Thad Allender

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Greg Shipe, owner of Eudora’s Davenport Orchard, Vineyard and Winery, which grows nearly all its grapes on site, said a new law shrinking the percentage of Kansas grapes that Kansas wineries must use in their products could threaten the region's unique wine identity. Shipe is pictured walking his vineyard in this 2008 file photo from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Winter, with its heavy snow and ice, can be hard on trees.

A new state law bans smoking in most indoor public places.

Youth flood Massachusetts Street shortly after midnight in the early morning of Nov. 5, 2008, after Sen. Barack Obama beat Sen. John McCain in the race for President of the United States. About 100 youth paraded down the street, slapping hands with passing cars, hoisting signs and chanting.

Barack Obama supporters celebrate as CNN predicts the Illinois Senator a winner in Ohio on election night on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 at Abe and Jake's Landing.

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