The Press: Ice Money

In Miami, the Knight-owned Herald (circ. 186,166) and the Cox-owned Daily News (circ. 88,223) take turns denouncing gamblers and racketeers who do a reputed $100-million-a-year business in Dade County. Most Miamians ignore the periodic newspaper crusades; they seem to feel that the gamblers are only giving well-heeled tourists the fling they want.

But the papers keep hammering away. Last April, when baby-faced Reporter Don Petit of the News told his managing editor that he had some inside tips on Miami racketeering, he got the go-ahead. The Petit crusade was well-timed: a new grand jury was starting to investigate gambling and alleged police...

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