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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 (09/02/12)

Photos of the Week


1) A local business owner takes down a sign in the French Quarter in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac in New Orleans, La., Aug. 27, 2012. Photo: Sean Gardner / Reuters


2) Matthew Pettus holds a sheet open in the wind on the levee near Lake Pontchatrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches in New Orleans, Aug. 28, 2012. Photo: Chris Graythen / Getty Images


3) Andrew Sessoms sits on a park bench at a flooded beach as Hurricane Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast in Waveland, Miss., Aug. 28. Photo: Dan Anderson / EPA


4) A man walks by a boarded-up business in the French Quarter as business owners prepare for tropical storm Isaac in New Orleans, La., Aug. 27, 2012. Photo: Sean Gardner / Reuters


5) Research students from the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac whips through New Orleans on Wednesday, Aug. 29 -- seven years to the day that Katrina struck. Photo: Eric Gay / AP


6) Dislodged homes and debris appear on the levee in the community of Braithwaite, La., along the Mississippi River, at left, after Hurricane Isaac, Aug. 30. Photo: Gerald Herbert / AP


7) Houses are partially submerged in flood waters Aug. 31 after a Hurricane Isaac levee breach in Braithwaite, La. The breach occurred as Hurricane Isaac came on land Aug. 28. The remnants of Hurricane Isaac trudged north on Thursday and Gulf Coast residents started to mop up and assess damage, even as much of Louisiana was still flooded and without power. Photo: Sean Gardner / Reuters


8) A tree lies atop a cemetery tomb in Plaquemines Parish, La., on Aug. 29. The parish, south of New Orleans, was the most heavily damaged by Isaac. Photo: John Moore / Getty Images


9) Frank Story walks a boat into a flooded community to help a friend recover items from his home Aug. 31 in Reserve, La. The remnants of Hurricane Isaac crawled into the central U.S., leaving behind a soggy mess in Louisiana. It will be a few days before the water recedes and people in flooded areas can return home. New Orleans itself was spared, thanks in large part to a levee system fortified after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Photo: Eric Gay / AP


10) Policeman Jeff Theriot carries 21-month-old Nicholas Parker as Lanedra Parker, the infant's mom, follows during an evacuation in Slidell, La., on Aug. 30. Photo: Michael Spooneybarger / Reuters


11) Residents wait to buy groceries and supplies in Chalmette, La., on Aug. 30. Photo: David J. Phillip / AP


12) A cow is stuck in mud Aug. 31 as water pushes in from the Gulf of Mexico along highway Route 23 in Hurricane Isaac-hit Plaquemines Parish, La. Photo: Sean Gardner / Reuters


13) Sherry Henson and Charmin Cosse try to save a cow along Highway 23 in Louisiana's Plaquemines Parish on Aug. 30. Photo: Sean Gardner / Reuters


14) Nutria rodents pile up along the shore after Hurricane Isaac went through Waveland, Miss., Aug. 31. Photo: Michael Spooneybarger / Reuters


15) Rhonda Hill and Scott Vanlin with his cat look at an old ship uncovered as the beach eroded during Hurricane Isaac in Fort Morgan, Alabama on Friday, August 31, 2012. The mystery vessel, which has been uncovered several times after hurricanes, is thought to be either a civil war blockade runner or a schooner used to run liquor during prohibition, according local news reports. Photo: Michael Spooneybarger / Reuters


16) An activist carries a sign during a protest march in a downpour at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27, 2012. Photo: Adrees Latif / Reuters


17) A police officer orders a protester from the movement "99%ers" to not write slogans on the sidewalk during a rally in downtown Tampa before the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, on Sunday. Photo: Mladen Antonov / AFP - Getty Images


18) Darrell Young, left, a supporter of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul debates with Tonya Wieman, a supporter of President Barack Obama, as they protest outside the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in Tampa, Florida.  Photo; Joe Raedle / Getty Images


19) People bow their heads during the benediction at the start of the Republican National Convention on Monday. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


20) Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus gavels the 2012 Republican National Convention into session during the opening session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, on Monday. The convention was then quickly put into recess and no further events were held. Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters


21) The oldest delegate, former Montana Gov. Tim Bobcock, 93, and the youngest delegate 17-year-old Evan Robert Drain from Alexandria, Va., at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday. Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP


22) A supporter of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul holds a poster in front of a sign that reads "We Can Do Better" during the start of the Republican National Convention Aug. 27, in Tampa, Florida.  Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


23) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin delegates react as Mitt Romney is nominated for the Office of the President of the United States at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday. Photo: David Goldman / AP


24) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes the stage to deliver the keynote address during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday night. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images


25) Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images.


26) Sen. Marco Rubio is surrounded by reporters during a tour of the convention floor at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP


27) Charlie Ryan, the son of Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, stands on the edge of the stage during a walk through ahead of his father's speech at the Republican National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 29. Photo: Mary Altaffer / AP


28) Liza Ryan, daughter of Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin checks out the podium microphone during a tour of the main stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP


29) Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night. Photo:  Win Mcnamee / Getty Images


30) Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan's wife Janna, left, sits next to his mother, Betty Ryan Douglas, during the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP


31) Ann Romney, wife of Mitt Romney, talks to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, while one of her grandsons goofs around with funny glasses during the Republican National Convention on Thursday. Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP


32) Actor Clint Eastwood addresses an empty chair and questions it as if it were President Barack Obama as he endorses Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the final session of the Republican National Convention on Thursday in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Mike Segar / Reuters


33) Mitt Romney greets supporters as he enters the auditorium to deliver his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of the Republican National Convention. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images


34) Mitt Romney waves from the stage where he accepted the Republican presidential nomination during the final session of the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Photo: Rick Wilking / Reuters


35) Mitt Romney, left, and Paul Ryan wave from center stage after accepting the GOP presidential and vice presidential nominations during the final day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday night. Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Image


36) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, center, is greeted by his wife, Ann Romney and family as Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, right, is greeted by his wife, Janna Ryan and their family after accepting the nomination during the final day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images


37) Bradley Thompson, production manager for the Republican National Convention, left, proposes to his girlfriend Laura Bowman, a production coordinator, on the stage of the convention hall on Wednesday. Photo: David Goldman / AP


38) Texas delegate Patrick O'Daniel from Austin fashions a fighting doll of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on his hand during the Republican National Convention in on Wednesday. Photo: Jae C. Hong / AP


39) A convention-goer wears Stars and Stripes heels at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Aug. 28. Photo: Rick Wilking / Reuters


40) North Carolina delegate Ann Sullivan fashions buttons on her vest at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday. Photo: Jae C. Hong / AP


41) Dona Poelman from Racine, Wis. fashions accessories on her shirt at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Monday. Photo: David Goldman / AP


42) Texas Governor Rick Perry signs a delegate's cowboy hat during the Republican National Convention on Thursday. Photo: Charlie Neibergall / AP


43) Parents and students try to find each other after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School, Aug. 27, in Perry Hall, Md.  Photo: Steve Ruark / AP


44) Fuel storage tanks are seen on fire at Amuay oil refinery in Punto Fijo in the Peninsula of Paraguana in Venezuela on Aug. 27. A fire burned for a third day in two fuel storage tanks at Venezuela's biggest refinery on Monday, putting in doubt plans to quickly restart the facility following an explosion that killed nearly 50 people. Photo: Marife Cuauro / Reuters


45) A handout picture by the Fire Department of Munich made available on August 29, 2012 shows firefighters walking past a burning protective wall after the controlled blasting of an unexploded WWII-era bomb in Munich, Germany, early on August 29. Photo: Feuerwehr Muenchen via EPA


46) Some of the more than 200 pieces of World War I ammunition which emerged from a melting glacier on a Trentino mountain peak are seen, Aug. 31. Each piece weighs between 7-10 kilos, and the 85-100 mm caliber explosive devices were found at an altitude of 3,200 meters, when a once-perennial glacier on the Ago de Nardis peak partially melted due to a recent heat wave that reached into Italy's highest peaks. Photo: Maffei Glauco / Trentino Italian / EPA


47) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate Andrew Thomasson spreads his grandfather's ashes on Iwo Jima's Invasion Beach, Aug. 28, 2012. During the Battle for Iwo Jima, Motor Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Oscar Thomasson's landing craft was destroyed while making its way to the island during the U.S. forces' initial assault. Thomasson ultimately survived the battle and went on to raise a family near Wichita, Kansas. He passed away December 22, 2006 at the age of 80. Photo: Reuters


48) Chinese paramilitary policemen jump up above their fellow officers' outstretched arms as they take part in a psychological training exercise in Tongling, Anhui province on August 28, 2012. Photo: China Daily via Reuters


49) President Barack Obama speaks to troops, service members and military families at the 1st Aviation Support Battalion Hangar at Fort Bliss Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)


50) Apollo 11 Astronauts Michael Collins, left, and Buzz Aldrin talk at a private memorial service celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong, at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, Friday. Photo: Bill Ingalls / NASA Handout via EPA


51) Tourists at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum look at the Apollo 11 Command Module on display in Washington, D.C., USA, on Friday. Photo: Pete Marovich / EPA


52) Saturn and its rings provide a backdrop for the planet's largest moon, Titan, in a true-color picture captured by NASA's Cassini orbiter on May 6. The photo was released last week. Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI


53) Greeks and tourists gather at the Roman Agora in Athens, which is open all night as part of a full-moon celebration on Aug. 31. A number of archaeological sites and museums around Greece opened at night, with events and concerts celebrating the second full moon of August, known as a "blue moon." Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP - Getty Images


54) Mauyak, a beluga whale at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, swims with her newly born calf at the aquarium's Abbott Oceanarium on August 27.  Photo: Brenna Hernandez / AP


55) A Greater Double-collared sunbird lands on an Aloe Arborescens flower in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 23. Photo: Nic Bothma / EPA


56) A rare albino hummingbird recently visited a Lake Waukomis home and it may still be in the Kansas City area, the Missouri Department of Conservation said. Nancy and Michael Morrison said they spotted the white hummingbird at the feeder at their home on Aug. 8 and it stuck around for several weeks. "I was pleased as punch to have her around," Nancy Morrison said. "She sure put some excitement in my days." Ruby-throated hummingbirds are typically metallic green with a bright red patch on their throats. They usually have black bills, eyes and legs. Morrison said this bird was white with a pink beak, pink legs and pink eyes. Hummingbird expert Bill Hilton Jr. analyzed photos of the bird and said it appears to be a true albino. He said they're extremely rare, with less than a handful of confirmed sightings every year. Photo: Linda Williams


57)
Visitors look at giant panda Huan Huan at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan, France on August 23. He is one of two pandas who arrived at the zoo last winter from China. Photo: Alain Jocard / AFP - Getty Images


58)
Rain falls on center court after play was suspended on the first day of the 2012 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photo: Larry W. Smith / EPA


59) United State's Jessica Long reacts after wining the Women's 100m Butterfly S8 category at the 2012 Paralympics Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


60) Four new brides slide down a water slide in Poland for charity on Aug. 26. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help purchase a special wheelchair for an eight-year-old armless child. Photo: Marek Zakrzewski / EPA


61) Thailand has long been known as the massage capital of the world. Now it has a Guinness World Record to prove it after some 641 massage therapists mass-massaged 641 people simultaneously for 12 minutes to win the honor Thursday at an indoor arena in Bangkok. The event was organized by the Health Ministry to promote the Southeast Asian nation's massage and spa industry. Photo: Apichart Weerawong / AP


62) An 8-year-old boy in England could be up to $63,000 richer, thanks to a piece of solidified whale vomit he picked up on the beach. The chunk may look like a yellow-brownish rock, but it's actually a primo piece of ambergris, an expensive perfume ingredient that is, um, spewed out by whales. Charlie Naysmith stumbled upon the loaf-sized lump at Hengistbury Head, on the southern coast of England.  As far as Charlie was concerned, it was just a seaside curiosity. But after doing some research, he and his family determined that the curious lump could be worth somewhere between £10,000 and £40,000 ($15,850 to $63,350). Charlie is reportedly thinking about using the money to build a house for animals. Photo: Daily Echo via BNPS.co.uk


63) People take part in the Tomatina feast or 'tomato fight' in Bunol, Valencia, Spain. Reports state that about 40,000 people from all over the world took part in the event in which participants throw tomatoes and engage in a 'tomato fight'. About 120 tons of tomatoes were thrown this year.  Photo: Manuel Bruque / EPA


64) A model presents a creation from designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's Spring/Summer 2013 collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain on Friday, Aug. 31. Photo: Javier Lizon / EPA


AND FINALLY,


65) Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker speaks to a crowd gathered to dedicate a statue of his likeness that will stand outside of Miller Park alongside those of Henry Aaron, Robin Yount and Bud Selig. The ceremony was held Friday. Baseball legend Hank Aaron was there. Doc Severinsen, who played with the "Tonight Show" band when Bob Uecker would appear on the show with Johnny Carson, was part of the house band for the dedication. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photos: Gary Porter

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