Mrs. Dazzo beats Mrs. Ness


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 7:00 pm
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By Marc Nesseler, nesseler@qconline.com
Andy Anderson, of Viola, made grading the final week of the Ness Guess Football Contest an easy one.

Anderson, who joins the Ness Guess as a member of the Quad City Parrot Head Club, won the final $100 of the season by being the only entrant to post a 14-1 record.

In the final week of the Ness Guess Challenge with WQAD-TV sports director Matt Randazzo, Matt's wife, Jen, did something Matt couldn't do often in '12 -- win. In a battle of the wives in the final week, Jen went 10-5 and Kathleen Nesseler went 8-7 to make the final Ness Guess Challenge record 9-5-3 in favor of the Ness Guess. In typical parrot head fashion, Kathleen zeroed in on a loss by the Saints against the Panthers that kept her from finishing with a tie. Recognizing that Buffett is a big Saints fan, she merely said, "Blame it on Buffett," a song popularized by trop rocker Kelly McGuire.





















 




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1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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