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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Knoll's Body Embarks On Final Farewell Tour Of PA

(HARRISBURG) - The interment of the late and very popular Catherine Baker Knoll has been delayed so that her body can make one last round of appearances across Pennsylvania.

The late lieutenant governor's body was the grand marshall in last weekend's Holiday Parade in downtown Harrisburg, then lied in repose for several days at the state Capitol building. Today, in a rare trip across state lines, she participated in the coin toss at the beginning of the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots in Massachusetts.

On Monday, Knoll will be present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new electronics store in Pike County. Her body will lie in repose for a few hours each at several Catholic churches on Tuesday and Wednesday, but will be busy again on Thursday as she introduces the band Nada Surf for their evening appearance at the Trocadero club in Philadelphia.

"She's always been a busy, dedicated woman," said Gov. Ed Rendell. "I guess it should come as no surprise that she's been this busy in the first couple weeks following her death."