CONTENTS

March 22, 1993

16
A DREAM COME TRUE
A year ago Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon was angry and discontented. Now he's a man of peace
BY JACK McCALLUM

22
TEEN ICE QUEEN
The skating worlds were turned upside down as 15-year-old Oksana Baiul won
BY E.M. SWIFT

24
EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL
Our fearless basketball prognosticator offers the NCAA fan a guide to winning the office pool
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

34
FROM PHENOM TO PHANTOM
A ghost of his former self, Dwight Gooden, at 28, tries to recapture the glory of his youth
BY TOM VERDUCCI

58
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
Suddenly the Quebec Nordiques have become a match for the mighty Montreal Canadiens
BY LEIGH MONTVILLE

62
THE KILLING FIELDS
Toxic drainwater from irrigated lands in Western states has created an ecological calamity
BY ROBERT H. BOYLE

78
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
North Carolina's 7-foot center, Eric Montross, has more on his mind than just basketball
BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

DEPARTMENTS

4
FACES IN THE CROWD

8
LETTERS

11
SCORECARD

70
SPORTS PEOPLE

76
TRACK AND FIELD

94
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK SOLOMON

PHOTORONALD C. MODRAGossamer Images: Two young fans pressed close to the outfield fence in Port St. Lucie, Fla., hoping to catch a glimpse of a hero like the Mets' Dwight Gooden (page 34).

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