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* KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (3/7/08)--A Knoxville man was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, who was run over with a car Wednesday at an ATM outside the East Knoxville branch of ORNL FCU. Carlos Radal Cornwell, 35, was charged after Leoned Boulanger Cornwell, 42, was found dead in the credit union's parking lot. Police said the couple were in a car at the ATM and argued. Leoned Cornwell exited the car, and the car allegedly backed over her (The Knoxville News Sentinel March 6) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/7/08)--Two staffers of Franklin Mint FCU, Broomall, Pa., were guests last week on Philadelphia's NBC 10 program, "All That and More," according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway March 5). Rick Durante, vice president of education, and Kelly Lynn, district manager of the credit union answered money management questions from fourth- and fifth-grade students. The program focused on youth financial education during Philly Saves Week … * PROVO, Utah (3/7/08)--Two men face charges of armed robbery after their arrest Tuesday 90 minutes after a robbery was reported by Utah First CU. Christopher Mollner and Ira Wakefield are being held on robbery charges. Police said Mollner allegedly entered the credit union with a pistol, handed a teller a note demanding money, and fled with cash in a white van. Ninety minutes later Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled over the van, where he found the men, cash covered in red dye and a BB gun. Mollner's 11-month daughter, who was in the van, was taken into protective custody (Daily Herald and March 5) … * WASHINGTON (3/7/08)--Norman Mann, former CEO of Department of Commerce FCU, Washington, D.C., died Feb. 26, after suffering a stroke the day before, said the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association (FOCUS Newsletter March 3). He served the credit union for several decades. Funeral services took place March 1 in Bowie, Md. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216 … * HOUSTON (3/7/08)--Carol J. Letz, chairman of Houston Highway CU, died Monday after an extended illness, according to the Texas Credit Union League (LoneStar Leaguer March 6). Letz served the credit union in several capacities for more than 35 years, the past six years as chairman. She also was a member of the State Employees CU Association since 1973 and served as president for several years. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Southpark Funeral Home …


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