DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 191                                            October 2,1998

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

FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Filings/fl981002.html

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA Contact: Public Services Division, Office of Public Affairs: Martha Contee at (202) 418-0260, TTY: (202) 418-2555, email: mcontee@fcc.gov. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Open_Proceedings/op981002.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 2, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 10/01/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt100198.pdf

Released: October 2, 1998. REQUESTS BY SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY FOR LIMITED MODIFICATION OF LATA BOUNDARIES TO PROVIDE EXPANDED LOCAL CALLING SERVICE. COMMENTS DUE: OCTOBER 16, 1998; REPLY COMMENTS DUE: OCTOBER 23, 1998. Contact: Common Carrier Bureau, Network Services Division: Alan Thomas at (202) 418-2338. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/pncc8022.wp

Report No: TEL-00014S. Released: October 2, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18 and 1.767). Contact: International Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8241.pdf

Report No: 44339. Released: October 2, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981002.txt

Report No: 24339. Released: October 2, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981002.txt

Report No: 341. Released: October 2, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8145.wp

Released: October 2, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE DOCKET FM ALLOTMENT RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. (DA No. 98-1987). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/da981987.wp

Released: October 2, 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/exa81002.html

Report No: 2300. Released: October 2, 1998. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8058.wp

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TIME WARNER CABLE. Erratum to Order DA-98-1750, released September 2, 1998 to correct paragraph 3 on page 2. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: September 29, 1998. by Erratum. CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/er981750.wp

CLOSED CAPTIONING OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING. Addressed nine petitions for reconsideration of R&O requiring closed captioning. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 17, 1998. by Order on Recon. (FCC No. 98-236). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98236.wp

ARNOLD AND COLUMBIA, CALIFORNIA. Denied Petition for Partial Reconsideration of allotment of FM channels filed by Clarke Broadcasting Corporation. Dkt No.: MM-90-176. Action by Chief, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 30, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1972). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981972.wp

MISSOULA, MONTANA. Effective November 16, 1998, amended FM Table to allot Channel 290A at Missoula, MT. Dkt No.: MM-98-106. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1954). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981954.wp

EASTLAND AND BAIRD, TEXAS. Effective November 16, 1998, amended FM Table to substitute Channel 236C3 for Channel 236A; reallot Channel 236C3 from Eastland to Baird and modified license of KVMX(FM) accordingly. Dkt No.: MM-97-242. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1980). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981980.wp

ORAIBI AND LEUPP, ARIZONA. Proposed amendment of FM Table of Allotments to reallot Channel 255C, from Oraibi to Leupp, AZ and to modify license of KBDT(FM) accordingly. Comments Due: November 23, 1998; Reply Comments Due: December 8, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-179. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1957). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981957.wp

FREMONT AND HOLTON, MICHIGAN. Proposed amendment of FM Table of Allotments to reallot Channel 261A from Fremont, MI, to Holton, Michigan, as that community's first local service. Comments Due: November 23, 1998; Reply Comments Due: December 8, 1998. Dkt No.: MM-98-180. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-1956). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981956.wp

FREEPORT AND CEDARVILLE, ILLINOIS. Effective November 17, 1998, amended FM Table to allot Channel 295A at Freeport, Illinois and Channel 258A at Cedarville, Illinois. Dkt No.: MM-97-67. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1955). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981955.wp

LARAMIE AND ROCK RIVER, WYOMING. Effective November 16, 1998, amended FM Table to Allot Channel 254A at Laramie, Wyoming, and Channel 240A at Red Rock, Wyoming. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 23, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1994). MMB Contact: R. Barthen Gorman at (202) 418-2180. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981994.wp

ELECTRONIC FILING OF DOCUMENTS IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Granted Petition for Reconsideration of the Report and Order in the Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings to eliminate inclusion of telephone numbers of filers. Dkt No.: GC-97-113. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by MO&O on Recon. (FCC No. 98-254). OGC Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Orders/1998/fcc98254.wp

MICHAEL C. OLSON. Dismissed Application for Review of Denial of Request for Waiver of Fees in Connection with His Requests for Inspection of Records. FOIA Control Nos. 98-33, 97-179,97-166 and 97-149. Action by the FCC. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-245). OMD Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Orders/1998/fcc98245.wp

IN RE APPLICATION OF CELLULAR INC. NETWORK CORPORATION D/B/A COMNET CELLULAR. Dismissed as moot, a petition to deny filed October 14, 1997, by Aliant Cellular, Inc. of Phase II Unserved Area Applications by Cellular Inc. Network Corporation on August 28, 1997 for various locations in South Dakota. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: October 2, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1995). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981995.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 1, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 190:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: LB-98-60. Released: October 1, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU APPROVES TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF MCCAW RCC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND A NARROWBAND PCS LICENSE HELD BY AT&T TWO-WAY MESSAGING COMMUNICATIONS, INC. TO METROCALL, INC. (DA No. 98-2001). Contact: Paul D'Ari or Jonathan Radin at (202) 418-0620.

Report No: LB-98-58-A. Released: October 1, 1998. REVISED COMMENT CYCLE FOR APPLICATIONS FILED BY THE PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY AND GTE HOLDINGS (PUERTO RICO) FOR CONSENT TO TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF THE PUERTO RICO TELEPHONE COMPANY.Petitions to Deny, Formal Petitions for other forms of relief all due: October 9, 1998; Oppositions to Petitions to Deny and other Reply Comments Due: October 20, 1998. (DA No. 98-2000). Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Commercial Wireless Division at (202) 418-0620. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982000.wp

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS BEFORE THE CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA UTILITY CONFERENCE WASHINGTON, D.C. OCTOBER 1, 1998. (As Prepared for Delivery) "Consumers First". Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn816.html

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PAY TELEPHONE RECLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PROVISIONS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Granted to Southern New England Telephone (SNET) a further temporary wavier, until October 31, 1998, for the implementation of payphone-specific coding digits requirements deadline set by the Bureau Coding Digit Waiver Order for SNET to provide payphone-specific coding digits to seventy-five percent of the smart payphones in SNET's service area. Dkt No.: CC-96-128. Action by Deputy Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: October 1, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1973). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981973.wp

UNITED INDEPENDENT TAXI DRIVERS, INC. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Issued Monetary Forfeiture to United Independent Taxi Drivers, Inc. in the amount of $1,000 for violation of Section 90.425 of the Commission's rules. Action by Director Legal Services Group, Compliance and Information Bureau. Adopted: September 30, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1990). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/da981990.wp