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President Hails Wendy's Founder

WASHINGTON - President Bush had some kind words to share about the late Dave Thomas, founder of the Columbus-based Wendy's fast-food chain.

Bush paid tribute to Thomas on Thursday while signing a bill that promotes adoption and foster care. Thomas, who died last week, was a national advocate for adoption.

Bush praised Thomas (pictured, above) for his vision that America was "one in which all children would be a part of a loving family."

The bill that Bush signed expands programs that help reunite foster children with their families and provides other assistance to children in long-term foster care.

U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine and U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce were present when Bush signed the bill.

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