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
When the Tribune's sports department refuses to cover the UCLA football team's recruitment scandals, Lou steps in, but he meets unexpected resistance from a columnist whom he has long admired.
A frantic door-to-door search takes place in response to the disappearance of a six year old girl, and Malloy's reaction while apprehending her abductor could put his career ambitions in jeopardy. A man gets stuck in a storm sewer while trying to retrieve his wallet.moreless