DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 232                                           December 9,1996

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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SUNSHINE NOTICE

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The FCC will hold an open meeting on December 13, 1996, at 9:30 a.m., room 856, 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: NCD-1. Released: December 9, 1996. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS. Contact: Ginny Kennedy at (202) 418-2328.

** Released: December 9, 1996. **CABLE SERVICES ACTION.Court Grants Stay of Section 505 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Pending Supreme Court Review. (DA No. 96-2064). Contact: Meryl Icove at (202) 418-7200.. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da962064.txt

Report No: 43883. Released: December 9, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: 23883. Released: December 9, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Released: December 9, 1996. NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF FOREIGN AM BROADCAST STATION NOTIFICATION.

Released: December 9, 1996. FCC REGULATES RADAR TRANSMITTERS, BUT NOT RADAR DETECTORS. (DA No. 96-2040). Contact: Private Wireless Division at (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/da962040.pdf

Report No: CW-97-12. Released: December 9, 1996. PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION BROADBAND - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION. Contact: Irene Longin at (202) 418-1301. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6183.txt

Report No: CW-97-13. Released: December 9, 1996. PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE INFORMATION BROADBAND - MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION. Contact: Irene Longin at (202) 418-1301. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6182.txt

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SAMMONS COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW JERSEY, INC. Remanded to the local franchising authority, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Office of Cable Television, Dover and Morris, NJ petition for appeal. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2018). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962018.txt

SAMMONS COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW JERSEY, INC. Remanded to the local franchising authority, New Jersey Board of Public Utilites, Office of Cable Television, Vineland, NJ petition for appeal. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2019). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962019.txt

SAMMONS COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW JERSEY, INC. Remanded to the local franchising authority, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Office of cable Television, Phillipsburg, NJ petition for appeal. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2017). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962017.txt

TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT CO., L.P. D/B/A WARNER CABLE. Granted petition by Time Warner and revoked certification of the City of Columbus to regulate basic cable rates. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 6, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2065). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962065.txt

WMFP, INC. Granted must carry complaint against Americable Group, operator of a cable television system serving Merrimack, New Hampshire. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 3, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2027). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962027.txt

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. Granted license renewal applications filed by WCCB-TV, Inc. for Stations WPET(AM)/WKSI-FM subject to EEO reporting conditions and issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $12,000. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 26, 1996. by MO&O and NAL. (FCC No. 96-462). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96462.txt

SIETE GRANDE TELEVISION, INC. AND ESTRELLA BRILLANTE LTD. CO-PARTNERSHIP. Concluded that no action is necessary at this time on allegations that there had been a violation of the multiple ownership rules resulting from an impermissible retention of control of Station WSTE (TV), Channel 7, Ponce, Puerto Rico by Estrella Brillante Ltd. Co-Partnership, licensee of Station WLII (TV), Channel 11, Caguas, Puerto Rico and Station WSUR-TV, Channel 9, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 5, 1996. by Letter. (DA No. 96-2037). MMB

WASHINGTON, DC (REGION 20) AND PHILADELPHIA (REGION 28) METROPOLITAN AREA REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY PLANS. Amended the Public Safety Radio Plan for Region 20 as set forth in the Region's filing of January 26, 1996, conditioned upon satisfying requirements set forth by Commission; Returned Region 28 amendment dated June 4, 1996. Action by Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology & the Chief, Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: December 9, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2066). OET

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 6, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 231:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMON CARRIER BUREAU REACHES CONSENT DECREE WITH WINSTAR. Report No: CC 96-19. CCB Contact: News Contact: Jodie Buenning at (202) 418-7272 ; Enforcement Division Contact: Nina Sandman at (202) 418-1688. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1996/nrcc6082.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 6, 1996. PROCEDURES FOR BELL OPERATING COMPANY APPLICATIONS UNDER NEW SECTION 271 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT. (FCC No. 96-469). Contact: David Ellen at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1996/fcc96469.txt

Released: December 6, 1996. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.Cable Services Bureau announces further extension of time to file reply comments on the proposed resolution for Century Communications Corporation to December 23, 1996. (DA No. 96-2056). Contact: Marjorie Reed Green at (202) 418-7200. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1996/da962056.txt

Released: December 6, 1996. WRC-97 ADVISORY COMMITTEE REVISED DECEMBER SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS OF INFORMAL WORKING GROUPS. Contact: Crystal Foster at (202) 418-0749.

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AMERITECH OPERATING COMPANIES. Denied Petition to Reject, or in the alternative, to suspend and investigate Ameritech Operating Companies Tariff F.C.C. No. 2, Transmittal No. 1004 filed by MCI Telecommunications Corporation. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 5, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2051). CCB

AMERITECH OPERATING COMPANIES. Denied petition to reject, or in the alternative, to suspend and investigate Ameritech Operating Companies Tariff F.C.C. No. 2, Transmittal No. 1014 filed by MCI Telecommunications Corporation. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 5, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2052). CCB

SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY. Denied petition to reject or suspend and investigate Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Tariff F.C.C. No. 73, Transmittal No. 2580 filed by MCI Telecommunications Corporation. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 5, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2053). CCB

COMMON CARRIER BUREAU REACHES CONSENT DECREE WITH WINSTAR. See First Item Under News Releases. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: November 27, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2041). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1996/da962041.txt

PANGBURN, ARKANSAS. Proposed amending Section 73.202 (b) of the Commission's rules, the Table of FM Allotments to allot Channel 256A to Pangburn, Arkansas.Comments due January 27, 1997, Replies February 11, 1997. Dkt No.: MM- 96-247. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 22, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-1956). MMB

METROCALL, INC. Dismissed in part and denied petition to deny applications of Metrocall, Inc. filed by SMR/USA Inc. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: December 6, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2058). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/da962058.txt

NELL G. JOHNSON. Granted petition to dismiss or Deny Nell G. Johnson's application requesting a paging facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania, filed by Tri-State Radio Corporation. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: December 6, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2059). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/da962059.txt