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Washington Tribute Planned For George Voinovich

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A memorial tribute to the late George Voinovich, the former two-term Ohio governor and U.S. senator who died in June, is planned in Washington this week.

The bipartisan gathering Thursday at the National Press Club will include talks by Democratic Sen. Tom Carper, of Delaware, and Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi of Ohio. It also will include video messages from Ohio's senators, Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman.

President Barack Obama, a Democrat, wrote in a message for the tribute that the Republican "was a patriot who dedicated his life to serving others."

Voinovich's family will accept an outstanding federal government alumni award on his behalf. He died in June at age 79.