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'Gal Sports Reporter' Past Shakes Up Newsroom

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Bonnie Miller Rubin recently rediscovered a 1973 article introducing her as the first "gal" sports reporter in Davenport, Iowa. Younger colleagues at the Chicago Tribune were horrified when they read the piece that described her as a "pert young miss" who would cover coaches' wives and cheerleaders.
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