Tales from the Inbox: NY Times Headlines – April 10, 2007 (*scroll to Sports for a good laugh)

Posted on October 20, 2009. Filed under: Comedy, General, Tales from the Inbox | Tags: , , , |

While cleaning out my Gmail inbox, I stumbled across the oldest NY Times email in there, from way back on April 10, 2007. Before I deleted it, I decided to take a look at this e-mail time capsule. I was surprised and amused by some of the headlines from two and a half years ago, and I thought you might be too. So please enjoy the first installment of “Tales from the Inbox”.

These are actual headlines and stories from that day (which means they describe the events of April 9, 2007). I’m not going to add any commentary, since most of the stories speak for themselves. Although I do wonder whatever happened to 2007 Masters champ Zach Johnson. Zach Johnson!

Special bonus for Yankee fans: do not, I repeat, do not miss the lead sports story by Tyler Kepner.

TOP STORIES

Huge Protect in Iraq Demands U.S. Withdraw
Tens of thousands of protesters loyal to Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr demanded an end to the American military presence in Iraq.

Student Lender Had Early Plans to Woo Officials
The founders of Student Loan Xpress explicitly marketed to the financial aid offices of schools to corral a bigger share of the lucrative student loan business.

High Stakes: Chavez Plays the Oil Card
A showdown between President Hugo Chávez and U.S. and European companies over key oil projects could wind up with all sides losing.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY
“I understand there’s no excuse for it. I’m not pretending that there is. I wish I hadn’t said it.”
DON IMUS, the radio talk show host who was suspended for two weeks for racially disparaging comments.

U.S.

DNA Tests Offer Immigrants Hope or Despair
Genetic tests are forcing some immigrant families to confront unexpected and sometimes unbearable truths.

Sex Offenders Test Churches’ Core Beliefs
Sustained by the belief that embracing all comers is a living example of Christ’s love, Pilgrim United Church of Christ now faces a profound test of faith.

Bush Ties Drop in Illegal Immigration to His Policies

President Bush said that tougher enforcement and a new fence at the Mexican border had sharply reduced the influx of illegal immigrants.

BUSINESS

U.S. Toughens Its Position on China Trade

Taking China to court over suspected trade barriers and piracy was seen as necessary to send a signal to Beijing.

Don Imus Suspended Over Racial Remarks

MSNBC said that the radio host agreed to the suspension and promised to change the tenor of his program.

Report of Talk to Take Over Bell Canada
The $45 billion takeover bid from a consortium led by a Canadian pension fund would be the largest buyout in history.

SPORTS

YANKEES 8, TWINS 2
Pavano Gives the Relievers Time to Watch the Offense
By TYLER KEPNER
The Yankees stomped the Minnesota Twins on Monday, with Bobby Abreu and Alex Rodriguez hitting homers off onetime Yankee hurler Sidney Ponson.

PISTONS 91, KNICKS 83

The Knicks’ Playoff Hopes Fade Into the Distance
By HOWARD BECK
With the loss, the Knicks fell four games behind Orlando for the eighth and final playoff spot, with five games to play.

Life Is About to Change for Masters Champion

By DAMON HACK
In the wake of his unexpected victory, Zach Johnson will face demands, expectations and opportunities to cash in on his triumph

OP-ED

OP-ED COLUMNIST
In a Courageous Village, Ballots Bring Bullets
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Fighting terrorism means providing schools, not arms.

GUEST COLUMNIST
Making the U.N. Look Good
By ROBERT WRIGHT
In the case of the Iraq war, the U.N. did much better than some institutions, notably the U.S. government.

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Trash Talk Radio
By GWEN IFILL
Don Imus’s comments about the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University were no surprise. But they were a new low.

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
The End of the Dispensable Iranian
By ROYA HAKAKIAN
Europe’s courts must stand up to terror against Muslims.

ON THIS DAY

On April 10, 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.

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