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CED Digest Vol. 6 No. 20  •  5/19/2001


20 Years Ago In CED History:

May 20, 1981:
* The U.S. reverses a decision that had cut the influx of Indochinese

May 21, 1981:
* The World Health Organization (WHO) votes 118-1 to discourage use of
baby formulas in third world countries due to contamination, lack of
sterilization, and poor preparation. The United States casts the only
dissenting vote.
* The New York Islanders win professional hockey's Stanley Cup,
defeating Minnesota four games to one in the best-of-seven series.

May 22, 1981:
* The U.S. Congress ratifies a compromise $695.5 billion budget
resolution for fiscal 1982 that slows the growth of federal spending by
curtailing social programs.
* Peter W. Sutcliffe, the convicted "Yorkshire Ripper" who had been
charged with 13 murders, is sentenced in London to life imprisonment.
* Future CED titles in widespread theatrical release: The Four Seasons,
The Legend of the Lone Ranger.

May 23, 1981:
* A dozen or more gunmen seize control of the Central Bank in Barcelona,
Spain seizing 200 hostages. They demand the release of some military
officers being held for an unsuccessful coup earlier in the year.

May 24, 1981:
* Ecuadorean President Jaime Roldos Aguilera is killed in a plane crash
along with his wife, the minister of defense, and two military aides.
* Police storm the Central Bank in Barcelona, Spain capturing nine
gunmen, but others escape, passing in the confusion as freed hostages.
* Bobby Unser wins the Indianapolis 500 automobile race 5.3 seconds
ahead of Mario Andretti, but is demoted to second place the next day
after receiving a one lap penalty. On October 9, 1981 Unser wins an
appeal and has first place finish is reinstated.

May 25, 1981:
* Four Turkish hijackers, all members of a Marxist guerilla
organization, are overpowered by their hostages at an airport in Burgas,

May 26, 1981:
* An oil price freeze and production cut is announced by 12 of the 13
members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Saudi Arabia is the lone holdout.
* A U.S Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler Jet crash lands on the deck of the
USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, killing 14 and injuring 48 service

Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 14:34:17 -0800
From: Tom Howe <>
Subject: RE: Help with CED please

At 9:42 PM -0400 5/9/01, Chuck Bramlett wrote:
>me and my friend find an ond CED player but instead of playing it makes
a >buzzing sound and will not load the disk.

You indicated in your guestbook entry that this is a SJT400 player, so
the "buzzing" is probably due to a worn-out function motor drive belt.
Take a look at this page for instructions on replacing this belt: -Tom ------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: "Charles L. Wonsey" <charli> To: <> Subject: Several Videodisk titles for sale, make an offer on 1 or several Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 20:17:32 -0400 See subject line.


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