygen to a cat, Charlie, belonging to Jack VanSlooten, right, at an apartment complex fire Friday, Sept. 30, 20011, in Bowling Green, Ky. Photo: Joe Imel/Daily News via AP


17) Phill Randall of Custer, South Dakota, carries the American Flag during the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup on Monday, Sept. 26, near Custer, South Dakota that corralled about 1,200 animals. Photo: Ryan Soderlin / AP


18) An aquarium employee swims with a whale shark in an aquarium tank in the city of Yantai, northeastern Shandong province, China. Yantai is expecting a surge in tourist arrivals for the upcoming national day celebrations. Photo:  AFP - Getty Images


19) In this undated handout picture released by Indonesia's Centre for Orangutan Protection on September 17, 2011 Tori, a five-year-old orangutan, smokes a cigarette he got from visitors at Taru Jurug animal park in Solo, Central Java. Tori's not very shy.  Photos:  AFP - Getty Images and Anwar Mustafa / AFP - Getty Images


20) A group of giant panda cubs nap at a nursery in the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province on Sept. 26. China has launched its once-a-decade panda census, trying to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild amid efforts to boost numbers. The census -- the fourth since it was first launched in the 1970s -- is also expected to ascertain pandas' living conditions, ages and any change in habitat. Photo: AFP - Getty Images


21) A cat with two faces, named Frank and Louie, sits on a mat in his home in Worcester, Mass. The animal is known as a Janus cat, named for the figure in Roman mythology with two faces on one head. The owner calls the face on the left Frank, while the face on the right she identifies as Louie. Photo: Steven Senne / AP


22) A baby is baptized during a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi, Sept. 29, 2011. About 450 children were baptized by the Georgian Orthodox church during a mass baptism ceremony at the country's main cathedral Holy Trinity.  Photos: David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters


23) Thousands of runners and walkers lined up last Sunday near the Milwaukee Art Museum at the start of the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure at Milwaukee's lakefront. Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears


24) Birds entered for the 86th Budgerigar World Championship Event are displayed in cages at the Dome in Doncaster, northern England, on October 1. The two-day annual event has 2,321 entries in 740 classes. Photo: Nigel Roddis / Reuters


25) Packers tight end Jermichael Finley grabs a touchdown pass despite the efforts of Bears cornerback Charles Tillman last Sunday at Soldier Field. Packers 27, bears 17. Journal Sentinel photo: Mark Hoffman


26) Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Aviles sits in the dugout after Boston's 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Baltimore. Boston was eliminated from the playoffs after the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees in extra innings minutes after Boston's loss. Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP


27) Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum executive director Michael Gibbons displays a rare 1914 Babe Ruth baseball card at the museum in Baltimore on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP


28) Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton #14 is sacked for a loss by Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo:Jamie Sabau/Getty Images


29) Normally, the University of Oregon cheerleaders look like this. But they had a new look on Saturday, September 24, 2011 when Oregan played Arizona in Tucson. The cheerleaders wore hard hats because the last time the teams met in Tucson in 2009, Oregon cheerleader Katelynn Johnson was drilled after the Oregon victory by a fan with a water bottle. Johnson suffered a concussion and was taken to a local hospital for examination. She was released later that night. Johnson now works for FOX Sports.  Photos: Bruce Yeung and linkiest.com.


30) Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad shows one of the welts on her arm to reporters during a news conference in Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Nyad says she didn't anticipate how seriously Portuguese man o'war and jellyfish could derail her dream to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys. Nyad stopped her swim Sunday morning after 40 hours in the water and two serious man o'war stings. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


31) U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III strikes a ball from the 16th floor terrace of Trump Tower, 220 yards to a green built on a barge on the Chicago River just past Michigan Avenue, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, in Chicago. The 2012 Ryder Cup will be at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast / AP


32) Competitors race in the 12 hour Lawn Mower Endurance Race on September 24 in Billingshurst, England. Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images


33) Kariana Snoddy checks out The LEGOLANDAE Florida “edition” Ford Explorer, after it was rolled off the assembly line at the Chicago Assembly Plant, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, in Chicago. The car made an appearance at the plant before makeing its way to the soon-to-open LEGOLAND Florida theme park just outside Orlando. The Explorer which is made of 382,858 Lego Bricks, was built at Lego North American Headquarters in Enfield, Conn., and took 2500 hours to design and build. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


34) Visitors walk between the U.S. Capitol, left, and the Cheops pyramid of Giza in Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Germany on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Photo: Jens Meyer / AP


35) UC Irvine students throw balls across the field at the blue team during the school's efforts to break the Guinness world record for the largest dodgeball game at the Bren Center on the University of Irvine campus, in California, September 21, 2011. (Leonard Ortiz/Orange County Register/MCT)


36) Candidates taking part in a World Record TV watching contest in the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, The Netherlands, on September 29. According to the organizers, the current record stands at 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds. The winner will get a trip to Los Angeles. Photo: Freek Van Asperen / EPA


37) A worker pulls a boom in a cranberry marsh Tuesday, Sept. 27, near Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Wisconsin's harvest, which produces more than 50 percent of the world's supply of cranberries, is just under way. This year's Wisconsin's crop is expected to yield 4.3 million barrels, according to the USDA. Photo:  Andy Manis/Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association via AP


38) Co-owner Waylynn Lucas tops donuts with bacon at Fonuts bakery, which offers unfried, gluten-free and vegan doughnuts, in Los Angeles, California Sept. 19, 2011. An estimated 18 million people in the United States are sensitive to gluten, a hard-to-digest protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Another 3 million-plus Americans are thought to have celiac disease, a potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder that is treated by eliminating dietary gluten. Sales of gluten-free products have been booming despite the weak U.S. economy. Photo: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters


39) High-wind advisories and long hair don’t mix. Maria Pellerin of Milwaukee tries to get the hair out of her eyes as she crosses the street at E. Kilbourn Ave. and N. Water St. on Thursday. Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears


40) Haven't done these in awhile. A model waits backstage before the Alternative Hair Show in Moscow's Kremlin, Sept. 28. You want to see another one, don't you. Photos: Denis Sinyakov / Reuters


41) Check this out. A model walks the runway as Les Brigittes perform during the Viktor&Rolf Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at Espace Ephemere Tuileries on October 1, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


AND FINALLY,

Cooper Stone, 6, tosses the ceremonial first pitch to Texas Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton before Game 1 of baseball's American League division series playoffs on Friday, Sept. 30, in Arlington, Texas. Photo: LM Otero / AP
 
Cooper is the boy who saw his firefighter father Shannon Stone fall to his death behind an outfield wall while trying to catch a ball thrown to him by Hamilton during a Texas game on July 7. Photo: MLB.com

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