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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 (05/06/12)

Photos of the Week


1) Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (3rd L) walks off the stage with his granddaughter Maggie Cushman (R), his grandson Robert Cushman and his wife Callista Gingrich after he announced he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination May 2, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Gingrich said he decided to leave the race after his rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, surged ahead in recent primary elections. Gingrich plans to campaign for his former rival with an official endorsement to come in the next few weeks. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


2) President Barack Obama greets troops during a visit to Afghanistan's Bagram Air Field on May 1. Obama signed a US-Afghanistan strategic partnership agreement during his unannounced visit to the country. Photo: Mandel Nganmandel / AFP - Getty Images


3) In this Thursday, May 3, 2012, photo provided by the Tennessee National Guard, Ashley Edens puts her head against the casket of her late husband, Spc. Jason Edens, in Smyrna, Tenn. Spc. Edens was killed April 15 during combat in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/The Tennessee National Guard, Capt. Darrin Haas)


4) An Army Rapier missile defense battery is deployed at Blackheath in sight of the Canary Wharf financial center on May 2, in London, England. The missiles are being readied as part of Operation Exercise Olympic Guardian which is taking place in London over the next few days to test security for the London 2012 Olympics. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images


5) Luisa Seau, mother of former NFL football player Junior Seau, grieves in the driveway of her son's home, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Oceanside, Calif. Seau was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43. Photo: Chris Carlson / AP


6) A child cries in a cave shelter in Tess village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, May 2, 2012. Photo: Reuters


7) A police lieutenant swings his baton at an Occupy Wall Street activists on May 1 in New York. Activists with a variety of causes spread out over New York City Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)


8) A police officer uses mace on a protester in front of an American Apparel Inc. store during an Occupy Seattle May Day rally and anti-capitalist march in Seattle on May 1. (Stuart Isett/Bloomberg)


9) An elderly woman waves as she finds herself caught ahead of an Occupy Wall Street May Day march down Fifth Ave. in New York on May 1. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images


10) Traci Jackson (2nd R) and others help clean up in front of a foreclosed home on May 3, 2012 in Miami, Florida. According to the Miami Workers Center, the home is owned by the Bank of America. The residents of the Liberty City neighborhood came together to clean up the abandoned property and later in the day planned on delivering the collected trash to a Bank of America branch. Trenise Bryant, a member of the Miami Workers Center who organized the event said, ''Banks maintain foreclosed properties in white neighborhoods why can't they do the same in black communities?'' ''It's bad enough these big banks put families out of their homes, now they just let the houses sit there bringing down the property value for everyone else in the neighborhood. Photos: Joe Raedle / Getty Images


11) Youngsters smoke marijuana during a march for the legalization of cannabis in Medellin, Colombia on May 5, as part of the 2012 Global Marijuana March which is being held in hundreds of cities worldwide. Photo: Raul Arboleda / AFP - Getty Images


12) Patricia Krentcil, 44, waits to be arraigned at the Essex County Superior Court, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Newark, N.J., where she appeared on charges of endangering her 5-year-old child by taking her into a tanning salon. Krentcil tells The Associated Press her daughter got her sunburn from being outside on a recent warm day. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using tanning salons.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


13) Police investigate a destroyed van that plunged over the Bronx River Parkway, April 29, in New York. Authorities say the out-of-control van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo, killing seven people, including three children. Photo: Louis Lanzano / AP


14) In this Feb. 6, 2012 image made from video, Dr. Nancy Young, of the pediatric otolaryngology division at Children's Memorial Hospital, examines 9-year-old Clara Beatty's hearing aids during a visit to the hospital's offices in Glenview, Ill. Clara, who was born with a genetic mutation called Treacher Collins syndrome, uses special hearing aids that attach with magnets placed under her skin because she has very narrow ear canals and only remnants of outer ears. Photo: Martha Irvine / AP


15) Stanhope Elmore High School Junior ROTC Cadet Mike Snyder bows his head in prayer during National Prayer Day ceremonies at the Dexter Avenue United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala. Congress established the day of prayer in 1952 and in 1988 declared that it would be held every year on the first Thursday in May. Photo: Dave Martin / AP


16) The full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, southeast of Athens, Greece, while tourists watch on May 5. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. Photo: Dimitri Messinis / AP


17) A supermoon rises over neon hotel signs on Highway 80 in Ft. Worth, Texas.Photo: Ralph Lauer / Zuma Press


18) Sea foam floats on the Atlantic Ocean with the cliffs of the Sentinel mountain behind in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, May 5. Sea foam is created following the churning of the seas in the wake of a southern ocean storm. Photo: Nic Bothma / EPA


19) From the Daily Mail: Forced to the ground and with blood pouring from her head, this British holidaymaker had a miraculous escape after being attacked by supposedly tame cheetahs.Violet D’Mello was visiting a wildlife park with her husband Archie during a trip to South Africa for her 60th birthday. But their day out went horrifically wrong when two cheetahs turned on her, knocking her to the ground and biting her legs and head in a horrifying attack. And her husband? He carried on taking photographs, saying he did not quite realize what was happening. The attack took place at a wildlife park where tourists can pay to pet cheetah brothers Mark and Monty, both hand-reared and said to be tame. ‘It started scratching me really badly and then I could feel the other one come up too and one of them got my neck in its mouth. ‘I was just screaming and trying to get my hands up around my neck to protect myself, but I was being bitten all over my legs and down my side near my kidneys. ‘People all around were screaming, and I had no idea how I would escape. Something inside me just said, “Don’t move. Don’t move at all. Don’t react, just play dead”. ‘Eventually someone came and chased them off me and my husband picked me up off the floor.’ The housewife, from Aberdeen, was bleeding heavily from cuts to her legs, head and stomach, and needed stitches in hospital. Photos: The victim’s husband, Archibald D’Mello/AP


20) A 14.5 foot male estuarine (saltwater) crocodile is retrieved from a crocodile trap at Daly River Community some 139 miles south of Darwin, Australia. Photo: Northern Territory Parks And Wildlife via AFP - Getty Images


21) A keeper walks camel Laila with a broken leg at a horse clinic in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 4, 2012. Laila broke her leg on a meadow of the breeding farm of her owner two weeks ago and had to undergo two hours of medical surgery. The animal now has to learn to walk as it will wear the plaster for six weeks. (AP Photo/dapd, Paul Zinken)


22) Carina Stadler, right, holds an alpaca as her father Erwin cuts away its wool coat at Alpaca-Land farm, in Goeming in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Sunday April, 29, 2012. The annual shearing is done in the spring to make the animals more comfortable for the summer months. This will give them plenty of time to grow a thick new coat before winter. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)


23) In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a Pacific brant family is shown on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Virtually the entire 150,000 population of Pacific brant stops at Izembek. So do 70 percent of migrating Steller’s eiders, an endangered species that eats tiny invertebrates, clams, shrimp, and copepods clinging to eelgrass leaves. So it’s also no surprise that environmentalists are fighting a proposal by an Aleut village to build a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge for land access to an all-weather airport. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)


24) A bee works on collecting nectar from a fruit tree in West Bath, Maine on Monday, April 30, 2012. A state bee expert says conditions are perfect for another honeybee die-off, after a mild winter and unseasonably warm early spring have created conditions reminiscent of 2010, when an explosion in the mite populations killed off many colonies. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)


25) Animal Control Officer Dave Medici helps "Stripes" the cat from a street light pole on Philo St. where it took refuge from a chasing dog Monday, April 30, 2012, in Scranton, Pa. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Michael J. Mullen


26) A Langford motorcycle dealer is helping to return a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to its owner in Japan after it was washed out to sea by last year's tsunami and ended up on B.C.'s northwest coast. 
With the subsequent news that the owner had been found, the bike is to be taken to the dealer's shop and packed for shipping to Japan in its rusted state. Harley-Davidson has offered to restore the bike at one of its Japanese facilities so the owner can see the motorcycle before and after. Photo: Peter Mark / The Canadian Press via APA


27) A passenger looks out of an Airbus A330-300 aircraft of Taiwan's Eva Airlines, decorated with Hello Kitty motifs, in Taoyuan International Airport, northern Taiwan, April 30, 2012. Taiwan's second-largest carrier, Eva Airlines, and Japan's comic company, Sanrio, which owns the Hello Kitty brand, collaborated on the second generation Hello Kitty-themed aircraft. There are currently three Hello Kitty-themed Airbus A330-300 aircrafts flying between cities such as Taipei, Fukuoka, Narita, Sapporo, Incheon, Hong Kong and Guam. A passenger stands next to Eva Airlines' self check-in counters, which are decorated with Hello Kitty motifs, in Taoyuan International Airport, northern Taiwan, April 30, 2012. Photos: Pichi Chuang / Reuters


28) From left, Amanda Lear, from Ruby, S.C., Amada Griffo, Wapakoneta, Ohio and Sara Coucher, Frederickstown, Ohio chat in the paddocks before the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


29) Tamara Sorrell, from Austin, Texas, can create her own elbow room with this wide hat. Photo: Mark Humphrey - AP Images


30)
This fan might be a bit confused. Flamingos are most associated with Hialeah Park in Florida, not with Churchill Downs. Photo: Mark Zerof - US Presswire


31) A horse owner named Cecil Peacock had a horse named Brother Derek who finished fourth in the 2006 Kentucky Derby. In honor of him, we're naming this hat Cecil. Photo: Frank Victores - US Presswire


32)
Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., May 5. Photo: AP, David J. Phillip


33) President Barack Obama laughs as head coach John Calipari, left, speaks during a ceremony welcoming the University of Kentucky men’s college basketball team in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 4, 2012, in Washington. The team won the 2012 NCAA championship last month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


34) Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver, left, cries as he hugs his father Dave as his mother Gail, right, and his wife Kristin, left, look on after pitching a a no-hitter in their baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. The Angels won 9-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


35) Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands participates in a toilet-bowl-throwing contest in Rhenen on April 30, 2012. The royal family celebrates the annual Queen's Day on April 30. Photo: Koen Van Weel / Pool via Reuters


36) Maria Menounos bagged the first perfect score this season on Dancing with the Stars Monday night. A devilish Menounos sported fangs and a spectacularly sexy red lace dress. Photos: ABC


37) Aspiring dancers audition at Radio City Music Hall for a chance to become a world-famous Radio City Rockette in the upcoming 2012 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This year will mark it's 85th season and the show will run from November 9 - December 30. 2012. Photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images


38) Sun Fengqin (R), 60, participates in a pole-dancing class in Nanjing, Jiangsu province on April 27. In China, where older women are expected to lead a quiet life tending to their grandchildren, retired grandmother Sun Fengqin's hobby is unusual - she pole dances. Swings, spins and sultry moves are all in the repertoire of the long-haired 60-year-old, who took on pole dancing in admiration of what she saw as a sexy sport despite its image in China as something associated with strip clubs. Pole dancing has over the last few years evolved into a popular pastime and a way of staying in shape, with devotees promoting it as a legitimate form of dance and acrobatics.  Photo: Carlos Barria / Reuters


39) Joey, from Hong Kong, a fan of the US singer Lady Gaga, takes part in the 'Are U the DIVA' contest ahead of Lady Gaga's show in Hong Kong, China, on May 2. Lady Gaga is in Hong Kong for a series of four sold out shows at the AsiaWorld Arena. The singer's four tour dates in Hong Kong mark her second stop after kicking off in Seoul, Korea, on a 33 city world tour dubbed the 'Born This Way Ball' tour. Photo: Jerome Favre / EPA


40) A man displays his tattoo, depicting Hindu elephant headed god Ganesha during the second International Tattoo Convention in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Tatoo artists from 15 different countries are participating in the three-day event which concludes Sunday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)


41) President Barack Obama presents a birthday cake to Bloomberg White House reporter Julianna Goldman as she blows out the candle aboard Air Force One during the flight to Washington from Afghanistan May 2, 2012. Photo: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters


42) Chilean people pose on the work of British artist Julian Beever, specialized in pavement drawings, wall murals and realistic paintings, on May 3 in Santiago. Beever produced a painting with colour chalks showing a fortune wheel, during the Creative Days activities in Chile. Photo: Martin Bernetti / AFP - Getty Images


43) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photojournalist Mike De Sisti has the full attention of a captivated audience at the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association (NEWSPA) event at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh on Wednesday. The annual program, hosts hundreds of aspiring high school journalists who participate in over 50 sessions and panels led by professionals in the journalism field. De Sisti's session was on how newspapers are using mobile technology to quickly post content to their organization's website. Photo: Taylor Schmidt

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