A dream exactly as old as Fenway

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Charlie Gilbert, 100, who was born on the day of Fenway Park’s first game, wants to throw out the first pitch April 20 when the Red Sox commemorate the centennial.

Boston, Mass.-5/19/2011-Boston red Sox vs Detroit Tigers- Red Sox David Ortiz reacts after flying out in the 4th inning. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

Sunday baseball notes

The Ortiz case, from both sides of the plate

David Ortiz’s salary for 2012 will be on the docket tomorrow in St. Petersburg, Fla., unless the sides reach an agreement before his arbitration hearing.

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Jennifer Hudson will offer a tribute at tonight’s Grammys to Whitney Houston, who was found dead yesterday at 48. Hudson is one of a generation of singers who were influenced by Houston’s soaring voice and elegance.

http://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/02/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/12chelsearo1.jpg Auditors noted, then ignored, McLaughlin pay

State auditors did nothing about former Chelsea Housing Authority chief Michael E. McLaughlin’s salary until the gap between his disclosed and true paychecks reached $200,000.

A girl who soared, but longed to belong

Elizabeth Warren grew up amid the infinite expanse of Oklahoma, the finite expectations of her place and time, and financial pain at home. The lessons of those years still drive her.

US judges balk at rigid child porn sentences

A battle between policymakers, prosecutors, and public defenders is bound to play out as judges defend their sentences for distribution and possession of child pornography.

Friendly’s Ice Cream warming up to supermarket sales

Friendly’s, the famed maker of Fribbles, is switching from scoops to supermarkets as a way to boost its struggling ice cream business and expand its brand.

“I couldn’t go off to OU. I couldn’t maintain the fiction anymore, not at OU, not there, not with kids living in dorms and buying formals for dances.”

Elizabeth Warren 

Globe Insiders

Globe Talks | Feb. 15, 6 p.m.

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Join the Boston Globe’s movie critics, Ty Burr and Wesley Morris, for a conversation about this year’s Academy Awards.


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Dunkin’s Cruller lovers have a hole in their lives

The French Cruller, with its distinctive twisted ridges and airy interior, disappeared three years ago from North Quincy to Falmouth, and its followers were left bereft.


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Nation & World

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Mary Todd Lincoln portrait, and legend behind it, are frauds

A portrait of a serene Mary Todd Lincoln that hung in the governor’s mansion in Springfield, Ill. was discovered to be a hoax when it was sent to a conservator for cleaning.


Mitt Romney wins Maine caucuses

Mitt Romney pulled out a narrow win in the caucuses in Maine today, averting an embarrassing defeat in a state he won handily in 2008.


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On basketball

Doc Rivers

Celtics need to adjust their attitude

The Celtics face Chicago twice in the next five days, and for them to avoid being totally outclassed, they desperately need a better mental approach.