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CED Digest Vol. 6 No. 41  •  10/13/2001


20 Years Ago In CED History:

October 14, 1981:
* Kare Willoch becomes prime minister of Norway as head of a minority
Conservative Party government.

October 15, 1981:
* President Reagan, in an address before the World Affairs Council of
Philadelphia, outlines his policy on world economic development. After
saying that "development and economic freedom go hand in hand," he notes
that a mere handful of industrialized countries that couple "personal
freedom with economic reward now produce more than one-half the wealth
of the world."

October 16, 1981:
* Moshe Dayan, military hero and political leader who directed Israel's
campaign in the 1967 six-day war, dies at age 66.
* Turkey's National Security Council, headed by General Kenan Evren,
dissolves all the country's political parties and confiscates their
* Future CED titles in widespread theatrical release: Private Lessons,
Carbon Copy.

October 17, 1981:
* "Arthur's Theme" (CED) by Christopher Cross becomes the No. 1 U.S.
* Las Vegas Grand Prix is won by Alan Jones of Australia. This is the
final race of the 1981 Formula One season featured on the CED title
"Start to Finish."

October 18, 1981:
* French President Francois Mitterrand and President Reagan meet in
Williamsburg, Virginia to discuss Western Europe military capabilities.
* Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's Council of Ministers chairman, replaces
Stanislaw Kania as Communist Party first secretary.
* For the first time, President Reagan acknowledges that the U.S.
economy is in recession, responding to a reporter's question that the
country is in "a light, and I hope short, recession."

October 19, 1981:
* French President Francois Mitterrand and President Reagan attend a
re-enactment of the historic British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia on
October 19, 1781.
* "Black Monday" at Sony Corporation, when the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals reverses an earlier court ruling, stating that off-air videotape
recording is illegal and sending the case back to district court to
determine relief. More details are available in CED Digest Vol. 5 No. 5: October 20, 1981: * A guard and two policemen are killed in the robbery of a Brink's armored truck and the ensuing chase in Rockland County, New York. Several members of the radical Weather Underground are later arrested in connection with the crime. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: "Merle Richards" <mfrichards1> To: <> Subject: Finally some real HELP! Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 20:45:52 -0700 What a wonderful sight to stumble on! I've been trying to have my mother's player repaired over the last two years without success. I finally checked it out myself being a car technician and found the belt replacement for the turn table is the wrong one! The warranty from the repair shop is out dated and I would really appreciate a location of where to get a new one. I have a Wards Toshiba GEN 10301 VP100 and the dimensions listed on your site were 29.0/0.319/0.031 Neoprene. She has many favorite disks which she would love to see again especially since she's now 72 and not getting any younger. Any hints or tips would be appreciated very much. Merle Richards Independent Vehicle Inspector 760-789-6818 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 19:34:44 -0800 To: From: Tom Howe <> Subject: RE: USA Stylus >hi i have the opertunity to buy a stylus for my gec uk Pal machine, will this >work ok > >cheers Stylus cartridges are interchangeable among NTSC and PAL Hitachi-manufactured CED players including your GEC unit, as the groove geometry of NTSC and PAL discs is the same. So if the cartridge you are considering purchasing is the correct shape (according to the Stylus Cartridge Replacement Guide at CED Magic) to fit your GEC player cartridge compartment, it will provide disc playback. --Tom ------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: "popper" <popper> To: <> Subject: help HELP HELP!!! Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 22:05:17 +0100 I HAVE A UK GEC PLAYER WITH NO STYLUS.... CAN I USE A STYLUS FROM THE STATES ... IS THE CODE TO PLAY PAL IN THE STYLUS OR THE MACHINE ??????? THANKS MIKE ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 16:45:21 -0800 To: From: Tom Howe <> Subject: Anthrax Incident in RCA Building Someone asked me if the Anthrax incident on the 3rd floor of 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City is the same place where RCA had their corporate office, and yes, that building was called the RCA Building until 1986. It is now called the GE Building and the large orange neon RCA logo that graced the top of the building during the CED days has become a GE logo: David Sarnoff and Robert Sarnoff had their offices on the 53rd floor, and there was a demonstration suite for the RCA VideoDisc system on the 49th floor. It was here that Richard Sonnenfeldt gave the first public demonstration of CED on March 19, 1975: The building also contained the art department where CED caddy labels were designed. It was a block from the RCA building where the famous subway grate scene of Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch" was filmed. If you're planning a visit to New York, I'd recommend dining at the Rainbow Grill on the 65th floor of the RCA Building, which has a nice panoramic view: --Tom


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