Monday, March 11, 2019

20 Years Ago on Mar. 11, 1999 -- Oscar Poll, Church Shooting, NCAA Tournament Kickoff

March 11, 1999: Another Oscars poll, featuring a pic of Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth, along with free tax help and CD shopping. The My News headline, "Church Gunman Kills Four," references this Louisiana multiple homicide, back when mass shootings with single-digit body counts were still big news:
For the PM update, we featured the start of the NCAA tournament, starting with a generic promo, then switching to a wire photo:
[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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