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CED Digest Vol. 8 No. 38  •  9/20/2003


20 Years Ago In CED History:

September 21, 1983:
* The U.S. Commerce Department reports that the gross national product for the
second quarter of 1983 grew at an impressive rate of 9.7 percent.
* A peaceful anti-Marcos demonstration that attracted an estimated 500,000
people in Manila turns violent after nightfall when rioters storm the palace of
Ferdinand Marcos. eleven people are killed and about 200 injured in the worst
violence since Marcos came to power in 1965.

September 22, 1983:
* France joins the U.S. bombardment of antigovernment forces in Lebanon after
French soldiers in the peacekeeping force are heavily shelled.
* U.S. Secretary of the Interior James Watt apologizes for his remark about
"a black, a woman, two Jews, and a cripple."

September 23, 1983:
* The newly established Caribbean twin-island country of St. Christopher and
Nevis is formally admitted to the United Nations as its 158th member.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: The Big Chill.

September 24, 1983:
* Continental Airlines, the nation's eighth largest carrier, files for
protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy law and lays off all employees.
* "Tell Her About It" by Billy Joel (CED) becomes the No. 1 U.S.

September 25, 1983:
* Thirty-eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army escape from the
Maze maximum security prison in Belfast, Northern Ireland, after killing one
guard and injuring others.
* U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger arrives in China to discuss
increased military cooperation between China and the United States.
* At the 35th annual Emmy awards the winning TV series include
"Cheers," "Taxi,"  Hill Street Blues," "St.
Elsewhere," and "Cagney and Lacy."

September 26, 1983:
* The result of negotiations sponsored by Saudi Arabia, a cease-fire among the
various political and religious groups at war in Lebanon takes effect at 6:00
AM. The agreement also includes a commitment to convene national reconciliation
* On the first trip to Canada by a British prime minister in more than a
quarter of a century, Margaret Thatcher addresses a joint session of Parliament
in Ottawa.
* President Reagan, addressing the UN General Assembly, announces a new U.S.
proposal for limiting nuclear weapons.
* Chairman Frank Borman of Eastern Airlines, the fourth largest U.S. carrier,
asks employees to take a 15 percent pay cut to help the company avert
* In the seventh and deciding race of the America's Cup yachting competition,
Australia II defeats the U.S. defender, Liberty.
* The Dow Jones Industrial Average of trading on the New York Stock Exchange
closes at 1260.77, a new record high.

September 27, 1983:
* Argentina's military government passes a law that it says will protect
democracy against terrorist activities. Under the new law the military can,
among other things, search homes and make arrests without warrants and detain
suspected terrorists without filing charges for ten days or informing a judge
of the arrest for two days. In addition, accused terrorists would be tried
before the Federal Court of Appeals and have no further recourse if found
* A Soviet rocket, bearing two cosmonauts thought to be scheduled to replace
the crew in the orbiting Salyut 7, explodes on the launching pad, raising
questions about the Soviet Union's ability to reach its announced goal of
deploying a large space station by 1990.

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 19:04:39 -0400
From: Vickie Higginbotham <vmhiggin>
Subject: Purchase of a CED Player

Do you know where I can purchase a player?  A friend of mine has many old
movies and no player.


Vickie Higginbotham

Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 18:00:56 -0800
Subject: RE:cleaning ceds
From: Tom Howe <>

>many advocate cleaning ceds with a machine designed to clean records.
>i want to know if there is a protective coating on the ceds.
>and if there is a coating, would it be removed in the cleaning process
>causing accelerated wear on both the stylus and disc?

There is a silicon coating that was sprayed on CED's just before caddy
insertion. You can see it being applied in the player and disc manufacturing
movie at CED Magic. This coating will be diminished by cleaning processes that
rub the surface or treat it chemically. But those processes will also usually
result in improved playback. Since the long-term effect of abrasive cleaning is
unknown, I only personally recommend cleaning CED's by powerful suction and
playing the disc all the way through once without watching it. More information
can be found in this Featured CED Patent:



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