- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015
Duluth police to return belongings of 1981 murder victim

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A retiring Duluth police lieutenant will return belongings of a teen murdered 34 years ago to her family as one of his last duties on the job.

Earlier this year, Duluth police linked a suspect by DNA to the shooting of 17-year-old Carolyn Andrew. She was found in Twin Ponds on May 6, 1981.

The DNA evidence linked the killing to Cecil Wayne Oliver, who died in 1988 at age 30.

Lt. Scott Drewlo worked the cold case in 2009. He will fly to Tennessee Monday to return a lipstick, a comb and a small bag of quarters her parents gave her before she left the house the night she died.

Cirrus Aircraft donated their services to Tennessee, where Andrew’s parents live.

Drewlo will retire April 29.

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Animal groups helping care for rescued walking horses

PULASKI, Tenn. (AP) - Animal rescue groups are caring for several dozen Tennessee walking horses removed from a Giles County farm whose owner is charged with animal cruelty.

The Humane Society says the animals were living in dirty conditions and had little food. The Giles County Sheriff’s Department seized 54 horses and seven goats on April 14.

The owner, Jeffrey Mitchell, has been charged with several counts of animal cruelty. The groups Volunteer Equine Advocates, Horse Haven and Safe Harbor Equine and Livestock Sanctuary are nursing the horses back to health and will find them new homes.

The Humane Society of the U.S. has donated $16,000 for the care of the horses.

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Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - After anonymously buying Elvis’ first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” at his Third Man Records in Nashville.

The 10-inch, 78-rpm facsimile of the 1953 recording was digitally transferred from the original acetate onto new vinyl discs with no cleanup - pops, crackles and all.

“It’s exactly what came off the grooves,” Third Man’s Ben Blackwell said.

The record is being sold in a plain paper sleeve because that’s “what Elvis would have walked out of Sun with a record in,” Blackwell said.

“Sun” is, of course, Sun Records, the legendary Memphis label operated by Sam Phillips. Presley paid $4 for the recording. Six decades later, White paid $300,000.

Super-fans camped out in front of Third Man beginning Friday morning to make sure they could get their hands on the Elvis record and other goodies available only for Record Store Day. That included the first commercially available vinyl edition of “Get Behind Me Satan” from White’s former band The White Stripes. The original Elvis recording was on display at Third Man as well.

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Last 2 Raiders give congressional medal to Ohio museum

CINCINNATI (AP) - The last two “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders” presented the group’s Congressional Gold Medal for permanent display at a the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, 73 years to the day after their daring bombing attack on Japan rallied Americans in World War II.

Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, age 99, gave the medal to the museum’s director in a ceremony at the museum near Dayton attended by military and political officials and relatives of the original 80 Raiders. The medal, awarded by Congress earlier in the week, arrived in a ceremonial B-25 flight.

“We proudly hand over our Congressional Gold Medal to (museum director retired Lt. Gen.) Jack Hudson, who we trust will respectfully guard it and have it securely displayed … for the world to see and appreciate,” Cole said.

Cole, a Dayton native, was mission leader James “Jimmy” Doolittle’s co-pilot for the B-25 bombers’ attack that stunned Japan and lifted American spirits less than five months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Retired Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, 93, came from Missoula, Montana, for the event, and said the medal was for all 80. Cole came from Comfort, Texas.

Cole recalled wryly Saturday that on the evening of April 18, 1942, Thatcher was on beach in China helping save his crew after a crash-landing, “And I was hanging in my parachute in a tree.”

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