DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 86                                                May 5,1998

**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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JOANNE LUCANIK NAMED ASSISTANT DIVISION CHIEF, ACCOUNTING SAFEGUARDS DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8034.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 24234A. Released: May 5, 1998. ERRATUM TO PN, REPORT NO. 24232, RELEASED MAY 1, 1998 - BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Released: May 5, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MAY 4. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt050498.pdf

Report No: 44234. Released: May 5, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980505.txt

Report No: 24234. Released: May 5, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980505.txt

Released: May 5, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980505.html

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TEXTS

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AMERITECH ILLINOIS METRO, INC. AND ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY. Granted Ameritech Illinois Metro, Inc.'s (AIM) and Illinois Bell Telephone Company's (Ameritech Illinois) application for pro forma assignment of an AIM section 214 authorization to Ameritech Illinois; authorized AIM to assign to Ameritech Illinois the section 214 authority to provide service over the local exchange facilities described. Action by Chief, Network Services Division. Adopted: May 5, 1998. by Order & Cert. (DA No. 98-822). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980822.txt

COMCAST CABLEVISION. Denied petition filed by Comcast asserting that it is subject to local exchange carrier ("LEC") effective competition in nine communities in Orange County, California. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 1, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-843). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980843.txt

MARCUS CABLE ASSOCIATES, L.P. Granted Marcus Cable Associates, L.P. d/b/a Marcus Cable's Petition for Special Relief seeking determination of effective competition for Marcus Cable's cable system serving Barron, Wisconsin (CUID WI0015). Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-834). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980834.txt

MARCUS CABLE ASSOCIATES L.P. D/B/A MARCUS CABLE. Denied petition filed by Marcus Cable asserting that it is subject to local exchange carrier ("LEC") effective competition in Whittier, California. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 1, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-844). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980844.txt

HORIZON CABLE I LIMITED PARTNERSHIP & CABLEVISION OF MICHIGAN, INC. Dismissed Petitions for Reconsideration filed November 20, 1997 by Horizon Broadcasting Corporation re: must-carry of WJUE-TV, Battle Creek, Michigan. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 1, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-835). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980835.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 4, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 85:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: May 4, 1998. COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON SPECIFIC QUESTIONS RELATED TO ASSESSMENT OF PRESUBSCRIBED INTEREXCHANGE CARRIER CHARGES ON PUBLIC PAYPHONE LINES - CCB/CPD NO. 98-34.Comments due May 26; replies June 2. (DA No. 98-845). Contact: Yvonne Hawkins at (202) 418-1520. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980845.txt

Released: May 4, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU REQUESTS FURTHER COMMENT ON SELECTED ISSUES REGARDING THE FORWARD-LOOKING ECONOMIC COST MECHANISM FOR UNIVERSAL SERVICE SUPPORT - CC DOCKET NOS. 96-45, 97-160.Comments due May 26; replies June 9. (DA No. 98-848). Contact: Brad Wimmer, Accounting Policy Division at (202) 418-7400. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980848.txt

Released: May 4, 1998. THE FCC'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE 1999 WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE PROPOSES PRELIMINARY VIEWS ON WRC-99 ISSUES.Comments due May 15. (DA No. 98-842). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da980842.txt

Report No: IN 98-21. Released: May 4, 1998. INTERNATIONAL ACTION - WRC-99 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF INFORMAL WORKING GROUPS. Contact: Nancy Wiley, Planning and Negotiation Division at (202) 418-2213.

Report No: 2273. Released: May 4, 1998. PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ACTION IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8026.txt

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BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW- AMENDMENTS OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF THE UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM IN THE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Granted the Federal Communications Bar Association's Motion for an Extension of Time to file rulemaking comments concerning the ULS NPRM (WT Docket No. 98-20, FCC 98-25, April 7, 1998); deadline for filing comments extended to May 22; reply comments extended to June 8. On own motion, waived the Commission's requirement for all pleadings in this docket to be filed on paper. Dkt No.: WT- 98-20. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division. Adopted: May 4, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-827). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da980827.txt