A proposed ballot initiative raises the issue of illegal gambling. Lou is forced to fire the paper's business reporter when he violates conflict-of-interest rules in an attempt to pay off his gambling debts. Mrs. Pynchon considers dropping sports lines and other features in the paper that provide information used in illegal betting.moreless
The Tribune staff return to work after hours because a jet liner experiencing mechanical troubles might crash. Joan Hume, Charlie's daughter, is on the plane.