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'Star Wars' figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame
By CAROLYN THOMPSON
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia have out muscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012.
The hall in Rochester announced the inductees on Thursday. A committee chose them from among 12 finalists.
"Star Wars" action figures went on the market in 1978, following the 1977 release of the 20th Century Fox movie. The 3 3/4-inch figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and company were sold until 1985 and again from the mid-1990s to today.
Dominoes originated in China in the 1300s.
The toys beat out Clue, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Lite-Brite, the Magic 8 Ball, the pogo stick, sidewalk chalk, Simon, the tea set and Twister.
Posted: Saturday, November 17 2012, 03:45 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
OKC public schools keeping children in for weather
May 20, 2013 20:27 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City school officials say elementary and middle schools will not dismiss students on time because of the weather.
The school system says parents and students will be alerted Monday when the youngsters will be able to leave.
The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Monday afternoon and a large funnel cloud was reported on the ground in the Oklahoma City area around 3 p.m.
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