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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 (05/18/14)

Photos of the Week


1) The National September 11 Memorial Museum Thursday opened almost 13 years after 9/11 to tell the story of the victims and preserve the history of the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people. Situated between the North and South Memorial pools, the glass museum atrium is the entrance to over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space. Photos: John Makely / NBC News


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Before the towers collapsed, hundreds of people escaped down the Vescey Street stairs, now known as the Survivor's Stairs. Photo: John Makely / NBC News


3) FDNY Ladder 3 was crushed when the North Tower collapsed. All 11 responding members of Ladder 3 were killed inside the tower. Their last reported position was on the 35th floor before the tower collapsed. Photo: John Makely / NBC News


4) A collection of newspaper front pages from around the world the day after the attacks is on display. Photo: John Makely / NBC News


5) An American flag recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Photo: John Makely / NBC News


6) The last column removed from Ground Zero is covered with remembrances from friends and family. Photo: John Makely / NBC News


7) The bullhorn President George W. Bush used to speak to first responders and the public at Ground Zero on September 14 is on display. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images


8) Flags flutter during the re-opening ceremony for the Washington Monument in Washington on May 12. The monument was closed in 2011 after it suffered widespread damage caused by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake along the East Coast. Photo: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters


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The Washington Monument had been closed since August 23, 2011 when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck 84 miles southwest of the Nation's Capitol. During a media preview tour, a view of the White House could be seen from the top of the monument in Washington, DC. It reopened to the public on Monday. Photo: Pete Marovich / Getty Images


10) Steven Avilla wears a Washington monument costume as he greets visitors to the monument, May 12, 2014 on the ground of the monument in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument was reopened after it has been closed for a restoration due to damage caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Washington, DC area on August 23, 2011 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


11) A Palestinian man shouts for help Thursday moments after teenager Mohammad Abu Daher, on the ground, was shot to death by Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical officials say Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teens in a West Bank clash that erupted after Palestinians marked the anniversary of their uprooting in the war over Israel's 1948 creation. Officials at Ramallah Hospital say the two, ages 15 and 17, were shot in the upper body by live fire. Photo: Majdi Mohammed / AP


12) A distraught man reacts as rescue work continues after a coal mine fire in Soma, Turkey, on May 14. An explosion and fire killed more than 200 workers and trapped hundreds of others more than a mile under the earth's surface. Photo: Emin Menguarslan / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images


13) A man kisses his son who was rescued from the collapsed Turkish mine on May 13. Photo: Bulent Kilic / AFP - Getty Images


14) New pictures emerged Thursday of a senior Turkish government aide apparently kicking a grieving protester, adding to anger at prime minister Tayyip Erdogan’s handling of the Soma coal mine disaster. Erdogan’s adviser, Yusuf Yerkel, clashed with the unidentified man during protests when the leader visited the tragedy-stricken town on Wednesday. A picture of the incident was circulated on social media, stoking anger at the government’s response. Erdogan was booed during the visit and his entourage was jostled by angry crowds. Protesters shouted "Murderer!" and "Thief!" and Erdogan was forced to seek refuge in a supermarket, surrounded by police. At least ten protesters were taken away from the scene. Photo: Mehmet Emin Al / Depo Photos via Reuters


15) A woman walks past a burning shop in the Maskuf market in the Old City of Homs in Syria on May 12. Syrians streamed back into the ruins of the city on May 10, picking through the remains of their homes and trying to come to terms with the destruction. The influx came a day after the last rebel holdouts left the area under an evacuation deal that handed the Old City back to the government, granting it a symbolic victory.  Photo: Joseph Eid / AFP - Getty Images


16) A man flees erupting flames as a house on Skimmer Court is engulfed by the Poinsettia Fire on May 14 in Carlsbad, Calif. Twenty-two housing units were destroyed and 400 acres were burned in the fast-moving Carlsbad blaze, fueled by record heat, high winds and dry conditions. At least four other fires advanced in nearby communities. Photo: Daniel Knighton / Getty Images


17) A Long Beach fire fighter looks out over a burned-out canyon in San Marcos, Calif., May 15. Photo: Mike Blake/Reuters


18) A backyard bounce house was swept high into the air by strong winds, leaving two boys hospitalized but in stable condition after falling about 20 feet in upstate New York on May 12. Photo: Courtesy Emily Boucher via PostStar.com


19) Armed pro-Russian activists stand guard near ballot boxes during the referendum called by pro-Russian rebels to split from the rest of Ukraine, , on May 11, 2014 in Donetsk. The vote, carried out as two "referendums" in provinces where the insurgents hold more than a dozen towns, marks a serious deepening of the political crisis in Ukraine, which has pushed East-West relations to lows not seen since the end of the Cold War.AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLYAlexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images


20) Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), receives blessings from his mother Heeraben at her residence in Gandhinagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat on Friday. Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with early election results on Friday showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the biggest victory the country has seen in 30 years. Photo: AMIT DAVE / Reuters


21) President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. White is a former Army sergeant who saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. White is the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. (AP Photo)


22) A freshman midshipman, known as a "plebe," crawls through a muddy trench underneath barbed wire during Sea Trials, a day of physical and mental challenges that caps off the freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


23) A member of the Secret Service stands guard while President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart on May 9 in Mountain View, Calif. Obama praised measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States. Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP - Getty Images


24) The Our Lady of Fatima statue is carried during the procession of the annual Fatima Sanctuary pilgrimage, in Fatima, Portugal, on May 13. Thousands of pilgrims attended festivities marking the 97th anniversary of Fatima's miracle, when three shepherd children claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in May 1917. Photo: PAULO CUNHA / EPA


25) Pope Francis leads the ordination of new priests at St Peter's basilica on May 11, 2014 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO POOL / ANDREAS SOLAROANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images


26) Milwaukee County Circuit reserve judge Russell Stamper (left) celebrates after giving the oath of office to his son Russell Stamper II, who was being sworn in as a member of the Milwaukee Common Council representing the 15th Aldermanic District.  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photos:  Michael Sears

27) Holding his son Benjamin in his arms, former Milwaukee police officer Graham Kunisch listens as Police Chief Edward Flynn addresses the Milwaukee Common Council. Kunisch and his former partner, Officer Bryan Norberg (center right), were seriously injured when a suspect shot them both in the face. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears


28) A 12-year-old boy born without fingers has become Haiti's first recipient of a 3-D printed prosthesis, enabling him to play catch with his friends for the first time. Stevenson Joseph, who has lived at an orphanage since he was abandoned at the age of 3, had little hope of treatment in a country where programs for the disabled are rare. But after he met John Marshall, a software engineer on a mission trip to Haiti for Florida-based Food for the Poor,  his prospects changed. After months of work to perfect the design, a 3-D prosthesis was fitted to his left hand last month. "It is a great hand," Stevenson says, ticking off his list of accomplishments. "Now I can take a balloon with it. I can score at basketball. I can hold a TV remote and push my friends on their wheelchairs. I can hold a water bottle, a bag. I like it a lot." Photo: MARIE ARAGO / Reuters


29) Emilia Merritt, 18, looks at the damage to her car after a tree fell during a storm at her home on Panorama Drive in Lake Panorama, Iowa, on Monday. Photo: Zach Boyden-Holmes


30) Pat Blazek shields himself from the snow and wind with an umbrella as he competes in a disc golf tournament Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Aggie Greens in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/The Coloradoan, Erin Hull)


31) Snow covers spring flowers in Denver on Monday. A spring storm that brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest slowed down travelers and left some without power last Monday morning. Photo: Ed Andrieski)


32) A hummingbird perches on a branch covered in fresh snow at Eldorado Canyon State Park, in Eldorado Springs, Colo. Photo: Brennan Linsley


33) An Amur tiger lies down to relax in the Big Cat Crossing, a mesh-engineered passageway that crosses over the main visitors' path inside the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The 330-foot long passageway is an extension of the zoo's unique Zoo360 animal travel and exploration system, according to the Philadelphia Zoo. The new trail will be used by tigers, lions, pumas and snow leopards among other big cat species. Photo: TOM MIHALEK / EPA


34) Two baby Canada Geese attempt to exert their dominance over each other as they feed in Greenfield Park Sunday, May 11, 2014, in West Allis, Wisconsin. Five groups of newly hatched Canada Geese were observed in the Greenfield Park in the early morning hours of May 11. Photographer Peter Zuzga has more in this gallery from WestAlllisNow.com.


35) A team of scientists in Argentina have unearthed the remains of the largest species of dinosaur discovered to date, paleontologists announced Saturday. Seven "huge" herbivorous dinosaurs were discovered at one site in the province of Chubut, Argentina, according to the Paleontological Museum Egidio Feruglio, which led the dig. The new species are estimated to have been 40 meters in length and 80 tons in weight, surpassing the previous record-holder for the world's largest dinosaur — the Argentinosaurus. "The remains are quite complete, so the size and weight estimates have good precision," José Luis Carballido, a dinosaur specialist at the museum, told NBC News. "If there ever was a larger one, it remains to be seen." The length of just one of the colossal creatures is the equivalent of two semi trucks, one after another, and the weight of more than 14 African elephants, said Carballido, who is in charge of the study of the specimens. Photo: Jose Maria Farfaglia / Museum of Paleontology Edigio Feruglio


36) Boys play a Sunday "pelada" soccer match on a street closed to traffic for the day in Sao Paulo, a 2014 World Cup host city. Sunday soccer is a decades-old tradition when Brazilians of all walks of life play "peladas" on the beaches, in the slums, and on the streets. Pelada, meaning naked, can refer to a street match where everyone plays barefoot, or on a grassless field, or with a ball so worn that it’s "naked". Photo: Paulo Whitaker / Reuters


37) Rachel Bennett of Brooklyn, N.Y., (left) and Tiffany Threadgould of Philadelphia, Pa., (right) leap in the air with Steve Vincenti of Miami, who is covered with 500 plastic shopping bags, protesting the use of disposable bags as part of the Hands across the Sand protest in Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Associated Press


38) For the opening of the Grevin Wax Museum in Prague on May 1, a team of fifteen artists, including sculptors, moulders, dressmakers, make-up artists, wig makers, hairdressers along with lighting and set designers and sound engineers, were involved in the creation of the hyper-realistic statues. It takes at least three weeks to transform a lump of clay into a recognizable celebrity. The Mick Jagger statue is uncannily believable, except that Jagger never stands still. A hairdresser adds the finishing touches to the statue of Mick Jagger at the Grevin Wax Museum in Prague on April 24. Photo: DAVID W CERNY / Reuters


39) Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates  aboard California Chrome after winning the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


40) A man wearing a nun's habit cycles through the streets of Kensington during the eighth annual Kinetic Sculpture Derby in Philadelphia. Photo: Reuters


41) Heron-hooded dancers prepare to parade down the streets toward Asakusa Shrine in the compound of Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Friday, May 16, 2014, prior to the annual Sanja Festival, one of the three major festivals in Tokyo, scheduled on May 16-18. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)


42) An unidentified man, bottom left, who ran onto the red carpet crawls next to the cast of How to Train Your Dragon 2 as they arrive for the screening at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 16, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP).


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Turns out the offender was journalist Vitalii Sediuk  who got up inside a sheer outer layer of actress America Ferrera’s dress Friday at Cannes, leaving her shocked and stunned. A freaked-out Ferrera and “How to Train Your Dragon 2”co-stars Cate Blanchett and Kit Harington looked appalled as ­security guards grabbed him and hauled him away. Photos: Splash News, Andreas Rentz/Getty Imges, and Reuters.

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