Dispatch/Argus wrestling photo making some 'Headlines'


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 4:47 pm
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A wrestling photo published in a Nov. 6, 2012, edition of The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus appeared on the "Headlines" segment of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Monday night. The above picture of Moline wrestling coach Todd Thompson working with 285-pound junior Adarios Jones during a preseason practice made the cut since it portrays Jones having a third arm.

"Wrestling is a tough sport," Leno said about the picture. "Any advantage you can get, I say use it. Sometimes having that extra arm can be really helpful."

In reality, it was a teammate's arm in the picture as Jones was maneuvering escape moves. Thompson, who did not catch the live viewing of the show, saw the innocent humor in the photo.

"It's pretty fun to be on 'Headlines' with Leno," Thompson said. "Plus, it would definitely be an advantage to have that third arm."














 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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