WDCSA Newsletter – December 1998

(Clicking on event takes you to that section of newsletter)

Dec 6   BB & T Classic (Tournament and Post-game

Dec 6   Men’s Soccer – Stanford vs. Virginia
(in Charlottesville, VA)

Dec 7   BB & T Classic Second Game

Dec 10 Second Thursday at Music City Roadhouse

Dec 13 Holiday Concert and Party

Dec 15 Kennard Breakfast Briefing

Dec 17 Over 30s Singles/Ivy League Social

Dec 21 Modern Drama Discussion Group



On Sunday, December 6, the Stanford men’s basketball team plays the University
of Maryland in the first game of the BB &T Classic at the MCI Center.
Starting at half-time of the second game (George Washington vs. DePaul),
the Stanford coaches and players will be available for 30 minutes around
4:15-4:30 PM) at a reception at the Velocity Grill at the MCI Center. Appetizers
will be provided by the Buck/Cardinal Athletic Scholarship Fund, which currently
provides $3 million annually to Stanford student athletes. There will be
a cash bar. No advanced reservations are required, and you needn’t have a
ticket to the game to attend. Take advantage of this unusual opportunity
to welcome the team to Washington, to congratulate them on their victory
over Maryland (?), and to wish them well in the championship game on Monday
night. The Velocity Grill entrance is to the right of the main entrance to
the MCI Center and is right in the building. See you there! For more information
on the tournament, see below.

The Details:

Date: Sunday, December 6

Place: Velocity Grill at the MCI Center

Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

Time: half-time of second game (beginning 4:15-4:30)

RSVP: no RSVP necessary

Top-10 Ranked Stanford Men’s Basketball

BB & T Classic

Sunday, December 6, 1:00 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 is currently ranked #5). Stanford
will kick off the tournament on Sunday, December 6th against the second-ranked
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 we have about 15 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. See earlier
in this newsletter for information on the post-game reception.

Stanford vs. Virginia – Men’s Soccer

Sunday, December 6 2PM

Klockner Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia

The ninth-ranked Stanford men’s soccer team will travel to the University
of Virginia for a NCAA quarterfinal match. The winner of the match will advance
tot he NCAA Final Four at Richmond, Virginia on December 11 and 13. The Cardinal
advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating the University of San Diego in
double overtime last Saturday night.

If are interested in travelling to this game with others, you may send a
reply to this message or call Bill Pegram at (703) 486-0952 and he will try
to let you know if others are going. If Stanford wins on Sunday, we will
send out an email regarding the matches the following weekend in Richmond.

Second Thursdays

Thursday, December 10

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

This month’s pub night designed for the under 30s alum is 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. Check your
e-mail or call the hotline (301) 230-5575 for the January 14 location. For
questions, more information, or to offer suggestions on locations, call Callista
Chen at (202) 319-1841 or e-mail:

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!

Note: In our November newsletter, we mentioned that December 9, 1998, is
the latest to send in a check. Because of the popularity of the concert,
we must make a commitment to the Kennedy Center soon. We urge you to send
in your checks immediately.

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. Tickets will be mailed to you. Please print your address

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.

Breakfast Briefing (Rescheduled)

Tuesday, December 15

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 Commission.

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, the emphasis of President Clinton’s administration
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: Tuesday, December 15

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: Send checks (payable to Washington DC Stanford Association) by Monday,
December 14 to: Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801
Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC, 20004, tel. (202) 783-5560.

Over 30 Singles/Ivy League Social

Thursday, December 17

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Once again Stanford will be hosting the December event for this group of
ten schools at the Stanford in Washington campus. Come enjoy some live music
and a chance to sing a few carols in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Light
food will be served and there will be a cash bar.

The Details:

Date: Thursday, December 17

Place: SIW Campus, 2661 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Metro: Across the street from the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro (Red Line)

(street parking available after 6:30); one block north of Calvert

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cost: $15 ($20 at the door) Please send check (payable to WDCSA) to Bill
Pegram, 815 South 18th Street, Apt.400, Arlington, VA 22202 (703) 486-0952

Modern Drama Discussion Group

Monday, December 21-The Last Night of Ballyhoo (discussion)

Thursday January 23-The Last Night of Ballyhoo (performance)

In December, the Modern Drama Discussion Group continues its series of plays
about “outsiders” with the 1997 Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of
Ballyhoo, by Alfred Uhry, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Driving Miss Daisy.
Ballyhoo takes place among assimilated German-American Jews in Atlanta at
the start of the Holocaust, on the opening night of Gone With the Wind.


Monday, December 21 (director Serge Seiden will attend)

Luna Books, 1633 P St., NW (Dupont Circle Metro)

6:30 PM Dinner, 7:30 PM Discussion

Cost: $2 contribution suggested (plus dinner if you wish)

RSVP: Karen Veninga BA’80 (703) 465-7579


Saturday, January 23, 2 PM

Studio Theatre, 1333 P St., NW, midway between the Dupont Circle and Shaw-Howard
University metro stations

Cost: $14 per ticket. Make checks out to “Footlights” and mail by January
2 to Robin Larkin, 5403 Nibud Court, Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 897-9314;
larkinr@erols.com. Tickets will be
held at the box office.

Looking Ahead to 1999…

In February, opera buffs and neophytes alike will thrill to Samuel Ramey,
today’s most celebrated bass, starring in the Washington Opera’s first production
of the Mussorgsky masterpiece, Boris Godunov. Keep your calendar open for
February 15, and look for details in next month’s newsletter.

Membership Renewal

It’s that time again: If our records show that you are currently a member
of the WDCSA, but we have yet to receive a renewal for this year, you will
receive the membership form along with your newsletter (if you get your
newsletter through the mail) or in a subsequent email (if you only get your
newsletter through email). Please take a minute to fill out and return the
form, and don’t miss out on the wide range of social, educational, and cultural
events planned for next year. Those of you who have responded in the last
week or so, please disregard.