Washington DC Stanford Association
December 1998 Newsletter

Calendar of Events

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

Dec 6   BB & T Classic (Tournament and Post-game Reception)
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: callista@alumni.stanford.org.

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 clearly.
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 telecommunications.

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 (h).

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.


Membership Information: Erik Johnson, BA '91, MBA '97 (202) 363-0102 eriknorm@aol.com
Hotline: (301) 230-5575
President: Bob Krahe (301) 236-0570, MS '83
Newsletter: Callista Chen, BA '97 (202) 319-1841
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219

Last Modified: 7/2/99
Comments to: William Pegram, williampegram@stanfordalumni.org