Sunday, January 22, Eyewitness News at 6

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GOOD EVENING, AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.
I'M AMY AUBERT, AND THIS IS A LATE EDITION OF EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.


PEOPLE IN MONTEZUMA ARE WORKING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL AFTER SEVERE WEATHER SWEPT THROUGH THEIR AREA SATURDAY.
CANDACE ADORKA SPENT THE DAY IN MACON COUNTY WHERE A TORNADO LEFT THREE FAMILIES WITHOUT A HOME.
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"It's just unbelievable, I've never been in the middle of a scene like this before..."
DEBRA BROWN SAYS THIS SCENE IS ALL THE MORE INCREDIBLE BECAUSE IT'S ON HER AND HER HUSBAND WILLIAM'S FARM.
THE BARERRAS... THE FAMILY THAT LIVES HERE... HAVE BEEN THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR 12 YEARS.
"They're good honest hard working people and we love them and we care about em this breaks our heart for them."
THE RED CROSS RULED THREE HOMES A TOTAL LOSS AS A RESULT OF SATURDAY'S SEVERE STORM.
NO ONE WAS HURT BUT 9 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED... ALL NINE WORK FOR THE BROWNS.
LARA GILL WITH THE FLINT RIVER RED CROSS SAYS THE RED CROSS PLANS TO GIVE THE FAMILIES A HAND.
"We give them vouchers and they're able to be on their feet a little bit sooner and hopefully it takes away some of the stress of the immediate situation." .
S/U "I spoke to Gloria Garcia on the phone. She is one of brown's employees who was displaced during the storm. She says she was in bed in her mobile home when the storm hit. She says she escaped narrowly because when she got out of bed to warn her husband, the roof collapsed in onto the bed. Brown says he'll do everything he can to make sure all his employee's lives get back on track."
"I'll furnish them a place I'll get this back built as quick as I can. I'll get them a place to stay temporarily until we can get everything back together."
WILLIAM BROWN SAYS HIS HOME WASN'T DAMAGED... BUT SEVERAL OF HIS PECAN TREES WERE UPROOTED AND TWO BARNS TORN DOWN...
DEBRA SAYS THEY CAN COPE WITH MATERIAL DAMAGE... KNOWING THE LIVES THAT MEAN SO MUCH... WERE SPARED.
"I'm just so thankful to god that they're alive and they got out alive and that we can replace all this and put it back together for them."
CANDACE ADORKA 13 WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS.>>








JOE PATERNO... THE FORMER HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY HAS DIED DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM LUNG CANCER.
THE 85-YEAR-OLD PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MORNING JUST 65 DAYS AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED WITH THE CANCER.
MANUEL GALLEGUS IS IN STATE COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA WITH MORE.
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Fans left flowers, lit candles and said goodbye to the man known as "JoePa".

(nats of crying)(13:50:04)

Joe Paterno died Sunday, 65 days after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

(SOT: Steve Petzek/Penn State Alum)(13:45:24/pipe 3) "OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY."

Paterno's family issued a statement saying "He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been."

Penn State fired the hall-of-fame coach in the middle of his 46th season amid the scandal surrounding Jerry Sandusky, his former assistant coach. Sandusky has been charged with 52 counts of child molestation.

Sandusky issued a statement Sunday saying "Nobody will be able to take away the memories we all shared of a great man, his family, and all the wonderful people who were a part of his life."

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PATERNO WON 409 GAMES, MORE THAN ANY DIVISION-ONE FOOTBALL COACH BUT FANS HERE AT PENN STATE ARE REMEMBERING HIM FOR HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OFF THE FIELD AS WELL.

(SOT: Steve Lampert/Penn State Alumnus)(SUND110)
"PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER WHAT A GREAT MAN HE WAS, AND HOW MUCH HE DID FOR THIS UNIVERSITY, NOT JUST THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM, BUT THE ENTIRE UNIVERSITY."

(SOT: Amy Leddy/Penn State Employee)(13:57:32/pipe 3)
"HE WAS A COACH THAT STOOD FOR MORE THAN JUST FOOTBALL."

More than 250 of the players Paterno coached went on to the NFL. But even students who were not athletes looked up to him.

(SOT: Malcolm Taylor/Penn State Faculty Member)(13:46:16/pipe 3)
"HE WAS LIKE A FATHER FIGURE. A ROLE MODEL."

Paterno is survived by his wife Sue, five children and 17 grandchildren. His family says his loss leaves a void that will never be filled.
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DURING HIS TIME AT PENN STATE... JOE AND SUE PATERNO DONATED MORE THAN FOUR-MILLION DOLLARS TO THE SCHOOL HE WORKED AT FOR 62 YEARS.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED.
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