DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 242                                          December 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: December 17, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - DECEMBER 16. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt121698.pdf

Released: December 17, 1998. ACCOUNTING SAFEGUARDS DIVISION WILL CLOSE AT NOON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da982565.wp

Report No: NCD-216. Released: December 17, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-227. Released: December 17, 1998. COMMON CARRIER BUREAU NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION RE: NETWORK CHANGE SHORT TERM CERTIFICATION RECEIVED. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: IN 98-71. Released: December 17, 1998. INTERNATIONAL ACTION - WRC-2000 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS OF INFORMAL WORKING GROUPS. Contact: Nancy Wiley, Planning and Negotiation Division at (202) 418-2213. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8305.wp

Report No: 44390. Released: December 17, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981217.txt

Report No: 24390. Released: December 17, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981217.txt

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FALCON CABLE SYSTEMS COMPANY. Denied complaint filed against Falcon Cable Systems Company's August 1, 1998, rate increase for cable programming services tier in Los Osos, Garden Farms, Cambria and Templeton, CA. Granted in part operator's Petition for Reconsideratin of DA 97-1283. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2563). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da982563.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 16, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 241:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMON CARRIER ACTION - MINIMUM RATE PRICING TO PAY $1.2 MILLION TO U.S. TREASURY AND CHANGE ITS BUSINESS PRACTICES; MRP ENTERS INTO CONSENT DECREE TO RESOLVE SLAMMING COMPLAINTS - REPORT CC 98-44. In a Consent Decree, Minimum Rate Pricing, Inc. adopted changes to its business practices and agreed to make voluntary payments to the U.S. Treasury that total $1.2 million. The Consent Decree will be in effect for three years. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB Contact: Lisa Choi at (202) 418-1384 or Colleen Heitkamp at (202) 418-0974. TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8093.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 3662. Released: December 16, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: 44389. Released: December 16, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981216.txt

Report No: 24389. Released: December 16, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981216.txt

Report No: 106. Released: December 16, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: AUC-20-E. Released: December 16, 1998. VHF PUBLIC COAST SERVICE AUCTION CLOSES - DOWN PAYMENTS AND FCC FORM 601S DUE DECEMBER 31, 1998. (DA No. 98-2542). Contact: Technical Support: (202) 414-1250 or TTY: (202) 418-1255; Payment: Regina Dorsey, Gail Glasser or Linwood Jenkins at (202) 418-1995; Form 601: Scot Stone at (202) 418-0680; Auction: Jeff Garretson, Bob Reagle or Anne Napoli at (202) 418-0660. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da982542.wp

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WASHINGTON BROADCAST MANAGEMENT CO., INC, LICENSEE OF KBRO (AM), BREMERTON, WA. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Washington Broadcast Management Co., Inc. (WBM), licensee for Station KBRO (AM), Bremerton, Washington, for apparently engaging in an unauthorized transfer of control of the license of KBRO (AM) and apparently failing to maintain a meaningful managerial and staff presense in the main studio. Action by Bureau Chief. by NAL for Forf. (DA No. 98-2561).

MINIMUM RATE PRICING, INC. In a Consent Decree, Minimum Rate Pricing, Inc. adopted changes to its business practices and agreed to make voluntary payments to the U.S. Treasury that total $1.2 million. The Consent Decree will be in effect for three years. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: December 16, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-2558). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da982558.pdf

WASHINGTON BROADCAST MANAGEMENT CO., INC, LICENSEE OF KNTB (AM), LAKEWOOD, WA. Issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Washington Broadcast Management Co., Inc. (WBM), licensee for Station KNTB (AM), Lakewood, Washington, for apparently engaging in an unauthorized transfer of control of the license of KNTB (AM) and apparently failing to maintain a meaningful managerial and staff presense in the main studio. Action by Bureau Chief. by NAL for Forf. (DA No. 98-2562). MMB