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CED Digest Vol. 8 No. 13  •  3/29/2003


20 Years Ago In CED History:

March 30, 1983:
* Roy L. Williams, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is
sentenced to 55 years in prison for his December 1982 conviction of having
attempted to bribe a U.S. Senator.
* The first California condor hatched in captivity emerges from its shell at
the San Diego Zoo.

March 31, 1983:
* An earthquake strikes Popayan, Columbia, killing more than 300 people.
* The Michael Jackson music video "Beat It" (CED) premiers on MTV.
* President Reagan states he will not approve the shipment of F-16 fighter
planes to Israel until the country has withdrawn its troops from Lebanon.

April 1, 1983:
* Tens of thousands of antinuclear protestors turn out for weekend protests in
West Germany and Great Britain. A 14-mile-long human chain is formed from an
air base in Greenham common to an armaments factory at Burghfield. The next day
about 4,000 people stage a "die-in" in Glasglow, Scotland.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: The Black Stallion

* RCA VideoDisc Releases for April 1983:

Amityville II: The Possession
Challenge, The
Charlie Brown Festival, Vol. 4
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean...
Death Wish II
Diary of Anne Frank, The (2)
Duck Soup
Dunder Klumpen
El Cid (2)
Fleetwood Mac In Concert: Mirage Tour '82*
Forced Vengeance
Four Friends
Four Seasons, The
Gas Pump Girls
Great Gatsby, The (2)
Hair** [RCA]
I Love You
If You Could See What I Hear
Incubus, The
Invitation to the Dance
Irma La Douce (2)
Jazz Singer, The [1927]
Last Unicorn, The**
Lion In Winter, The (2)
Magic Pony, The
Man of La Mancha (2)*
Owl and the Pussycat, The
Raven, The
Return of a Man Called Horse, The
Secret of NIMH, The**
Silent Partner, The
Slumber Party '57
Split Image
Sting, The (2)
Summer Lovers
Swamp Thing
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot [CBS]
Tom Sawyer
What's New, Pussycat?
What's Up, Tiger Lilly?
Yes Giorgio**

April 2, 1983:
* The NJ Transit strike that began on March 1 comes to an end.

April 3, 1983:
* Southern Cal defeats Louisiana Tech 69-67 in the NCAA Women's Basketball
* Vietnamese occupation forces are reported to have overrun a key insurgent
base in western Cambodia, continuing a week-long offensive that sent tens of
thousands of refugees fleeing across the border into Thailand.

April 4, 1983:
* The space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral on its first
flight and the sixth flight (STS-6, CED) overall of the shuttle program. It
deploys a 5,000-pound tracking and data relay satellite intended to provide
nearly continuous  communication with spacecraft in orbit
* In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a "March Against Unemployment" by some 2,500
demonstrators erupts into three days of rioting.
* The United States grants political asylum to Chinese tennis player Hu Na.
* North Carolina State University upsets the University of Houston to win the
45th NCAA Division I basketball championship.
* Gloria Swanson, the American actress, dies at age 84. During a career that
spanned some 60 years, she starred in many movies including the CED title
Sunset Boulevard.

April 5, 1983:
* The tracking and data satellite launched the day before by the space shuttle
Challenger is found to have fallen far short of its intended orbit because of a
rocket malfunction.
* The French government expels 47 Soviet diplomats, journalists, and trade
officials on charges of espionage.
* PLO leader Yasir Arafat and King Hussein of Jordan end talks in Amman after
failing to work out a basis for cooperating in President Reagan's peace plan
for the Middle East.

From: "Travis Moore" <traviswademoore>
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 8 No. 12
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 21:59:40 -0800

well Hope I didn't give anyone a heart attack with the interesting idnetity a
total surprize to me to. I used a different computer from the one I usualy use
to join the group and one of the settings was inacurate

I had assumed that it was somthing like connecting the leads to ground and
since there was a post convienently labeled ground I connected them to ground
but when i connected them to the ground and closed every thing up and attempted
a test of the system when turned on the display led's went wacky and gave a
blinking E affraid i turned it off and unpluged it i disconnected it and
removed the leads now there isn't any video output just a black screen the
player still seems to work ok besides that the machine powers up and  stylus
begins play and soon the sound from the disc  begins but no video I did take
the  RF modulator box cover off at one point could that be the problem? I think
i did get the lil switch arm back over the switch inside the  RF modulator box
hope I haven't fried anything important but even if it's somthing that is
replaceable I have no idea how to figure what needs replacing.


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