DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 209                                           October 29,1998

**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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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 29, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - OCTOBER 28. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt102898.pdf

Report No: 44357. Released: October 29, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981029.txt

Report No: 24357. Released: October 29, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981029.txt

Released: October 29, 1998. PORTIONS OF FCC OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS TO MOVE TO PORTALS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 2. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8064.wp

Report No: CWS-99-5. Released: October 29, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8146.wp

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G.M.D. PARTNERSHIP, G.M.D. PARTNERSHIP II. Reduced forfeiture liability that the Commission imposed for G.M.D. Partnership's and G.M.D. Partnership II's , both California Limited Partnerships, apparent willful and repeated violation of Section 310(b)(3) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Found GMD liable for a forfeiture of $8,000. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 2, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-219).

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WISCONSIN LETTER. Advised the Chairman of Wisconsin's Public Service Commission that the FCC intends to require the four largest LECs in Wisconsin to file with the FCC tariffs that set forth the rates, terms and conditions associated with pay phone services, along with the required supporting documentation. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 28, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2110). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982110.wp

SUMMIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Denied complaint of Paxson Communications Corporation for must-carry of KWPX-TV, Bellevue, Washington. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: October 27, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2199). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982199.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF CALIFORNIA. Denied complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of California's June 1, 1998, rate increase for cable programming services in Berkeley, CA. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: October 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2158). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982158.wp

TCI CABLEVISION OF WISCONSIN, INC. Denied LFA complaint filed against TCI Cablevision of Wisconsin's June 1, 1998, cable programming service tier rate in Madison, WI. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: October 26, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2156). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982156.wp

CBS CORPORATION - PREEMPTION OF CHILDREN'S TELEVISION EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING. Granted continued limited preemption flexibility to CBS Corporation in preempting regularly scheduled children's educational and informational, or "core" programming for the 1998-1999 television season. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 28, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2201). MMB

ABC, INC. - PREEMPTION OF CHILDREN'S TELEVISION EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING. Granted continued limited preemption flexibility to ABC, Inc. in preempting regularly scheduled children's educational and informational, or "core" programming for the 1998-1999 television season. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 28, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2200). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982200.wp

NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC - PREEMPTION OF CHILDREN'S TELEVISION EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING. Granted continued limited preemption flexibility to National Broadcasting Company in preempting regularly scheduled children's educational and informational, or "core" programming for the 1998-1999 television season. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 28, 1998. by Letter. (DA No. 98-2202). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982202.wp

EMERY TELEPHONE. Denied Emery Telephone's Application for Review requesting remission or reduction of forfeitures imposed upon Emery in connetion with Emery's failure to file certain FCC forms as required by the Commission's Rules. Affirmed Wireless Telecommunications Bureau's decision to assess a $10,000 forfeiture for Emery's violations of the Commission's Rules. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 2, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-218). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 28, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 208:

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Released: October 28, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES THE NEXT MEETING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN NUMBERING COUNCIL NOVEMBER 18, 19 - CC DOCKET NO. 92-237. (DA No. 98-2189). Contact: Linda Simms, Administrative Assistant of the NANC at (202) 418-2330 or Jeannie Grimes at (202) 418-2313. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982189.wp

Report No: SPB-140. Released: October 28, 1998. INTERNATIONAL BUREAU TO STREAMLINE SATELLITE AND EARTH STATION PROCESSING. Contact: Anne Bisese at (202) 418-2344 or Kathleen Campbell at (202) 418-0753. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8249.wp

Report No: 75. Released: October 28, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8145.pdf

Released: October 28, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. WAIVERS REQUESTS ASSOCIATED WITH ITS PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF PRIVATE MOBILE RADIO SERVICE BUSINESS CHANNELS.The Commission is seeking comment on Nextel Communications, Inc.'s Requests for Waiver in conjunction with applications to seek FCC consent to assignment of Part 90 Private Mobile Radio Service Business channels from various entities to Nextel. Comments due November 26; replies December 11. (DA No. 98-2206). Contact: Karen Franklin, Policy and Rules Branch, Public Safety and Private Wirelss Division at (202) 418-0680. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982206.wp

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"""BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED"" - REMARKS OF MICHAEL K. POWELL, COMMISSIONER, FCC, BEFORE THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS BAR ASSOCIATION MONTHLY LUNCHEON, WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 28, 1998. Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/spmkp817.html

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FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE - FORWARD-LOOKING MECHANISM FOR HIGH COST SUPPORT FOR NON-RURAL LECS. Adopted a model platform to use in estimating the cost of providing universal service support. Dkt No.: CC- 96-45, CC- 97-160. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 22, 1998. by 5th R&O. (FCC No. 98-279). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/fcc98279.wp

DIRECT ACCESS TO THE INTELSAT SYSTEM. Requested comment on issues related to permitting direct access to the INTELSAT system in the United States, specifically on whether Level 3 direct access would introduce competition in non-competitive markets and enhance competition in markets where competition does not exist. Comments due December 18; replies January 8, 1999. Dkt No.: IB- 98-192. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 22, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-280). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Notices/1998/fcc98280.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 27, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 207:

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DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITY TO ALL AMERICANS. Denied Information Renaissance's Request for Extension of Time to file reply coments to this NOI. Dkt No.: CC- 98-146. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 27, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2157). CCB