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S-1/A
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 09/28/1999
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                       RIFKIN CABLE INCOME PARTNERS L.P.
 
                         NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
1.  ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
ORGANIZATION
 
     Rifkin Cable Income Partners L.P. (the "Partnership") was formed in 1986 as
a limited partnership under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Partnership
owns, operates and develops cable television systems in Missouri and New Mexico.
Rifkin Cable Management Partners L.P., an affiliate of Rifkin & Associates,
Inc., is the general partner of the Partnership.
 
     The Partnership Agreement (the "Agreement") establishes the respective
rights, obligations and interests of the partners. The Agreement provides that
net income or loss, certain capital events, and cash distributions (all as
defined in the Agreement) are generally allocated 43% to the general partner and
57% to the limited partners.
 
ACQUISITION BY INTERLINK COMMUNICATIONS PARTNERS, LLLP
 
     Effective December 31, 1998, InterLink Communications Partners, LLLP
("ICP") acquired 100% of the Partnership. This transaction was accounted for as
a purchase, as such, assets and liabilities were written up to their fair market
value. The December 31, 1998 audited financial statements represent the
Partnership just prior to this transaction. The June 30, 1999 unaudited
financial statements represent the new basis of accounting as property, plant
and equipment and franchise cost which were written up by $6,398,400 and
$11,701600, respectively.
 
     Accordingly, the June 30, 1999 unaudited financial statements of the
Partnership are not comparable to the December 31, 1998 audited financial
statements of the Partnership, which are based upon historic costs.
 
BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
     The accompanying consolidated financial statements are unaudited. However,
in the opinion of management, the financial statements reflect all adjustments,
consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for fair presentation in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applicable to interim
periods. The results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 1999 are
not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for the full
fiscal year and cannot be used to indicate financial performance for the entire
year. The accompanying financial statements should be read in conjunction with
the December 31, 1998 audited financial statements of Rifkin Cable Income
Partners L.P.
 
     Effective April 1, 1999, ICP completed the purchase of the remaining
general partner interest in the Partnership and the Partnership was merged into
ICP and ceased to exist as a separate legal entity. The Partnership's financial
statements subsequent to that date represent a divisional carve-out from ICP.
These financial statements include all the direct costs of operating its
business; however, certain assets, liabilities and costs not specifically
related to the Partnership's activities were allocated and reflected in the
financial position as of June 30, 1999, and the results of its operations and
its cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 1999. Management believes these
allocations were made on a reasonable basis. Nonetheless, the financial
information included herein may not necessarily reflect what the financial
position and results of operations of the Partnership would have been as a
stand-alone entity.
 
ACQUISITION BY CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, LLC
 
     On February 12, 1999, ICP signed a letter of intent to sell all of ICP's
partnership interests to Charter Communications Holdings, LLC ("Charter"). On
April 26, 1999, ICP signed a definitive
 
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