DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 196                                            October 9,1998

**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

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA Contact: Martha Contee, Public Service Division at (202) 418-0260; TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Open_Proceedings/op981009.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 9, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (1 OF 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe, Office of the Secretary, at (202) 418-0310.

Released: October 9, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (2 OF 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe, Office of the Secretary, at (202) 418-0310.

Released: October 9, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - OCTOBER 8. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt100898.pdf

Report No: NCD-202. Released: October 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-201. Released: October 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-203. Released: October 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-204. Released: October 9, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: 44344. Released: October 9, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981009.txt

Report No: 24344. Released: October 9, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981009.txt

Report No: A-338. Released: October 9, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF NOVEMBER 10 CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8147.wp

Report No: B-220. Released: October 9, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF NOVEMBER 10 CUT-OFF DATE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8148.wp

Released: October 9, 1998. FEE DECISIONS OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. Contact: Claudette Pride, Chief, Fee Section at (202) 418-1995. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/da982009.wp

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TEXTS

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GARY COCOLA. Granted Petition for special relief for modification of the television market of Station KXVO(TV), Omaha, Nebraska, to include Lincoln, Nebraska. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 6, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2026). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982026.wp

AT&T SUBMARINE SYSTEMS, INC. Denied Virgin Islands Telephone Corporation's (Vitelco) application for review of the International Bureau's grant of a license to AT&T Submarine Systems, Inc. (AT&T-SSI) to land and operate, on a non-common carrier basis, a digital submarine cable system extending between St. Thomas and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands; upheld Bureau's decision to regulate AT&T-SSI as a non-common carrier in its provision of capacity on the St. Thomas-St. Croix cable system. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-263). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/fcc98263.wp

VARIOUS LOCATIONS. Amended Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's Rules, the Table of FM Allotments, to specify the classes of channels alloted to various communities; terminated proceeding. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 30, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2031). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982031.wp

YUMA, CO. Effective November 23, amended FM Table to allot Channel 233A to Yuma, Colorado, as that community's second local FM transmission service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 98-101. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 30, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2032). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982032.wp

GAYLORD, MI. Effective November 23, amended FM Table to substitute Channel 268A for Channel 237A at Gaylord, Michigan, and modify license for Station WMJZ accordingly; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 98-107. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 30, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2023). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982023.wp

LAS VEGAS, NM. Effective November 23, amended the FM Table to allot Channel 268A and Channel 275A to Las Vegas, New Mexico, as that community's fourth and fifth local commercial FM channel; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 98-49. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 30, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2024). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982024.wp

TWIN FALLS AND HAILEY, ID. Effective November 23, amended FM Table to allot Channel 269A to Twin Falls, Idaho, as that community's fourth local FM transmission service and Channel 294C to Hailey, Idaho, as that community's first local aural transmission service; terminated proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 97-131. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: September 30, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2022). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982022.wp

REALLOCATION OF TELEVISION CHANNELS 60-69, THE 746-806 MHZ BAND. Reconsidered FCC decisions in the R&O in this proceeding; declined to change FCC decision to allow no new television permittees to operate in channels 60-69 and declined to change the status of low-power television and television translators in channels 60-69. Dkt No.: ET- 97-157. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-261). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Orders/1998/fcc98261.wp

HERBERT L. SCHOENBOHM. Denied petition for reconsideration of a Commission Decision that affirmed a Supplemental Initial Decision denying the application of Herbert L. Schoenbohm to renew amateur and operator licenses. Dkt No.: WT- 95-11. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 6, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-267). WTB

VARIOUS NALS ISSUED FOR VIOLATIONS RELATING TO RADIO AND ANTENNA TOWERS. Cancelled various Notices of Apparent Liability issued for violations relating to the painting of radio and antenna towers, the lighting of radio antenna towers, and notification to the FAA that radio antenna tower lights are malfunctioning. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-265). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98265.wp

NINETEEN FORFEITURES ASSESSED AGAINST LICENSEES RENTING ANTENNA SPACE ON TWO TOWERS IN ALICE, TX. Cancelled the NALs issued for violation of tower painting requirements under Sections 17.23 and 17.50 of the Commission's Rules. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-264). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98264.wp

VARIOUS NALS FOR COMPUTER MARKETING VIOLATIONS (VLTNS), TOWER LIGHTING AND MARKING VLTNS, UNLICENSED RADIO OPERATIONS, REFUSAL TO ALLOW ACCESS FOR PUBLIC FILE INSPCTNS, EXCESSIVE POWER LEVEL TRANSMSNS, FAILURE TO ALLOW INSPCTN OF LAND MOBILE STN, CB VLTN. Cancelled the NALs issued for computer marketing violations, tower lighting and marking violations, unlicensed radio operations, refusal to allow access for public file inspections, excessive power level transmissions, failure to allow inspection of land mobile station, and violation of citizen band rules. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 5, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-266). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/fcc98266.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 8, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 195:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 8, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ANNOUNCES EX PARTE MEETING SCHEDULE ON ADVANCED SERVICES RULEMAKING PROCEEDING - CC DOCKET NO. 98-147. (DA No. 98-2041). Contact: Florence Grasso at (202) 418-1579. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982041.wp

Released: October 8, 1998. GTE CORPORATION AND BELL ATLANTIC CORPORATION SEEK FCC CONSENT FOR A PROPOSED TRANSFER OF CONTROL AND COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSED PROTECTIVE ORDER FILED BY GTE AND BELL ATLANTIC - CC DOCKET 98-184.On October 2, 1998, GTE Corporation and Bell Atlantic Corporation filed joint applications under Sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act requesting Commission approval of the transfer of control to Bell Atlantic of licenses and authorizations controlled or requested by GTE or its affiliates or subsidiaries. The transfer of control would be the result of a proposed merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE. Comments due November 23; replies December 23. In addition, CCB is establishing comment period for proposed protective order - comments due October 15; replies October 22. (DA No. 98-2035). Contact: To-Quyen Truong or Michael Kende, Policy and Program Planning Division at (202) 418-1580. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982035.wp

Released: October 8, 1998. FCC SEEKS COMMENTS ON PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RULING ON STREAMLINING THE COMMISSION'S ANTENNA STRUCTURE CLEARANCE PROCEDURE - WT DOCKET 95-5.On June 4, 1996, Teletech, Inc. filed a request for declaratory ruling on the Commission's streamlining of its antenna structure clearance procedure and revision of the Commission's rules concerning construction, marking, and lighting of antenna structures, implemented by R&O in WT Docket 95-5, released November 30, 1995. Comments due November 5; replies November 16. (DA No. 98-2042). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982042.wp

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ERRATUM IN THE MATTER OF THOMSON-CSF COMMUNICATIONS, GARMIN INTERNATIONAL, INC AND ALLIED SIGNAL, INC - REQUEST FOR WAIVER REGARDING ASSIGNABLE CARRIER FREQUENCIES IN THE AVIATION SERVICES. Corrected DA number for the Order in this proceeding, released 10/7. Correct DA is DA 98-2037. by Erratum. WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/er982037.wp