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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
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J.J. Abrams developing Rod Serling screenplay as miniseries

J.J. Abrams developing Rod Serling screenplay as miniseries

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- A television miniseries based on the last completed, unproduced screenplay by the late Hollywood icon Rod Serling is in the works, Variety reported Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
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Resurrected Antioch College offering free tuition

Resurrected Antioch College offering free tuition

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Antioch College, a small private college in Ohio that has resurrected itself after closing in 2008, says it is offering free tuition for four years.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct, 2, 2011.
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DiCaprio's company eying 'Zone' film

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company is asking for pitches for a potential movie based on old "The Twilight Zone" TV series.

For sale: Antioch College

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, March 30 (UPI) -- Antioch College, the little liberal Ohio school that has fallen on hard times, is for sale for $12.2 million, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007.
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Antioch College to stay open

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Flush with an initial outburst of emergency fundraising , Antioch College's Board of Trustees has voted not to close next spring after all.

Antioch to suspend operations in 2008

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, June 12 (UPI) -- Antioch College, the little liberal Ohio college that produced Coretta Scott King, said Tuesday it will suspend operations after the next academic year.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Dec. 25, 2006.
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Rodman "Rod" Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, television producer, and narrator best known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the angry young man of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and anti-war politics.

Serling was born December 25, 1924 in Syracuse, New York, the second of two sons born to Esther (née Cooper) and Samuel Lawrence Serling. Serling's father had worked as a secretary and amateur inventor before having children, but took on his father-in-law's profession as a grocer in order to earn a steady income. Sam Serling later took up the trade of butcher after the Great Depression forced the store to close. Serling's mother was a homemaker.

He and his family spent most of his youth in Binghamton, in upstate New York, after moving there in 1926. Even as a boy he was known for his imagination and outgoing personality. Family members remember a child with an engaging smile, beautiful brown eyes, and a love for entertaining others. As a performer he was encouraged by his parents from his earliest days. Sam Serling built a small stage in the basement where Rod, with or without the aid of neighborhood children, would often put on plays. His older brother, author Robert, recalled at the age of six or seven, Serling could entertain himself for hours by acting out dialogue from pulp magazines or movies he'd seen. Rod was often found talking to the people around him without waiting for answers. On an hour trip from Binghamton to Syracuse the rest of the family remained silent to see if Rod would notice their lack of participation. He didn't, talking non-stop through the entire car ride.

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