October 21, 2008
The pump-over step of grape fermentation at Les Bourgeois winery circulates the wine and extracts flavor and tannins from the grape skins.
Cory Bomgaars tastes a few Vidal grapes in one of the vineyards at Les Bourgeois in Rocheport. Bomgaars spent several years studying in California and working in Napa and is now the head winemaker at Les Bourgeois.
Head winemaker Cory Bomgaars, top, and winemaker Jake Holman process and add yeast to the day's batch of wine at Les Bourgeois in Rocheport. This year's tremendous crop has made 70-hour workweeks necessary to process all the grapes into wine.
Michelle Lindstedt,left, educational director of after-school program The Intersection, helps Bena'e Hughley, 8, plant a tulip bulb in Myrtle Ellis' lawn Tuesday afternoon. Each tulip the children plant during the Plant the Promise project represents their promise to stay drug- and alcohol-free.
MU sophomore Caitlyn Vann earned the starting libero spot this season.
October 20, 2008
As a goalkeeper, Zach Clem is one of the unspoken leaders on the Columbia College soccer team. He says his experiences on a 2006 trip to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, helped make him more self assured and well rounded.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain wait outside of Buckingham Smokehouse in Columbia on Monday afternoon. McCain met with small-business owners while he ate lunch inside.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain waited outside of Buckingham Smokehouse in Columbia on Monday afternoon while he ate inside.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain reaches out to supporters after eating lunch in Columbia on Monday afternoon. He arrived at the Columbia Regional Airport around 12:30 p.m. and ate at Buckingham Smokehouse B-B-Q before leaving the city.
This is a still from Don Hertzfeldt's latest film "I Am So Proud of You." He created the short animated films "Rejected" and "Everything Will Be OK," and he will present his new film at Ragtag Cinema at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a short discussion with Hertzfeldt after the showings.
Mary Still is proud of her campaign for the 25th District seat, saying she has knocked on more than 5,000 doors to talk to voters about the election.
October 19, 2008
Jeff Thompson watches as his wife, Cassi, plays with their son Caleb outside their Centralia home. Caleb, whose birthday is in July, had to celebrate it earlier this month because Jeff was on the road driving his truck.
Caleb Thompson drives his belated birthday gift under the supervision of his dad, Jeff. The Thompsons celebrated Caleb's birthday three months late because Jeff was on the road for his truck driving job.
Caleb Thompson and his parents, Jeff and Cassi, walk their dog in front of their Centralia home. Jeff Thompson works as a truck driver for Swift Transportation Co. Inc., and often finds himself away from his family three weeks to a month at a time due to his job.