DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 238                                          December 11,1998

**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 MERGER EN BANC: AGENDA. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8092.html

FCC CLOSES AN UNLICENSED RADIO STATION IN GAINESVILLE, FL. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Pamera Hairston at (202) 418-1160; TTY (888) 835-5322. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8032.wp

FCC FILINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Filings/fl981211.html

FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Calendar/cl981211.html

OPEN PROCEEDINGS. OPA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Open_Proceeding/op981211.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 11, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Log for Dec. 10. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt121098.pdf

Released: December 11, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON PACIFIC BELL, NEVADA BELL AND SWBT CEI PLAN FOR VOICE STORE AND FORWARD SERVICES.Comments due January 8, replies January 25.

Released: December 11, 1998. NORTHERN TELECOM FILES PETITION FOR WAIVER, PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED.Comments due January 10, replies January 24. (DA No. 98-2503). Contact: Vincent M. Paladini at (202) 418-2320; TTY (202) 418-0484. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982503.wp

Report No: 1212. Released: December 11, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Released: December 11, 1998. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS.Correction to public notice released December 4, 1998 (DA 98-2487) regarding Petition for Declaratory ruling. Case identifier should have been CSR-5329. (DA No. 98-2487). Contact: Ron Parver at (202 418-1037, TTY (202) 418-7172. News Media Contact: Morgan Broman (202) 418-2358. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da982487.wp

Report No: 44386. Released: December 11, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981211.txt

Report No: 24386. Released: December 11, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981211.txt

Released: December 11, 1998. FCC ANNOUNCES MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING FOR CHILDREN'S TELEVISION PROGRAMMING REPORT. Contact: Laura Johnson or Ron Graser at (202) 418-1600. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/pnmm8177.wp

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LEWIS B. ARNOLD, CHEWELAH, WA. Ordered to forfeit $11,000 and to cease and desist from operating an unauthorized radio station. Dkt No.: CI-B 98-45. Action by the Commission. by Order. (FCC No. 98-326). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98326.wp

MARK A. RABENOLD, OROVILLE, WA. Ordered to forfeit $11,000 and to cease and desist from operating an unauthorized broadcast station. Dkt No.: CB-I 98-47. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 9, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-325). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98325.wp

KAUAI CABLEVISION, L.P. Granted, in part, petition for reconsideration of prior order and denied complaints filed against the cable programming services tier rates in various communities in Kauai County, HI. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 8, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2524). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982524.wp

TCA CABLE PARTNERS D/B/A TCA CABLE TV. Granted complaint filed agaisnt the April 1, 1998, cable programming services tier rate increase in Fayetteville, AR. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 8, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2506). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982506.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner Cable in Florence, SC. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: December 8, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2514). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982514.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged by Time Warner Cable in the City of Houma, LA. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: December 8, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2513). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982513.wp

"KANSAS CITY CABLE PARTNERS D/B/A AMERICAN CABLEVISION . Denied complaint filed against the cable programming services tier rate charged in Lansing, KS. Action by Acting Chief, Financial Analysis and Complaince DivisionNa. Adopted: December 8, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2512). CSB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982512.wp

TRANSGULF COMMUNICATIONS LTD., INC. Granted application to transfer control of entity holding a submarine cable landing license to land and operate a submarine fiber optic cable extending between the U.S. and Mexico and other international points. Adopted: December 9, 1998. (DA No. 98-2525). IB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Orders/1998/da982525.wp

J.S. KELLY AND KELLY ACQUISITION CORP. Granted transfer of control of KCRA-TV, Sacramento from Kelly to Kelly Acquisition; granted temporary waiver of duopoly rule. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 10, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2531). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982531.wp

CHERRY VALLEY, AR. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 257A to Cherry Valley; comments February 1, replies February 16. Dkt No.: MM- 98-223. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch. Adopted: December 2, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-2495). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982495.wp

FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS (VARIOUS LOCATIONS). Amended FM Table of Allotments to specify the classes of channels allotted to various communities. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch. Adopted: December 2, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-2526). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982526.wp

BURLINGTON, BELFIELD, MEDINA, ND, FM PROCEEDING. Proposed various changes in FM Table of Allotments affecting these communities; comments February 1, replies February 16. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch. Adopted: December 2, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-2492). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982492.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 10, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 237:

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NEWS RELEASES

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ROBERT C. ATKINSON TO BE NAMED DEPUTY CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU; VALERIE YATES TO BE NAMED ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8091.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 10, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Log for Dec. 9. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt120998.pdf

Report No: TEL-00041. Released: December 10, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS AND SECTION 310((B)(4) ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-2521).

Report No: 44385. Released: December 10, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981210.txt

Report No: 24385. Released: December 10, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981210.txt

Released: December 10, 1998. AMERICAN COMMUNITY AM BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION - PETITION FOR RULEMAKING. (DA No. 98-2527). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/da982527.wp

Report No: 24385A. Released: December 10, 1998. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE:PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND LICENSES.

Released: December 10, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: CWS-99-11. Released: December 10, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION.

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COMMISSIONER MICHAEL K. POWELL BEFORE THE PRACTICING LAW INSTITUTE, WASHINGTON, DC, DEC. 10,. "Letting Go of the BIke" a holiday parable on communications mergers in a season of competition. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Powell/spmkp820.html

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KDFI-TV, TOPEKA, KA. Notified of apparent liability for forfeiture of $13,500 for violations of the rule limiting the amount of commercial matter that may be aired during children's programming. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 9, 1998. by Letteer. (DA No. 98-2523). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982523.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 9, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 236:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: SES-00031. Released: December 9, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION - ACTIONS TAKEN. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8297.pdf