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 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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