December 5, 1998: 1998 was the year of the Furby, so we named-checked it for what I'm sure was probably just a generic holiday gift guide. The first text promo references college football and the runup to the Fiesta Bowl, while the second text promo is holiday shopping.
I also forgot to notice that back in November, we swapped out "Scores" for Holiday Shopping in the Daily Essentials Section:
which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998.
I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them
in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]