DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 36                                          February 24,1998

**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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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 24, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt022498.pdf

Report No: 44184. Released: February 24, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980224.txt

Report No: 24184. Released: February 24, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980224.txt

Report No: 2257. Released: February 24, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8007.wp

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TEXTS

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PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC. VS. BRENMORE CABLE PARTNERS, L.P. Granted the petition for special relief (CSR-5131-A) filed by Brenmore Cable Partners, L.P., d/b/a InterMedia. Athens, Clarke Coutny, Oconee County, Winterville, Bogart, and Watkinsville, Georgia served by InterMedia's cable systems are no longer part of WTLK-TV's market area for purposes of Section 614, and dismissed the Request for Mandatory Carriage Complaint field by Paxson Atlanta Licensee, Inc. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: February 17, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-329). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980329.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released February 23, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 35:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC CHAIRMAN KENNARD DISCUSSES GROWTH AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF WIRELESS INDUSTRY AT CTIA CONVENTION. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. WTB.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: February 23, 1998. FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE SOLICITS ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS FOR RURAL TASK FORCE. (FCC No. 98-J-1). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Contact: Astrid Carlson at (202) 418-7369. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/fcc98j01.html

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SPEECHES

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WILLIAM E. KENNARD, CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO WIRELESS '98 ATLANTA, GA. February 23, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek805.html

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TEXTS

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GTE TELECOM INCORPORATED/GTE MOBILENET INCORPORATED, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND CERTAIN OF ITS CORPORATE AFFILIATES. Granted GTE Telecom Incorporated authority under Section 214 of the Communications Act to provide facilities based and resold international switched and non-interconnected private line services to the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Granted the joint request filed by GTE Mobilnet Incorporated and certain of its corporate affiliates and partnerships to resell international switched service to the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Action by Chief, Telecommunications Division, International Bureau. Adopted: February 20, 1998. by Order, Auth. & Cert. (DA No. 98-348). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980348.txt

**ADVANCED TELEVISION SYSTEMS AND THEIR IMPACT UPON THE EXISTING TELEVISION BROADCAST SERVICE. Affirmed service rules providing for rapid conversion of over-the-air broadcasting to DTV. Dkt No.: MM-87-268. Action by the Commission. Adopted: February 17, 1998. by 5th R&O. (FCC No. 98-23). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98023.html

LIBERTY TEMPLE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, INC. DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION/WCFJ, INC./WSBC BROADCASTING L.L.C./WSBC, INC. Granted the request for permanent waiver of the Commission's one to a market rule, to allow common ownership and operation of WPWR-TV, Gary, Indiana, WCFJ-AM, Chicago Heights, Illinois, and WSBC-AM, Chicago, Illinois, and granted the application to assign the license of station WCFJ, Inc. and the application for assignment of the license of station WSBC-AM, Chicago, Illinois, from WSBC Broadcating, L.L.C. to WSBC, Inc. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 23, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-356). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980356.txt

FEES FOR ANCILLIARY OR SUPPLEMENTARY USE OF DIGITAL TELEVISION SPECTRUM PURSUANT TO SECTION 336(E)(1) OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Granted Extension of Time for Filing Comments. Comments Due: May 4, Reply Comments Due: June 2. Dkt No.: MM-97-247. Adopted: February 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-354). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980354.txt

**ADVANCED TELEVISION SYSTEMS AND THEIR IMPACT UPON THE EXISTING TELEVISION BROADCAST SERVICE. Adopted a Table of Allotments for digital television (DTV), policies and rules for the initial DTV allotments for digital television (DTV), policies and rules for initial DTV allotments, procedures for assigning those alloted channels, and plans for spectrum recovery. Dkt No.: MM-87-268. Action by the Commission. Adopted: February 17, 1998. by 6th R&O. (FCC No. 98-24). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/fcc98024.html

KENWOOD COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION. Granted the Request for Waiver of Sections 80.215(e)(2) and (i) of the Rules filed by Kenwood Communications Corporation, and waived to the extent necessary to permit type acceptance of Kenwood's Part 80 AMTS transceiver. Action by Acting Chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: February 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-355). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980355.txt