October 16, 2005
These events are scheduled at the Baltimore Convention Center, Howard and Pratt streets: Oct. 16: One World Fitness -- trade show. Estimated attendance: 1,500+. Contact number: 609-397-2139. Oct. 17-23: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation -- meeting. Estimated attendance: 3,000+. Contact number: 301-907- 2545. Oct. 18: Governor's Conference on Housing -- meeting. Estimated attendance: 850. Contact number: 410-514-7143. Oct. 24-27: PowerSystems World -- power electronics and quality convention.
March 19, 2005
RIGA, the capital of Latvia, is a charming old city on the Baltic. It is one of the few places where surviving veterans of both the Soviet and Nazi armies live side by side, and last week it was, again, the scene of a commemorative march by men who served in the Latvian SS Division. Here are a few figures to think about: Number of years the SS men have marched: 15. Number of years Soviet veterans have protested: the same. Number of times Latvia was invaded by the Soviet Union: 2. By Nazi Germany: 1. Number of Latvians deported to Siberia during the first Soviet occupation (from 1940 to 1941)