WDCSA Newsletter – June 1996

June 11 Dinner & Dialogue
June 16 Shakespeare Free For All
June 18 “the girl and i” at Food for Thought
June 19 Embassy of Finland Reception
June 20 Breakfast Briefing with Ron Wyden
June 23 Orioles vs. Royals at Camden Yards
June 24 Summer Beer Feast
June 30 Musical: “The Fifth Season”
July 16 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 17 Dinner & Dialogue
July 27 Atlanta Olympic Reception
July 30 Gypsy Kings at Wolf Trap
August 15 Verdi’s Falstaff at Wolf Trap

Tuesday, June 11th


6:30 p.m. – dinner

7:30 p.m. – dialogue

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss Oscar
Wilde’s classic satire The Importance of Being Earnest” (1895), “a trivial
comedy for serious people” that critics praised as a “classic” only seven
years after its premiere. For further information call (202) 484-8303 or
send an e-mail to

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Sunday, June 16th


“Measure For Measure” with Kelly McGillis

7:30 p.m. – ~10:30 p.m.

Carter Barron Amphitheatre

16th St. & Colorado Ave., NW

We have 25 tickets — FREE

Please call Kendall Andrews (301) 718-6483 to reserve
your tickets. Tickets must be picked up on the day of performance only between
5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Kendall will distribute them during that time she will
be standing near the box office wearing a cardinal red T-shirt. Unclaimed
tickets will be returned to the box office. Seating begins at 7 p.m.

You are encouraged to carpool or take the bus (S2 or
S4 reading “Silver Spring”) because the parking lot has limited capacity.

Picnicking is encouraged, but bring food in bags only
(no coolers or baskets according to the Park Service). Beverages must be
placed in plastic containers. You are also advised to bring blankets as the
number of picnic tables is small. No smoking or alcohol in the

Performance will be canceled only in the event of a
steady downpour or thunderstorm. The decision will be made no earlier than
7 p.m. on performance day.

e-mail to

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Tuesday, June 18th

“the girl and i” PERFORMANCE

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Food For Thought

1738 Connecticut Ave., NW

(DuPont Circle Metro)

Free admission

Stanford Grads and Bay area residents Michael Halaas
BA ’93 and Nyree Rabushka BA ’94. We have reserved a large table up front
so please call Bill Pegram (703) 486-0952 by June 17th indicating your name
and number in your group.

Michael and Nyree will perform together as the girl
and i, a group they formed in mid-1995. They combine guitar, hand drums,
piano and vocals in what’s been described as a cross between the pure-folk
of Joni Mitchell, the smooth sounds of Natalie Merchant, and the yelping
from Alanis Morissette. Their album HEATCHEMISTRYGRAVITY was chosen as “National
Folk Discovery” by HEAR music stores across the country.

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Wednesday, June 19th


6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

3301 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20008

The Ambassador of Finland and Mrs. Laajava invite you
to an Evening of Nordic Culture with Finnish Delicacies, Remarks by Ambassador
Laajava at 6:45 p.m. Spaces will be limited; no sales at the door. Food and
drinks will be graciously provided by the Embassy at no cost; however, please
send $5/person to cover the cost of security and miscellaneous items. Please
send your check (payable to WDCSA) by June 14th to:

Monica M. Mulrooney

3107 Circle Hill Road

Alexandria, VA 22305

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Thursday, June 20th


Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St., N.W.

Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets exit)

Time: 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. (please be prompt)

Cost: $12.00 per person

Menu: Continental breakfast

The Washington, D.C. Stanford Association invites you
to a “breakfast briefing” with:

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) (Stanford B.A., 1971)

Democrat Ron Wyden from Portland, Oregon is the most
recently-elected member of the U.S. Senate, winning that position January
30, 1996, in a special election to fill the remainder of the term of former
Senator Bob Packwood (R-OR), who resigned in late 1995. Ron was initially
elected to Congress in 1980 as a member from Oregon in the House of
Representatives, where he served continuously until this past January.

Ron’s service and experience allows for a dual view of
Congress in at least two respects: a view both from the House and from the
Senate during the same Congress (the present 104th) and also a view as a
Democrat when both chambers have Republican majorities for the first time
in his fifteen years’ service (and for the first time in the past 40 years).

As a member of Congress, Ron has been especially interested
in health care, job creation, law enforcement and environmental protection.
His committee assignments have reflected these interests: as Representative
Wyden, he served on the House Commerce and Small Business Committees; as
Senator Wyden, he serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works, Commerce
and Budget Committees. Among enacted legislation Ron has helped shape: outlawing
fraudulent practices in the sale of health insurance to the elderly; a federal
statute providing elderly the choice between extended care at home or in
a nursing home; the federal “Talented Teacher Act”; serious federal penalties
for computer crime; establishment of minimum recycled content standards for
many packaged products.

Please make checks payable to: Washington, DC Stanford
Association. Forms and checks should be sent by June 19 to:

Terry Adlhock

c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 600N

601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20004

tel. (202) 783-5560

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Sunday, June 23rd


First Pitch 1:35 PM

Tickets $10

Once again the WDCSA and the Philadelphia Club are organizing
this day at the ballpark. A block of tickets has been purchased in sections
73 and 75 of the stadium. There may be a gathering of fans after the game,
but details are not available at this time. Specifics will be included with
your ticket order.

To sign up send your check (payable to WDCSA) with your
return address and number of seats to:

Bill Pegram

815 S. 18th Street #400

Arlington, VA 22202

If you have questions, call Bill Pegram at (703) 486-0952
or Paul Garrett at (703) 893-3100. Sign-up early to ensure that you get seats.

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Monday, June 24th


6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Dinner served at 7:00 p.m.

Stanford In Washington

2661 Connecticut Ave., NW


Questions? Contact Sherry Abel at (202) 244-4568

Co-hosted by the WDCSA and Harvard Club Presented by
the Beer Is Good Food Co. and Naturally Delicious Catering. A four course
“Cuisine a la Biere” Dinner prepared with and accompanied by selected beers.
Each beer will be introduced with a short description of its style and origin
by Charles Dunn, formerly a bartender at The Brickskeller and currently a
chef at Kinkead’s.

Checks due by June 14th to Sherry Abel, 4100 Massachusetts
Ave., NW #1118, DC 20016-4784

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Sunday, June 30th


2:30 p.m.

Olney Theatre in Olney, MD

discount price of $14/ticket ($11 off the usual price of $25)

The musical “The Fifth Season” will receive its world
premiere June 11 – July 14th. The musical concerns single women homesteaders
at the turn of the century in South Dakota. We have secured a block of tickets
for the June 30th 2:30 p.m. matineefollowed by a discussion led by the composer
of the musical, Debbie Wicks La Puma (Stanford BA ’91). If you wish to attend
this performance, contact Debbie at (202) 635-1961 (h). If you wish to attend
at some other time, you should contact The Box Office directly at (301) 924-3400.

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Tuesday, July 16th


Come join fellow alum and friends for an evening of tennison
Tuesday evening July 16. The match is scheduled to feature one of the top
two seeded players–Michael Chang or Jim Courier. The tournament typically
attracts a number of Stanford alums and Patrick McEnroe is among this year’s
early entrants. The grandstand match begins at 7:00 p.m. and the (evening)
tickets permit entry as early as 6:00 p.m. Come early and watch afternoon
matches still in progress! The event takes place at the William H.G. FitzGerald
Tennis Center at 16th and Kennedy. Free shuttle service is available from
Silver Spring or Van Ness-UDC metro stops. Tickets are $11 ($6 savings off
the regular ticket price of $17!) because of a group discount. For additional
information or to reserve a ticket, contact Dell Wilkinson, 6401 N. 27th
Street, Arlington, VA 22207; tel: 703-476-2206 (w) or 703-237-4818 (h); email:

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Wednesday, July 17th


6:30 p.m. – dinner

7:30 p.m. dialogue

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss William
Nicholson’s award-winning play, “Shadowlands,” the true story of the unlikely
romance between British Catholic theologian C.S. Lewis and American Jewish
divorcee Joy Gresham. For further information call 202/484-8303 or send an
e-mail to

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Saturday July 27th


Are you going to be in Atlanta for the 1996 Summer Olympics?
Come join fellow alumni and friends of Stanford for an Olympic Reception
honoring Stanford’s Olympians. On hand will be some of Stanford’s current
and previous Olympic coaches and student-athletes, as well as the Talisman
A Cappella Group, which will also be performing at the Cultural Pavilion
of the Olympic Village. Current and Past Olympians will be introduced.

The Olympic Reception will take place in Atlanta (Paideia
School, 1509 Ponce De Leon Ave NE) on Saturday July 27, 1996 from 4 – 6 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association, the Stanford Business
School, and the Stanford Department of Athletics. The event is both indoors
and outdoors and will take place rain or shine. Attire is casual. RSVP by
July 19 to Stanford Olympic Event, Department of Athletics, Arrillaga Family
Sports Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. Prices are $12/adult,
$6/kid ages 4 to 10, kids under 4 are free. Refreshments will be served.
For additional information and directions contact the Alumni Association
at 415-725-0682.

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Tuesday, July, 30th


Details to come!

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Thursday, August 15th


Details to come!

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