Photos: Weekly Gallery, 5/26/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Family reunited -- A new Baird's Tapir, born at the Baton Rouge Zoo on April 11, was recently released from quarantine, and is now on exhibit with its mother Bobby, right, and father. She is one of only three born in the United States this year. The Bairds Tapir is an endangered species native to Central America and northern South America. .

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU infielder Mason Katz (8) celebrates his two run home run with Chris Sciambra (5), who was driven in on the play, in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds a press conference at the Port of New Orleans headquarters Friday for the first day of hurricane season to talk about the protection system. Also included were the parish presidents whose parishes are included within that greater New Orleans system. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses the media as local, state and federal officials stand behind him.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Meter man on wheels -- Daniel Singleton uses a Segway to do water meter readings Wednesday along Highland Road, just south of Staring Lane. Singleton said he performs 500 to 600 readings a day using the device, which is more efficient than using a truck and walking from meter to meter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Work continues on The Crest, the $900,000 sculptured canopy over the Galvez Plaza stage in downtown Baton Rouge on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Stadium construction -- George Blades, left, and Anthony Lamonte, center, carpenters with general contractor Buquet and LeBlanc Inc., build forms for a concrete sidewalk Tuesday outside the north end of LSU's Tiger Stadium as a part of Phase II of the plaza area improvements. Brick pavers will be used behind them, background, where Buquet and LeBlanc apprentice Dustin Wells and Doyle Electrical, Inc. foreman Shawn Bates, far right, work. The work should be complete by August, said project Superintendent Karl Ardoin, of Buquet and LeBlanc. Phase I, on the west side, was done last year.

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  • Advocate photos by MARK H. HUNTER -- Allison Grisaffe Bourke and the Rev. Lewis Morris hold the top half of a tissue-paper ‘stained-glass’ design she made for the Lenten season. Bourke has since replaced it with the Pentecost-theme design in the window behind the pulpit at Magnolia United Methodist Church in Central.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- For a good cause -- An Over the Edge employee, right, instructs LSU football coach Les Miles to hold his hands out for fun just before Miles rappelled 20 stories off the One American Place building downtown Thursday. Miles and others, including Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson and Miss Louisiana 2012 Lauren Vizza, said they participated in the event, sponsored by the Louisiana Family Forum, to raise awareness for the need for the adoption of foster-care eligible children in Louisiana.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Memorial Day ceremony -- LSU Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet Col. Leslie Knowles, left and Cadet Maj. Randi Fracassi, right, place a wreath at the LSU War Memorial on the Parade Ground during a Memorial Day ceremony on Thursday as representatives from various branches of the U.S. military, right, salute.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A worker stands atop part of the New Orleans Parish Prison complex next to the Ponchartrain Expressway in New Orleans on Thursday. Dramatic clouds rolled by as the sun rose.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Homeowner Summer Wise. right, and Tanya Memme, host of A&E's 'Sell This House: Extreme,' discuss living room flooring in the Wise home in Prairieville.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Mike Tarantino, left, president and CEO of the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation, Port of Delcambre Director Wendell Verret and Louisiana Direct Seafood Program Director Thomas Hymel discuss the dock at Delcambre on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Gulf Crown Seafood employee Raul Navarro ices down vats of sorted and peeled shrimp Thursday. Officials in Delcambre said a new marina and other changes at the port are helping the local seafood industry.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Shrimp boats line the Delcambre Canal Thursday. Officials and vendors say a new marina at the Port of Delcambre is a key part of revitalization efforts.

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  • Advocate staff photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- The Rev. William H. Terry carries the monstrance Friday out of the sanctuary at St. Anna's Episcopal Church at 1313 Esplanade Ave. The congregation hosted a multi-church celebration for the Feast of Corpus Christi, which culminated in a procession through the streets of Treme and French Quarter to the music of the Storyville Stompers.

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  • Advocate staff photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- The Storyville Stompers play music Friday in the Feast of Corpus Christi procession through the streets of Treme and the French Quarter.

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  • Advocate staff photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- The Rev. Rodney Roehner of St. Paul's Church takes his turn carrying the monstrance as part of the Feast of Corpus Christi procession Friday on Gov. Nicholls Street in the French Quarter. St. Anna's Episcopal Church hosted the multi-church celebration. According to the program, The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Latin rite celebrating belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Siblings, from left, Jadon, Kyondre and Jerlitya Matthews play in the reconfigured Repentance Park fountains on Monday in downtown Baton Rouge. Their parents brought them and other siblings out for the Memorial Day holiday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Friends Trent Madere and Hannah McBride share the last of their pizza along the banks of the entrance pond to Manchac Place subdivision Tuesday in Prairieville. The two go to the same school and share the same birthday one year apart.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Terrell Dupard tries to teach his daughter, Trinity Dupard, 2, how to fly a kite at BREC's Perkins Road Park on Wednesday. The wind was sometimes gusty, but not entirely cooperative, on her first try at flying a kite.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Chelsea Zeno plays with her dog, Bentley, a ten-week-old pit bull/ dauchshund mix puppy at Acadiana Park Wednesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Wade Riddick, photographed at his home in Baton Rouge Friday, suffers from autoimmune problems and pain that is remedied by methylcobalamin that is prepared for him by a local compounding pharmacist.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Sportsman's Landing owner Dennis Landry stands beside Bayou Corne Wednesday while recreational fishermen pass by in a boat.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Lew Carter, who goes through his notes while taping his show, has been in radio most of his life. Now, at 90, he's mostly deaf, but he still hosts two radio shows on WRKF every week.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Mitchell Gary uses scaffolding to reach the upper exterior walls he is painting at the Evangeline Apartments in downtown Lafayette Wednesday. Gary said he has been painting the building for the past three weeks.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- T-Boy has his say -- Tim and Laura Allured, of Lafayette, perform Tuesday with T-Boy the Alligator at the Bluebonnet Branch Library in Baton Rouge during their Summer Reading Program tour of libraries. In this scene, T-Boy reacts to Officer Tim giving him a ticket. The show features ventriloquism, puppetry, music, magic, comedy and audience participation.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Keeping the Sheriff's Association straight -- Rodney Anthony Dauzat, a worker with Bunkie-basd SignKo, maneuvers his service ladder Tuesday as he works to adjust the logo on the back side of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association building on Nicholson Drive. He was making some minor adjustments to the sign, which is attached to the side of the building.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- 'Thumping' for sweetness -- As Toni Lorio, left, and Alex Lorio, 9, center, watch, Joseph Howlett "thumps" watermelons Tuesday to try and find the sweetest, ripest melon to sell to the family. Howlett's watermelons were seedless and ranged in price from $8 to $12. He was set up on Airline Highway in Prairieville just north of La. 73.

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  • Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Food prep worker Kenya Fowler, center foreground, prepare meals of lasagna, California vegetables and Mandarin oranges for freezing, to send out in the Meals On Wheels program, at the Council on Aging offices last month. Behind her, left to right, working on meals are lead prep cook Brenda Holden, director of nutritional services Merisia Johnson and food prep worker Debra Johnson. The COA is in line to receive $200,000 from the city-parish to help it with a shortfall in funding for food costs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Becky Phares walks her two-month-old daughter, Edie around the lake at Girard Park Tuesday. Phares said she was waiting to meet friends to do an exercise routine in the corner of the park.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- As understudy to the role of Elphaba Thropp, actress Laurel Harris often finds herself covered in green makeup. Tuesday she hauled away old timbers with the help of stage manager Molly Braverman.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Krystle Ingrid Hall, Ida Bell Collins Hall and Joan Forbes, from left, gather with a group of women to make final plans for a benefit for the old Lincoln Theater.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Catch of the day -- Breaux Bridge resident Mark Pourciaux pulls at catfish from the Vermilion River Tuesday while fishing from the dock at Beaver Park in Lafayette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- World War II Navy veteran George Spiller, 94, left, who served on the WWI-era ship USS Upshur, greets fellow WWII and Korean War Navy veteran Carl Meriwether, 86, who served on the USS Erben, prior to the start of the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum's Memorial Day observance Monday at the Louisiana Memorial Plaza in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Former U.S. Rep. W. Henson Moore III delivers the keynote speech during the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum's Memorial Day observance Monday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Mary Beth and Steve LeVan lay a wreath during the USS Kidd Veterans & Museum's Memorial Day observance Monday at the Louisiana Memorial Plaza in Baton Rouge. Mary Beth's son, Marine Cpl. Kyle Grimes, 21, was killed in Iraq on Jan. 26, 2005.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Robert Southern, of Loranger, kisses his sedated red-nosed bulldog, Gator, as veterinarians administer Zeuterin during a May 19 seminar in Ponchatoula. Zeuterin is a one-time injection that can sterilize male dogs.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Gloria Anderson, Dee McKnight, Natalie Roumain, Elouise Shaw and Pauline Parish, from left, are friends through their work as volunteers in the gift shop at Baton Rouge General Mid City.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- LSU Student Tara Smithson participates in a French immersion program for college students Thursday at a home in Arnaudville. The group took part in traditional cajun cooking and crafts taught in French. Fellow student Carrie O'Connor is at right.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- LSU Students, from left, Hunter Pontiff, Jeanne Jegousso, Aaron Emmitte and Chelsea Rye wrap eggs in silk Thursday during a French immersion program in Arnaudville. The group was learning a traditional method of dyeing eggs using old silk ties.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Zac Brown performs Sunday at Bayou Country Superfest in Tiger Stadium.

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  • Advocate staff file photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- World Champion Jambalaya cooking contest winner for 2013 Scott Duplechein, center, receives the golden paddle from 2012 winner Danny Robert, right, as Duplechien's wife and helper Kellie Duplechein watches at the end of the three-day cook-off in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Scott Middle School student Damien Handy is one of five students from Louisiana who will compete in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. beginning Tuesday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN MCCUSKER -- French Quarter neighborhood groups want a moratorium placed on tourist-related transportation companies amid concern about the latest proposal to bring duck boats to downtown New Orleans. Several new companies have set up shop in recent years, including one that offers double-decker bus tours.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Melissa Medine pauses after placing a wreath and photo at the grave of her brother, Army Spc. Bertrand C. Medine Jr., of New Orleans, during a Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at the Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery in Chalmette. Bertrand Medine was killed in action in the Long Khanh province of Vietnam on July 23, 1970. The ceremony was sponsored by the National WWII Museum and VFW Post 3798.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Raven Scott, left, from New Orlean, and Sarah Zito, from Baton Rouge, dance to the music of Yvette Landry during Fan Fest outside Tiger Stadium Saturday, May 25, 2013. Fan Fest featured three bands, free to the public, before the start of Bayou Country Superfest. Fan Fest continues Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Bayou Country Superfest attendees sport cowboy hats with lighted brims.

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  • Advocate staff photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- From left, Watler Godbee, Doug Myers, Trevor Humphrey and Pete Humphrey place flags on graves at the Port Hudson National Cemetery on Saturday. Volunteers gather annually at the cemetery to place the flags in advance of Memorial Day, honoring the memories of the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Jeremy Akin adds rice to a mini-pot stirred by Clay Parent, 12, during a cooking competition at the 2013 Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Josh Kainz, left, and Pat O'Brien, background right, of Pyro Pat Productions, twirl LED lights instead of fire Saturday because they were performing inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience's sixth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off was underway, featuring 10 chefs competing for the 'King of Louisiana Seafood' title.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Chef Cody Carroll, of Hot Tails Restaurant in New Roads, is crowned 'King of New Orleans Seafood' for his speckled trout and crawfish creation Saturday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Carroll participated in the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience's sixth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off. Standing next to Carroll at left is Chef Samantha Carroll. Last year's husband and wife winners are chefs Keith Frentz, far right, and Nealy Frentz, far left, of LOLA restaurant in Covington.

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  • Advocate photo by MARK H. HUNTER -- Moon Pie, left, a 4 year-old golden retriever, obediently sits until his owner, Susan Cohen, of Kenner, tells him otherwise during warmups Saturday at the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club's obedience trials at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The event continues Sunday at the expo center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Donna Bell, a quadriplegic artist, demonstrates her ability to draw with her mouth in her Denham Springs home. Bell, who could not draw before a car accident paralyzed her from the neck down, considers this talent a gift from God.

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  • Advocate staff photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- The Hellenic Dancers perform on stage during the 40th annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral Saturday in New Orleans. The festival continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the cathedral's festival grounds at Bayou St. John at Robert E. Lee Boulevard in Lakeview

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  • Advocate staff photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- Sebastian Mercer surveys the crowd of diners Saturday from his lofty perch during the annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral in New Orleans.

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