Thanks for the guidance, Jason...
I created a field in the database and called it: authorize and it has a default value of 0.
In the admin/events_update.php page, I couldn't add the new field through the DataAssist Wizard, so I added a checkbox to the page manually and through the dynamic button in Dreamweaver, I selected the AUTHORIZE field. The "equal to" has a value of 1.
In the admin section, I added a new test event and the new event showed up on the website before I edited it and authorized it.
If you go to the events page and go to the last record (it didn't sorty it by Month Day) it sorted it with a numeric date.
What did I miss?