Photos: Weekly Gallery, 3/10/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Erefaka Derefaka and Justin Blanchard read and enjoy the warmer weather on the Indian Mounds on the LSU campus Friday afternoon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Lisa Bersuder, from left, helps Gracie Buras, 9, and her mother, Laura Buras use bright green mesh to decorate the fence Friday outside the Buras home on Perkins Road near Broussard Street along the route for Saturday's 28th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Daniel Morgan, left, and Angela Maurer help Morgan's niece, Lauren Walker, 1, down the steps leading up to the stage at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette Friday. Morgan said the family had been to the park to watch the Bach Lunch concert earlier in the day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Pinenut, a 13-year-old arthritic pit bull mix, receives a half-hour therapy session in an underwater treadmill from specialist Jennifer Bridges at LSU's School of Veterinary Medicine Friday. The school recently received $110,000 in matching grant funds to further their efforts in holistic veterinary medicine. Bridges has helped over 200 dogs, three cats and one goat in her four years with the treadmill.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Vikram Premkumar, center, who specialized in internal medicine, raises his hands with other medical students when asked to act crazy in a group photo during Tulane University School of Medicine's Match Day ceremony for 4th year medical students held at the Mardi Gras World ballroom in New Orleans on Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Danielle Barthelemy, right, kisses her doctor husband, Andre Barthlemey, after he received his matching letter for his general surgery residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- James Siegler, far right, is hugged by his parents, Rocky and Elisa Siegler, after James learned of his neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania hospital.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Nose job -- Bathed in the green glow of a spotlight, Kelsey Schweikert, dinosaur doctor and body painter, provides an emergency nose job Thursday by sewing up the snout of the Baryonyx where it split. 'The Baryonyx needed a little plastic surgery,' Schweikert said. An Allosaurus stands at the ready in the background for the 'Discover the Dinosaurs' exhibit that runs at the Baton Rouge River Center on Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from Sunday 10 am. to 7 p.m.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Changing of the guard -- The Queen of the Mississippi, left, readies Thursday to leave port in Baton Rouge as The American Queen sets to make port.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- KidzBANK student teller Byron Henderson, 11, left, receives a deposit from Anyiah Patterson, 6, for counting on Wednesday at Bernard Terrace Elementary School. The deposit then goes to student teller Jakyri Thomas, 9, second from left, for recounting, and then to student teller Ade Tuma, 10, third from left, for entering on the computer.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Bernard Terrace Elementary School student teller Jakyri Thomas, 9, counts the $4 deposit for Brady Watson, 6, for the second time at KidzBANK, a school-based bank branch where students learn banking basics under the guidance of their teachers and Capital One Bank branch associates. Since Feb. 20, students have been making weekly deposits into individual student accounts.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Standing outside the restored Professor's Cottage at the Centenary State Historic Site are, from left, Daniel Goyer, site manager; Jim Hendrickson, vice president of the Jackson Assembly and cochairman of the Antiques Show and Sale; and Michael Howell, author of an antebellum history on Jackson.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Lajarde Johnson, an LSU senior majoring in nutritional science, jogs and walks along the levee path between downtown Baton Rouge and LSU on Monday. She said it was good exercise and the weather was enjoyable.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Nathan Beall, 17 months, center front, plays in the Galvez Plaza fountain Monday while his mom, Rosemary Beall, right, and friend Mary Wilson, left, watch. The three were enjoying a day out in the sunny, cool weather.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Running for office -- John Woodard, right, campaigns Monday afternoon for LSU Student Government Association President on campus. Voting ends Tuesday at 7 p.m., and results will be announced Wednesday. The SGA is the voice of the student body on many important matters, including university administration, parking and transportation, academic affairs and student life.In addition to the roles of advising and advocating on behalf of the student body, SG controls several million dollars of student and state funding to support student initiatives, student organizations, programs and events.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- Gregory Thomas, a floor tech at the LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center, said Friday that he would be shining the floors until his last day at the hospital.

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  • Advocate photo by MARK H. HUNTER -- Joseph Lancaster, center, pounds a nail into a sheet of tar paper Saturday being cut by Jeremy Vasquez while Jake Johnson, from left, Eric Baham and Dillon Guidroz, look on. The men, part of a team of LSU Sigma Chi fraternity members and alumni, worked on the home of Mary Louise Camel on Osborne Avenue.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- The Rev. Mark Holland, of St. James Episcopal Church, dedicated a live oak tree Sunday to Elizabeth 'Danie' Miller Singleton, who died in November, in front of about 50 friends, neighbors and family members who gathered on Reymond Avenue.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Environmental activist Erin Brockovich asks for a show of hands by property owners as she begins addressing a community meeting at the American Legion Hall in Pierre Part focusing on legal issues related to the emergence of the Napoleonville Dome sinkhole seven months ago..

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- David Weindorf, left, associate professor of soil classification and land use at LSU, on Friday demonstrates a portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer on the wood of a school picnic table. Looking on are students Jalen Scot, second from left, and Desirae Gardner, third from left. Elkhan Akhundov, a science teacher, stands at right. Scott and Gardner, students at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School, have recently published research in professional journals related to elevated levels of toxic substances they found on school grounds in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Alberto E. Musto, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor at the LSU Health Sciences Center Neuroscience Center of Excellence, explains parts of an actual human brain to his daughter Bernie Musto, 6, during an event Saturday at the New Orleans Public Library's Children's Resource Center. Kids were able to look at brains, view neurons under a microscope, color brain templates and make models of brains from Play-Doh.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Percussionist Vernon Lewis competes with the Roots of Music from New Orleans on Saturday at a drumline showcase hosted by McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge. The McKinley High School Marching Band held the benefit showcase to raise funds to take part in a band competition in Atlanta.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Scotlandville coach Carlos Sample, center, hoists the trophy while celebrating with his team after their 80-71 overtime win against Ouchita in the Class 5A boys final at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Teacher Gia Johnson Emanuel, upper left, asks a question of the class in the Savvy Reader's Lab, which focuses on students who read at a near-basic level. Emanuel said the class is like a 'safe haven' for the students where they can try new things and not fear failure.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Student Kelvin Brooks joshes around with City Year teacher Caitlin Garrity as student Kimery Smith watches. The Diplomas Now program at Broadmoor Middle School was featured on PBS and written about in The Huffington Post.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Student Tywayne Stepter, left, waits in the hall to chat with social worker Patrick Gensler, third from right, who is talking to sixth-grade students De'Iveyon Ellis, second from right, and Wytoria Porter, right. The Diplomas Now program at Broadmoor Middle School has received a lot of attention for its work with the students there.

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