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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 (07/06/14)

Photos of the Week

1) Fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations, on July 4, 2014, in Washington. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP


2) Fireworks light up the lower Manhattan skyline during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show in New York.  Photo: John Minchillo / AP


3) Fireworks explode over the East River with the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn bridge in the background as part of the 38th Annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Andrew Gombert / EPA


4) Retired Marine Sgt. John Peck, of Fredricksburg, Va. (right), and Sophia Elwood, 7, the daughter of Peck's fiancée, place an American flag on one of the names inscribed at the south reflecting pool at the Sept. 11 Memorial in New York, Friday. Peck, who is a quadruple amputee as a result of an incident during his service in Afghanistan, was a member of a group of severely injured servicemen who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq that took part in an event honoring those who lost their lives on Sept. 11 and those who survived the attacks. Photo:  Associated Press


5) Joanne Canda (right) holds her gun out of the car window and waves to parade-goers as about 250 gun rights advocates participate in an open-carry demonstration during an Independence Day parade in Westcliffe, Colo., on Friday. Photo:  Associated Press


6) An Uncle Sam figure sits on the hood of a car in a July Fourth parade in the village of Barnstable, Massachusetts July 4, 2014. Barnstable, which is located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and was first settled in 1639, is celebrating its 375th anniversary in 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)


7) Competitive eater Joey Chestnut proposes to his girlfriend and fellow competitor Neslie Ricasa before the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island, Friday, in New York. Chestnut won his competition and eighth consecutive contest by finishing 61 hot dogs and buns. Photo: Associated Press


8) Rachel Briggs salutes a passing color guard at the Menomonee Falls 3rd of July parade on Appleton Avenue. Photo: C.T. Kruger


9) Decked out in red, white and blue, 3 year old Lucy Vater experiences the singular taste of ice cream eaten with a wooden spoon at the end of the Fox Point 4th of July parade. Photo: John O'Hara


10) Declan Booth, 4, pedals hard along Broad Street in the children's portion of the Greendale 4th of July parade. Photo: MyCommunityNOW.com


11) Emily Toth, 9, puts the final color to a chalk drawing as the Menomonee Falls 3rd of July parade begins on Appleton Avenue. Photo: C.T. Kruger


12) Lincoln Fitzgerald, 5, helps toss candy to the crowd during the Greendale 4th of July parade. Photo: MyCommunityNOW.com


13) Molly the Shepherd wears her 'doggles' as she rides with Jim Tremmel during the Greenfield 4th of July parade. Photo: C.T. Kruger


14) Fireworks explode from a Greenfield High School Marching Band sousaphone during the Greenfield 4th of July parade. Photo: C.T. Kruger


15) Lynn Harvancik and John Pinter dance the polka in the middle of National Avenue during the City of New Berlin Fourth of July Parade Friday, July 4, 2014, in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Photo:  Peter Zuzga


16)
A fan of the United States enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. Photo: Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images


17) U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save  before Belgium's Marouane Fellaini, second right, and Vincent Kompany. Howard made 16 saves in the game. Photo: Guillaume Horcajuelo / EPA


18) And another.
United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard leaps to make a save  during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


19)
Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring the opening goal against the U.S. Photo: Matt Dunham / AP


20)
US midfielder Julian Green shoots and scores to make it 2-1 during a Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 1, 2014. (Pedro Ugarte—AFP/Getty Images) Here's another look. Photo: Ali Haider/EPA


21) The ball goes in.  Green scores and the U.S. is back in the game. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images


22) U.S. midfielder Julian Green, center, celebrates after scoring during the second half of extra-time. The U.S. lost to Belgium, 2-1 in extra time. The U.S. is out of the World Cup while Belgium advances to the quarterfinals against Argentina. Photo: Francisco Leong / AFP - Getty Images


23)
Exhausted US players lie on the ground  as Belgium's Axel Witsel (6) celebrates at the end of the extra time during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Belgium held on to beat US 2-1 in extra time. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)


24)
Dejected United States fans  look on after being defeated by Belgium 2-1 in extra time. Photo: Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images


25) My personal favorite of the week. A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when the buses turned around and headed to a customs and border facility in San Diego - within sight of Mexico. Photos: The Daily Mail


26)
A firefighter cleans his colleague after he disembarked from a boat, on which some 30 bodies were found, after the Italian Navy towed it into the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo July 1, 2014. As many as 30 corpses were found on the boat packed with migrants off the coast of Sicily. Italy's navy towed the boat into the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo on Tuesday after rescuing thousands of people trying to cross from North Africa over the weekend. The dead are believed to have either suffocated on this overcrowded boat or drowned. (REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello)


27) In this undated photo provided by the Chatham County Sheriff's Department in Georgia, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, Matthew Coniglio lies on the floor dead  at the Chatham County Jail. Coniglio, a 46-year-old traveling salesman, was accused of molesting and raping unconscious girls. (AP Photo/Chatham County Sheriff's Department)


28) Freedom Rider Charles Person gets lifted onto a school bus  that drove him and, with two other busses, more than 100 people to Richmond, Va., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Washington. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is considered one of the most celebrated legislative achievements in U.S. history. Signed on July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, this law made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and barred unequal application of voter registration requirements. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)


29) A private security guard stands alert as people offer Friday prayers at the Shahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 4, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan, where they fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)



30)
Former first lady Imelda Marcos kisses the glass coffin of her husband, late president Ferdinand Marcos, who remains unburied since his death in 1989, during her 85th birthday celebration in Ferdinand Marcos' hometown of Batac, Ilocos Norte province, in northern Philippines July 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)


31)
The body of former Tennessee Senator Howard Baker lies in state at the The Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy Monday, June 30, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. He died June 26 at age 88. His funeral was scheduled in Huntsville on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)


32)
Chinese honor guards line up using a string as a marker as they await the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping, during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. U Thein Sein was on a visit to China from June 27 to 30.  Photo: WANG ZHAO / AFP - Getty Images


33)
This undated architectural rendering provided by Caesars Entertainment shows a guest room of a proposed new $223 Million LINQ Hotel & Casino, the latest addition to its portfolio of Las Vegas resorts. An aging Las Vegas Strip resort is getting a $223 million upgrade to match the hip new dining and entertainment district next door. Caesars Entertainment said Tuesday that it’s overhauling The Quad and renaming it the LINQ Hotel & Casino effective Oct. 30. It’s the same name as the popular pedestrian mall that opened earlier this year and features the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. (AP Photo/Caesars Entertainment)


34) People stand around a floral representation of Pope Francis flashing a thumbs-up in front of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican June 29, 2014. Cities and parishes throughout Italy traditionally prepare such decorations, known as "infiorata," on the Feast of St Peter and St. Paul celebrated annually on June 29. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)


35) Jason Kidd, second from right, speaks after being named the new head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Milwaukee, as Bucks general manager John Hammond, right, listens with team co-owners Marc Lasry, left, and Wesley Edens. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)


36) Greek fans react as they watch a live broadcast of Greece's 2014 World Cup soccer match against Costa Rica, in Athens June 30, 2014. Greece's World Cup exit in the round of 16 on Sunday came as no real surprise after they again struggled for goals in a major international tournament, netting only three times in four games. (REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis)


37) Anti-bullfighting demonstrators protest against the bulls runs, while displaying banners which read in English and Basque, ''You Run. Bulls Die'', on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 5, 2014. On July 6, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ''txupinazo'' , the opening ceremony with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old street of the city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)


38) A Finnish couple has narrowly won the 19th Wife Carrying World Championships — a quirky competition in which men race to be the fastest while carrying a female teammate. Ville Parviainen and Janette Oksman cleared the grueling 253.5 meter (278-yard) obstacle course in 63.75 seconds on Saturday, less than a second ahead of Britain's Rich Blake Smith and Anna Marguerite Smith. Thirty-six couples from a dozen countries including Australia, Japan, and the United States took part in the race, which was held in the central Finnish municipality of Sonkajarvi, north of the capital, Helsinki. The rules stipulate that the woman must be over 17 years of age and weigh at least 108 pounds. In years past, the winners were rewarded with their wife's weight in beer. Despite the event's name couples don't have to be married, and organizers say male contestants could "borrow a neighbor's wife" if they didn't have a female companion. The men can carry their teammate in various ways, though a popular method is for the woman to hang upside-down with her legs around the male contestant's shoulders. Photo: MARKKU OJALA / EPA


39) Elizabeth Clark, center, shows off her Howard Payne University class ring with Stephen Sullivan, left, director of alumni relations at the university, and Lindsay Waddell, who discovered and returned the ring, at the university in Brownwood, Texas on Friday, July 4, 2014. The 1953 university class ring was found in a dried-up West Texas lake in March 2014. It was lost in Lake Nasworthy near San Angelo when she and her future husband went for a picnic and to wade into the water. (AP Photo/Howard Payne University, Coby Sauce)


40) A visitor looks at graffiti at the museum of street art "Casus Pacis" during the Manifesta 10 European Biennial of Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg, June 30, 2014. This year will mark the 20th anniversary of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which was initiated in response to the new social, cultural and political reality that emerged in the aftermath of the Cold War, according to its organisers. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)


41) Hoopurbia 2014 is the third edition of the urban hula hoop festival bringing together hula-hoopers from around the globe for six days of workshops, dance parties and performance showcases with hula hoops. The Hula Hoop Festival Hoopurbia 2014 took place in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Gero Breloer / AP


42) Visitors take photographs of sand sculptures on the beach, at the Northsea town of Ostend, Belgium on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Artists from around the world created a fantasy world based on the characters of Disneyland. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)


43)
A polar bear looks at a little boy as it swims in its enclosure's pool at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday. Highest temperatures in the Japanese capital rose to over 86 degrees Fahrenheit, six degrees higher than average for this time of year. Photo: EPA


44)
This photo taken on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, shows the Lisa Marie, one of two jets once owned by late singer Elvis Presley, that is used as a tourist exhibit at the Graceland tourist attraction in Memphis, Tenn. The company that operates the Graceland tourist attraction has told the current owners of the Lisa Marie, and another plane called the Hound Dog II, that it wants the planes removed from Graceland by late April 2015, or shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)


45) Adrian (L) and Konstantin (R) sit in a replica jaw of an extinct Megalodon shark at the natural history museum at Bertholdsburg Palace in Schleusingen, Germany, 04 July 2014. The model of the biggest predator fish of all time is part of the special exhibition 'Sharks - Fascination for Millions of Years' which runs until January 2015. (EPA/MICHAEL REICHEL)


46) A girl wearing a faeces-shaped hat prepares to slide down into a five-metre (16.4-ft) toilet at an exhibition titled "Toilet !? Human Waste and Earth's Future" at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo July 3, 2014. The exhibition, which opened at the museum on Wednesday, explores the world of toilets, with the main exhibit centring around a massive toilet into which visitors are allowed to slide to simulate the journey of human waste matter into the sewers. The exhibit also includes five zones that range from showing exactly what one's excrement is made of to how different types of toilets are used around the world, and even a possible space toilet that could be used to grow plants. The exhibit is open until October 5 and costs 1,200 yen ($11.80) to visit. (REUTERS/Issei Kato)


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