Photos: Weekly Gallery, 2/3/13

Photo 1/23
  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK - Chance Griffin, 6, has a couple of teeth sealed Friday by Dr. Brooke Wood, left, and Danielle Harris, who dressed as the Tooth Fairy, at Pediatric Dental Specialists.Griffin and other East Baton Rouge students took the trip to the dentists office for dental screenings and preventative care.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Harrison Moffat (3 1/2) tosses a strand of beads during the annual Toddler Mardi Gras Parade rolling at Runnels Preschool at 6455 Jefferson Highway. The 2- 3- and 4-year-olds, aboard lavishly decorated wagons, bicycles, tricycles, and scooters rolled through the campus, tossing beads to a crowd of cheering parade-goers. Lending a hand with the festivities are student helpers from the Runnels High School Senior Beta Club. Photo shot on Friday Feb. 8, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La..

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Local television reporter Danielle Grossman, right, interviews Briley St. Romain, 4, and Caroline Minvielle, 3, at the annual Toddler Mardi Gras parade at Runnels Preschool in front of family members, Anna Eason, left, David St. Romain, Elizabeth St. Romain, Jessica Minvielle (kneeling) and Joette Monaghan.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- King Romany Travis Fabre of the Krewe of Southdowns throws beads Friday during the Southdowns parade in Baton Rouge.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Not a tangled web -- Kelsie Noble, 11, of Walker, plays on a climbing apparatus at BREC's Perkins Road Community Park on Thursday. She was visiting the park with her sister Kailyn Noble, 15, brother Kole Noble, 4, and their father Joey Noble, while in Baton Rouge on an errand.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Praising progress -- The Rev. Don Hunter on Wednesday lauded the success of the Black Family Initiative, a collaborative effort among local church leaders. At a news conference at Greater Beach Grove Baptist Church, Hunter said the initiative has yielded more than 950 counseling sessions, and that only 14 percent of participants --- largely juvenile delinquents --- committed new offenses while still being treated.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- East Feliciana High School stand out Kendell Beckwith gets a little help from his mom, Urhonda, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, on National Signing Day before he commits to LSU.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- East Feliciana High School standout Kendell Beckwith heads back to his house before sunrise Wednesday after feeding his horse, Spirit. Beckwith signed his letter of intent with LSU later in the morning.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Lance Kisamore, right, son Logan, 9, and daughter Victoria, 5, play in the living room of their Baton Rouge home recently. Logan has a genetic condition called Fragile X syndrome that can be misdiagnosed as autism. After several months on medicine in a clinical trial, Logan is much improved, is talking more and is more comfortable around new people.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Patricia Kisamore, top left, watches as son Logan, 9, plays in his room with his sister Victoria, 5. Logan has been taking part in a clinical trial of a new medicine designed for those with Fragile X syndrome and finds it easier to communicate and socialize now.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Pat and Jim Parks stand in the backyard of their Bayou Corne mobile home Tuesday. The former Baton Rouge residents retired to Assumption Parish several years ago but have been evacuated since the formation of a sinkhole Aug. 3. Pat Parks said her homeowner's insurance company threatened not to renew her policy because she and her husband had left the home vacant, only to learn Monday that they would be able to renew.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Lee Smith, adjunct professor in the Tulane School of Continuing Studies, lectures on Mulatto Bend, a historic community of free people of color in West Baton Rouge Parish during the French and Spanish colonial periods.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School and Jennifer Hudson sing 'God Bless America' before the start of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Human Jukebox of Southern University performs before Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Port Barre Middle School sixth-grade teacher Sandra Ardoin.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Royal maid Melissa Sadler, 15, throws beads to the crowd Saturday night during the Krewe of Orion's 14th annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Eleven-year-old Blake Chustz, Randy Billiot and Billiot's 1-year-old grandson Pierstyn Chavez, from left, catch throws along River Road in downtown Baton Rouge during Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's parade on Saturday,

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Hannah Jones, left, Melody Roberts and Emily Holmes catch a tangle of beads as the Mystic Krewe of Olympia parades Saturday night in Covington with a theme saluting the city's 200th anniversary.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Volunteers from BASF Corp. and the local community build a Habitat for Humanity house Saturday in Baton Rouge on Elvin Drive. In addition to building a house, volunteers spent the day renovating and landscaping homes as part of Super Bowl XLVII's 'Super Saturday of Service Legacy Program.'

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Darren Loewis hammers a nail into a board for a Habitat for Humanity house built Saturday in Baton Rouge on Elvin Drive. Volunteers from BASF and the local community came together to build and renovate houses as part of Super Bowl XLVII's 'Super Saturday of Service Legacy Program.'

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Ami Fahrenholtz, 7, right, jams onstage with Grammy-nominated accordionist Anthony Dopsie Saturday afternoon prior to the Krewe of Orion's 14th annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Baton Rouge.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Floats roll through downtown Baton Rouge during Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's parade on Saturday.

    Buy this photo

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Miss Baton Rouge USA Jessica Poumaroux, right, and Mrs. Baton Rouge Savanna Culpepper toss Mardi Gras beads to revelers during Krewe Mystique de la Capitale's parade in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday.

    Buy this photo