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Joe Paterno improving, his son says

Updated: December 30, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Surrounded at home by energetic grandchildren on his 85th birthday, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno offered his family perspective about the turbulent two months during which he lost his job and learned he had lung cancer.

The Hall of Fame coach wasn't dwelling on being fired over the phone following 46 seasons.

"Joe never sits around and complains about what's happened to him," his son, Jay, said Friday. "We're sitting there on his birthday and he said, `Look, I've ...

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