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Former governor George Deukmejian, 83, is spending his retirement years at his longtime home in Long Beach.
1 posted on 07/05/2011 11:48:27 AM PDT by SmithL
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Sad to hear this. I’m from LB. He was a good guy.


2 posted on 07/05/2011 12:04:26 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SmithL

I remember when Tom Broadly, former Los Angeles mayor, tired to make hay with ‘I will be the first African American governor of California’ and Duke countered with ‘I will be the first Armenian American’.


3 posted on 07/05/2011 12:08:02 PM PDT by pikachu (After Monday and Tuesday, even the calender goes W T F !)
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George “Duke” Deukmejian was California’s last great governor.


4 posted on 07/05/2011 12:08:11 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: SmithL

Belmont Park!? Lost me.

I know of Belmont Shore as I spent a great deal of time there in my youth, and where I grew up in Belmont Heights, but don’t ever recall a Belmont Park.

Wondering if it’s some new development, and where in Long Beach.


5 posted on 07/05/2011 12:22:54 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SmithL

With so much drama in the L-B-C...


8 posted on 07/05/2011 12:52:44 PM PDT by rogue yam
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Maybe he will run against Jerry Brown in 2014


9 posted on 07/05/2011 1:09:21 PM PDT by Borough Park
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I got to sit in a jury pool in Long Beach where his wife was also a member. When the attorneys were asking their questions of the prospective jurors, one of them got to Mrs. Deukmejian (I did not know her at the time - we were just numbers) and asked her the standard “do you have any relatives, or have an personal experience, in law enforcement. She promptly rattled off a proud family heritage of their son and daughter serving in the State's Attorney General’s office, her husband being the former Governor and chief law enforcer in the state, etc. After a few minutes of this, the Judge, kindly and gently, spoke up and “thanked” Mrs. Deukmejian for her service and released her from the pool - without any of the attorneys objections!
12 posted on 07/05/2011 3:21:15 PM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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