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June 23, 2002

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Survey: Enterprise tops with rental car users

Westlake Village, Calif. In a tough year for rental car companies, Enterprise Rent-A-Car found competitive pricing to be a key in satisfying customers, according to a recent survey by the marketing firm J.D. Power and Associates.

Enterprise ranked highest in overall satisfaction among customers, followed by Hertz, in the random sample of 3,400 customers who picked up or dropped off their rental cars at or near airports.

Among business rental car customers, Hertz's advantages in the pickup process, the reservation process and the rental car itself were eclipsed by Enterprise's dominance in rates and value.

Included in the study, now in its seventh year, were eight major companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

Show meets minimum veggie requirement

Branson, Mo. Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber star in a Veggie Tales show this summer at Silver Dollar City, a theme park in Branson, Mo. For those who haven't seen the animated cartoons, Veggie Tales presents biblically themed stories with a cast of wise-cracking vegetables. They'll be featured in a movie, "Jonah!," to be released this fall. "A Very Veggie Review" is scheduled to run several times daily until Aug. 25. Other new park shows feature the Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and extreme stunts. Admission: adults, $37.10 with tax; children, $25.45. Contact: (417) 338-8210; www.silverdollarcity.com.

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