Sunday, March 10, 2019

20 Years Ago on Mar. 10, 1999 -- Free Classifieds, Drawstring Pants, Liddy Dole

March 10, 1999: The morning home page featured retro stock art for free classifieds, as well as travel bargains and drawstring pants (remember when they were a thing?). The news headline, "Furor Grows Over Fired Scientist" refers to the Wen Ho Lee affair:

For the PM update, we went with warm weather getaways, and another Oscar poll. In the My News headline, we see "Dole Forms Presidential Committee." The Dole in question is Elizabeth, and her campaign didn't last very long:
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, 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.]

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