DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 221                                          November 17,1998

**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: November 17, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - NOVEMBER 16. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt111698.pdf

Released: November 17, 1998. FEDERAL-STATE JOINT BOARD ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE TO HOLD A MEETING NOVEMBER 23, 1998, TO MAKE ITS RECOMMENDATION ON REFERRED ISSUES - CC DOCKET 96-45. Contact: Emily Hoffnar at (202) 418-7396. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/fcc98j06.html

Released: November 17, 1998. FCC PRESS DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION MOVES TO PORTALS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8066.wp

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KRIV(TV), HOUSTON, TEXAS. Issued a $7,500 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Fox Television Stations, Inc., licensee, KRIV(TV), Houston, Texas for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming. Granted license renewal application for station KRIV(TV). Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: November 16, 1998. by NAL for Forf. (DA No. 98-2331). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982331.wp

KSVO(TV), OMAHA, NEBRASKA. Issued a $7,500 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Gary M. Cocola, licensee, KXVO(TV), Omaha, Nebraska for repeated violations of the Commission's rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming. Granted license renewal application for station KXVO(TV). Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: November 16, 1998. by NAL for Forf. (DA No. 98-2330). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982330.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 16, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 220:

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NEWS RELEASES

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REPORT ET 98-10 - ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY ACTION - FCC RELEASES DIGITAL TELEVISION CONSUMER BULLETIN. OET. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/News_Releases/1998/nret8015.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 98-11. Released: November 16, 1998. FM TRANSLATOR-BOOSTER APPLICATION READY AND AVAILABLE FOR PROCESSING - CUT OFF: DECEMBER 16, 1998.

Report No: 44368. Released: November 16, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981116.txt

Report No: 24368. Released: November 16, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981116.txt

Report No: NA-229. Released: November 16, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION OF DECEMBER 18 PETITIONS TO DENY DEADLINE. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8164.wp

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SPEECHES

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REMARKS OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD TO THE "DAWN OF DIGITAL TELEVISION" SUMMIT MEETING, WASHINGTON, DC NOVEMBER 16, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/spwek834.html

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GTE CORPORATION AND BELL ATLANTIC CORPORATION. Denied the Motion for Extension of Time to extend the dates for filing comments and responses in this proceeding. Action by Chief, Policy and Program Planning Division. Adopted: November 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2328). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982328.wp

PRESCRIBING THE AUTHORIZED UNITARY RATE OF RETURN FOR INTERSTATE SERVICES OF LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIERS. Granted, to the extent indicated and otherwise denied, the United States Telephone Association's, National Telephone Cooperative Association's, National Rural Telecom Association's, Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telephone Companies', Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance's and National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc.'s request for extension of time within which to file responses to the Commission's Notice Initiating a Prescription Proceeding and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in this proceeding. For the Prescription Proceeding, direct cases due on January 9, 1999; responses due March 16, 1999; rebuttals due April 8, 1999. For the NPRM, comments due January 19, 1999 and reply comment sdue March 16, 1999. Dkt No.: CC- 98-166. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: November 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2329). CCB

CHADMOORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC., MOBEX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. - REQUESTS FOR INSPECTION OF RECORDS. Dismissed Chadmoore's application as moot, granted Mobex's application for review of FOIA requests involving the Goodman/Chan I decision. Action by the Commission. Adopted: November 13, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-300). OMD Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Orders/1998/fcc98300.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 13, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 219:

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REVISION OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO ENSURE COMPATABILITY WITH ENHANCED 911 EMERGENCY CALLING SYSTEMS. Granted the request submitted by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Assocation and the Personal Communications Industry Association for an extension of the November 15, 1998 deadline for compliance with Section 20.18(c) of the Commission's rules; extended through December 31, 1998 the suspension of enforcement of Section 20.18(c), as that section relates to the transmission of 911 calls made from TTY devices using digital wireles systems. Encouraged and supported further efforts of the Wireless TTY Forum to work toward measures to ensure expeditious compliance with the Commission's rules. Established procedures under which wireless carriers subject to the requirements of Section 20.18(c) may petition the Commission, not later than December 4, 1998, for waivers of such requirements, which, if granted, will take effect on January 1, 1999, after the suspension of enforcement expires. Dkt No.: CC- 94-102. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: November 13, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2323). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982323.wp