WDCSA Newsletter – November 1998

Second Thursdays

Join us for round two of our series of monthly pub nights-every second Thursday
of the month-designed for the under 30s alum. If you’re interested in meeting
other grads in a casual setting, join us this month on November 12 at 7 PM
at Fadó, an Irish pub in Chinatown that boasts the only 20 oz. drafts
in the city. There is no cover charge. Fadó is located at 808 7th
Street, NW, on the corner of H and 7th Streets, next door to Starbucks Coffee.
Take the H Street (north) exit at the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro station.

Next month, on December 10, we’re scheduled to appear at Music City Roadhouse
in Georgetown, located at 1050 30th Street, between K & M Streets, right
on the canal. The closest Metro is Foggy Bottom, and there is free parking
in the underground garage next door to the Roadhouse. 16 oz. drafts are $1.65,
60 oz. pitchers are $6.60, and rail drinks are $2.50.

Stay tuned for more details on future Second Thursday events, including the
January location. For questions, more information, or to offer suggestions
on locations, call Callista Chen at (202) 319-1841 or e-mail:

Washington Opera

Thursday, November 12

8:00 PM

WDCSA Has Tickets for the Sold-Out Opera Samson et Dalila!

You can still see Denyce Graves, the world’s most delectable Dalila, and
Jose Cura, internationally hailed as the next supertenor, in a new production
of opera’s most seductive tale. The Washington Opera doesn’t have any tickets
left, but we do-for Thursday, November 12, at 8:00 pm. They’re $109 per ticket
for 1st Tier Prime seats. Since time is short, please call Julie Campbell
at 202-244-0206 if you want tickets; she’ll arrange to get them to you.

Breakfast Briefing

Friday, November 13

7:45 AM to 9:00 AM

Communications: Challenges and Changes

The Washington D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a “breakfast briefing”
with: William E. Kennard (Stanford B.A.’78), Chairman, Federal Communications

Bill Kennard, Chairman of the FCC since October 1997 and previously its general
counsel for four years, along with his four colleague commissioners oversee
and regulate the vast telecommunications industry of the U.S. This includes
all interstate and foreign communication by means of radio, television, wire,
cable and satellite. The FCC controls licenses for about three million companies
and individuals; sets national standards for competition in local telephone
services; regulates cable television and video services provided over telephone
lines; promotes safety through the use of radio on land, water and in the
air. Although the Commission does not control the content of broadcasts,
it does set rules governing obscenity, slander and political programs. Congress
limits the power of the Commission to regulate, while the Commission’s power
to deregulate is broad and discretionary.

Over the past several years, President Clinton administration’s emphasis
on telecommunications tools such as the Internet in our economy and society
has made the FCC’s role more challenging. Kennard, an appointee of Clinton,
has the added task of maintaining and preserving the FCC as an independent
regulatory agency in the midst of large economic and other competing interests.

Bill followed his Stanford education with a J.D. from Yale Law School in
1981. From 1983 until 1994 he worked in communications law practice here
in D.C.

Please join us for this timely briefing on major public policy issues in

The Details:

Date: Friday, November 13

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

Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets, N.W.)

Time: 7:45 to 9:00 AM

Cost: $13.00 per person

Menu: Continental Breakfast

RSVP: Call Terry Adlhock (202) 783-5560 to let him know that you have sent
your check in. Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association)
to: Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801 Pennsylvania
Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20004.


Saturdays, 9:45 AM

The WDCSA Adopt-a-School tutoring program at Meyer Elementary School is off
to a great start. We’ve had terrific turnouts for the last three weeks, and
we’re always looking for more tutors. Together with volunteers from Harvard
and Princeton, we tutor kids in core subjects such as reading, arithmetic,
and basic computer skills.

The program starts at 9:45 AM and last until 11:30 AM. Alums are welcome-but
not required-to tutor more than one student. As we said before, it’s not
necessary to attend every Saturday, but the students, eager kindergartners
through fourth graders, are a fun bunch.

Contact Jennifer Ballen, the WDCSA Adopt-a-School Program Coordinator at
or (202) 362-2017 for further details.

Tennis Party

Saturday, November 14

7:45 PM-12:00 AM

The Harvard and Yale Clubs of Washington D.C. have invited alumni from Brown,
Princeton, Smith, Vassar, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Vassar, and Wellesley to a
tennis party in November.

The Details:

Date: Saturday, November 14, 1998

Place: Arlington Tennis and Squash Club

3400 N 13th Street

Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 522-1700

Time: 7:45 PM-12:00 AM

Cost: $20 per person includes court rental, snacks, and tennis balls; $25
at the door if space is available

RSVP: Please send RSVP form and check (payable to Harvard Club of Washington,
D.C.) to Harvard Club of Washington, D.C., National Press Building, Suite
997, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20045-1901

For more information and to get an RSVP form, call Kuni Matsuda (Harvard)
at (w) (301) 953-9870 and (h) (703) 765-1653 or David Federbush (Yale &
Stanford) at (w) (301) 469-3940 and (h) (301) 657-4691.

Reservations are made only by sending a check, and refunds for cancellations
must be received by 3PM November 11. The fee for each non-tennis playing
guest is $9. Each attendee is responsible for any injuries or incidents in
connection with this function.

Over 30s Singles

Thursday, November 19

6:30-8:30 PM

The monthly gathering of the Single Over 30 Ivys, hosted by the Harvard Club
of DC, will be at the Potowmack Landing Restaurant in the Chart Room with
its high beamed ceilings, fireplace and veranda overlooking the marina.

Directions: From the 14th Street Bridge, go south on the George Washington
Parkway toward Alexandria and Mount Vernon. Go past Reagan National Airport
and turn left onto Daingerfield Island to the Marina. (Coming from the south
you turn right). You can also take the Metro to National Airport, and it
will be a short cab ride or brisk walk along the bike path to the restaurant.

The Details:

Date: Thursday, November 19

Place: The Potowmack Landing Restaurant at the Washington Sailing Marina

One Marina Drive, Alexandria, VA (Just south of Reagan National Airport)

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Cost: $15 in advance

$20 at the door; includes cash bar and light hors d’ oeuvres

RSVP: Space is limited. To ensure a place, please reserve in advance by sending
a check (payable to WDCSA) to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, Apt. 400, Arlington,
VA 22202. Call (703) 486-0952 (h) if questions.

101st Big Game

Saturday, November 21

3:00 PM – Until We Win

We’ve Got the Tree Back, and We’re Keeping The Axe.

Join us on Saturday, November 21, for the 101st Big Game (Party), hosted
jointly by WDCSA and the local Cal Alumni Association. The 1998 Big Game
Party will be at Capitol City Brewing Company-Shirlington, in Arlington,
VA. Come root for the Cardinal, hiss at the Bears, and enjoy an all-you-can-eat
chicken wings, nachos, soup, vegetables, and fruit buffet, starting at 3:00

Microbrewery beer will be sold at a reduced price, and sodas will be sold
with free refills. Note: If you plan to drink beer and do not look 21, please
bring a valid I.D., as you can expect to be carded.

Free shuttle service to the Party will be provided from Pentagon City Metro.
Look for a 25-seater bus at the Metro station. It will make round trips to
Shirlington from 2:15 – 4:15 PM. The Shuttle will also make round trips back
to Pentagon City Metro at the end of the Party, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Check the WDCSA Hotline, (301) 230-5575, the week before Big Game to be sure
there is no change. If you want a good seat in front of a TV, plan to come
a little early.

Enjoy the Party, and Go Cardinal!

The Details:

Date: Saturday, November 21

Place: Capitol City Brewing Company-Shirlington, 2700 South Quincy Street,
Arlington. 703/578-3888.

Metro: see above

Time: 3:00 PM; game time is 3:30 PM

Cost: $12.00 per person in advance; $15.00 at the door, includes buffet,
the satellite downlink and the shuttle service. Beverages are extra. Kids
8 and under will be admitted free with their parents.

RSVP: Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association) by November
18 to: Chuck Gnaedinger, #207, 1701 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009,
or pay at the door. Checks received after Nov. 18 will be torn up. If you
prepay for two or more people, please list their names.

Directions: Take the Shirlington Exit from I-395 just south of Washington.
Stay on the Shirlington off-ramp all the way to the first intersection. Go
straight through the intersection, and Capitol City will be about one block
ahead of you on the left. There is also parking behind the restaurant, both
in a parking garage and in an outdoor parking lot. Just circle the block.

Top-10 Ranked Stanford Men’s Basketball

BB & T Classic

Sunday, December 6, 1:30 PM (first game)

Monday, December 7, 6 PM (championship and consolation games)

With all five starters back from last year’s Final Four appearance, a tremendous
year is in store for the Cardinal (Stanford was ranked #4 in the ESPN pre-season
poll). Stanford will kick off the tournament on Sunday, December 6th against
the University of Maryland Terrapins. The second game on Sunday will feature
George Washington University’s Colonials and the Blue Demons of DePaul. The
winners will meet in Monday’s championship game and the losers will meet
in the consolation game.

We purchased a block of 40 tickets for the tournament to enable our members
to buy tickets for one day only. We do not have any more tickets for Sunday’s
games, but have about 30 left for Monday. The ticket cost is $35 for the
Monday games. The MCI Center currently is only selling tickets if you buy
both days ($65) and will only sell tickets for individual games if the tournament
does not sell out — such tickets, if available, will probably only be sold
a couple days before game day. If you want tickets for Monday’s game, please
send a check (payable to WDCSA) to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, Apt. 400,
Arlington, VA 22202. (703) 486-0952 (h) if you have questions.

BB & T Classic

Pregame Brunch

Sunday, December 6, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Brunch

Come and join other WDCSA members for a delicious and inexpensive buffet
brunch at a trendy restaurant within easy walking distance of the MCI Center.
Get in the Stanford spirit before the game!

We have reserved the Jaleo Restaurant (famous for its Spanish tapas-style
menu.) Brunch includes items such as gambas catalana, torrijas castellanas,
and tortilla de trigueros. You can sign up for the brunch even if you don’t
intend to go to the basketball game.

There may be additional events associated with this tournament. Check your
e-mail or call the WDCSA Hotline, (301) 230-5575, after Big Game for updated

The Details:

Date: Sunday, December 6

Place: Jaleo Restaurant

Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Cost: $15.00, cash bar

RSVP: Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association) to: Christopher
Shinkman, 5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816. Checks must be received by
Wednesday, December 2, as we must give the restaurant an exact count by the
end of that day. It is not possible to pay at the door. No tickets will be
mailed; your name will be held at the door of the restaurant.

Directions: Jaleo is located at 480 7th Street, NW, at the corner of 7th
and E Streets, one block south of the MCI Center.

Parking: On the street.

Questions: Call Chris Shinkman at (301) 229-6106.

An Invitation to a Stanford Holiday Party

Sunday, December 13, 1998

5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

The Washington, DC, Stanford Association invites you to its annual Holiday
Party, combining a seasonal concert at the Kennedy Center with a festive
holiday supper at Stanford in Washington.

Evening Agenda:

5:00-7:00 pm Washington Chorus (formerly the Oratorio Society) under the
baton of Robert Shafer, Music Director at the Kennedy Center

7:30-9:30 pm Dinner and musical offering at Stanford in Washington

We have three options for this event:

1) Concert only (excellent seats at a group rate) $25.00

2) Holiday Buffet only (with musical surprises) $15.00

3) Both Concert and Buffet $40.00


State your choice from the options above and the number of tickets you are
ordering. It is absolutely essential that we receive your checks by Wednesday,
December 9, 1998. Thank you!

The Details:

Date: Sunday, December 13

Place: The Concert will be performed in the Concert Hall of the Kennedy Center;
The Holiday Festivities are at SIW

Metro: For SIW, Woodley Park; for Kennedy Center, Foggy Bottom

Time: 5:00 to 9:30 PM, per the agenda

Cost: see above

RSVP: Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association) as soon
as possible to: Monica Mulrooney, 3107 Circle Hill Road Alexandria, VA 22305;
phone: (703) 548-5467

Directions: SIW is located a short block north of the Woodley Park Metro,
at the corner of Woodley and Connecticut, at 2661 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20008

Parking: For SIW, parking is available on the street.