June 20, 1994
Nadia Lefcourt is saving the world's rain forests an acre at a time.Spurred by an independent environmental school project, the 11-year-old Elkridge girl raised about $200 that she will use to buy 5 acres of rain forest through a non-profit environment group called The Nature Conservancy, which is based in Arlington, Va.In return, the fifth-grader will receive an honorary land deed and regular progress reports from local land managers about their conservation activities...
November 26, 2012
Where can a serial killer feel safe? While that isn't a question I would normally ask, seeing as serial killers such as Dexter have proven themselves capable of handling any surprises that come their way, the question arises tonight. Out comes Dexter's more sensitive side, or you could say, his human side. And who would have thought that Hannah, a fellow serial killer, would bring it out. She is kidnapped by Isaac, looking to extract a favor out of Dexter before either of them wins their deadly battle.
August 2, 2008
From a winding road in Howard County's small town of Fulton, it's not easy to spot the home of Dr. Francisco Ward and his wife, Nadia. That is just as they would have it. Three years ago, it was not so much about privacy, as it was - and still is - about space. Their rambling ranch house, complete with horse barn and a few outbuildings, sits on 6 acres of land at the end of a long driveway. It is, they contend, the ideal place for raising their five children. "It was getting pretty crowded in our Ellicott City house," said 42-year old Nadia Ward, who does administrative work for her husband's pain management practice in Baltimore.
February 1, 2002
Nicole Kidman is so good in Birthday Girl, she almost makes the audience overlook the surrounding film. As a Russian mail-order bride betrothed to a shy bank clerk who's into bondage, Kidman does a lot of things, all of them right. Her Russian accent (to these American ears at least) is plenty good. Her little-girl-lost persona is vulnerable without being cloying. She makes us believe her character is desperate enough to want to make this unnatural pairing work. She's about the only sure-footed thing on display in the film.
September 22, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - She was so tiny her coach could swing her like a doll, place her on his shoulders and celebrate a victory that belonged not just to her, but also to a country still emerging from the shadows of communism. She was neither Nadia nor perfect, but it didn't matter as the crowd cheered for a sport and a star. Last night, Andreea Raducan, 16, led Romania to a sweep of the medals in the women's gymnastics all-around final at the Summer Olympics. The 4-foot-10, 82-pound sprite won with daring and charisma, bounding on the floor exercise with breathtaking tumbling passes that ended with her leaping from the mat and into the arms of her coach, Octavian Belu.
June 2, 1991
The Howard County Striders sent a team of seven women to the Nike Women's 8-kilometer race at Hains Point May 12.Sandy Ford led the team with a personal best time of 30 minutes, 32 seconds.Dolly Ginter, Ford's training partner, clocked a 31:12.Rounding out the Striders team were Nelda Clelland, 32:20; Priscilla Bottachi, 33:40; Debbie Kocay, 35:17; and Nadia Wasserman, 37:26.Vicki Avey dropped out of the race after two miles because of aknee injury.Several other county women competed in the race.