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Against the yoga tax

Sarah Nutt signs a petition against the yoga tax on Monday at alleyCat Yoga. The state tax applies to sports and exercise activities, but did not include yoga until November 2009. Nutt, who has practiced yoga for about a year, said the tax does not make sense because people can do yoga in their own homes.

State tax raises prices on yoga

Pam Spencer begins her yoga routine on Monday at Elm Street Yoga. A state tax on sports teams and clubs' fees was extended to yoga and Pilates classes last November; a petition against this extension has since been circulated. Elm Street Yoga instructor Linda Lutz said she received a copy of the petition in the mail but has not yet brought it into her shop. Lutz said she has noticed that some of her sessions now cost about $5 more with the new tax.

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller scores against Kansas

Missouri guard J.T. Tiller scores against Kansas in the first half in the Tigers 84-65 loss. Tiller had 8 points.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Kansas

Justin Safford drives in for a lay-up against Cole Aldrich, left, and Xavier Henry, right.

MU men's basketball player Justin Safford vs. Kansas

Missouri's Justin Safford is hassled by Kansas center Cole Aldrich in January in Lawrence, Kan.

Dejected Missouri men's basketball players sit on the sidelines against Kansas

Missouri's Laurence Bowers, left, Michael Dixon Jr. and Kim English watch from the bench during the middle of the second half at No. 2 Kansas. The Tigers lost to the Jayhawks 84-65.

MU men's basketball player Keith Ramsey vs. Kansas

Missouri's Keith Ramsey gets tied up at the basket by Kansas' Cole Aldrich, left, and Xavier Henry in Monday night's loss in Lawrence, Kan.

Water Aerobics: Easy on joints

Sharron Kelly participates in the Water Aerobics class at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Monday morning. The class offers a low-impact alternative to traditional exercise, according to instructor Annette Simpson.

Water Aerobics: Safe alternative to traditional exercise

Sharron Kelly, bottom center, participates in the water aerobics class on Monday morning. According to instructor Anette Simpson, the class offers strenuous exercise with minimal impact on joints.

Water Aerobics: Class sizes increasing

Annette Simpson, bottom center, teaches a water aerobics class Monday morning. Simpson said her classes are larger now, due to many people making New Year's resolutions to work out more.

Water Aerobics: Friends work out together at ARC

Marilyn Stone reacts to her swimming friends Monday morning. Stone was participating in the morning water aerobics class at the ARC.

MU vs. KU tickets

MU students line up Monday in Mizzou Arena to buy tickets for the Missouri vs. Kansas men's basketball game on March 6. Tickets were available to students at 8 a.m. Monday, however students arrived earlier with the line running out the door.

Students buy MU vs. KU tickets early

MU senior Chad Mira leaves Mizzou Arena Monday after purchasing his ticket for the Missouri vs. Kansas men's basketball game March 6. Tickets went on sale at 8 a.m. but were still available past noon.

Water Aerobics Class

Annette Simpson, bottom center, teaches a water aerobics class at the Activity and Recreation Center in Columbia Monday morning. The class offers a low-impact form of exercise that is ideal for people with joint problems, she said. "It's an all-around good workout." Simpson said her classes are larger now, due to many people making New Year's resolutions to work out more. "It starts big at the beginning of the year, but they start weeding out," she said.

Water Aerobics Weight Training

Sharron Kelly participates in the Water Aerobics class at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center Monday morning. The class offers a low-impact alternative to additional exercise, according to instructor Annette Simpson. It's safer on your joints, and it's excellent exercise," she said.

Water Aerobics Group

Sharron Kelly, bottom center, participates in the Water Aerobics class at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Monday morning. According to instructor Annette Simpson, the class offers strenuous exercise with minimal impact on joints, making it a safe alternative to traditional exercise.

Water Aerobics

Marilyn Stone reacts to her swimming friends at Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Monday morning. Stone was participating in the morning Water Aerobics class at the ARC. Instructor Annette Simpson said the class offers a safe and low-impact alternative to aerobic exercise.

Chef checks in

Chef Mike Odette of Sycamore Restaurant greets guests at the Whole-Hog Dinner hosted by his restaurant and the Slow Food Katy Trail on Sunday.

Whole-hog menu

Dory Colbert pauses to review the 9-course menu for the Whole-Hog Dinner hosted by Slow Food Katy Trail at Sycamore Restaurant on January 24.

Jayhawks get pumped up

Kansas guard Sherron Collins celebrates at the end of an Wednesday's game against Baylor. The Bears gave the Jayhawks a tough game, but Kansas extended its home winning streak to 53.
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