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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 (03/16/14)

Photos of the Week


1) Students at a school in eastern China lit candles in the shape of an airliner as they prayed for the passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Relatives of Chinese passengers were still clutching to faint straws of hope for their loved ones on March 11, four days after the plane went missing. Photo: AFP-Getty Images


2) A relative, bottom right, of a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries as she walks past journalists at a hotel in Beijing on March 8, 2014. The plane was carrying 239 people and lost contact over the South China Sea on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Photo: Chance Chan / Reuters


3) Military personnel look out of a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C130 transport plane as they search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane over the South China Sea. Photo: Singapore Press


4) Indian sand artist Sudersan Pattnaik gives final touches on a sand sculpture with a message of prayers for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photo: Asit Kumar/AFP/Getty Images


5) Students light candles to express hope and solidarity for the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane Thursday in Manila, Philippines. Planes sent Thursday to check the spot where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner found nothing, Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said, deflating the latest lead in the six-day hunt. The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been punctuated by false leads since it disappeared with 239 people aboard about an hour after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday.  Photo: Bullit Marquez


6) Ashlee Hammac installed this sandbox atop her son's grave, so 3-year-old Tucker can play with his brother, Ryan.  Ashlee Hammac, 24, says she originally planned to decorate the gravesite of her son Ryan with glass pebbles, but then realized her older son, Tucker, needed his own place to mourn. Ryan died five days after birth in October 2013 due to Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephlopathy.  Read more here. Photo: Ashlee Hammac


7) Chaupadi is a tradition observed in parts of Nepal, which cuts women off from the rest of society when they are menstruating. Women who practice Chaupadi sleep in sheds or outbuildings while they are on their period, often with little protection from the elements. According to a United Nations field bulletin, the women are not allowed to enter houses or temples, use normal public water sources, take part in festivals or touch others during their menstruation. Isolated in sheds that are frequently rickety and unhygienic, there are cases of women dying from illness, exposure, animal attacks or from fires lit in poorly ventilated spaces. Chaupadi was banned by Nepal's Supreme Court in 2005, but it is still common in the country's far and mid-western regions. Photo: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / Reuters


8) Brad Tollefson adjusts the flag atop Bayshore Town Center's snow pile in Glendale, WI. Snow removed from the Bayshore Town Center's sidewalks, roads and parking structures ends up in one spot. The 50-foot pile that's easily the size of a football field on the north side of the mall can be spotted from I-43 as you pass by. Tollefson, a sidewalk foreman with MCR Property Maintenance, the company responsible for the snow removal said the flag was placed there a few weeks ago by a man in his 80s. "An older gentleman asked politely to climb the snow to put a flag in," Tollefson said. The man didn't give a name, saying only that he was a Korean War veteran. He hasn't been seen since. Journal Sentinel photo: Mike Di Sisti


9) Darla Hium, wife of outgoing County Executive F. Thomas Ament, sheds a tear as she leaves with Ament for the last time from his Milwaukee County Courthouse office on Feb. 26, 2002. Ament announced his retirement after becoming embroiled in a county pension scandal. Ament, the truck driver’s son who grew into a political lion whose fortunes ended in disgrace by the county pension scandal, died last week. He was 72.  Photo: Journal Sentinel files


10) A Danish fighter pilot has gone viral with a 'selfie' taken at the moment he fired an air-to-air missile. Thomas Kristensen is one of the Royal Danish Air Force's most experienced F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, having completed missions over Afghanistan, the Balkans and Libya. The photo, which shows Kristensen at the moment he fired an AIM-9L air-to-air missile, was posted on the force's Facebook page earlier this week. But the image may not match up to the dictionary definition of a selfie. It is actually a screen grab taken from a video shot with a GoPro camera mounted in the plane's cockpit, Thorbjorn Forsberg, a Public Affairs Officer with the Danish military, told NBC News Thursday. Photo: Courtesy Royal Danish Air Force


11) Freshly blooming daffodils frame the Space Needle against a blue sky following days of rain and clouds, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Seattle. Temperatures were expected to climb into the low 60s with lots of sun on Wednesday and mostly pleasant weather for at least another week in the area. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


12) A wing on a falcon called 47X by researchers is taped to immobilize an injury from shotgun pellets. The bird is being cared for at the group’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Milwaukee. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


13) People gather Sunday near the carcass of a 33-foot dead whale on a beach at the port of Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia. The whale died after it become tangled in a fisherman’s net off the coast.  Photo: Reuters


14) A bear dances to bag pipe music by Pakistani bear handler Naseer Ahmed to earn a living in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Ahmed earns around rupees 500 (US$ 5) a day from spectators to support his family consisting of seven members. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)


15) Germantown holds the Division 1 trophy after defeating Neenah, 48-42 for the WIAA Division 1
boys state basketball championship at the Kohl Center on Saturday. It was Germantown's third straight title. Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter


16) Germantown students go crazy after beating Neenah. Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter


17) Wisconsin Lutheran holds the WIAA Division 2 championship trophy after defeating Rice Lake at the Kohl Center Saturday, 61-46. Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter


18) Brown Deer coach Kelly Appleby hoists the Division 3 championship trophy as he's surrounded by his team. Brown Deer beat Lodi for the WIAA Division 3 boys state basketball championship at the Kohl Center on Saturday, 59-37. Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter


19) Dominican's Tywon Bressler Jr., right, and Chris Topp hoist the Division 4 State Championship trophy after winning the WIAA Division 4 championship at the Kohl Center against Blair -Taylor,  74-50.  It was Dominican's third straight  title.  Journal Sentinel photo: Gary Porter


20) Wright State Raiders fans before the championship game of the Horizon League tournament last Tuesday against UWM. Photo: Reuters


21) The Milwaukee Panthers mascot during the second half of the Horizon League tournament.  Photo: Reuters


22) Milwaukee players celebrate after defeating Wright State 69-63 in the Horizon League men's tournament championship. Photo: Associated Press


23) The Milwaukee Panthers pose for a photo after winning the Horizon League men's basketball tournament. The win puts UWM automatically into the NCAA Tournament.  Photo: Reuters


24) The Phillie Phanatic mascot playfully pinches home plate umpire Toby Basner as Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg (23) greets a Yankees coach at the start of a spring exhibition baseball game in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday, March 13, 2014. The Phillies defeated the split-squad Yankees 6-2. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


25) Trotters compete in a harness race on the frozen Yenisei River during the 44th Ice Derby amateur horse race near the settlement of Novosyolovo, Russia some 155 miles south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Saturday. The Ice Derby has been held in Novosyolovo annually at the end of each winter since 1969, drawing participants from the entire region. Photo: ILYA NAYMUSHIN / Reuters


26) Celine Cornet shows a stuffed panda in his collection of about 2,200 objects in panda Haccourt, Belgium. She and her husband, Andre, began collecting the pets in 1978. Celine thinks of leaving them to donate to sick children when she will die. Photo: REUTERS/Yves Herman


27) The characters of Kermit and Miss Piggy  arrive at the premiere of "Muppets Most Wanted" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood. Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


28) An Indian Hindu devotee participates in a procession ahead of the Holi festival in Amritsar. Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours, is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month and will be celebrated on March 16 this year. Photo: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images


29) As per annual tradition, the Chicago River was dyed green Saturday— the spectacle's 52nd year. Legend has it, the emerald-kissed water from the Chicago River flows all the way to Ireland by coursing through the Illinois River, then into the Mississippi, up the Gulf Stream and across the Atlantic. According to the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade website, the dyeing of the river started with the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers. It is now kept up by Mike Butler and his crew, and he claims he gets a little help — from a leprechaun. Photo: Reuters


30) Revelers gathered Saturday for the 48th annual St. Patricks Day Parade in downtown Milwaukee. Paul Akert of Milwaukee was dressed as the Celtic god of the forest as he participated in the parade with a group of actors representing the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears


31) Brothers Jasper Krueger, 6, and Oscar Krueger, 9, of Verona wait for the Milwaukee parade to start so they can toss candy to children along the route on behalf of J.H. Findorff & Son. Journal Sentinel photo:  Michael Sears


32) Kyle Sadler of Oak Creek wears a jacket over his green lycra body suit as he waits for the Milwaukee parade to begin. Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears


33) Children from the Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance pause to dance as part of the Milwaukee parade. Journal Sentinel photo: Michael Sears


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