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CED Digest Vol. 6 No. 32  •  8/11/2001


20 Years Ago In CED History:

August 12, 1981:
* The IBM PC is announced at a press conference in New York. This is the
computer that as manufactured by IBM and in clone form becomes the de
facto standard for business use for the remainder of the decade and
beyond. The base model retails for $2880 and includes 64 kilobytes of
RAM and a single-sided 160K 5.25" floppy drive.

August 13, 1981:
* President Reagan signs a bill to cut taxes by $37.7 billion in 1982
and $280.3 billion the following three years. An accompanying budget
reduction bill calls for a reduction of $35.2 billion in 1982, and four
times that amount over the following three years.

August 14, 1981:
* Five members of Liberia's People's Redemption Council are executed for
participating in the attempted assassination of Master Sgt. Samuel K.
Doe, the head of state.
* Future CED titles in widespread theatrical release: Deadly Blessing,
Zorro, the Gay Blade.

August 15, 1981:
* At the U.S. Nationals, Robin Leamy sets a new record in the 50-meter
freestyle swim.
* "Precious Time" by Pat Benatar (CED) becomes the No. 1 album.
* "Endless Love" (CED) by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie becomes the No. 1
U.S. single.

August 16, 1981:
* Jan Stephenson from Australia wins the LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic.

August 17, 1981:
* U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig announces the U.S. will no
longer hold up the delivery of promised F-16s and F-15s to Israel.
Delivery was suspended on June 10 after Israel bombed a nuclear reactor
in Iraq and was further put off in July after Israel bombed Beirut.

August 18, 1981:
* A two day printers' strike called by Solidarity shuts down most Polish

From: "James S. Barr" <stanleybarr>
Subject: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 13:03:51 -0500

Someone recently mentioned seeing the trailer for "Indiana Jones and the
Temple of Doom" on the CED release of "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

That is actually the film's teaser trailer, released on Paramount Home
Video's 1983 CED and VHS releases of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

From: "Maria R. Love" <love>
To: <>
Subject: CED HELP and some for sale.
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 09:44:58 -0700

One of my players had DIED.

When I put in the disk it makes a whirring noise and nothing else. 
"moves" other than the spinning noise but the disk itself is not

Anyone have any ideas where to start??

This is a sears player model number: 934.54800250

I have also listed some of my disks on eBay
I think a few of them might be something someone here might be looking

you can see all of them at:

I have (just a few of the ones listed)
The Thing From Another World
Clockwork Orange
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
7 John Wayne Disks
MASH + goodbye farewell amen




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