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CED Digest Vol. 7 No. 40  •  10/5/2002


20 Years Ago In CED History:

October 6, 1982:
* The second round of strategic arms reduction talks (START) between the United
States and the Soviet Union opens in Geneva.

October 7, 1982:
* Trading on the New York Stock Exchange sets a one-day record when 147,070,000
shares exchange hands.
* Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Cats" opens on Broadway in New York City.
* Former Prime Minister Olof Palme of Sweden, leader of the Social Democratic
Party (SDP) is sworn in as premier. Palme and the SDP won a solid victory in
the September 19 general elections.

October 8, 1982:
* The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the national unemployment rate
reached 10.1 percent in September, the highest monthly rate since 1940, with
over 11 million people out of work.
* The Polish Parliament overwhelmingly votes to outlaw Solidarity and all other
existing labor unions.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: Split Image.

October 9, 1982:
* President Reagan, responding to Poland's outlawing of Solidarity, announces
he will suspend its Most Favored Nation trading status.

October 10, 1982:
* Maksymilian Kolbe, a Polish priest, is declared a saint by Pope John Paul II.
In 1941, Father Kolbe, held at the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp,
volunteered to die in place of another man and was subsequently executed.
* Hernan Siles Zuazo is sworn in as president of Bolivia, ending 17 years of
military rule. The national congress, reconvened after more than two years,
elected him on October 5.

October 11, 1982:
* Four persons are killed and scores injured when radical Sikhs storm India's
House of Parliament in New Delhi.
* The "Mary Rose," a British ship that sank in 1545 is brought to the surface
off Portsmouth, England. The ship, which had been the pride of King Henry
VIII's fleet, was first discovered by a diver in 1970.
* The Dow Jones industrial average closes at 1012.79, the first time the
average has surpassed the 1,000 mark since April 1981, the first full month the
CED system was on the market.

October 12, 1982:
* The prime rate, which major U.S. banks charge their best corporate customers, 
is cut to 12 percent. The prime rate had been as high as 16.5 percent in July
* King Hussein of Jordon and Pasir Arafat of the Palestine Liberation
Organization conclude four days of talks on the proposed establishment of a
Palestinian state confederated with Jordon.
* Japanese Prime Minister Zenko Suzaki, facing economic problems and strains
within his party, announces his intention to resign.
* Thousands of workers at the Lenin shipyards in Gdansk, Poland are on strike
to protest the Oct. 8 action by the Polish Parliament. Police use tear gas and
percussion grenades to break up the demonstrations. The following day, all
shipyard workers are drafted into military service, making them subject to
court martial for disobedience.

From: "Allen wolf" <wolfallen>
Subject: VHD Player & Discs "WANTED"!!!!!
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 09:57:01 -0500

Hello All,
I'm Looking to Buy or trade CED Collection For a VHD VideoDisc Player/s &
Discs!!!! The Two sites that tom howe gave are no longer around. if there is
anyone out there...Contact me at and let me know what you
want for them and i'll get back to you. how about you tom?   Allen Wolf


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