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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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