WASHINGTON -- A community group's protest threatens to derail plans by Boatmen's First National Bank of Oklahoma to spend more than $1 million to acquire and replace 73 primitive cash machines in Git-n-Go convenience stores.

Michael Jennings, the bank's senior vice president in charge of electronic banking, said Boatmen's hoped to have the network up and running within a year so customers could access their accounts 24 hours a day rather than waiting for one of the bank's 44 Sooner State branches to open.

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