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CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. /MO/ filed this Form S-1/A on 11/04/1999
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                  MARCUS CABLE HOLDINGS, LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
           NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
                                  (UNAUDITED)
                             (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)
 
managed the Maryland Cable systems under the Maryland Cable agreement. Pursuant
to such agreement, MCOC earned a management fee equal to 4.7% of the revenues of
Maryland Cable.
 
     Effective January 31, 1997, Maryland Cable was sold to a third party.
Although MCOC is no longer involved in the active management of the Maryland
Cable systems, MCOC has entered into an agreement with Maryland Cable to oversee
the activities, if any, of Maryland Cable through the liquidation of the
partnership. Pursuant to such agreement, MCOC earns a nominal monthly fee.
During the three months ended March 31, 1999 and 1998, MCOC earned total
management fees of $0 and $355, respectively.
 
5.  ACCOUNTING STANDARD NOT YET IMPLEMENTED:
 
     In June 1998, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) adopted SFAS
No. 133, "Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities." SFAS
No. 133 establishes accounting and reporting standards requiring that every
derivative instrument (including certain derivative instruments embedded in
other contracts) be recorded in the balance sheet as either an asset or
liability measured at its fair value and that changes in the derivative's fair
value be recognized currently in earnings unless specific hedge accounting
criteria are met. Special accounting for qualifying hedges allows a derivative's
gains and losses to offset related results on the hedged item in the income
statement, and requires that a company must formally document, designate and
assess the effectiveness of transactions that receive hedge accounting. In June
1999, the FASB issued SFAS No. 137 "Deferral of the Effective Date of FASB
Statement No. 133". SFAS No. 137 delays the effective date of SFAS No. 133 for
one year to fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2000 and thus the Company will
adopt SFAS No. 133 at that time. The Company has not yet quantified the impacts
of adopting SFAS No. 133 on its consolidated financial statements nor has it
determined the timing or method of its adoption of SFAS No. 133. However, SFAS
No. 133 could increase volatility in earnings (loss).
 
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