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* ST. LOUIS (11/17/10)--A suspect in an $11 million heist of ATM Solutions, an ATM-servicing business for banks and credit unions in several Midwestern states, is one of two men who have escaped from an eastern Missouri jail. John Wesley Jones, 36, is suspected of being one of four who ambushed security guards arriving for work in the Aug. 2 robbery but not officially charged with the robbery. Jones and Corey Durand Cross escaped around 3:30 a.m. Monday by climbing to the jail's roof before scaling down a 30-foot wall. Both men were in jail on weapons charges (Kansas City Star Nov. 16). Jones was arrested a day after the robbery with hundreds of thousands of dollars in the trunk of his car (River Front Times Nov. 15). The men are considered armed and dangerous, said authorities … * MADISON, Wis. (11/17/10)--Ron Jooss is the new assistant Web editor at the Credit Union National Association's News Now, effective Monday. Jooss previously served as an editor at the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES), Madison, Wis., where his duties primarily focused on Credit Union Management magazine as well as CUES’ online publications. At News Now, Jooss will cover credit union system news, products and services and Inside Washington as well as CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference … * FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (11/17/10)--The Texas Credit Union Foundation raised more than 87,800 at its 13th annual golf tournament to support its financial literacy programs and grants for community outreach, chapter programs and development education (LoneStar Leaguer Nov. 16). The next tournament will be Sept. 7, 2011. The full listing of sponsors is at the foundation's website … * KINGSTON, N.Y. (11/17/10)-- Mid-Hudson Valley FCU President/CEO William Spearman has been appointed by New York Gov. David Paterson to the Board of Trustees for Ulster County Community College (SUNY Ulster) (poughkeepsiejournal.com Nov. 16). Spearman was chairman and treasurer of the College Foundation board. Mid-Hudson Valley FCU is a $698 million asset credit union based in Kingston, N.Y. SUNY Ulster has satellite campuses in Kingston and Highland … * DETROIT (11/17/10)-- Thomas Reinbolt, former president of the board of Detroit Marathon Employees FCU, died Nov. 9, according to the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor Nov. 15). The credit union later merged with Downriver Community FCU. Gloria Butler, former CEO at the Marathon credit union, told the league that Reinbolt became the credit union's 1,000th member and was a great leader and humanitarian. He is survived by his wife, six children, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild …


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