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S-1/A
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/01/1999
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                    AMRAC CLEAR VIEW, A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
 
                  NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
potential credit losses and such losses, in the aggregate, have not historically
exceeded management's expectations.
 
  Property and Equipment
 
     Property and equipment is stated at cost. Initial subscriber installation
costs, including material, labor and overhead costs, are capitalized as a
component of cable plant and equipment. Depreciation is computed for financial
statement purposes using the straight-line method based upon the following
lives:
 

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Cable plant and equipment...................................       10 years
Office furniture and equipment..............................  5 to 10 years
Vehicles....................................................        6 years
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  Financial Instruments
 
     The Partnership estimates that the fair value of all financial instruments
at May 28, 1998 does not differ materially from the aggregate carrying values of
its financial instruments recorded in the accompanying balance sheet.
 
  Income Taxes
 
     The Partnership is not subject to federal and state income taxes.
Accordingly, no recognition has been given to income taxes in the accompanying
financial statements of the Partnership since the income or loss of the
Partnership is to be included in the tax returns of the individual partners.
 
  Allocation of Profits and Losses and Distributions of Cash Flow
 
     Partnership profits and losses (other than those arising from capital
transactions, described below) and distributions of cash flow are allocated 94%
to the Investor Limited Partners, 2.5% to the Class A Limited Partner, 1% to the
Class B Limited Partner and 2.5% to the General Partner until Payout (as defined
in the Partnership Agreement) and after Payout, 65% to the Investor Limited
Partners, 15% to the Class A Limited Partner, 5% to the Class B Limited Partner
and 15% to the General Partner.
 
     Partnership profits and capital transactions are allocated first, in
proportion to the partners' respective capital accounts until their respective
account balances are zero and second, in proportion to any distributed cash
proceeds resulting from the capital transaction and third, any remaining profit,
if any, is allocated 65% to the Investor Limited Partners, 15% to the Class A
Limited Partner, 5% to the Class B Limited Partner, and 15% to the General
Partner.
 
     Partnership losses from capital transactions are allocated first, in
proportion to the partners' respective capital accounts until their respective
account balances are zero and, second, any remaining loss, if any, is allocated
65% to the Investor Limited Partners, 15% to the Class A Limited Partner, 5% to
the Class B Limited Partner, and 15% to the General Partner.
 
  New Accounting Pronouncements
 
     In June 1997, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued SFAS
No. 130, "Reporting Comprehensive Income," which establishes standards for
reporting and display of comprehensive income and its components in financial
statements. SFAS No. 130 states that comprehensive income includes reported net
income of a company, adjusted for items that are
 
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