Photos: Weekly Gallery, 11/4/12

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- During a project to build a playground Friday at Flannery Road Park, Larry Mills, Treynor McAdams, Scott Givens and Rodney Loupe, from left to right, all with Planet Recess, help by putting together playground equipment.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Nicole James, son Kentrell James, 2, and friend Michelle Coleman, from left, pluck rubber fish from a prize pond during the Sunshine Festival at the South Louisiana Fairgrounds in Donaldsonville on Friday9. The festival, which attracts local crowds each year, runs through Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- World War II Navy veteran Paul Fradella, 87, receives a tearful hug from his granddaughter, Angie Crain, during the Third annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at Juban Parc Elementary in Denham Springs. Fradella was aboard the USS Haraden in December 1944 when it was hit by a Kamikaze. Crain's two sons Gregory and Grant Crain attend the school.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Staff Sgt. Simon Hebert, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, addresses an audience Friday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson. Veterans Home Administrator John Donovan, seated at right, listens to Hebert's remarks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Meeting to discuss the history of the Brotherhood Sisterhood Award are, from left, John F. Smith, Brotherhood Sisterhood Committee chairman; Susan and Richard Lipsey, 2012 Brotherhood Sisterhood Award Dinner co-chairmen; and committee members Donna Saurage and Joe Simmons.This year is the 50th anniversary of the award.

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  • Advocate file photo by GARY HUNTER -- B.B. Taylor Jr., left, and G. Leon Netterville, right, are recognized in 1975 as the first two joint recepients of the Brotherhood Award of the local chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. U.S. District Judge Alvin B. Rubin, second from left, the 1969 award recipient, was the keynote speaker at the banquet, and Judge Carlos G. Spaht, third from left, the 1967 honoree, presented the citations, which recognized the honorees for their work in resolving the racial crisis that threatened the community during the 1960s.

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  • Advocate file photo -- Lewis Gottlieb, left, receives the first Brotherhood Award presented by the local chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1963 from Gen. Troy H. Middleton, right, who received the award in 1966.

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  • Advocate file photo by JOHN BOSS -- Dr. Morton Levy and Janice Irving examine Safety Council literature at an event in 1983. Levy, who received the Brotherhood Award in 1979, was a beloved pediatrician who dedicated his life to safety for children.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Bernard Taylor, center, chats with state Rep. Regina Barrow of Baton Rouge during a reception in his honor Thursday at Claiborne Elementary. At the reception Taylor proposed creating four 'attendance regions' where students could attend any school in that region. Claiborne would be one of eight elementary schools in a 'Capitol' region.

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  • Advocate staff photo by SUSAN POAG -- Karen O'Connell, left, and Cathy Murphree pack boxes with storm-relief items Thursday at Advanced Bio-Medical in Slidell. Volunteers collected items from drop-off locations across the north shore.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- LSU junior Elise Mondebello, foreground, of Hammond, along with her fellow volunteers, construct a model of Tiger Stadium out of donated food cans during CANapalooza on the Parade Grounds in Baton Rouge Thursday. To be completed by Saturday's homecoming game, the stadium should feature more than 25,000 cans which are to be donated to the The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

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  • Advocate staff photo by Travis Spradling -- Pierre Dulaine, of New York, right, the founder of Dancing Classrooms, joins in with students of LaBelle Aire Elementary School, including, left to right, foreground, Dajah Burton, 10; Jermaine Jones, 10, and LaKerrica Lawrence, 10, in a rousing round of the group dance ‘The Macarena.’ The Louisiana children’s advocacy group ‘The Whistle Stop’ has brought ‘Dancing Classrooms’ to schools here as a way of building respect and confidence. Dulaine visited LaBelle Aire Elementary on Oct. 17 to watch the classes dance and offer insight.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The MetLife Blimp floats over LSU and Tiger Stadium as a pair of tugboats float down the Mississippi River on Wednesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- A show of their own -- Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts fourth-graders Rui-James Pereira, top, along with R'Nae Harness, bottom left, Janus Korevich, bottom right, and others perform the school's 11th annual fourth-grade opera, 'No Man's Land' on Wednesday. This years theme, acceptance, was selected by the students, who created the music, costumes, dialogue and lighting for the performance.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Kayden Broussard, 8, Raveena Vij, 9, and Devyani Vij, 8, from left, all members of God's Gardeners at the Dunham School, weed an outdoor herb garden the gardeners call the DSSG, or Dunham School Secret Garden.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Learning assistant Jennifer Erwin, right, gives instructions for weeding an outdoor garden to Kaylee Thibodeaux, 7, Devyani Vij, 8, Selah Baamonde, 5, and Raveena Vij, 9, from left, as members of the Dunham School's God's Gardeners work in an outdoor vegetable garden.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Dunham School learning assistant Jennifer Erwin helps Kaylee Thibodeaux, 7, fill her hollowed-out pumpkin with potting soil as members of God's Gardeners make pumpkin planters with pansies and snapdragons.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, with his wife Lois, right, at his side, gives his victory speech on election night in Baton Rouge Tuesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Voters stand in line Tuesday to vote in Precincts 39 and 65, inside the gymnasium at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School on College Drive.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- L.J. Alleman Middle School students, from left, McKenzie Summers, Anais Begnaud and Brianna Bertrand eat lunch in the cafeteria Monday. The school currently has four seperate lunch times for its students. A new, larger cafeteria for the school is on a list of proposed projects that could be funded by a $30 million bond sale recently authorized by the School Board.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Joshua Lewis, left, and James Ely load voting machines into delivery trucks Monday at the voting machine warehouse on Florida Boulevard. Workers organized and delivered 701 machines in East Baton Rouge Parish in preparation for Tuesday’s elections. The polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters are required to show picture identification.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Kyle Anaya, 16, left, Alex Broussard, 17, center, and Jack Esposito, 16, practice guitar in the band room at Zachary High's new visual and performing arts theater. The $8 million building includes two drama production areas, choir rehearsal space and visual arts classrooms.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Ted Jack in the BREC Botanical Gardens at Independence Park. State officials recently agreed to allow BREC to borrow $13 million to complete the "Imagine Your Parks" program. The Botanic Garden and Teaching Garden/Cafe will be completed in about a year.

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  • Advocate photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Donna Gainey gets a smooch from her daughter, Sarah, Saturday as Gainey's husband, Larry Gainey, watches while they family rides a carousel during the Volunteers of America Carousel party for families brought together through its adoption program.

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  • Advocate photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Neil and Jennifer Arceneaux sit on a bench as their son, Ben, adjusts a bow for his sister, Zoey, during the Volunteers of America Carousel party Saturday in City Park.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Kenneth Morris, center, speaks with area youth, from left clockwise, Davon Harris, 12; Myles Gordon, 12; Conner Sorrell, 11; Brandon Carter, 14; Kemonta Williams, 11; and Kenneth Morris, 15, during Saturday's 'What They See is What They Will Be' father and son vs. anti-violence breakfast in the Martin Luther King Community Center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Woodcarver Reuben Plaisance works on a duck decoy at his booth while people fill the grounds of the Audubon Zoo to eat, dance and enjoy Cajun culture during the annual Swamp Fest Saturday. The festival continues Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Jules Lambert, left, and Keith Felder can turn an 800-year-old cypress log into a dugout in four weeks working eight hours a day. Other boats in the builders' repertoire trace the history of boat building in Louisiana.

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Stacy Naquin is one of eight Style Spotters for the 2012 High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Her job at the October market was to pick 20 items and trends and post them on Pinterest, the virtual pinboard website.