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Travolta, Martha Stewart among NJ Hall nominees

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - John Travolta, Martha Stewart and Tony Bennett are among 30 nominees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

Rounding out the entertainment category are Michael Douglas, Bruce Willis, Queen Latifah and jazz guitarist John "Bucky" Pizzarelli.

Residents have until Jan. 3 to vote online at NJHallofFame.org for their favorites from the fields of history, entertainment, enterprise and sports. There's also a general category for educators, military leaders and politicians. The top vote-getters will be inducted next spring.

Other nominees include New York Giants owner Wellington Mara (MEHR'-uh), skating champ Dick Button, former Govs. Brendan Byrne and Tom Kean (kayn) and poet Allen Ginsberg.

Nominated historical figures include World War II hero John Basilone, former President Grover Cleveland and Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher.

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