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Young CU CEO Dies In W. Virginia

PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-Greg Harris, CEO of Mountain Heritage FCU, has died. Harris, 33, leaves a wife and two children. Harris was regularly active in a number of credit union events. Memorial contributions should be made to: Madison and Isaac Harris, c/o the Christian Life Center, 3211 Sixth Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Bill Proposes 911 Buttons At ATMs

ALBANY, N.Y.-Legislation that would require the installation of emergency 911 buttons on ATMs in New York has been introduced in the state legislature. The bill has the support of law enforcement agencies and North American Communications Corp., a Biloxi-Miss.-based manufacturer of security systems. But some critics say the call buttons are not necessary and would not reduce ATM crime. The New York league said that the state already has strong measures in place, including requiring self-locking vestibule doors and surveillance cameras. It is estimated the addition of the buttons would cost between $500 to $1,000 per machine.

Two CUs Recognized As Best...

BEAVER FALLS, Penn.-Two CUs have been chosen as the "Best" in their respective markets. Beaver Valley FCU has been chosen as the best financial institution in Beaver County in The Beaver County Times' seventh annual Best of the Valley Readers' Choice Awards. In Frankfort, Ky., Commonwealth Credit Union has been voted among the "Best Bank or Credit Union" by readers of Kentucky Magazine. The credit union, the largest in the state, was the only CU to make the list.

...While Two More Change Names

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.-Forest Products FCU will change its name to Pacific Crest FCU effective July 1. The credit union said changed its name to better reflect the communities it serves. To mark the name change, it plans to host an open house event on July 3 that will feature door prizes and light refreshments. In Hawthorne, N.J., the $95-million New Jersey Postal Credit Union has changed its name to First Jersey Credit Union.

Idaho CUs Recognized For CMN

BOISE, Idaho-Forty-two Idaho CUs raised nearly $139,000 during 2002 for Credit Unions for Kids. Recognized were: CANCO CU, Idaho United CU, and Idahy FCU, for raising the most money in their asset categories. Inkom Cement Employees CU, Pine Tree Community CU, and Idahy FCU were recognized for rasing the most money per member in their asset categories. Cassia County Education Association CU, Lewis Clark CU, and Boise Telco FCU were recognized for registering the biggest increases in fundraising in their asset categories.

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