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CED Digest Vol. 8 No. 20  •  5/17/2003


20 Years Ago In CED History:

May 18, 1983:
* Owen F. Bieber, 53, is elected president of the United Auto Workers (UAW),
replacing Douglas Fraser, who is retiring.

May 19, 1983:
* The 1983 Cannes Film Festival ends in France. The CED title "Monty
Python's the Meaning of Life" receives the Grand Prix Special du Jury.

May 20, 1983:
* The Pasteur Institute in Paris, France announces that Luc Montagnier has
discovered a T-Cell Lymphotrophic Retrovirus. This virus is later called LAV or
* In one of the most severe terrorist attacks ever in South Africa, a car bomb
explodes outside the Pretoria headquarters of the national air force, killing
18 persons and injuring 200 others. The African National Congress (ANC), an
outlawed black nationalist group, claims responsibility.
* President Reagan announces that a 1982 ban on the sale of 75 F-16 fighter
planes to Israel is being lifted.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: Blue Thunder.

May 21, 1983:
* The discovery of a high-speed pulsar is reported, flashing at 642 times per
second, between the constellations Vulpecula and Cygnus.
* The 109th Preakness Stakes is won by Donald Miller, Jr. riding Deputed
Testimony in a time of 1:55.4.
* "Let's Dance" by David Bowie (CED) becomes the No. 1 U.S. single.

May 22, 1983:
* President Reagan urges the Iranian government not to carry out the planned
executions of 22 members of the Baha'i faith. The president pleaded for
clemency because the Baha'is appeared to be completely innocent of the
political charges against them.

May 23, 1983:
* South African jets attack ANC bases in Maputo, Mozambique, in retaliation for
the May 20 bombing.
* Byron Taylor, a member of the engineering staff at SelectaVision VideoDisc
Operations in Indianapolis, Indiana receives a Technical Excellence Award for
his design work on the VDC-5 CED player stylus cartridge.

May 24, 1983:
* The U.S. supreme Court rules 8-1 that the Internal Revenue Service can
legally deny tax exemptions to racially biased public schools.
* New York City residents celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn
Bridge with a parade, fireworks, and other festivities.
* The U.S. government names acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) the
government's top medical priority. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services states that a nonstop effort is underway to identify
the disease so that effective treatment can be developed.

Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 09:50:45 -0400
Subject: need new stylus: 149000
From: Ethan and Amanda <ethamd>
To: <>

I have an RCA model # SFT 100W that needs a new stylus.  Does anyone have
one for sale, or know where I can buy one?  The part number of the old
stylus is: 149000.  By the way, the player used to belong to this guy:


Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 14:51:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: byteme More <bytemesoftware>
Subject: ced carts

i have a sears player up on ebay for 40 bucks you
could buy hte player and ill take the cart outand send
it to you and throw the player out.


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