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CED Digest Vol. 7 No. 27  •  7/6/2002


20 Years Ago In CED History:

July 7, 1982:
* Private Western bankers try in vain to work out a settlement with Polish
officials on that nation's multi-billion-dollar debts. Poland wants new credits
to cover its 1982 interest payments of deferment of both interest and principal
payments until the following year.

July 8, 1982:
* During a meeting with Canadian Finance Minister Allan MacEachen,
representatives of many of the country's major businesses indicate a
willingness to support Prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's effort to limit
wage increases to 6% in 1982.
* Health officials in five states report 34 cases of GRID, 10 of them fatal, in
Haitian immigrants who all said they were not homosexuals.

July 9, 1982:
* An intruder breaks into Great Britain's Buckingham Palace and enters the
bedroom of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen talks to him for 10 minutes before
being able to summon a footman when the intruder requests a cigarette.
* A Pan American World Airways 747 jetliner, after taking off from New Orleans
International Airport in a rainstorm, crashes in nearby Kenner, killing 153
* President Reagan announces that the United States will not sign the treaty
adopted by the United nations Law of the Sea Conference, because of the
treaty's restrictions on seabed mining.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: TRON.

July 10, 1982:
* Ministers of OPEC end an emergency two-day meeting in Vienna still divided
over prices and production quotas. Iran, which along with Libya and Nigeria is
accused of exceeding quotas agreed to in March, challenges Saudi Arabia's
* A 30-day box-office record of $102.6 million is set by the motion picture
"E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial."

July 11, 1982:
* In Madrid, Spain, Italy wins the World Cup soccer championship, defeating
West Germany 3-1. This is Italy's first victory in 44 years.

July 12, 1982:
* Zail Singh, a close friend of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, is elected
president of India to replace N. Sanjiva Reddy, whose five-year term expires on
July 25. Gandhi's nomination of a Sikh for the largely ceremonial post is seen
by some as an attempt to pacify Sikhs in the state of Punjab who are clamoring
for independence.
* Peruvian President Fernando Belaunde Terry suspends constitutional rights in
three of the country's southern provinces and orders 100 specially trained
policemen into the area to quell violence instigated by a Maoist organization
called Sendero Luminoso.
* Australia announces a record current account deficit of $9.3 billion for the
fiscal year ending on June 30, 1982.
* Debate on a proposed constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal
budget begins in the U.S. Senate.
* In Tuscon, Arizona, Miguel Vazquez performs the first quadruple flip in a
trapeze act.

July 13, 1982:
* Iranian troops cross the border into Iraq for the first time during their
22-month war despite earlier protestations that the purpose of Iran's spring
offensive is limited to recapturing the territory it lost in the early stages
of the war. Iranian troops move towards Basra, Iraq's second largest city and
site of a major oil refinery. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini appears determined to
keep Iranian forces fighting until Iraqi President Saddam Hussein at-Takriti is

From: "Martin Floyd" <mfloyd>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 08:42:47 -0500

Hi, I have surfed the CED Magic site for the link to a company specializing in
service manuals, but I either don't have the correct information or I don't
know how to use the
company's search site.
Anyway, does anyone know where I can get a player service manual for a RCA
player?  I have to try to replace the turntable/whatever that was damaged in
I have mechanical knowledge, so that isn't going to deter me.  The CED Magic
states that it is a procedure done with the manual.
Thanks for your help.

From: katglen1
To: Tom Howe <>
Subject: Re: CED Digest
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 19:17:21 +0000

Talk about CED still having a following...A "CED 
Service Alignment Disc" just went for $127.50 on Ebay
(auction #1545209956).  While I am sure this is a 
valuable tool for someone who knows what they are doing 
it's a lot of money for a CED disc (sure hope it is in 
good condition).  This item had 43 bids!  If the high 
bidder is in this mailing list we would love to hear 
from him and he can tell us about this service disc.

Glenn Bennett

From: Thompson Bob <Bob.Thompson>
To: "''" <>
Subject: My collection of UK/PAL CED's
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 13:29:41 +0100 

Hi all,
		I have added a section about my collection of CED's and my
duplicate CED's to my website. 

All are UK/PAL CED's. If anyone is interested in swapping/buying so we can
increase our respective collections then please get in touch with me at 

I'm more interested in swapping 1 for 1 than selling, but have a look
anyway. Prices are generally less than eBay(UK) selling prices.

I also have some players but need to sort out the working and spares
examples before putting them on my website.

If anyone has any suggestions as to content them please suggest away but I
must point out that it's not intended as a UK version of cedmagic, I just
don't have the time to do that and it would be very difficult to top Tom's
work anyway.

Regards Bob Thompson.

From: "jim horn" <horn>
To: <>
Cc: <horn>
Subject: buy a working video disk  player
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 09:20:34 -0700

gentlemen: I have 80 or 90 video disks that I would like to transfer onto vcr
format. I would like to find a good rca video disk player to use to transfer
them over with. thanks jwh

Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 21:18:32 -0800
From: "Tom Howe" <>
Subject: The Kids Are Alright

Hello All:

The untimely death of bass guitarist John Entwistle of The Who has prompted
some Internet discussion of the RCA VideoDisc of TKAA. The CED release of this
documentary contains some footage before and during "A Quick One" that doesn't
appear on any other video release. It seems that writer/director Jeff Stein
wanted the footage included, but John Entwistle had it edited out. Somehow the
unedited version got released on CED. The complete story of "The Kids Are
Alright" can be found on this page:



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