WDCSA Newsletter – November 1997

Breakfast Briefing with Pete Williams

Friday, November 14, 1997

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

Pete Williams (Stanford B.A. ’74)

NBC-TV and News Correspondent covering the U.S. Justice Department

“A Newsman’s Views on Recent Federal Events – Especially in the White House”

Pete Willliams covers the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Supreme Court
for NBC-TV and News as a correspondent based here in Washington, D.C. With
the Justice Department and the Attorney General involved in so many “news”
items in recent months, not the least of which involved special investigations
and the recommending of independent prosecutors as to alleged improprieties
in the administration of our federal government, Pete will share with us
his views professional and personal regarding recent federal events here
in Washington.

Pete served in the previous federal administration under President Bush as
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Many of us will recall
his face and his voice as the Defense Department’s highly capable spokesperson
during the Iraq-Kuwait Gulf War. Prior to his Defense Department service,
Pete was a legislative assistant and press secretary for U.S. Representative
Dick Cheney of Wyoming, Pete’s home state, where he worked as a radio and
TV reporter following his graduation from Stanford.

Date: Friday, November 14

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

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St, NW

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

Cost: $12

Continental Breakfast

RSVP: Please send checks payable to: WDCSA, along with your name, phone number,
and amount enclosed to Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite
250, 801 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20004. Note: Checks must
be sent by November 12.

Questions: Contact Terry at (202) 783-5560 or e-mail:

Modern Drama Discussion Group

Formerly known as “Dinner & Dialogue,” the MDDG, jointly sponsored by
the Stanford and University of Chicago Alumni Clubs, meets monthly – usually
at a Dupont Circle or Bethesda area restaurant – to discuss plays from the
modern theater. When we discuss a play currently in local production, the
play’s director joins our discussion. Then, a few weeks later, we attend
the play (for a group discount), staying after the performance for a second
discussion with the cast. Attendance at our discussions is free; you pay
only for food and theater tickets.

Monday, November 17

6:30pm (dinner) 7:30 pm (discussion)

Luna Books, 1633 P Street, NW (3 blocks east of Dupont Circle)

“Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder (Pulitzer Prize, 1938)

MDDG continues its current series of plays about children and families with
one of the most beloved plays in American theater history. The play chronicles
the daily lives of the residents of a small New England town in the years
before WWI. For reservations and further information call David Sobelsohn
at 202-484-8303 or send email to

Saturday, December 6

6:30 (dinner) 7:30 (discussion)

“Our Town” play-reading at private home in Alexandria, preceded by potluck
dinner. Space is limited. For reservations and further information call

The drama group has its own website,
Get regular updates about drama group activities by sending the message “join
theatre” (without quotation marks) to
For further information call David Sobelsohn at 202-484-8303 or send email
to dsobelso@capaccess.org.

Over 30’s Singles Event

Friday, November 21, 1997

Join the MIT Club of DC as they partner with Chicago, Columbia, Cornell,
Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Vassar, Wellesley, and Yale for
a reception in an art-deco atmosphere. There will be two bartenders serving
at the cash bar, as well as hot and cold appetizers in a buffet arrangement.

Date: Friday, November 21

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Place: Art Gallery Grille

1712 I Street, NW, Washington DC 20006, btw. 17th & 18th Sts., NW

Parking: Street (after 6:30 pm), or several nearby underground lots including
Colonial Parking, 901 17th Street, NW

Metro: Farragut West (Blue Line – 1/2 block away) or Farragut North (Red
Line – 1 1/2 blocks )

Cost: $15 ($20 at the door)

RSVP: Please send checks payable to: WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 S. 18th, Apt.
400, Arlington, VA 22202.

Questions: Contact Bill at (703) 486-0952 (h)


Thursday, Nov. 13

Professor Wanda Corn at the Phillips Gallery

We have sold out our block of tickets at the group rate. The Phillips still
has some tickets available at the regular price of $20/person. Call 202-387-2151,
x 268.

Saturday, Nov. 15

Web Site Seminar

10 am – 12 noon

This event is now full. Call Bill Pegram, 703-486-0952, for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 23

Anna Deavere Smith

For the play “House Arrest: First Edition” by Anna Deavere Smith: Sherry
Abel will mail out the tickets the week of Nov. 3 to those of you who have
paid to join our Stanford group on Sun., Nov. 23, 7:30 pm. If you have not
received your tickets by Sat., Nov. 15, please give Sherry a call at 202-244-4568
or email her at eabel@erols.com. If
you’d still like to attend that evening, call the Arena Stage Box Office
– a few tickets remain.