Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
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The grieving partner of a British mother-of-three who reportedly died after travelling to Turkey for a £3,000 bum lift has warned people to "be aware" of what can happen when they pursue the treatment. Leah Cambridge, a 29-year-old beautician from Leeds, is said to have died as she underwent the increasingly popular cosmetic surgery at a clinic in the coastal city of Izmir.The procedure - which reshapes the buttocks by transferring fat from other areas of the body - has become far more common among women seeking to achieve hourglass figures similar to the likes of Kim Kardashian.It is especially popular in the US and Brazil, and the deaths of dozens of women in Latin America have been put down to synthetic polymers commonly used in the procedure.Experts say bum lifts carry a risk of serious complications and Ms Cambridge's partner, Scott Franks, has suggested that the operation she underwent was responsible for her sudden death.The 31-year-old told The Sun he had been left a … [Read more...] about British woman Leah Cambridge ‘dies during £3,000 bum lift’ in Turkey
Northwest Indiana music legend Tom Lounges has amassed a massive record collection in his decades-long career of writing about, talking about, booking and promoting musical acts.Now he's putting his gently "pre-loved" vinyl records, as well as CDs and cassettes, up for sale at the Tom Lounges' Record Bin in downtown Hobart. The new record store, which opened Friday at 218 Main St., doubles as a mini museum with posters and other music memorabilia and a live 24/7 online radio station, Lounges DJs, at regionradio.live."It has a rock focus, but we'll sell all kinds of music, including easy-listening, oldies, comics, R&B, metal, hip hop, country, dance albums and waltzes," Lounges said. "But it's primarily rock."Vinyl sales hit a Nielsen Music-era record high with 14.32 million albums sold last year, an increase of 9 percent, according to Billboard. Vinyl records accounted for 14 percent of all physical albums sold, another Nielsen Music-era record.In an age of Spotify and streaming, … [Read more...] about Tom Lounges opens record store/radio station/mini music museum in downtown Hobart