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

In the Matter of                        )
CARMELITA T. GOSSARD               )    File No. EB-00-TS-044
d/b/a AA BEEP                                     )
Licensee of Paging Station KNKK662      )    NAL/Acct. No. X3210-

Cudjoe Key, Florida                )

                        FORFEITURE ORDER

  Adopted:  January 18, 2001            Released:   January   22, 


By the Chief, Technical  and Public Safety Division,  Enforcement 


     1.    In  this  Forfeiture  Order (``Order''),  we  issue  a 
monetary forfeiture  in  the  amount  of  five  thousand  dollars 
($5,000) against  Carmelita  T.  Gossard,  d/b/a  AA  Beep  (``AA 
Beep''),  for   willful  violation   of   Section  301   of   the 
Communications Act of  1934 (``Act'')1, as  amended, and  Section 
22.3 of  the  Commission's  Rules (``the  Rules'').2   The  noted 
violations involve AA Beep's operation of a paging system without 
Commission authorization.

     2.   On October 10, 2000, the Enforcement Bureau released  a 
Notice of  Apparent Liability  for  Forfeiture (``NAL'')  in  the 
amount of five thousand  dollars ($5,000) to  AA Beep.3  AA  Beep 
has not filed a response.  Based on the information before us, we 
affirm the assessment of a monetary forfeiture in this matter. 

     3.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED THAT,  pursuant to  Section 
503(b) of the Act,4 and  Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4)  of 
the Commission's  Rules,5  AA  Beep  IS  LIABLE  FOR  A  MONETARY 
FORFEITURE in the amount of  $5,000 for willful violation of  the 
provisions of Sections  301 of the  Act and Section  22.3 of  the 

     4.   Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
provided for in Section 1.80 of the Commission's Rules6 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.7  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. number  referenced above.   Requests for  full  payment 
under an installment plan  should be sent  to: Chief, Credit  and 
Debt Management Center, 445  12th Street, S.W., Washington,  D.C. 

     5.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED  THAT this notice shall be  sent, 
by certified  mail,  return  receipt requested,  to  counsel  for 
Carmelita T. Gossard, d/b/a AA Beep, O'Connor & Hannan, Attention 
Audrey P. Rasmussen, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC  


                         Joseph P. Casey
                         Chief,  Technical   and  Public   Safety 
                         Enforcement Bureau


     1  47 U.S.C.  301.

     2 47 C.F.R.  22.3.

     3 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL Acct. No. 
X3210-003 (Enf. Bur., released October 10, 2000).

     4 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

     5 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

     6 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

     7 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     8 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.