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Daily Five: Fucci And Waterford Disagree, Again

Five Things To Know For Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

1. Today should be sunny, with a high near 85, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight should be mostly clear, with a low around 63, according to the service.

2. Tuesday, Waterford High School renovation project manager Gus Kotait said after months of waiting, site contractor C.J. Fucci has finally agreed to clean the storm water basins at the high school project – under protest.

In the year-and-a-half since Fucci to do the site contracting at the site, the company has had a bumpy history with Waterford. The school district by the Waterford Conservation Commission for work on the property, all revolving around site work at the property.

In one of the problems, sediment ran off into the storm water basins at the high school. Fucci has since said it was not responsible for cleaning the basins, but just recently agreed to clean it out, under protest. That means that they will keep track of the amount of money it takes to clean out the basins and then go to a mediator, who will determine if the town has to pay that amount or Fucci has to eat the cost.

3. A big Patch shout out to 12-year-old Clark Lane Middle School student Abby Sturm.

For her birthday this year, Sturm asked her mother and sisters for donations to the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Shelter. Her family responded, giving $50 to the shelter, according to the Waterford-East Lyme Animal Shelter's Facebook page. Good work!

4. One new movie opens tonight at . Premium Rush, an action about a New York City bicycle messenger, plays at 4:40, 7 and 9:35.

5. On this date in 2006, the International Astronomical Union changed the definition of the word planet, which changed Pluto from being considered a planet in our solar system to a dwarf planet. And on this date in 1989, all-time leading Major League hits leader Pete Rose was suspended from baseball for life for betting on baseball.

Quote of the Day

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”

-Bruce Lee

Trivia of the Day

What CBS sitcom, which ran from 1988 to 1998, starred Candice Bergen as an investigative reporter?

Yesterday’s Answer: The name of the syndrome exhibited by hostages who begin to empathize with their captors is the Stockholm syndrome.

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