DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 229                                          November 30,1998

**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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COMMON CARRIER BUREAU RELEASES STATISTICS OF COMMUNICATIONS COMMON CARRIERS-. CCB Contact: Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0940, or TTY: (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8086.wp

FCC TO INCREASE ENFORCEMENT OF EAS REGULATIONS. The Federal Communications Commission today urged broadcasters to come into 100% compliance with the Emergency Alert System. Following a recent survey of 653 AM, FM, and TV broadcast stations, the Commission said that stations have improved compliance with EAS requirements, but must increase their efforts to do a better job. Report No: CI-98-26. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Compliance and Information Bureau Contact: Frank M. Lucia at (202) 418-1226.

FCC ISSUES WARNING NOTICE ON ANTENNA LIGHTING AND MARKING AFTER AMBULANCE HELICOPTER NEARLY HITS UNLIT RADIO TOWER IN TEXAS. The Federal Communications Commission today warned owners of antenna structures to comply strictly with FCC antenna tower lighting and marking rules following a recent nighttime incident in Texas where a helicopter ambulance nearly hit an unlit radio antenna. Report No: CI-98-27. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Compliance and Information Bureau contact: Pam Hairston at (202) 418-1160, CallCenter: 1-888-225-5322. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8030.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 24377A. Released: November 30, 1998. NEW AND MAJOR CHANGE ITFS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/ITFS_Notices/pnmm8171.wp

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TCI OF PLANO, INC. Granted the Petition for Stay of Local Rate Order filed by TCI of Plano in the City of Plano, Texas. Action by Associate Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 25, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2413). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982413.wp

DP MEDIA LICENSE OF BATTLE CREEK, INC. Granted must carry complaint filed against Nova Cable Management, operator of a cable television system serving Maple Rapids and Clinton County, Michigan, seeking carriage. Action by Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 24, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2405). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982405.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 27, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 228:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 27, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 11/25/98. Contact: Public Reference Room: (202) 418-1933. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt112598.pdf

Released: November 27, 1998. PCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF FEATURE GROUP B LOCAL ACCESS CODES.Extension Granted from December 1, 1998 through January 15, 1999. (DA No. 98-2414). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982414.wp

Report No: 1210. Released: November 27, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: 44376. Released: November 27, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981127.txt

Report No: 24376. Released: November 27, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981127.txt

Released: November 27, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Office of the Secretary: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex981127.html

Report No: CWS-99-9. Released: November 27, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8162.wp

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LINN, MISSOURI. Effective January 11, 1999, amended the FM Table to allot Channel 276A to Linn, Missouri as that community's first local broadcast service. Dkt No.: MM-98-164. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 11, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2364). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982364.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 25, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 227:

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PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Ordered Penfold Communications, Inc., Licensee of Station KRTM(FM), Temecula, CA to forfeit $4,000 for repeated violations of Section 399B of the Communications Act of 1934, and Section 73.503 of the rules. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: November 24, 1998. by MO&O & Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-2407). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982407.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 24, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 226:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 24, 1998. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RENEWAL OF LICENSES IN THE 220 MHZ SERVICE. (DA No. 98-2403). Contact: Scott A. Mackoul at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982403.wp

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RUSH NETWORK CORPORATION. Denied Rush's Waiver Request, dismissed its long-form application, and imposed an initial default payment of $1,948.05 on Rush. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: November 24, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2397). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da982397.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released November 9, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 216:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: November 9, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU RELEASES NEW FCC FORM 302-DTV.

Report No: 24364. Released: November 9, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981109.txt