DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 81                                             April 28,1998

**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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RICHARD M. SMITH TO LEAVE COMMISSION. OET. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1998/nret8005.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: April 28, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 04/27/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt042798.pdf

Released: April 28, 1998. SECTION 43.61(B) QUARTERLY TRAFFIC REPORTS INTERNATIONAL BUREAU EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR FIRST REPORT AND CLARIFIES FORMAT.Report Deadline: June 1, 1998. (DA No. 98-802). Contact: International Bureau: Kathryn O'Brien at (202) 418-1439 or Susan O'Connell at (202) 418-1484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980802.txt

Report No: 44229. Released: April 28, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980428.txt

Report No: 24229. Released: April 28, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980428.txt

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TIME WARNER CABLE. Granted OVS Complaint filed by Time Warner Cable against RCN-BeCoCom, L.L.C., regarding availability and scope of information pertaining to RCN's New England OVS. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: April 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-798). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980798.txt

ERIE COUNTY CABLEVISION, INC. Erratum amending paragraph 22 in the Commission's March 19, 1998 Memorandum Opinion and Order DA-98-550 denying Erie County Cablevision, Inc.'s request for ADI modification. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: April 24, 1998. by Erratum. (DA No. 98-797). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980797.txt

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AM EXPANDED BAND ALLOTMENT PLAN. Denied the petitions for reconsideration filed by Press Broadcasting Company, Inc. and Kovas Communications, Inc. Dkt No.: MM-87-267. Action by the FCC. Adopted: April 14, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-69). MMB

WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY. Granted license renewal application for station WCIU-TV, Chicago, Illinois and issued Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 27, 1998. by NAL Letter. (DA No. 98-800). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980800.txt

FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC. Granted license renewal application of Fox Television Stations, Inc., for station WFLD(TV), Chicago, Illionois File No. BRCT-970804KE and issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 27, 1998. by NAL Letter. (DA No. 98-801). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980801.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 27, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 80:

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NEWS RELEASES

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FCC ADOPTS PARTITIONING AND DISAGGREGATION RULES FOR LMDS LICENSES. Report No: 98-12. by 4th R&O. Action by: the Commission. Dkt No.: CC-92-297. (FCC No. 98-77) News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0500. WTB Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Susan Magnotti at (202) 418-0680.

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS BY WILLIAM KENNARD CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO USTA'S INSIDE WASHINGTON TELECOM APRIL 27, 1998. (as prepared for delivery). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek813.html

REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER GLORIA TRISTANI BEFORE THE US WEST REGIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE APRIL 27, 1998. "Section 706: An Opportunity for Broadband Competition Policy". Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/spgt807.html

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ECHOSTAR SATELLITE CORPORATION (ESC), DIRECTSAT CORPORATION (DST)/ECHOSTAR DBS CORPORATION (ESC DBS). Granted ESC, DST, and ESC DBS authority to make minor modifications to their satellites. Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. Adopted: April 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-794). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da980794.txt

WCGV LICENSEE, INC. Granted license renewal application of WCGV-TV Licensee, Inc for station WCGV-TV, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and issued a Notice of Apparent of Liability for Forfeiture, WCGV, Inc., licensee, WCGV-TV, in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter may be aired during children's programming. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: April 24, 1998. by NAL Letter. (DA No. 98-799). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da980799.txt