Photos: Weekly Gallery, 08/26/12

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  • Advocate staff photo by Kimberly Vetter -- Dr. Jimmy Johnson, a zoological medicine intern with the LSU Veterinary Hospital, holds a young squirrel that was displaced by Hurricane Issac and brought to the hospital Thursday for care. At leaast 60 squirrels and three birds are being nursed back to health at the facility.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- A cemetery lies flooded in the Maurepas area of Livingston Parish Friday. The area was hit hard by Hurricane Isaac floodwaters.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON - Portraits of LSU starting quarterback for the 2012 season Zach Mettenberger, a 6' 5", 230-pound junior from Watkinsville, Ga.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Winston Ellis pushes Eve Brown, Donnell Williams and Demajay McMorris, 4, in a boat to get to Chestnut Apartments in Hammond, while Carolyn Davis, 9, and Kevon Williams, 7, play in the water on Thursday. Residents of the complex said some of them had so much water in their cars, they no longer function.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Sgt. Corey Addison, left, and Sgt. Michael Carter, right, both with the Louisiana National Guard's 926th Engineers out of Baker, help fill Hesco barriers on top of a temporary dam around the Frog Bayou floodgate in northwestern Ascension Parish Thursday. The Guardsmen were helping parish workers keep nearby Bayou Manchac from overtopping the dam, which was erected previously for repairs to the floodgate. Parish officials fear the bayou could flood swamp basins bheind the floodgate that are key for rainfall storage and homes around them.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG - Tiger Stadium is seen the week before LSU's season opener against North Texas. The Southeastern Conference released its 2013 football schedule Thursday, revealing that LSU will face Georgia in Athens, Ga., on Sept. 28.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Olivia Loftin asks Keith Comeaux, the flight director for the Mars landing of the Curiosity rover, 'What do you like best about your job'' Students at Copper Mill Elementary School in Zachary were Skyping with Comeaux on Aug. 23.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Trinity Episcopal Day School students Eli Rayborn, 10, and Halle Roman, 10, are served lunch at their school Tuesday by Piccadilly line server Betsy Ross, left, school parent-volunteer Phil Hackney and Piccadilly line server Yvette Johnson.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK - Melissa Metzler walks out of the Cambridge neighborhood Wednesday in LaPlace carrying her 2-year-old daughter Brianna.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Boats are stuck in the muddy bottom of the Delcambre Canal on Wednesday after high winds from the north from Hurricane Isaac pushed water out of the canal.

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  • Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG - LSU cheerleaders jump from atop Mike VI's travel trailer before the first half against West Virginia in Tiger Stadium in 2010.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Quidditch, based on a sport played in Harry Potter books, can be a physical game. Brad Armentor, right, tackles Jake Smith as Melissa White and Chris Harless, left, defend the goals during an LSU quidditch team practice game. Armentor was chosen for the U.S. quidditch team this summer in pre-Olympics tournament.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Sarah Kneiling,right, wearing the black headband of a 'beater,' is chased by Amanda Petrie, center, as Ryan Weems, left, defends the hoops during LSU Quidditch practice. Kneiling was chosen for the U.S. quidditch team this summer. Students across the country play the Harry Potter sport, which was appropriated for real life.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Customers wait in line to fill their propane tanks at Highland Hardware on Perkins Road Monday in preparation for the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac.

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  • Advocate photo by Derick Hingle -- Registered Nurse Rheita Russo helps Glyn Bickford, of Tickfaw, prepare for chemotherapy Thursday at the Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence. LSU officials are in the process of trying to come up with alternatives to stopping the service, but problems have cropped up.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG - Spray and wash - George Wade, who works for Buquet & LeBlanc, spray washes the fence in front of Tiger Stadium on Monday to check for places where the paint may need to be touched up.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Travis and Bertha Taylor with grandson Adler Rice, 6, pose for a portrait in the parrot room.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Eileen Stradley, left, speaks with Barbara Thompson about the Safe Families for Children program Sunday afternoon after mass at St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Susan van Beuningen collects and organizes all the records, photographs and letters concerning her mother's family. From left are maternal great-grandmother Elizabeth Kane Bedwell, mother Virginia Van Natta Cleere, uncle U.S. Army Sgt. Walter Shanklin Cardella Van Natta, family letters from 1933 and Walter's death certificate. She holds a book filled with letters, documents and photos including maternal grandmother Bonnie Elizabeth Bedwell Van Natta, and parents Virginia Van Natta and her new husband, Edwin Rayburn Byers, on their wedding day April 17, 1948.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Cassandra Fedrick holds a portrait of her and her mother taken in the 1950s. Her mother left the family when Fedrick was a child, leading Fedrick, a library genealogist, to spend thousands of hours searching for her. She found her mother, Shirley Mae Miller, after her death in 2000.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER - Craig Young, 21, stands July 1 on the access road where buses used to drop off students at the former Istrouma Middle School. Young was a student at the school and lived just yards away on Erie Street before moving to a group home run by Boys Hope Girls Hope. Young, who received a lot of help from the community after his mother died in 2002, is now a junior at LSU and is studying psychology.

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  • Advocate photo by April Buffington - Debra Johnson, left, Miles Lewis, 8, middle, and Irene Lewis, 14, get their posters signed by Southern University football players Jordan Bilbo, center right, and William Nolan, foreground, at Southern's Football Fan Fest in Seymour Gym on Saturday.

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  • Advocate photo by April Buffington - Paul Loundsberry, the Southern University football team's offensive line coach, standing left, uses punter Chase Tuten's back to sign a poster for Corlis Green, standing right, during Southern's Football Fan Fest in Seymour Gym on Saturday.

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  • Advocate photo by April Buffington - Jarryd Ford, in front, holds up Andrea Armstrong while, behind them, Melvin Richardson, left, and Antonio Jackson, right, help brace Joseph Griffin, who is holding up Shelby Clayton, during a performance by the Southern University cheerleaders during Southern University's Football Fan Fest Saturday in Seymour Gym.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER - Genita Hunter, left, and Johnita Scott, right, cheer on a raffle winner July 21 at the Glen Oaks 'Meet Your Neighbor' block party. Hunter said that through neighborhood fellowship, they are changing the atmosphere in the community from one that encouraged people to keep to themselves to one that fosters supportive relationships.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Kallan Butler, 6, sings 'The Star-Spangled Banner' during Saturday morning's national anthem auditions at the LSU School of Music recital hall. Her parents, Dave and Beth Butler, enjoy her performance from backstage.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- André J. Uzee, from left, shares a decoy duck made by his late father with Paul Burks, Steven Grigg and Bill Provine Saturday during the Antique Wooden Decoy Hand-Crafted Collectors Decoy Show at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Uzee said he still uses original decoys made by his father, Francis J. Uzee, when he goes duck hunting.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Cal Kingsmill, of New Orleans, chops away at the body of a duck decoy Saturday morning at the Antique Wooden Decoy Hand-Crafted Collectors Decoy Show at the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Kingsmill has been crafting wooden ducks for more than 35 years.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Brandy Duhon greets one of her patients who is being treated at the LSU Veterinary School for a fracture in his leg.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Erica Johnson, left, helps Brandy Duhon, right, mix medicines to administer to a goat so that he will sleep while a team of veterinary students and doctors removes a cast from his leg.

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  • Bass drum player Andrew Pate from Lawrenceville, Ga., and cymbal player Thomas Burke from Baton Rouge help lead the band down the hill during the band’s annual rehearsal march into Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- With the help of Skype computer technology, students at Copper Mill Elementary School in Zachary talk on Aug. 23 with Keith Comeaux, on screen, the flight director for the Mars landing of the Curiosity rover. Comeaux spoke to the students from California, where he lives and works..