Moline senior wrestler Adarios Jones will be featured in Wednesday's episode of the "Steve Harvey," which airs at 3 p.m. on KLJB. Jones, who won the Class 3A 285-pound state wrestling championship, stopped a teammate from being bullied earlier this season.
"It kind of brought me back to the days when I was young," Jones said to Steve Harvey. "You know, I was heavyset, homeless and poor, and sometimes people ridiculed me for that. I couldn't stand it. My heart just dropped when I heard it."
Jones, joined with his teammate, Moline freshman Ray Spindel and Ray's mom Michelle, recounted the story.
The reigning Metro Wrestler of the Year for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus will continue his career at Northern Iowa in the fall.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu. 1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."