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CED Digest Vol. 8 No. 36  •  9/6/2003


20 Years Ago In CED History:

September 7, 1983:
* Voters in Ireland approve a constitutional amendment banning abortion.

September 8, 1983:
* As renewed heavy fighting between Lebanese groups continues, U.S. warships
off the coast of Lebanon fire for the first time on artillery emplacements in
the hills above Beirut that had shelled U.S. Marine peacekeeping troops near
the city.
* The United States and Greece sign an agreement allowing U.S. Military bases
in Greece for at least five more years.
* A Czech family of four escapes to freedom in Austria in a hot air balloon
made of raincoats.

September 9, 1983:
* A dozen Western governments agree on a temporary ban on commercial flights to
the Soviet Union to protest the downing of the South Korean passenger jetliner
on September 1.
* Argentine President Reynaldo Bignone pardons Isabel Peron, who is living in
exile in Spain.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: The Star Chamber.

September 10, 1983:
* Pope John Paul II begins a several day visit to Austria.
* The government of Peru lifts its state of emergency in most parts of the
* "Maniac" (CED) by Michael Sembello becomes the No. 1 U.S. single.

September 11, 1983:
* U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush begins a seven-nation tour of North
Africa and Europe.
* Jimmy Connors defeats Ivan Lendi to capture his fifth men's singles title at
the U.S. Open tennis championships in Queens, NY. In the women's final the day
before, Martina Navratilova took her first singles championship by defeating
Chris Evert Lloyd.

September 12, 1983:
* Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who succeeded Menachem Begin as
leader of the Herut Party on September 2, is asked by all six parties in the
ruling coalition to form a new government.
* Former Gov. Daniel J. Evans, a Republican, is sworn in as U.S. senator from
Washington. He takes the seat left vacant by Democrat Sen. Henry Jackson, who
died September 1.
* Sixty-four miners lose their lives in an explosion at the Hlobane coal mine
southeast of Johannesburg, South Africa.
* The Soviet Union vetoes a U.N. Security Council resolution deploring the
downing of Korean Air Lines flight 007.

September 13, 1983:
* Osbourne Computer Corporation, maker of the first portable computer with a
bundled software suite, declares bankruptcy:

* Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Robert Mugabe ends a four-day U.S. visit with his
first personal meeting with President Reagan.
* Former Senator George S. McGovern (D- S. Dak.) announces that he will seek
the 1984 Democratic presidential nomination.

Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 11:07:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Robt H Huck


I was involved in the early development and the subsequent production, as well
as the final days, of the RCA CED system.   It brings tears!!  Check the
credits on the "Memories" disk!

B. Huck

From: Cinemajor
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 16:40:22 EDT


RCA CT-100 PARTS EX+ CONDITION  Ebay Item number: 2191024106

I wanted to give you a heads up on this item. If you don't need them, please
pass the info on. Thanks. All the best.

Larry A.

Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 16:50:41 -0800
Subject: The Future of Physical Media
From: Tom Howe <>

Hello All:

Here are links to a couple articles published in the last few days regarding
audio CD's and vinyl LP's. The first article describes how the ease of
downloading music, both by free file sharing services and fee-based systems may
make the actual ownership of discs obsolete at some time in the future. This
would even apply to ownership of DVD movies as the download bandwidth continues
to increase;

This second article discusses the revival of Vinyl LP's, both as newly
manufactured products and collectibles:

Even if physical media does eventually become a thing of the past, there will
probably always be a collector's market for original CD's, DVD's, CED's,
LaserDiscs, etc. simply for their retro appeal.



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