DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 104                                               June 1,1998

**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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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACTION - UNIVERSAL LICENSING SYSTEM BEGINS PROCESSING PART 22 PAGING APPLICATIONS - REPORT NO. WT 98-15.. Today, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will begin using the Universal Licensing System for all licensing of Part 22 Paging and Radiotelephone Services. Part 22 Paging licensees, applicants and the public can expect significant benefits from ULS such as fast and easy electronic filing, improved data accuracy through automated checking of applications, and electronic access to licensing information.. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: David Furth at (202) 418-0632 or Karen Wrege at (202) 418-0667. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8022.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: June 1, 1998. FCC FORM 431 AVAILABLE. Contact: Shoko B. Hair at (202) 418-1379.

Released: June 1, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (1 OF 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: June 1, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - MAY 29. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt052998.pdf

Report No: 44252. Released: June 1, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980601.txt

Report No: 24252. Released: June 1, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980601.txt

Report No: 98-6. Released: June 1, 1998. FM TRANSLATOR-BOOSTER APPLICATIONS READY AND AVAILABLE FOR PROCESSING.July 1, 1998 cut-off date. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8083.wp

Released: June 1, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (2 OF 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exb80601.html

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TIME WARNER CABLE. Remanded a local rate case involving Time Warner Cable and the Town of Clayton, North Carolina. The franchising authority insufficiently explained its rejection of the operator's proposed rate for the basic service tier. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 28, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1018). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981018.wp

TCI TKR OF HOUSTON, INC. Denied Petition for Reconsideration filed by TCI TKR of Houston, Inc. of consolidated order denying local rate appeals for Alvin, El Lago, Friendswood, La Marque, League City, Nassau Bay, Seabrook, Taylor Lake Village, Texas City, and Webster, TX regarding equipment and installation rates for the basic service tier. Action by Acting Bureau Chief. Adopted: May 28, 1998. by MO&O on Recon. (DA No. 98-1021). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981021.wp

SUBURBAN CABLE TV, INC. Approved refund plan submitted by Suburban Cable TV, Inc. for Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: May 27, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1014). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981014.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released May 29, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 103:

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NEWS RELEASES

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MASS MEDIA ACTION - COMMISSION CREATES DTV TOWER STRIKE FORCE TO TARGET POTENTIAL PROBLEMS IN IMPLEMENTING DIGITAL TELEVISION - REPORT NO. MM 98-6. The FCC announced the creation of a DTV tower strike force, chaired by Commissioner Susan Ness, to target potential problems in the implementation of digital broadcast television (DTV) and to work with local authorities and broadcasters to expedite implementation of DTV.. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Barbara Kreisman, Chief, Video Services Bureau at (202) 418-1600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8017.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44251A. Released: May 29, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/pnmm8084.txt

Report No: 24251A. Released: May 29, 1998. NEW AND MAJOR CHANGE ITFS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Contact: Henry A. Allen at (202) 418-1610. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8081.wp

Report No: AUC-98-18-B. Released: May 29, 1998. AUCTION OF THE PHASE II 220 MHZ SERVICE LICENSES - AUCTION NOTICE AND FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR 908 LICENSES CONSISTING OF ECONOMIC AREA (EA), ECONOMIC AREA GROUPING (EAG), AND NATIONWIDE LICENSES, SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 1998. (DA No. 98-1010). Contact: Commercial Wireless: Scott A. Mackoul at (202) 418-7240; Auctions and Industry Analysis: Lisa Hartigan, Bob Reagle, Frank Stilwell at (202) 418-0660; Policy: Marty Liebman at (202) 418-1310. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da981010.wp

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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON THE PETITION FOR REHEARING IN BANC ON THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD V. FCC OPINION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek837.html

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS AND COMMISSIONER GLORIA TRISTANI REGARDING THE MASS MEDIA BUREAU'S APPROVAL OF ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER IN REDDING, CA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/States/stsn815.html

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NUMBER PORTABLILITY QUERY SERVICES. Suspended for one day and set for investigation the tariff revisions regarding long-term number portability database services that Pacific Bell sets forth in Transmital Nos. 1927 and 1973, ans Southwestern Bell sets forth in Transmittal Nos. 2638 and 2694. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: May 29, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1024). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981024.wp