Photos: Weekly Gallery, 09/16/12

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Ora Johnson serves a 'bag of hope' meal to Kenneth Brister at the St. Vincent de Paul dinning room Friday. The shelter served 79 brown bag suppers on Friday, well below their average daily count of 100 to 200 bagged meals a day, said St. Vincent de Paul CEO Michael Acaldo.

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  • Advocate file photo by Brenden Neville -- Offenders participating in "Convict Poker" rodeo event are thrown from the table by a bull during Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentary at Angola. The last man sitting at the table, or in this case sitting where a table used to be, is the winner of the event. The Rodeo takes place every Sunday during the month of October.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- During Southeastern Louisiana University's Career Fair at Pennington Student Center Thursday, accounting seniors Nicole Querner of Mandeville, left, and Theresa Thiele of Hammond, second from left, talk about potential accounting jobs with Brittany Needham, second from right, and Sandra Chustz, with Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, an accounting firm in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --Cam Eversberg, Melanie Boyce, Bonnie Ellis and Jean Place, from left, finish a Christmas carol during a rehearsal of Bells Jubilate, an ecumenical bell choir sponsored by University Baptist Church.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The retired space shuttle Endeavor was flown from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its new home in a museum in California on Wednesday. Along the way it passed over the Michoud Assembly Facility Wednesday morning in New Orleans where the shuttle's external fuel tanks were built. There workers and their families watched from the ground.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Study, study, study - Lori Hadley, left, of Port Barre, Dylan Haag, center, of Metairie, and Kelsi Ocmand, right, of Luling, study between classes Wednesday while perched below windows on the west side of LSU's Memorial Tower. The students are majoring in animal science, kinesiology and history education, respectively.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Pam Vinci, the curator of the LSU Costume and Textile Museum, uses historical outfits to tell the history of Louisiana women through clothing.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND - Dinnertime - A flock of roseate spoonbills forage for food at sunset Tuesday in the lakes near the State Capitol.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mayor-President Kip Holden, left, and Metro Councilman Mike Walker, political rivals in the Baton Rouge mayoral race this year, shake hands before a forum Tuesday at the Downtown Hilton hosted by the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists. The mayoral election is Nov. 6.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU - He got game - James Anderson sends a putt toward a hole during sunset Tuesday at Webb Memorial Park and Golf Course. Anderson played a dusk round of golf with friend Ron Jackson.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON - Jerry Leglue of Alexandria, with wife Connie, has been driving an RV to LSU home games since 1966.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Estelle Yeargain, left, in purple, Kaylie Wood, middle, and Ginny Ard, to the right of Wood, practice being "cherubs" Sunday during auditions for parts in "The Nutcracker -- A Tale from the Bayou." The girls auditioned with a group of about 60 other 9-year-old girls.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Christian Francis, 8, steps out solo to show off his best "mouse" face Sunday at Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's auditions for "The Nutcracker -- A Tale from the Bayou." Christian auditioned alongside a group of 15 other 7- to 12-year-old boys for the parts of party boys and mice in the production.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Adrienne Simmons, 9, dances Sunday with about 60 of her peers during auditions for parts in the "The Nutcracker -- A Tale from the Bayou" at Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. Children auditioned for parts ranging from lambs to soldiers.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Carolyn Berling, left, speaks with Mike Walker and his wife, Marie, at the Kenilworth Clubhouse during a late-July cookout for Walker's campaign.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Tory Carter, left, and Dhana Morrison unpack boxes Thursday at Women's Hospital Physician's Building where the LSU OB-GYN outpatient medical clinic will operate beginning Monday, Sept. 17. Doctors saw their last patients on Thursday at the old location in the North Baton Rouge Clinic.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- From left, Lauren Williams, 15, Jim Byron and Emily Johnson watch while Barbie Vallot takes a picture of photographer Sharon Elliot Saturday morning outside the Old Arsenal Museum in the Capitol complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Photographers Nicole Williams, from left, and Jerrold Oatis shoot photos Saturday of Lauren Williams, 15, right, as photographer and coach Jim Byron holds a reflector to control the lighting on Williams' face outside the Old Arsenal Museum in the Capitol complex.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Alfred Blue jumps high on his way to a touchdown Saturday night against Idaho in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Dorothy Howell, left, retired LSU professor of food nutrition, laughs as she, Pam Vinci, center, curator of the LSU Textile & Costume Museum, and Shirley Newsham, right, Quimper Club International member and organizer of the club's upcoming annual meeting, examine the just-unboxed Quimper faience pottery tableware purchased for the LSU French House in 1936. The boxes have been in storage at the LSU School of Human Ecology for decades.

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