DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 44                                              March 6,1998

**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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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/filings.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/calendar.html

CHAIRMAN KENNARD SELECTS ROSALIND ALLEN AS LIAISON TO LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8020.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: March 6, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Room: March 5, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt030698.pdf

Report No: 1173. Released: March 6, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: 44192. Released: March 6, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980306.txt

Report No: 24192. Released: March 6, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980306.txt

Report No: 326. Released: March 6, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8031.wp

Report No: PGL98-1. Released: March 6, 1998. LOW POWER/TELEVISION TRANSLATORS: PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/LPTV_Notices/pnmm8032.txt

Report No: NA-219. Released: March 6, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS TO DENY DEADLINE.Petitions To Deny Deadline: April 6, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8033.txt

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BLACK ROCK CABLE. Granted certification application filed by Black Rock Cable to operate an open video system in the City of Bellingham and the County of Whatcom, Washington. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 4, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-455). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980455.txt

COX COMMUNICAITONS, INC. D/B/A EMERALD COAST CABLE TELEVISION. Approved the refund plan for Cox Communications, Inc. d/b/a Emerald Coast Cable Television of Oklaloose, FL. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-431). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980431.txt

PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC. Denied must carry complaint filed against Robin Media Group, Inc., dba InterMedia, operator of a cable television system serving Gainesville, Hall, Oakwood, Flowery Branch, Gwinnett and Buford, Georgia, seeking carriage. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: March 2, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-425). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980425.txt

WOODLAWN HILLS, CALIFORNIA. Notified of apparent liability for a forfeiture of $6,000.00 for its apparent willful and repeated violation of the political programming rules on WFXD (FM), Marquette, MI. Action by Mass Media Bureau. by Letter. (DA No. 98-447). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980447.txt

MURDO, SOUTH DAKOTA. Effective April 20, 1998, amended FM Table to allot Channel 285A to Murdo, South Dakota, as the community's first local transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-97-191. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-403). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980403.txt

MUNDS PARK, ARIZONA. Proposed amending FM table to allot Channel 291A to Munds Park, Arizona, as that community's first local aural transmission service. Comments Due: April 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 12, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-27. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-404). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980404.txt

IPSWICH, SOUTH DAKOTA. Effective April 20, 1998, amended FM table to allot Channel 300A at Ipswich, South Dakota, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-97-190. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-434). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980434.txt

KENOVA, WEST VIRGINIA. Effective April 20, 1998, amended FM Table to allot Channel 250A at Kenova, West Virginia, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-97-177. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-402). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980402.txt

MEYERSDALE, PENNSYLVANIA. Proposed amending FM table to allot Channel 253A at Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, as the community's second local FM transmission service. Comments Due: April 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 12, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-28. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-405). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980405.txt

INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 238A to Indian Wells, California, as that community's first local aural transmission service. Comments Due: April 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 12, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-29. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-420). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980420.txt

JOHNSTOWN AND ALTAMONT, NEW YORK. Proposed amending FM Table to reallot Channel 285A from Johnstown to Attamont and modification of license of WSRD accordingly. Comments Due: April 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 12, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-31. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-444). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980444.txt

EAST LOS ANGELES, LONG BEACH AND FRAZIER PARK, CALIFORNIA. Dismissed the Petition for Reconsideration filed by Antelope Broadcasting Co., Inc., of the Report and Order in this FM proceeding. Dkt No.: MM-90-44. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: February 25, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-439). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da980439.txt

LIBERTY CABLE CO., INC. Denied the Joint Motion By Bartholdi Cable Co., Inc. and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau For Summary Decision, and based on the hearing record of this proceeding denied the pending applications of Bartholdi Cable, Inc. for authorization to activate OFS microwave paths which are the subject of this hearing. Dkt No.: WT-96-41. Action by Administrative Law Judge. Adopted: February 27, 1998. by Initial Decision. (DA No. 98D-1). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc980d1.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released March 5, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 43:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMISSION ANNOUNCES PANELISTS FOR MARCH 6, 1998, EN BANC IN CONNECTION WITH REPORT TO CONGRESS ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. OPA Contact: Report Working Group Contact: Jonathan Radin at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8021.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: NCD-139. Released: March 5, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION.Re: Network Change Short Term Notification Received.

Released: March 5, 1998. ADDITIONAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE FOR RURAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. (DA No. 98-457). Dkt No.: CC-96-45. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980457.html

Report No: 24191. Released: March 5, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980305.txt

Report No: CWS-98-22. Released: March 5, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8020.txt

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EDWIN RAICES ANDRES RIVERA REGIS D/B/A R&R COMMUNICATIONS. Ordered that Edwin Raices is liable for a monetary forfeiture in the amount of $5,000, for willful and repated violation of Section 301 of the Communications Act. Action by Chief, Compliance and Information Bureau. by Forfeiture Order. (DA No. 98-428). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/da980428.txt

MICROSTATION RADIO BROADCAST SERVICE PETITION FOR RULEMAKING. Extended Comment Dates. Comments Due: April 27, 1998; Reply Comments Due: May 26, 1998. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: March 5, 1998. by Order Extending Time. (DA No. 98-437). MMB

WESTLINK LICENSEE CORPORATION. This erratum corrects the Order in the above-captioned proceeding released on February 27, 1998, DA-98-332. Action by Acting Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 5, 1998. by Erratum. WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/er980332.txt

AUTOPHONE OF LAREDO, INC. Erratum - corrects the Order released on March 4, 1998, DA-98-335:. Action by Acting Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: March 5, 1998. by Order. (DA No. da-98-335). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980335.txt