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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 (10/30/11)

Photos of the Week

1) A woman walks down a snow-covered street during an early snow storm in New York October 29, 2011. A rare October snowstorm barreled up the heavily populated U.S. East Coast on Saturday, threatening up to a foot (30 cm) of snow, cutting power to nearly a million households and forcing at least 1,000 flight cancellations. Photo: Reuters.


2) A man, center, holds the body of his daughter, killed in an earthquake, before her burial at a cemetery in Ercis, October 24, 2011. Photo: Umit Bektas / Reuters


3) A rescue worker carries a boy to an ambulance after his team found him alive in a collapsed building in Ercis, Turkey, Oct.24, 2011. Photo: Reuters


4) Rescue workers carry a baby from a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van, October 25, 2011. A 14-day-old baby, Azra was rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building on Tuesday, 46 hours after an earthquake struck southeast Turkey, a Reuters Television journalist said. Photos: Reuters, EPA. And then...


5) Earthquake survivor Semiha Karaduman holds her two-week old baby girl, Azra, at a hospital in Ankara October 26, 2011. Rescuers pulled Azra alive from a collapsed apartment block on Tuesday, two days after the earthquake in southeast Turkey. Semiha and the baby's grandmother were also brought out alive. Photo: Ali Uzun / Turkish Ministry of Health via Reuters.


6) Residents view cars piled up after heavy floods in Aulla, Massa Carrara, Italy, on October 26. At least five people were killed in overnight rains and flooding in Italy's northwestern and central regions of Liguria and Tuscany, officials said. Photo: Riccardo Dalle Luche / EPA


7) Joe Reyes ducks under a tree that fell on his car follwing a snow storm in Fort Collins, Colo., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Photo: Mark Fox / Summit Daily News via AP


8) A double rainbow is seen over central London on October 26, 2011. Photo: Leon Neal / AFP - Getty Images


9) Claudio Barbato, left, a member of the opposition FLI party, fights with Fabio Ranieri. right, from the Northern League in Parliament in Rome October 26, 2011. The Italian deputies exchanged blows in parliament on Wednesday as tensions over a tough economic reform program came to a head. Photo: Giuseppe Lami / Ansa via Reuters


10) Officials and rescue personnel gather around a man who became stuck in a tree Tuesday Oct. 25 in Laguna Hills, Calif. Orange County deputies found the man stuck up to his chest inside a narrow hole in the trunk, which extended about four or five feet underground. Photo: Orange County Fire Authority via AP


11) This undated photo provided by EarthCam, shows the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor from a camera mounted in its torch, in New York. Five torch cams were switched on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, during a ceremony to commemorate the statue’s dedication. The five cameras, which will be on 24 hours, 7 days a week, were donated to the National Park Service by Earthcam Inc., a New Jersey-based company that manages a network of webcams around the world. Then...Fireworks light up New York Harbor for the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty viewed from New Jersey, USA, 28 October 2011. One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, was unveiled in New York Harbor. Photo: Peter Foley / EPA


12) Workers examine a B53 nuclear bomb at the B&W Pantex nuclear weapons storage facility outside Amarillo, Texas, in this handout photograph taken and released on October 25, 2011. The United States dismantled the oldest nuclear bomb in its Cold War arsenal -- and one of the most powerful it ever built -- on Tuesday as part of President Barack Obama's nuclear security policy. Built at the height of the Cold War in 1962, the bomb was designed to be dropped onto a target by a massive B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber. Photo: B&W Pantex via Reuters


13) Researchers led by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources' Underwater Archaeology Branch recover a 2,000-pound cannon from the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, which has been on the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast for nearly 300 years, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 in Beaufort, N.C. (AP Photo/The Jacksonville Daily News, Chuck Beckley). Photo: Chuck Beckley / The Jacksonville Daily News via AP


14) UCLA computer scientists are pictured in the birthplace of the Internet at the original location of the first ARPANET node, at 3420 Boelter Hall in UCLA in this undated photograph provided by UCLA. UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock and his team used the Interface Message Processor, IMP, the packet-switching node used to interconnect participant networks to the ARPANET to send the first message, the letters LO to Standford Research Institute on October 29, 1969. The UCLA Department of Computer Science and Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have collaborated in creating the Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive (KIHSA) with the center recreating the lab at its original site in 3420 Boelter Hall, moving the IMP back to the room from which that first message was sent.The recreated lab will open October 29 with a reunion of the computer scientists responsible for the first message. That's odd. I don't see Al Gore in that picture. Photo: Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive via Reuters


15) Here's a teletype similar to one used to communicate with the Sigma 7 computer which was connected to UCLA's Interface Message Processor (IMP) in the birthplace of the Internet, at 3420 Boelter Hall, the original location of the first ARPANET node at UCLA in Los Angeles, California May 3, 2011. Photo: Fred Prouser / Reuters


16) Dr. Jack Kevorkian's niece Ava Janus poses with the "Thanatron," often referred to as the "Death Machine" invented by Dr. Kevorkian. It is one of the items on display during a media preview for the sale of the estate of Kevorkian to be held October 28 at the New York Institute of Technology. A portion of the sales will go to the charity Kicking Cancer for Kids. Photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images


17) Victoria Alvarez grimaces as she gets a flu shot from pharmacist Shadi Doroudgar during a health fair outside the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. The shots were provided free of charge by the California Pharmacists Association, who sponsored the health fair. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)


18) Learning a new computer program was both frustrating and fun for first-grader Kylea Devoy in Robyn Wells' New Harmony School class in New Harmony, Ind. on Oct. 27, 2011. Photo: Denny Simmons / The Evansville Courier & Press via AP


19) Angela Flick, 14, of Fredericksburg, Va. gets a hug from Snoopy at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU where Angela is a patient, in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Snoopy, who came from Kings Dominion, had his visit arranged through VCU's Center for Human Animal Interaction. Snoopy was also recently made an honorary member of the Dogs on Call Program which involves therapy dogs of various breeds--even the comic strip kind--that visit with patients in the hospital. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)


20)
A cavalryman of the British historical re-enactment team of the 17th Lancers reacts as his horse gets too close to spectators during the Fort Rinella Military Festival at Fort Rinella coastal battery in Kalkara Malta, Oct. 23. Fort Rinella was built by the British Royal Engineers in 1878 as part of a set of four equally designed coastal batteries in Gibraltar and Malta. Each fort was armed with a single 100-ton gun, none of which were ever fired in anger. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters


21) Grape pickers dance while treading grapes in a traditional stone tank at Quinta do Vesuvio vineyard, Sept. 19, near the village of Foz Coa, northern Portugal. After spending the day picking grapes on the slopes of the Douro Valley, in the evening the workers tread the grapes to be used in the production of Port wine. Port wine sales have been falling steadily since the turn of the century, jeopardizing the livelihoods and way of life of thousands of people along the Douro Valley. Picture received Oct. 23. Armando Franca / AP


22) Enthusiasts watch a cricket fight during a competition in Beijing. Cricket fighting, a Chinese tradition dating back more than a thousand years to imperial times, remains a popular pastime for many men who gather every autumn to watch their insects fight in specially designed glass enclosures. Photo: Liu Jin / AFP - Getty Images


23) Photographer Jeff Berkes' picture of an Orionid meteor streak over Elverson, Pa., also features autumn leaves.


24) In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 photo provided by the South Florida Water Management District, workers are shown holding a nearly 16-foot long Burmese Python that was captured and killed in Everglades National Park, Fla. The Python had recently consumed a 76-lb. adult female deer. The reptile was one of the largest ever found in South Florida. Photo: South Florida Water Management via AP


25) A polar bear pokes its head underwater as a pumpkin floats nearby at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Some of the animals received pumpkins filled with treats to eat during the zoo's annual Smashing Pumpkins event. The enrichment items are hidden through out the animals' habitats or prepared and placed in a manner to stimulate natural behaviors. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


26) St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese is welcomed home by his team after hitting a solo home run to defeat the Texas Rangers in the eleventh inning in Game 6 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis, Missouri, October 27, 2011. Photo: Jim Young / Reuters


27) St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate after the final out of game seven of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Photo: Larry W. Smith / EPA


28) A dejected Mike Taylor walks off the field as the Buckeyes celebrate the eventual game-winning touchdown agianst Wisconsin on a long pass from Braxton Miller late in the game, Final score: Ohio State 33, Wisconsin 29. Journal Sentinel photos: Tom Lynn


29)
Ragnar, mascot for the Minnesota Vikings, shakes hands with Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers after the Packers defeated the Vikings on October 23, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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