Photos: Weekly Gallery, 09/30/12

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- An egret takes flight Thursday near City Park Lake.

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  • Advocate file photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- The Polk Elementary School campus would become the new home of the Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet under a proposal by East Baton Rouge Parish school Superintendent Bernard Taylor.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Patricia Tyson, left, stands next to a portrait of her late husband, the Honorable Ralph Tyson, former chief judge for the Middle District of Louisiana, with the artist Janie Emery. The official portrait was presented Friday at the Russell Long Federal Building and Courthouse.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU researchers, Param Singh, left and Peter Diener, have won a $250,000 grant to study the origin of the universe. They will use super computers on LSU's campus to tackle equations and problems so complex that they can take a month for the computers to process. Singh and Diener are the only two scientists in the nation studying the question of the universe's origin in this way.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Janet Dewey-Kollen executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Baton Rouge and Mayor-President Kip Holden speak at a news conference on Wednesday a which it was announced that East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services employees will wear pink colored uniform shirts for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- People United for Armstrong Park presented their second free concert Thursday at Louis Armstrong Park. Stephanie Jordan and the Soul Rebels performed and the event also featured a marketplace and food. Here Stephanie Jordan performs "Brother Can You Spare a Dime." Her brother, Marlon Jordan, is in the foreground on trumpet.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU students attend professor Steve Pomarico's 1201 Biology class, a first-semester class for science majors, on Thursday. Minority and freshman enrollment reached all-time highs this fall.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Randall Edwards, Erwin Johnson, Ralph Griffiith, back row, and Robert Rosendahl, in front, were prisoners of war held by the Japanese in World War II in Mukden, Manchuria. They visited theNational World War II Museum on Wednesday as part of a five-day reunion in New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A worker with Covington's Magee Excavation & Devmnt LLC, cuts a large branch from the last of three oak trees on Jones Creek Road near Tiger Bend Wednesdayas part of a road-widening project.

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  • PHOTO BY SCOTT THRELKELD -- Sally Buras holds her dog Sugar, who sports a sign reading 'I am more humane than Bobby Jindal,' during a rally Wednesday, October 3, 2012, outside Southeast Louisiana Hospital in St. Tammany Parish.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Members of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, from Salt Lake City, Brad Beakes, center, and Tara McArthur, back, work with volunteer students, from left, Cristina Anderson, 8, Shelby Jackson, 5, and Isaiah Butler, 7, to demonstrate creating shapes using push, pull and support movements at Forest Heights Academy on Wednesday. The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will perform at the River Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge kindergarten students learned about their eyes and different kinds of eye protection from an LSU Health Sciences Center doctor and medical students. LSU medical student Marcy Landry, left, puts sunglasses on display during an eyecare presentation to Episcopal High kindergarteners by Dr. Marie Acierno, chief of opthalmology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Intended as a learning tool, penlights quickly became toys in the hands of Episcopal High kindergarten students. Noah Olson, 5, left, and Graves Bayard play with penlights while examining each other's eyes during an eyecare presentation to Episcopal High kindergarteners by Dr. Marie Acierno, chief of opthalmology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate file photo - Emily Kline of Baton Rouge runs past mature live oak trees along Kleinert Avenue in the Garden District of Baton Rouge in 2010. The Garden District was named one of the American Planning Association's 10 'Great Neighborhoods' for 2012.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Jason East of Cary, N.C., spends his last day of vacation Tuesday painting a family tomb at Magnolia Cemetery. East's dad, Blaine, who was inside, was the last family member to paint the tomb in the late '70s. They said they just happened to drive by the site on the way to a family member's house and decided to spend the day painting the tomb.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- State Rep. Patricia Smith, center, D-Baton Rouge, told a 'Stop The Koch Brothers Greed Agenda' rally Tuesday in front of the State Capitol that the political contributions by Charles and David Koch promote restricting voters’ rights and privatizing public schools. Rally leaders delivered a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office asking him to cut ties with the billionaires from Wichita, Kan., who frequently contribute to conservative causes. The rally was part of a 23-state bus tour by the Patriot Majority USA, which was joined in Baton Rouge by members of the Louisiana AFL-CIO, the AFSCME Louisiana Council and Common Cause Louisiana. Others are, from left, Julie Cherry, secretary-treasurer, Louisiana AFL-CIO; Ernest C. Stephens, assistant to the president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO; Ed Parker, staff representative for Louisiana Council 17 of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and Mariah Hatta, tour spokesperson for Patriot Majority USA, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kyle Huffstickler, director of educational programs at LSU's Burden Center, will talk about edible landscaping at the 24th annual Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville Oct. 12-13. Huffstickler likes using rosemary in a landscape as a substitute for some traditional ornamentals.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Jared Payne, 9, right, shows artwork he did at school, while mother LaQuanta Payne, left, listens at the family's home in Prairieville recently. Jared was one of two children in Louisiana whose artwork was chosen for a national children's art exhibition in Washington, D.C. LaQuanta Payne, who is in treatment for cancer, has pushed a face mask down around her neck.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Brother Love golf group member Charles Davis, 77, left, watches Friday as his putt falls in for a par at BREC's Howell Park Golf Course. Other Brother Love members on the course are, from left, Dave Raby, 63; Willis Dewey Jr., 62; Allen Thornton, 52; and Noland Turner, 72. About 50 members of Brother Love play BREC courses several times a week. BREC officials are currently reviewing the system's golf courses, which are seeing shrinking revenue and less play.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Troy Lawrence gives a hug to Police Chief Dewayne White as Sgt. Robert McGarner Jr., right, waits after White received an Appreciation Award from the Mid-City Baptist Community Fellowship Sunday for his efforts in bridging the gap between the community and police. McGarner and Lawrence are officers in BRAVE, an initiative to reduce crime in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Charlie Shunick, the sister of Mickey Shunick, stands in front of a portrait of Mickey Shunick painted on Saturday. Two art walls were in place to allow friends and relatives an opportunity to express themselves.

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  • Advocate Photo by April Buffington -- Capt. Oliver Silva, left, with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps at LSU, talks on Saturday about his military service with Cody Abshire, middle, a senior at Catholic High School. Accompanying Cody during Academy Day at the Louisiana State Museum on Saturday were his parents, Sue Abshire, third from left, and Barry Abshire, right. Academy Day was designed to inform young men and women how to seek appointments to the nation's military academies.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU wide receiver Russell Shepard (10) vaults into the end zone, finishing his 78-yard touchdown run by diving over Towson cornerback Jordan Love (7) and reaching the ball over the end zone pylon, in the first half. LSU was ahead 14-9 at halftime.

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