End of the Winter's Tale

The showdown between Kerrigan and Harding is over, and the winner is, no surprise, Oksana Baiul

* It's been a long campaign. When the New York Daily News headlined T.G.I.F., almost everyone could respond with relief. F usually means Friday, but better than that, final. First came the assault, then the arrests, then the wranglings in court. As the world watched with fascination, the January attack on Nancy Kerrigan fueled a media frenzy, amply supported by the public's craving for the latest swill. Checkbook journalists, dubious gurus and assorted sleaze hounds soon joined in. By the time the drama was served up cold on the Olympic rink, it had all the ingredients of a classic face-off: Kerrigan,...

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