Photos: Weekly Gallery, 1/13/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Frankie Lamb helps Ronette Coleman understand the basics of shooting her guns at Baker Range Friday. Coleman said she's owned a gun for years and has been around them all her life, but wants to take a conceal and carry class to properly understand safety and the laws.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans Saint Akiem Hicks says hello to Phoenix High School student Kevin Kelso as the third-grader gets his teeth looked after by fourth-year dental student David Bove. Hygenist Jennifer Gulotta is behind the light. The LSUHSC School of Dentistry, the New Orleans Dental Association and the New Orleans Saints teamed up Friday for Give Kids a Smile Day. Children from Plaquemines Parish and Laplace schools, which flooded during Hurricane Isaac, had their teeth cleaned, took part in outside exercises and met Saints players Hicks and Cam Jordan. The initiative was held to highlight the link between dental decay and childhood obesity.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK. -- B. Edward Boudreaux Middle School Principal Magdalene Drexler, third from left, works with students, from left, Trevione Colbert, Om'Breyia Abraham, Kabreonta Colbert and Nittaya Howard in the extraction of DNA from a strawberry on Friday during a presentation at the school by two Massachusettes Institute of Technology students.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK. -- B. Edward Boudreaux Middle School Student Kabreonta Colbert lifts strands of DNA from a cup using a toothpick Friday during a presentation at the school by two Massachusettes Institute of Technology students.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Baton Rouge designer Anthony Ryan Auld celebrates Thursday night after being named winner of 'Project Runway All Stars II' during a watch party at the Capitol Park State Museum.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Smithsonian Institution Education Specialist Naomi Coquillon, standing, works with Lafayette Parish Schools teachers Thursday on how to use a new Smithsonian program to teach history.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK - Crews work Thursday to secure in place the final piece of “The Crest,” a $900,000 sculpture over the Galvez Plaza Stage in downtown Baton Rouge. The sculpture is a 65,000 pound, 35-foot tall curved oval with 16,700 square feet of stainless steel. The stage cover will also be able to hold up lighting and sound equipment catering to downtown performances. The project was funded through state sales tax rebates dedicated to downtown Riverfront projects.Crews work to complete the canopy, called The Crest, over the North Boulevard Town Square stage in downtown Baton Rouge. The 65,000-pound, 35-foot tall, curved oval which will act as both a piece of public art as a functional performance stage cover to hold up lighting and sound equipment. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/MANDATORY CREDIT THE ADVOCATE/ARTHUR D. LAUCK.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER McCLELLAND -- Matt Manning trains for the Louisiana Marathon on a path across from his gym Wednesday. Manning said he usually runs, on average, at a seven-minute mile pace for an hour.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Emily Douglass, 13, and Bridget Glueck, 12, sort donations at St. Catherine of Siena school in Metairie, which collected books and sports equipment Tuesday to be distributed at Kingsley House. The drive is part of a local partnership with the NFL, since New Orleans is the host city this year's Super Bowl.

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  • Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- N'Dia Ruffin, 13, watches as Jacob Nichols catches Darron Ruffin, 2, at the bottom of the slide at the Baranko-Clark YMCA during a Live to Serve event last September.

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  • Advocate file photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Jacob Allen Nichols holds Darron Ruffin, 2, outside Ruffin's home last August. Nichols met Ruffin last year while volunteering with Live to Serve, and visited his home again to deliver a flier announcing another semester of the program. Live To Serve is a free program for children in the Thomas Delpit Drive area that provides games, sports equipment and the company of volunteers.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Kiesha Powell, second from left, laughs as Nick Clausi, of ExxonMobil, gives Powell a photo of her working on the Habitat for Humanity house that now belongs to her after a dedication ceremony Wednesday. Powell's son, Jaylin Carter, 2, left, watches along with Frank Ledoux, second from right, and Megan Culp, right, both with Habitat for Humanity.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Brandon Farrar was reunited over the weekend with his brindle boxer, Sierra, after she went missing in September 2011. East Baton Rouge Animal Control found Sierra near the I-12/I-10 split. Besides being underweight, Farrar said she's doing well.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Rainbow rodeo -- J.T. Perret, 6, left, admires the rainbow trout caught by Eli Roberts, 5, right, at BREC's Geaux Fish Rainbow Trout Fishing Rodeo at Zachary Community Park on Saturday. Later in the day, a similar event was held at Perkins Road Community Park in Baton Rouge. Eli's father, Jonathan Roberts, holds the fish. The trout, which are not native to Louisiana, also were stocked at Forest Community and North Sherwood Forest community parks in Baton Rouge. BREC's website states that there is a four-fish limit, and all anglers must have a valid fishing license.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LA Boilers & Seafood Market employees Carlos Martinez, right, and Jesse Lane boil crawfish Thursday. Retailers and restaurant owners in Baton Rouge said the size of the crawfish so far has been pretty good for early in the season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The faithful gather for mass last week at Our Lady of Prompt Succor shrine in New Orleans. The shrine, which is visited by people from around the world, needs a new roof along with some other repairs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- New Chief Executive Officer Brian Hannah, outgoing Executive Director Mimi Riche' and Marketing and Development Director John Boudreaux, from left, talk about the recent transformation of the wig room at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Shelby Chapman, 4; Cynthia Boyd, 7; Catherine Boyd, 8; Irenee Knighten, 9, from left, launch balloons with Girl Scout troops 10118 and 10448 at the Girl Scout Program Center in Baton Rouge on Saturday. The Baton Rouge Scouts held a memorial for victims of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., and created mementos to send to Girl Scouts in Connecticut,

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Harley Franklin, 5; Asya Stewart, 9; Raven Hicks, 9; and Emily Sobek, 6, from left, make cards and bracelets at the Girl Scout Program Center in Baton Rouge on Saturday. Girl Scout Troops 10118 and 10448 created the mementos to send to Sandy Hook Girl Scouts and held a memorial for victims of the shootings in Newtown, Conn.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Joseph Pendleton, left, and Gabriel Fuselier, right, use a kayak to 'liberate' one of the bright pink plywood flamingos that were placed in City Park Lake Friday night, a tradition that heralds the coming of the Jan. 26 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Ball and Feb. 9 Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade. Also traditional is the annual rapid disappearance of flamingos from the lake, and their reappearance in back yards and front porches of area homes. In another kayak behind Pendleton and Fuselier, Jeremy Lopez looks for a flamingo, Spanish Town's iconic mascot, after his first choice proved too hard to uproot from the mud. All three friends are LSU students from Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- From left to right, Mindy Forsyth, Lacey Witte, Deborah Trahan and Piera Chacon, runners with the Fleet Feet club, run down the sidewalk Saturday along LSU's Sorority Row, as they train on a circuit around University and City Park Lakes. The women are getting ready for next week's Louisiana Marathon Weekend, which features a multi-race format event with a marathon, half marathon, relays, 5K and kids races.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Madison Sproles, 5, bottom, is showered with confetti by staff of St. Jude Children's Hospital Clinic, Louisiana State Police troopers and volunteers with Healing Place Church as she is given a 'No More Chemo' party.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Madison Sproles, 5, left, plants a kiss on her 4-month-old brother Nathan's head during her 'No Mo' Chemo' party on Jan. 2. Sproles, who has tumors on her optic nerves, received the last of her 74-week treatment plan.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Madison Sproles, 5, is all smiles as registered nurse Bonnie Whatley, far left, claps to signal that she is now finished with her 74-week chemotherapy treatment plan at the St. Jude Affiliate Hospital Clinic in Baton Rouge. Her father Johnathon, second from left, mother Kayla and child life specialist Morgan Covington were with her.

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