WDCSA Newsletter – April 1999

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

Apr 17   Old Rag Mountain Hike

Apr 19   How I Learned to Drive Discussion

Apr 24   Christmas in April

Apr 26   Sally Martin Cabaret

Apr 27   Larry Irving Breakfast Briefing

May 1   Professor David Brady

May 13 How I Learned to Drive Performance

Old Rag Mountain Hike

Saturday, April 17

The Washington, D.C. Stanford Association will go for a hike in the Shenandoah
National Park on Saturday, April 17. We will scale the 3,291 foot Old Rag

This scenic hike requires enough conditioning to clamber up and over some
steep rocks on the ascent. It will take approximately 5 1/2 to 6 hours. Because
Old Rag Mountain is about 2 hours from Washington, the hike should be considered
an all-day outing.

Directions from Washington: I-66 west to Exit 43. Take Route 29 south to
Warrenton. At Warrenton, veer right onto 211 and take 211 west all the way
to Sperryville, VA. In this small town, head left at the T-intersection onto
522. Take 522 east just 1 mile, then take 231 south about 7 miles. Look for
a sign for Old Rag Mountain to the right-turn there and follow the road for
2-3 miles to Old Rag Mountain parking lot.

The parking lot is within the Shenandoah National Park and is clearly marked.
This is where we pay $5.00 each, in cash, to the Park Service, and this is
the best place to meet.

Be there by 10:15 A.M., so we can get a reasonably early start on the trail.
Look for Chuck Gnaedinger in a Stanford T-shirt and other people wearing
Stanford clothes.

What to bring:

— lots of water

— sack lunch

— good tennis shoes or hiking boots

— sweater or nylon jacket

— extra shirt

— $5.00 cash

Please call Chuck Gnaedinger at 202-667-4438 if you plan to go on the hike,
so we know how many people to expect. If you need a ride or can offer a ride,
let him know so he can pair up car pools.

Modern Drama Discussion Group

April 19-How I Learned to Drive discussion

May 13-How I Learned to Drive performance

The Village Voice called Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I
Learned to Drive (1997) “the sweetest and most forgiving play ever written
about child abuse.”  The drama group will discuss How I Learned to Drive
from 7:30-9:30 P.M. Monday, April 19, at Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut
Ave., NW. Playwright Paula Vogel will participate in the discussion. Tickets
are required; call Mark Gruenberg (202- 638-0444). If you’d like to bring
dinner and eat with the group, plan to arrive at 6:30.

The drama group will attend How I Learned to Drive at 8 P.M. Thursday, May
13, at the Arena Stage, 1101 6th St., SW. Tickets cost $21 (balcony) and
$24 (orchestra). For ticket availability call Robin Larkin (301-897-9314)
or e-mail larkinr@erols.com. There
will be no refunds, your cancelled check will confirm your ticket reservations,
and tickets will be distributed in the lobby just before the performance.
For further details, check the drama group website at

Christmas in April

Saturday, April 24

8:00 A.M.

Each year in April, thousands of volunteers donate their time and expertise
to help create a brighter, safer and more livable environment in homes and
facilities in the Washington, DC area. Christmas in April is a national effort
through which 135,000 volunteers will be repairing 4,300 homes and other
sites in over 480 cities and towns across America. On April 24, the WDCSA
will be working with a group from American University to help revitalize
and enhance the facilities at Rachael’s Women’s Center, a local non-profit

Rachael’s Women’s Center is a day center for women who are homeless or formerly
homeless, providing breakfast and lunch, shower and laundry facilities, and
a variety of educational, recreational and creative activities, as well as
support groups. The Center also provides case management services to help
women plan and implement the steps they must take to move out of homelessness
and into self-sufficiency.

We need volunteers to help paint, repair cabinets, remove wall paper and
assist in a small landscaping project at this center. Volunteers with all
levels of experience will be welcome and appreciated. For information and
to sign up, please call Kendall Ludwig at (301) 718-6483 (H) or (301) 907-2536


Rachael’s Women’s Center

1222 11th Street, NW (between M and N)

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 682-2077

Directions: On street parking is available. This facility is also Metro
accessible. At Metro Center, exit the station at 11th Street and walk 10
blocks north to the Center

Cabaret at Windows

Monday, April 26

8:30 P.M.

Stanford alum Sally Martin will be performing selections from her CD “Journeys”
at The Cabaret at Windows on Monday, April 26, at 8:30 P.M. with musical
direction by George Fulginiti-Shakar. She specializes in bringing alive for
today’s audiences an unusual repertoire of American, French, and German cabaret
songs of the past and present. Joseph McLellan of the Washington Post has
said she “recalls such great stylists of the ’30’s as Lotte Lenya and Marlene
Dietrich in the way she inflects a phrase to bring out subtle emotion.”

Her debut CD, Journeys, released last March, was acclaimed as “extraordinary”
by the Washington Post. She is well known to Washington audiences through
her performances at The In Series at GW/ Mt. Vernon, Metrostage at the Lyceum,
Fox Morning News performer of the week, Windows Cabaret, the West End Cafe,
Lisner Auditorium, the Willard Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton, First Night Annapolis,
the cruise ship Odyssey, the Arts Club of Washington, the Cosmos Club, Interact
Theater Company, the Victorian Lyric Opera, and Opera Americana, among others.
She has also performed in New York City, both in recital (at Federal Hall
and Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthplace) and at cabaret clubs, including Don’t
Tell Mama and Danny’s.

To find out more about Sally and to hear cuts from her CD, visit her website
Her CD will be on sale at this event only for $10 (normally $15). The Cabaret
at Windows is located above the Dupont Italian Kitchen at 17th and R Sts.
NW, not far from the Dupont Circle Metro. Street parking can usually be found
on 16th St. The cost of the show is $15.00 per person, which includes one
drink credit. Credit cards will not be accepted. The Cabaret at Windows seats
only 50 people.

The Details:

Date: Monday, April 26

Time: 8:30 P.M.

Metro: Dupont Circle, north exit

Place: Cabaret at Windows, above the Dupont Italian Kitchen, on the corner
of 17th and R Streets; Entrance on 17th Street.

Parking: Park on the street on 16th Street

Cost: $15, which includes one drink

RSVP: To guarantee your seat, you must send a check payable to Callista Chen,
to 2617 Garfield Street, NW; Washington, DC 20008. Checks must be received
by Friday, April 23.

Larry Irving Breakfast Briefing

Tuesday, April 27, 1999

7:45-9:00 A.M.


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

briefing” with:

Larry Irving, Stanford J.D. ’79

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator, National
Telecommunications and Information Administration

President Clinton appointed Larry Irving Assistant Secretary of Commerce
for Communications and Information in 1993. He was concurrently appointed
Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA). In both capacities, Larry’s focus has been opening domestic and foreign
telecommunications markets to competition, ensuring consumer choice, and
spurring development of advanced telecommunications and information
infrastructures in rural and underserved areas.

Larry serves as a principal adviser to the President, Vice President, and
the Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international communications issues,
oversees the management of the federal government’s use of the radio spectrum,
and supervises programs that award grants to extend the reach of advanced
telecommunications technologies. He was a key player on the Clinton
administration’s team to reform U.S. telecommunications laws, resulting in
the passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the most sweeping change
in America’s telecommunications laws in 60 years.

In international organizations and other forums, Larry has been the President’s
advocate of regulatory reform in global information infrastructure and
telecommunications. He has represented the U.S. at the World Trade Organization,
G-7 ministerial meetings, in numerous bilateral sessions and with many groupings
of developing nations. Under Larry’s leadership, the NTIA has led or participated
in trade missions and global conferences in all parts of the world to promote
competition in, and liberalization and privatization of telecommunications
and information sectors. Newsweek Magazine named him one of the fifty most
influential persons in the “Year of the Internet”.

Prior to joining the Clinton administration, Larry practiced communications
law here in Washington DC and then served in the U.S. House of Representatives
as counsel to the late Representative Mickey Leland (D-TX) and subsequently
as counsel for six years to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Telecommunications
and Finance.

Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street, NW

Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets, NW)

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Time: 7:45 to 9:00 a.m.

Menu: Continental breakfast

Cost: $13.00 per person

Make checks payable to Washington DC Stanford Association and send them by
April 24 to: Terry Adlhock c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 250, 801
Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20004, tel. (202) 783-5560, e-mail:

Looking Ahead to May

Reception for Professor David Brady

Saturday, May 1

Save the date for a short talk and reception with David Brady, one of

Stanford’s most popular political science professors.