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Memorial service set for Joe Paterno in Harrisburg

- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2012

HARRISBURG, PA. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett plans to attend a memorial service for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno at a church in Harrisburg.

Corbett's office says the governor doesn't plan to make remarks at the Wednesday afternoon tribute, organized by Harrisburg-area alumni.

The late coach's son Scott is scheduled to speak on behalf of the family, and former Penn State players are expected to attend.

It's being held at the Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, a Roman Catholic church in downtown Harrisburg.

Paterno died last month after a brief battle with lung cancer. He had been fired as coach in November following child-sex abuse charges filed against former assistant Jerry Sandusky.

Thousands attended a public memorial for the 85-year-old coach at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center following his burial.

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