Photos: Weekly Gallery, 09/09/12

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK - Pastor remembered - Eula Vercher Smith, left, visits with church members Ida Sterling, center, and Gloria Spooner during visitation Friday for her late husband and longtime pastor, the Rev. Charles T. Smith, at Shiloh Baptist Church on Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Smith, 80, who died Tuesday, retired in May after 50 years of leading the congregation. Visitation continues at 10 a.m. Saturday until a religious service at noon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- University of Louisiana System President Randy Moffett, during his last day on the job Friday. Moffett's four years in higher education coincided with a period of multi-million dollar budget cuts from the state.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND - Jacob Nichols does a 'touchdown dance' with Percy Daniels, 9, while playing tag football with, from left, Kendrick Wilson, 13, Tremaine Smith, 9, volunteer Thomas Rudd, D'Donovan Carrell, 10, and Thomas Jones 9, at a Live to Serve play event at the Baranko-Clark YMCA.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Jaguars fans show their colors Thursday night as Southern took on Mississippi Valley State at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Roger Johnson, 65, of Paris, Tenn., stands in front of his parked red semi-truck at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales on Tuesday. Johnson said he had picked up ice the morning of Sept. 3 and moved to various staging location before ending up at Lamar-Dixon. On Wednesday afternoon, he brought his load to Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where the ice was unloaded outside to melt, he said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON - CANSTRUCTION PROJECT - Jared Otts, left, Akheil Shah, Jack Pope and Forrest Gergeron, with the ITT Technical Institute, build their Cat in the Hat entry for the 2nd annual CANstruction, hosted by the American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge, Louisiana Art and Science Museum and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank at the LASM in Baton Rouge Thursday. Eacdh of the four teams involved, all in the architecture profession, had 12 hours to complete their projects, which are judged on best use of labels, best structural ingenuity, most cans and best meal. September is Hunger Action Month and this years theme is Green Eggs and Can. Canstruction generated 11,000-pounds of food in 2011 that translated into 9,100 meals for the hungry. The display is open to the public Saturday and runs through September 20.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- 'Project Runway' alum Heidi Elnora, right, takes measurements of bride-to-be Alaina Adams for her custom-designed couture wedding gown.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Dana and Mark Rushing, bottom left, longtime patrons at Piccadilly Cafeteria, check out after making lunch selections at the South Sherwood Forest restaurant Wednesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG - Job hunt - Thurmaia Love, left, of Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, talks about career opportunities with Kayla Dunbar, foreground right, a mechanical engineering major, during Southern University's annual fall career fair. In the background waiting to speak with Love are, from left, Aaron Miller, business management major; Karon Williams, civil engineering major; and Jasper Knighten, civil engineering major.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING - Standup Routine - McKenzie Bankston, 2, stands up in a shopping cart and gestures towards her baby sitter, Barbara Whiteside, left, as Whiteside prepares to transfer her and another child she was baby-sitting, 9-month-old Lilyana Curio, right, to her car on Tuesday. Whiteside and the children, all from Livingston, were on a shopping trip to Big Lots on Siegen Lane.

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  • Photo provided by KATHERINE KEMLER -- Katherine Kemler, left, shops in Ecuador for a baby bed for Mayra, second from left, whom Kemler has supported through a charity. Holding Mayra's baby, Miley, is Mayra's sister, Flor.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Supporters of missing teenager Keiosha Felix walk along C Street in Duson Tuesday evening toward the town's Board of Aldermen chambers.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Marcus Gaines, front center, speaks for relatives of victims after a state court hearing Tuesday in Clinton for Brett G. Gerald, accused of driving while intoxicated and causing the deaths of seven people in a May 30 head-on collision on La. 67 in East Feliciana Parish.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Lasalle Elementary School pre-kindergarten teacher Meg Bertaut passes out patriotic pinwheels to her students on the school's playground Tuesday as they celebrate Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER --Hugo and Robin Marrero say they adopted their sons, Christian, 7, and Michael, 15 months, after not conceiving despite years of infertility treatments. Robin said adoption was not on her radar, but once they adopted Christian, she became actively involved in working with birthmothers as they work through the process of placing their babies into adoptive homes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --Student Jordan Cantrell, 14, left, shakes hands with Steve Scheibner after Scheibner spoke to Parkview Baptist School students about having been scheduled to pilot one of the airplanes that was used in the 9-11 terrorist attacks. A last-minute substitution meant another pilot was one of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in those attacks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --Steve Scheibner speaks to Parkview Baptist School students on Tuesday about having been scheduled to pilot American Airlines Flight 11 on Sept. 11, 2001, but a last-minute substitution put someone else in the pilot's seat of the first airplane to hit the World Trade Center that day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Sheriff Sid Gautreaux presents the Lifesaving Award to Deputy Brandon Berggren during the third annual Sheriff's Office awards ceremony Monday evening at Healing Place Church. Berggren helped a trapped driver whose vehicle was partially submerged in water by keeping the driver's head above water until he could be removed from the vehicle.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux addresses the audience at the third annual Sheriff's Office awards ceremony Monday evening at Healing Place Church. During his opening remarks, Gautreaux said on the eve of the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, it is clearer than ever what those in service may be called to do.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Sheriff Sid Gautreaux presents the Distinguished Service Award to Lt. Don Dartez during the third annual Sheriff's Office awards ceremony Monday evening at Healing Place Church. Dartez saved a woman sleeping inside a burning home on Pimpernel Avenue.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Mark Martin, left, asks Stephanie Jones, right, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sanitary Sewer Overflow program manager, questions about the sewer work at a public forum Monday. Only four members of the public attended the forum at St. Thomas More Catholic Church to hear city-parish officials describe progress on the sewer project and Green Light Plan for road improvements.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Dr. Jeffrey Dongieux, now an oral surgeon in Kenner, shows the respirator and hard hat with attached flashlight that he was given when he worked as a volunteer in recovery efforts on Sept. 11, 2001, and in the days following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Dongieux was then a fourth-year medical resident at New York University. The scrubs he wore and other items are in the case behind him.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING - Colton Coffey, 6, of Baton Rouge, holds his trumpet as he waits for the LSU Band to come down the hill on North Stadium Drive before Saturday's game. Coffey was given the drum major's hat last May by outgoing Tiger Band drum major Chase Howard, after his mom Laura Coffey placed the winning bid on the hat, gloves and drum major's mace at a silent auction fundraiser last year.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG - Mike the Tiger entertains the LSU fans before the Tigers football game against Washington on Friday. LSU won x-x. For more coverage, see pages 1C, 12C, 13C, 14C, 15C.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- U.S. Navy cadets, including William Catoir, center, fire a rifle salute Saturday morning at the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum in honor of the 2,966 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Firefighters Damon Tourere, front, and Blake Bourgeois, back, ascend stairs to the 11th floor of the Governmental Building on Saturday morning. Firefighters from the Baton Rouge, Zachary, St. George and Prairieville fire departments repeated the 10-story climb 11 times to represent the 110 stories that New York firefighters climbed to rescue people from the World Trade Center's twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Baton Rouge residents and armed forces memberes walk a mile along the Mississippi River levee Saturday morning in honor of people who died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The Freedom Walk ceremony individually honored Louisiana residents who died in the attacks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Cheerleaders fire up the fans while waiting for the team.

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