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* ALBANY, N.Y. (9/8/11)--The Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY) Wednesday has launched a blog, New York State of Mind, which addresses laws, regulations and political issues impacting New York credit unions at both the state and federal levels. It is provided through WordPress.org and written by CUANY Associate General Counsel Henry Meier. Credit unions can read and comment on Meier's blogs by signing up for http://newyorkstateofmind.wordpress.com/ for e-mail updates. "Today's credit union professionals don't always have the time to read through the myriad of information they receive on every political and regulatory issue that comes across their desks. Yet, they need to be kept informed," said William J. Mellin, CUANY president/CEO. "It's our goal to provide that information through the blog in small measures that can quickly be absorbed and acted on as necessary." … * COLUMBUS, Ga. (9/8/11)--Columbus, Ga., police had not released the identities of two robbery suspects who were shot to death near M.E.A. FCU by a young police officer who tried to stop their pickup truck Tuesday morning. The officer, one of 100 new recruits recently hired, pulled into the credit union's parking lot as a masked man fled the branch. The officer pursued him on foot to where a second man waited in a black pickup truck with a federal government license plate. The officer tried to stop the truck, but the driver put it into reverse and tried to run over the officer. The officer fired several shots. The truck driver died at the scene, and the passenger died later at a hospital (macon.com Sept. 6) …


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