Photos: Weekly Gallery, 06/02/13

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Moriah Joy Kozina, 4, left, reads a book with her mother, Yvonne Kozina on Thursday at the South Branch of the Lafayette Public Library. Kozina said her daugher has been showing an interest in reading as of late, so the two have been coming to the library a few times a month.

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  • Advocate staff photo by Heather McClelland -- Sloane Bourgeois, 3, left, and her sister Anna James, 4, are greeted by actresses dressed as Disney princesses during Dreamnight at the Zoo, an annual international event for cancer patients and their families at BRECs Baton Rouge Zoo. Anna James, who was diagnosed with leukemia at age 15 months, just completed treatment. The Baton Rouge Zoo is Louisiana's only zoo joining 252 zoos worldwide to host this event. Our Lady of the Lake Foundation and Cancer Services of Baton Rouge have been a partners since the zoo's first Dreamnight in 2007.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz----The Rev. Michael Jacques, the longtime pastor at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, died overnight at the hospital of an apparent heart attack, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of New Orleans said Friday. Jacques, 69, was admitted to the hospital on Thursday evening. Active in the Treme neighborhood and All Congregations Together, a church-based group that agitated for a more responsive government response to community problems, Jacques came to New Orleans in 1984. A white priest who grew up in Maine, Jacques led a majority African-American congregation in a church infused with New Orleans traditions. After Hurricane Katrina, Jacques became a more controversial figure to some New Orleans Catholics as a chief architect of a reorganization that led to the closure of a number of churches in the city. People gather at the church office and Archbishop Gregory Aymond came on site to talk to the media on Friday, June 7, 2013

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  • Advocate staff photo by ANDREA MABRY -- Doug Kariker, owner of DaFresh Seafood, dumps old produce from his store into a wheelbarrow for neighbor Jeanette Bell to use in her Fleur d'Eden garden down the street. Kariker gives Jeanette material for her compost weekly.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz----The French Quarter prepares for two more weekend festivals as the Creole Tomato Festival in the French Market and the Cajun Zydeco Festival at the Old U.S. Mint begins for two days of food and music starting Saturday, June 8, 2013. People enter the newly painted French Market entry announcing the coming festival.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Tourists Chris Watson, left, and her husband Bob Watson, right, get information about the USS Kidd and the Mississippi River waterfront Thursday from passerby Aron Moore. The couple, from Upper Falls, Md., had already visited Nashville, Memphis and Natchez, and were finishing up in Baton Rouge before heading on to New Orleans.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- LSU second baseman JaCoby Jones celebrates his triple during the game between LSU and Oklahoma on Friday at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Seen from the top of the public parking garage next door, children and their families beat the heat of the afternoon by playing in the fountain at Parc Sans Souci Wednesday in downtown Lafayette.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- FENCING TEAM -- Ian Pourciau, 10, left; Beau Kelso,10; Noah Pourciau, 15; and Davis Pourciau, 16; work at trying to balance atop the protective fencing surrounding BREC's Goodwood Park on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU graduate students, Justin Ericson, left, hands Scott Parr a cable wrap Thursday as they connect remote cameras for a traffic study on intersection flow and control on Nicholson Drive. Parr will use the video to make a mathematical model and algorithm for reference material. The pair work for LSU's Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation & Transportation Resiliency.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- A lightning bolt cracks over Poydras Street Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- After a hiatus, the Krewe of Freret is back and plans to roll next Carnival season, according to co-captain Robert W. Hjortsberg on Thursday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Time for the birds - Taylor Stafford, 6, left, Darmarion Stafford, 8, and Teona Stafford, 9, lure ducks and pigeons with bread crumbs Tuesday at the LSU Lakes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Lemonade Day -- Austin Fabre, 6, sells freshly-squeezed lemonade Tuesday to customer and neighbor Jordon Lewis in his front yard on North Oak Hills Parkway. Austin's father, Mike, said Austin has sold lemonade twice before this summer, getting most of business after 5 p.m. when people are driving home.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Community service -- New Teach for America corps members, Sharmaine Placides, left, and Jon Carbaja repaint office space Wednesday in the MidCity Redevelopment Alliance's MidCity Warehouse in one of many corps service projects in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes. South Louisiana has 100 new corps members this year who will join 70 second-year members and 200 alumni.

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Lifesaving measure -- Lynn Lohmann, of Baton Rouge, left, performs compressions on a CPR mannequinn Wednesday with Baton Rouge General Medical Center Clinical Education Coordinator Lauren Rigot during a training demonstration outside the Siegen Lane Wal-Mart. 'If somebody drops in front of me, I want to be able to react instead of being one of those shocked bystanders wondering what to do,' said Lohmann, who has a daughter with a heart condition.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Retired Judge Lenton Sartain wears his Army leather jacket that he wore in World War II. On D-Day, Sartain landed in Normandy as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division's 319th Glider Field Artillery.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz -- A second line crosses the Algiers Ferry Wednesday to protest the Legislature considering closing or cutting back area ferry service. Lester Mornay, left, and Marty Stroble hold the banner with the second line's theme as they disembark the ferry in Algiers. The Algiers Brass Band, who participated in the second line, was the day's entertainment at Wednesdays on the Point, followed by the band Bag of Donuts. Friends of the Ferry, Ride New Orleans, Algiers Economic Development Foundation, and Wednesdays on the Point on Wednesday, sponsored the event.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- The flag-draped casket bearing the body of U.S. Army Spc. Chris Drake, who was killed in Afghanistan, is carried from a jet to a waiting hearse by members of the Louisiana National Guard State Military Honors team. Members of Drake's family, including his mother, Rose Drake, second from left in the receiving party, assembled at the Louisiana National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility No. 1 at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport to receive the body.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --Allen Strebel of Baton Rouge takes a few minutes to stretch Tuesday, working here on the quadricep muscles in his legs after a four mile run in the University Lake area.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Inmate Ashley Oliver, 29, of Alexandria, center, with her mother, Kathy Oliver, at her side, spends time Tuesday with her 16-month-old daughter Kaydence during the East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office's fifth annual One Day With Kids program at Parish Prison. The program is for female inmates completing the Reconnecting Families and Parenting classes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette Horticulturalist Angel Dufour adjusts an in-ground sprinkler head Tuesday while attempting to irrigate a newly planted flower bed at the Alumni Center on Campus. Dufour, who works in the university's grounds department, said she was turning the sprinkler heads so that they could more easily reach the beds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The latest Planet of the Apes movie is being filmed in downtown New Orleans at S. Rampart Street and Common. The filming, pictured here on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 has shut down traffic at the intersection and caused numerous snarls in the CBD.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Koray Ozhan, left, Michael Cheatham, center, and Matthew Rodrigue, right, harvest potatoes Monday from the LSU Community Garden, which is part of the Hill Farm Teaching Facility. The gardeners have to clear their plots because LSU is renovating the surrounding land, which includes tearing up the garden and pouring concrete pathways to connect the Lod Cook Alumni Center to the rest of campus.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Bryan Prince paddle boards on the University Lakes Monday afternoon. He and a group of his friends had been paddling the lake for about an hour.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ARTHUR D. LAUCK -- The Rev. Felton C. Ceasar, left, and David Joshua get a first look at photos from the old Lemannville School at the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville. The two men attended the school.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Stephen Andrew repaints the front parking lot of First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Johnston Street and University Avenue Monday. Andrew is a church member and said he is doing the work as a volunteer.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Mayor Mitch Landrieu jumps in the pool at the new Lyons Center on Louisiana Avenue, flanked by Chante' Gums, 11, and her brother Herbert Gums, 12, on Monday. Despite some financial challenges, the city's recreation programs and facilties have seen vast improvements in recent years.

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  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Mayor Mitch Landrieu tried out the pool at the renovated Lyons Center on Louisiana Avenue on Monday. Despite some financial challenges, the city's recreation programs and facilties have seen vast improvements in recent years.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD --Dwayne Junior, 14, left, and Derrick Jackson, 15, sit on a bench in Crescent Park in Donaldsonville last Thursday. The boys biked to the park and said they go there every other day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- The crowds high and low grab for throws as the Krewe of Choctaw rolls along the Uptown route on January 26. Choctaw and two other West Bank krewes have decided to permanently move their parades to New Orleans with the hopes of boosting membership.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ --- A rider dances atop his float as the Krewe of Choctaw rolls along the Uptown route on January 26. Choctaw and two other West Bank krewes have decided to move their parades to New Orleans with the hopes of boosting membership.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Lestat, a Burmese python, wraps itself around Zoe McCorkle at Acadian Enclosures' booth Sunday at Repticon Baton Rouge, a reptile expo show, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- A rose hair tarantula climbs up Kacey Wooley's arm Sunday at the Spider Boyz booth at Repticon Baton Rouge, a reptile expo show, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Boaz, a 1-year-old bearded dragon, wears a miniature LSU football helmet Sunday at Repticon Baton Rouge, a reptile expo show, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Brooke Thrasher looks at her snake Sunday at Repticon Baton Rouge, a reptile expo show, at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU infielder Mason Katz celebrates with Megan Duet, of Cut Off, as he and his teammates circle the field to celebrate with fans LSU's 5-1 win Sunday over ULL in the Championship Game of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.

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  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU catcher Ty Ross (26) celebrates with his teammates after LSU's 5-1 win over ULL on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mora Hedayati, left, and Stephen Fisher, one of her volunteers, are shown at the One Stop Community Garden that raises vegetables for the neighborhood and homeless clients.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Lynn McDaniel waits out the drizzle Sunday sitting next to her husband Bob's 1932 Ford three window coupe. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's 24th Annual Back to the Beach Festival in Kenner featured about 300 antique and modern vehicles in the car show.

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  • Beach Party -- The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's 24th Annual Back to the Beach Festival in Kenner got off to a soggy start on its second day Sunday but as the rain let up, people came out to listen to music, eat, shop and view about 300 antique and modern vehicles in the car show on the lakefront near the boat launch at the end of Williams Boulevard. Bobby Cure, in white shirt , leads his Summertime Blues Band as the opening act of the day.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Original Big Seven Social Aid & Pleasure Club CEO Ed Buckner, center, other members, and the TBC Brass Band stop and give remembrance Saturday to 20 people injured in a mass shooting on Mother's Day at the intersection of North Villere and Frenchman streets in New Orleans. The rescheduled second-line parade followed the same route as the Mother's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Left to right, Matt McGraw, a graduate research assistant at LSU's Rural Life Museum, explains the unearthed area of brick construction where an engine turned a flywheel and gears and rollers that extracted juice from sugar cane, to visitors John R. Smith, Drue Lewis and her husband George Lewis (partially obscured) and Ron Read, a member of the Louisiana Archeological Society, on Saturday. They were at an archaeology field day at the site of Chatsworth Plantation and its19th century sugar mill on land next to L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Dennis Jones, project principal investigator for the comprehensive archeological survey of the site of Chatsworth Plantation and its19th century sugar mill, speaks to visitors at Saturday's archaeology Field Day at a site next to L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, background. The land belongs to Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., which owns L'Auberge.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Local band Secret Annexe performs Saturday at Radiopalooza in the North Boulevard Town Square.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Volunteer Lauren Hull draws a design Saturday for Radiopalooza and the community radio station WHYR-FM, 96.9 in chalk on the sidewalk during the station's annual fundraising event in the North Boulevard Town Square.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- A small crowd braves Saturday's sun and heat to watch local band Secret Annexe perform at the third annual Radiopalooza, the l fundraiser for the community radio station WHYR-FM, 96.9, in the North Boulevard Town Square.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Gypsy (Jamie Authement) and Monte Plaisance, from left, chat with a reporter in their newly opened 'metaphysical' shop, Lucky 13 Curio, in Raceland.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Gypsy (Jamie Authement) and Monte Plaisance, from left, stand by as Gypsy's sister, Kayla Johnson, right, sews traditional voodoo dolls from sticks, moss and cloth at Gypsy and Monte's newly opened 'metaphysical' shop, Lucky 13 Curio, in Raceland.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Norman Bonck, of Hawthorne Aviation at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, directs the vintage B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders in New Orleans on Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Ben Anderson cleans the vintage B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders at New Orleans Lakefront Airport in New Orleans on Saturday. Eleven Flying Fortress WWII bombers remain; the Texas Raiders B-17G is one of nine that are airworthy. The B-17 was called a fortress because it was armed with multiple machine guns on the top, bottom, front, back and sides of the plane to fire at attacking enemy aircraft. The bombing runs over Europe had many casualties, to the point where the B-17 Memphis Belle was celebrated for completing only 25 bombing runs with its entire crew intact.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Richard Baum bites into a barbequed oyster po-boy from Redfish Grill prepared at one of the 20 food booths serving the public Saturday during the fourth annual New Orleans Oyster Festival. The festival was held along the riverfront in Woldenberg Park.

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  • It was nothing but shuck and awe Saturday, June 1, 2013 as New Orleans celebrated its Fourth Annual Oyster Festival along the river front in Woldenberg Park with food, music and an oyster shucking contest. The festival celebrates local oysters along with the men and women who harvest, process and cook them. Proceeds from the Festival support the Louisiana Oyster Industry, fisherman and their families. Over the past two years, the festival has raised over $55,000 to support coastal restoration. Tania Miles waves her handkerchief as she listens to the tunes of the Stooges Brass Band.

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  • Advocate staff photo by CATHERINE THRELKELD -- Umpire Kevin Sweeney calls Jackson State second baseman Stephen Curtis out after ULL catcher Nick Thurman tagged him during the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional game between University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Jackson State University in Alex Box Stadium on Saturday, June, 1.

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