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                         Before the
              Federal Communications Commission
                   Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                        )
                              )
Data Investments, Inc.                  )    File Number EB-
00-TS-146
d/b/a Star Communications               )
Licensee of Public Mobile               )
Radio Stations KNKC938,            )              
KNKJ977, KNKC272, and KNKC934      )
Cape Girardeau, Missouri           )    NAL/Acct. No. 
200132100008


                MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

Adopted:    October 29, 2001                 Released:   
October 31, 2001

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.  In  this Memorandum Opinion and  Order (``Order''), 
we deny the  petition of Data Investments,  Inc., d/b/a Star 
Communications  (``Star''),  Cape Girardeau,  Missouri,  for 
reconsideration1  of the  Forfeiture  Order2 issued  against 
Star for  willfully and repeatedly violating  Section 301 of 
the Communications  Act of 1934, as  amended (``Act''),3 and 
Section  22.3 of  the  Commission's  Rules (``Rules'')4  and 
affirm the  Forfeiture Order.  The noted  violations involve 
Star's  operation  of  four  Public  Mobile  (paging)  radio 
stations, KNKC938, KNKJ977, KNKC272,  and KNKC934, after its 
licenses for those stations had expired. 

     2.  On November 29, 2000, the Chief, Enforcement Bureau 
(``Bureau''), released  a Notice  of Apparent  Liability for 
Forfeiture (``NAL'') in the  amount of five thousand dollars 
($5,000).5  Star responded  to the NAL on  January 17, 2001.  
On April 11, 2001, the Bureau released its Forfeiture Order, 
which  mitigated  the  forfeiture  proposed by  the  NAL  to 
$2,000.   On  May   4,  2001,  Star  filed   a  request  for 
reconsideration of the  Forfeiture Order.  Star supplemented 
its request for reconsideration on September 10, 2001.

     3.   In requesting  reconsideration,  Star argues  that 
$2,000 is  an excessive forfeiture  amount for its  error in 
mailing its  renewal application to the  wrong address.  The 
$2,000  forfeiture   amount  is   not  excessive.    In  the 
Forfeiture  Order,  we  took  Star's attempt  to  submit  an 
application into  account and mitigated the  forfeiture from 
the $5,000 base  amount to $2,000.  No  further reduction is 
warranted.  Star  also argues that  it is unable to  pay the 
forfeiture.  We cannot consider a  claim of inability to pay 
without the necessary support.   We informed Star in the NAL 
about  the  documentation  needed  to  support  a  claim  of 
inability   to  pay   but  Star   has  not   furnished  such 
documentation for  consideration. 6   Finally,  Star asserts 
that the Commission could  improve Star's financial position 
by  getting another  carrier to  pay money  that it  owes to 
Star.  Whether  Star's financial position could  be improved 
in  such  a  way  is   irrelevant  to  the  issues  in  this 
proceeding.

     4.   We find  that  reconsideration  of the  Forfeiture 
Order is  not warranted.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED that, 
pursuant to Section 405 of the Act7 and Section 1.106 of the 
Rules,8 Star's petition for reconsideration of the April 11, 
2001, Forfeiture Order IS DENIED and the Forfeiture Order IS 
AFFIRMED.

     5.   Payment of  the forfeiture  shall be  made in  the 
manner provided for in Section 1.80 of the  Rules9 within 30 
days of the release of this Order.  If the forfeiture is not 
paid within the  period specified, the case  may be referred 
to  the Department  of  Justice for  collection pursuant  to 
Section 504(a) of the Act.10  Payment may be made by mailing 
a check or  similar instrument, payable to the  order of the 
Federal   Communications   Commission,    to   the   Federal 
Communications Commission, P.O. Box 73482, Chicago, Illinois 
60673-7482.   The  payment  should note  the  NAL/Acct.  No. 
20013210000.  Requests for full payment under an installment 
plan  should  be sent  to:  Chief,  Revenue and  Receivables 
Operations Group,  445 12th  Street, S.W.,  Washington, D.C. 
20554.11

     6.   IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED THAT  a copy of  this Order 
shall be sent, by  certified mail, return receipt requested, 
to Timothy J. Singleton,  Data Investments, Inc., d/b/a Star 
Communications,  P.O.  Box  537,  Cape  Girardeau,  Missouri 
63702-0537.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         

                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau

_________________________

     1  We are treating Star's response to the Forfeiture 
Order as a petition for reconsideration, pursuant to 47 
C.F.R.  1.106.

     2 Data Investments,  Inc., 16 FCC Rcd  7905 (Enf. Bur., 
2001).

     3 47 U.S.C.  301.
      
     4 47 C.F.R.  22.3.

     5 Data Investments, Inc., 15  FCC Rcd 23730 (Enf. Bur., 
2000).

     6  NAL at 23732.  This documentation is:  (1) federal 
     tax returns for the most recent three-year period; (2) 
     financial statements prepared according to generally 
     accepted accounting practices (``GAAP''); or (3) some 
     other reliable and objective documentation that 
     accurately reflects the petitioner's current financial 
     status.

     7 47 U.S.C.  405.

     8 47 C.F.R.  1.106.

     9 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

     10 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     11 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.