ERBzine News: Tarzan: A Taxman ~ Broadway Star ~ Politician
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Tax preparer scores with Tarzan ads
North Jersey Media Group ~ March 2, 2006
Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is having a banner year. Sparked by an aggressive marketing campaign, including TV commercials featuring cultural icons, the Parsippany-based tax preparation company has seen its business soar in the past quarter. The customer count increased by 19 percent, revenues rose by 30 percent and earnings per share soared by 50 percent. . . . Tarzan lets out his familiar screech after hearing that his returns will be higher if a professional - not his pet ape - handles his return. . . . consumers can expect to hear and see a lot more from Jackson Hewitt -- as well as the Old Woman, Tarzan, Frankenstein's monster, and NASCAR racer Greg Biffle-- in the weeks ahead. More . . .
Connect 2 Canada Website
The US/Canada Connection:
On July 1, 2005, Ambassador Frank McKenna launched Connect2Canada.com, a virtual network for Canadians and friends of Canada who live in the United States. Interesting facts such as:
a.. Canada, not Saudi Arabia, is America's largest supplier of crude oil.
a.. Canada has put 15,000 troops through Afghanistan.
a.. None of the 9/11 terrorists came through Canada.
a.. Canada-US trade, at more than $1.5 billion US per day, supports over five million jobs in the United States. More . . .
Street That Sparkles
Shanghai Daily ~ March 4, 2006
New plays, musicals, Tarzan to Johnny Cash and with A-list stars aplenty, this spring Broadway audiences are spoilt for choice in the lead up to the Tony Award . . .
Shows have to open by May 10 to qualify for the 2006 Tonys and coming in on that date is "Tarzan," Disney's lavish reworking of its 1999 animated film that featured a score by pop star Phil Collins. He will expand on those songs for this stage version. Newcomer Josh Strickland will portray Edgar Rice Burroughs' ape man and Jenn Gambatese his loyal mate, Jane. The book is by David Henry Hwang, author of "M Butterfly." The director, as well as the set and costume designer, is Bob Crowley.
Look for the vine swinging to commence on March 24 at the Richard Rodgers Theater, an unusually long preview period for what promises to be a scenically complex show. More . . .
Tories bring back Tarzan to tame the urban jungle
UK Times Online ~ March 6, 2006
David Cameron will bring another Conservative "big beast" back to the frontline today by putting Michael "Tarzan" Heseltine in charge of a new task force on the cities. In an attempt to make the Conservatives the "positive, optimistic voice of urban Britain" by the next election Mr Cameron will also make announcements on providing more affordable housing for first-time buyers, improving the quality of education in inner-city schools and tackling crime on council estates. . . . More . . .
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