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Newspaper stories about miniskirts were all the rage in 1967-68. This Associated Press brief landed on the Minneapolis Star's front page. That's worth repeating: THE FRONT PAGE!
|Figure skater Peggy Fleming, who won gold at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, managed to keep her legs trim despite years of exposure to the chill of ice arenas around the world.|