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CED Digest Vol. 7 No. 45  •  11/9/2002


20 Years Ago In CED History:

November 10, 1982:
* Leonid Brezhnev, general secretary of the Russian Communist Party and
chairman of the the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, dies of a heart attack at
age 75. Brezhnev had been party leader since 1964 and chairman, or head of
state, since 1977.
* Geoffrey A. Prime, a translator of Russian at Great Britain's Government
Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham from 1976 to 1977, pleads guilty to
having spied for the Soviet Union and is sentenced to 35 years in prison.
* New Zealand announces an agreement with Australia to phase out almost all
tariffs and duties between the two countries.

November 11, 1982:
* Flight STS-5 (CED) of the space shuttle Columbia takes place from the Kennedy
Space Center in Florida. This first commercial flight of the space shuttle
program places two communications satellites in orbit, but a planned space walk
has to be canceled because the spacesuits malfunction.

November 12, 1982:
* The Communist Party Central Committee meets in emergency session and elects
68-year-old Yuri Andropov general secretary of the party, the most powerful
position in the Soviet Union.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: Conan the Barbarian.

November 13, 1982:
* About 15,000 Vietnam War veterans march down Constitution Avenue in
Washington D.C. to the Mall for the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
as a crowd of 150,000 watch. The ceremony is the culmination of a five-day
salute to Vietnam War veterans.
* President Reagan lifts his ban against the use of U.S. technology for the
construction of a natural gas pipeline from Siberia to Western Europe.
* "Business As Usual" by Men At Work (CED) becomes the No. 1 U.S. Album.

November 14, 1982:
* Lech Walesa, former head of Poland's outlawed Solidarity labor union, returns
home after 11 months in internment.
* Soviet cosmonauts Anatoly Berezovoy and Valentin Lebedev aboard the Salyut 7
space station break the prior record of 185 days in space. The previous record
had been set by two of their countrymen in 1980.

November 15, 1982:
* A federal district judge in Los Angeles rules that the U.S. draft
registration law is invalid.
* The state funeral for Soviet leader Leonid Ilich Brezhnev is held in Moscow.

November 16, 1982:
* Astronauts Vance Brand, Robert Overmyer, William Lenoir, and Joseph Allen
aboard flight STS-5 (CED) of the space shuttle Columbia return to Earth after
its first operational mission.
* The National Football League Players Association and the owners of 28 teams
reach a tentative agreement to end the strike that began on September 21. If
the agreement is ratified by the players, each team will play only seven more
regular season games. An expanded play-off series will involve 16 teams vying
for a Super Bowl berth.
* Chinese Foreign Minister Huang Hua and his Soviet counterpart, Andrey
Gromyko, meet for an hour and a half in Moscow following the funeral of Leonid
I. Brezhvev. It was the first such high-level meeting between the two largest
Communist countries since 1969.

Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 15:02:25 -0500
From: Michael Dunn <mdunn>
Subject: Selling movies!

   I'm selling 42 movies in groups of 6.  Please check them out:

Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 16:49:01 -0500
From: Michael Dunn <mdunn>
Subject: Further Universal remote success

   I've discovered more functionality with my RCA 805 universal and SJT400
player.  Apart from my previously posted info re play/reject/pause/RF
functions, it DOES do fast searching too (~10-16x)!  The GUIDE button is Fwd,
and the PIP button is Rev.  INFO controls the on-screen time display.  MENU
brings up the text "TIME OR BAND ?", but sadly, I can't get it to do anything
after that.

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