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CED Digest Vol. 8 No. 44  •  11/1/2003


20 Years Ago In CED History:

November 2, 1983:
* President Reagan signs into law a bill earlier approved by Congress making
the third Monday in January a national holiday, beginning in 1986, to
commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
* South African voters approve constitutional changes to create a tripartite
parliament consisting of separate chambers for white, Indian, and mixed-race
* The U.S. Defense Department declares that "hostilities have ceased"
on Grenada and that troop withdrawal will begin shortly.
* Chrysler Corp. puts the first minivan, the T-115, on the market.

November 3, 1983:
* The Rev. Jesse Jackson, 42-year-old civil-rights leader, announces his
candidacy for the 1984 Democratic presidential nomination.

November 4, 1983:
* A suicide truck bombing of Israeli headquarters in Tyre, southern Lebanon,
leaves 60 dead and 30 wounded; a pro-Iranian group claims responsibility.
Israeli planes attack Palestinian positions.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: Eddie Macon's Run.

November 5, 1983:
* Soviet party leader Yuri Andropov fails to attend the annual parade in Moscow
commemorating the 1917 Bolshevik revolution. It is the first time a Soviet head
of state misses the event.

November 6, 1983:
* Turkey's conservative Motherland Party, led by Turgut Ozai, wins 211 of 400
seats in national parliamentary elections.
* U.S. troops on Grenada uncover about 100 bodies at a training camp with one
believed to be that of former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.

November 7, 1983:
* A bomb explodes outside the U.S. Senate chamber late in the evening; no one
is injured.

November 8, 1983:
* The Roman Catholic bishops of France, in a nearly unanimous vote, approve
nuclear weapons as a necessary and legitimate defense against aggression.
* Martha Layne Collins is elected governor of Kentucky and W. Wilson Goode is
elected mayor of Philadelphia as women and black candidates show strength in
U.S. off-year elections.
* James Hayden, the actor playing a heroin addict on Broadway, dies of a heroin
overdose. He appears in the CED titles Cruising and Once Upon a Time in

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 08:16:35 -0800
Subject: Re: Cleaning Discs
From: James Curiel <jacuriel>

On the subject of cleaning discs.

I have cleaned hundreds of discs, I've lost count..

I have used the air dry, towel blotch dry, blown air over it, and I have used
the Nitty Gritty machines with vacuum lip.

By far the best method for cleaning is the Nitty with vacuum lip.

I have watched some movies on a repeated basis, and I can say that I have not
noticed any degradation of sound or picture after cleaning the disc and then
watching the movie on a repeated basis.

In fact, I think the picture improves with repeated viewing in a lot of

My favorite movie is the Parent Trap on CED.  I have not videotaped it.  There
is no need.

Since cleaning, I have probably seen it 8-9 times over the last three years.
That movie has the best picture and no skips.

Try your own experiments.  Once you have used a Nitty, you'll see there is no
need for videotape and kiss skipping goodbye.

Remember,  apply very little pressure on the 78 adaptor, and if you are using
the EV-1 from KAB barely hold the hand cleaner in place. You can crush the
grooves and damage the disc.

Once you go Nitty, you won't go back.


signed James

Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 09:15:02 -0600
From: Dave Potochick <potochdj>
Subject: Re: CED Digest Vol. 8 No. 43
To: <>

>we were then warned against touching the disc itself being our finger
>prints could add to the problem and never remove the coating on the

Hmmm... I've washed my CEDs in the sink like I wash vinyl records... Someone at
a radio station years ago taught me their secret to cleaning records and I've
used it ever since...  You wash them in the sink with dish detergent and water
using a soft cloth and clean the grooves and then rinse them and towel dry
them.... Doing this has worked in correcting skipping for a lot of my CEDs and
they play fine afterwards... What does the protective coating actually do?? Is
it just for protection of the needle. The Benji disc I spoke about doing this
to previously is still playing fine and I cleaned it years ago...  It would
like soap would remove the coating...

Sometimes just playing the discs over and over in a spot where it skips
corrects the problem..



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