Moline wrestler to be on 'Steve Harvey'


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Originally Posted Online: May 13, 2014, 6:46 pm
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By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com

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.




















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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