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THE ASTORIAN • SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019
Mary ‘Marty’ E. Langley
Dec. 26, 1941 — April 20, 2019
Mary “Marty” E. Langley passed away tinuing to help those in need.
peacefully the morning of April 20, 2019,
She especially enjoyed being a 10-year
at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. resident of Astoria, where she watched and
Marty was born Dec. 26, 1941,
tracked many of the ships’ move-
in Glendale, California, to par-
ments as they passed by on the
ents Margaret (Wheeler) and Carl
river. She was able to say where
the ships were from, and where
Marty spent a few of her early
they were heading, as well as their
years in Oklahoma, and attended
elementary school in East Los
Astoria was her sanctuary and
Angeles. After moving to River-
place to enjoy life. It was the idea
side, California, she attended Che-
“we ain’t quaint” that endeared
mawa Junior High School, and
Astoria to her. Our trolley, with
graduated from Ramona High
its wonderful volunteers, was very
School in 1959.
special to her, and each year she
During these school years, she
would purchase one of its shirts to
was known for her kindness, as
well as a love of the performing
Marty took many great photo-
arts. She made lifelong friends as
graphs of Astoria and activity on
part of Ramona’s theater depart-
the Columbia River. Almost every
ment, and as part of the Girl
few weeks she would share them,
Scouts, which involved her mom
along with a wonderful email,
as a troop leader.
about the happenings in town.
Marty attended Riverside Com-
She marveled at how the people
munity College before transfer-
of Astoria would stand up to pro-
ring to San Diego State Univer-
tect our beautiful city, and oppose
sity, from which she graduated in
those who would cash in, to the
1963. She obtained her teaching credential detriment of what makes us so special.
from the University of California, Riverside,
She appreciated very much the per-
and began teaching English at Hemet High sonal and professional care she received at
School. After teaching for ﬁ ve years, she left the Astoria c ancer t reatment c enter, which
allowed her to stay in her beloved Astoria as
Upon returning, Marty took over her long as possible. She would sometimes say
mom’s job as accounts manager at A to Z that she was able to move to Oregon because
Printing in Riverside. In 1972, she married, her husband was born in Astoria, and his
and over the next six years she and her hus- grandmother was married in Astoria over
band had two daughters.
100 years ago.
Marty returned to Hemet High School in
Marty is survived by her loving husband,
1985 to teach both mathematics and English, George “Mick” Hague, and their two won-
later earning her master’s degree from Chap- derful daughters, Micaela Hague and Maria
man University. She enriched the lives of her Riemer. She is also survived by many rel-
students and colleagues, who have very fond atives, friends and colleagues, who will
memories of her.
greatly miss her compassion, dedication and
During much of Marty’s teaching career unique sense of humor.
she was Amnesty International USA’s spe-
As Emile Zola wrote, and Marty often
cialist leading the Turkey Coordinating shared, “If you ask why I came into this
Group, while also being a longtime member world, I will tell you. I came to live out
of the Riverside local group. This resulted loud.” She not only accomplished this for
in her attending many international meet- herself, she inspired others to do the same.
ings. She also helped her teacher husband,
There was a celebration of Marty’s life in
George “Mick” Hague, with all his environ- April, and her funeral was private.
mental work with the Sierra Club.
A teacher affects eternity, and we will
As much dedication as Marty put toward never know where Marty’s inﬂ uence will
her students and volunteering, she gave even stop. Please consider continuing her inﬂ u-
more to her family, ensuring both her daugh- ence by donating to CalRTA’s scholarship
ters and husband were loved and cared for.
fund for Hemet and San Jacinto h igh s chool
In 2007, Marty and her husband retired, students. Make a check payable to the San
allowing her to spend time reading, writ- Jacinto Mountains Scholarship Founda-
ing, working as the newsletter editor of the tion, and mail it to Jeannette Goar, 5339 Jas-
Hemet/San Jacinto area California Retired per Lane, Riverside, CA., 92506. Let them
Teachers Association (CalRTA) and con- know it is to honor Marty Langley.
Calvin Maurice Brown
1934 — 2019
On July 26, 2019, Calvin Maurice Brown, The park, known as the Garden of Surging
85, passed away after a long battle with Waves, opened in Astoria in May 2014.
Lewy b ody dementia. Calvin was born in
Calvin is survived by his wife of 45 years,
Astoria in 1934. He was the son of
Agnes Brown. His family includes
Jue-Shee and Kee Wong-Brown.
his son, Craig Brown, daughter-
He worked in the canneries as a
in-law, Holly Brown, son, Kirk
Brown, and daughter, Kimi Wong.
He joined the Air Force, and
Surviving siblings include Rich-
proudly served across Europe
ard Wong, Fred Brown, Thomas
during the Korean War.
Wong, George Mendoza and
Calvin went on to graduate
Mabel Mendoza, and sisters-in-
from Oregon State University in
law, Deborah Brown and Mari-
electrical engineering. He worked
lyn Brown. Calvin has ﬁ ve grand-
at the Bonneville Power Adminis-
children, Haydn Doggett, Gunnar
tration for over 30 years, and then
Doggett, Clifford Brown, Gabri-
retired and moved back to Astoria.
elle Brown and Jordan Brown.
His hobbies were numerous. He was a pri-
Calvin was preceded in death by his
vate pilot, and enjoyed ﬁ shing and hunting, mother, Jue-Shee Brown-Wong; his father,
but his true passion was spending time with Kee Brown-Wong; brothers, Yen Wong and
his family and friends. He was very generous Phillip Brown; and sisters, Betty Wong,
and always willing to assist his family and Marcel Wong and Dorothy Brown.
his friends. Coffee, good food and a hyper
A memorial service is being held on Aug.
degree of safety were the three essentials to 9, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Hughes-Ransom Mor-
his everyday life.
tuary, 576 12th St. in Astoria, Oregon.
He was proud of his Chinese heritage,
A special thank you to the staff of Laurel
and was instrumental in helping design and Parc Brightway Memory Care facility.
build a park honoring the Chinese communi-
Messages of condolence may be sent at
ty’s contributions in the Paciﬁ c Northwest. www.hughes-ransom.com
SEVENDAY FORECAST FOR ASTORIA
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States are challenging the Trump administration on fuel economy penalties.
Several states sue over
fuel economy penalties
By DON THOMPSON
— A coalition of states
sued the Trump administra-
tion on Friday for the sec-
ond time to block a planned
reduction in the penalties
automakers pay when they
fail to meet fuel economy
Twelve states — includ-
ing Oregon and Washington
state — and the District of
Columbia sued the National
Highway Trafﬁ c Safety
Administration for replac-
ing an Obama-era regula-
tion that imposed a pen-
alty of $14 for every tenth
of a mile-per-gallon that an
automaker falls below the
The lawsuit came a week
after four major automakers
announced a deal with Cal-
ifornia to toughen standards
for gas mileage and green-
house gas emissions. The
agreement involving Ford,
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Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Areas of low
UNDER THE SKY
Astoria through Thursday
Tonight’s Sky: The constellation
Sagittarius represents an archer,
its brightest stars outline the
shape of a teapot.
Astoria / Port Docks
High/low ................................ 71/62
Normal high/low .................. 68/54
Record high .................. 83 in 2017
Record low .................... 43 in 1987
Thursday ................................. 0.01”
Month to date ........................ 0.01”
Normal month to date ......... 0.02”
Year to date .......................... 24.50”
Normal year to date ........... 36.96”
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AccuWeather, Inc. ©2019
Source: Jim Todd, OMSI
Sunrise today .................. 5:59 a.m.
Sunset tonight ............... 8:43 p.m.
Moonrise today .............. 9:08 a.m.
Moonset today ............ 10:41 p.m.
High (ft.) Time Low (ft.)
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8.7 10:03 a.m. -1.7
7.7 10:15 p.m. 1.0
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8.6 9:05 a.m. -2.2
7.4 9:17 p.m. 1.1
9.2 9:26 a.m. -2.0
8.0 9:39 p.m. 1.1
9.1 9:47 a.m. -1.6
8.1 9:59 p.m. 1.1
9.0 11:04 a.m. -1.5
7.9 11:16 p.m. 0.9
9.1 8:35 a.m. -2.1
7.9 8:48 p.m. 1.3
New York City
Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy,
c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms,
r-rain, sf-snow fl urries, sn-snow, i-ice.
Kennewick Walla Walla
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General Xavier Becerra
said in a statement that the
new Trump rule “seeks
to make these penalties
“We’ll take on this lat-
est wrong-headed maneu-
ver with the same vigor that
defeated the administra-
tion’s ﬁ rst attempt at back-
sliding,” he said.
The lawsuit contends the
trafﬁ c safety administra-
tion decision was based on
inaccurate assumptions on
the economic impact of the
New York ofﬁ cials pre-
viously estimated the higher
penalties would trim carbon
emissions and save con-
sumers on average $1,650
annually in fuel costs.
“Without strong penal-
ties for violating these fuel
efﬁ ciency standards, con-
sumers, our economy, and
our environment all remain
in danger,” New York Attor-
ney General Letitia James
said in a statement.
Joining in the lawsuit
were the attorneys gen-
eral of Connecticut, Del-
aware, Illinois, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Jersey,
Rhode Island and Vermont.
administration’s push to
relax mileage standards
The new federal rule
would keep the penalty at
$5.50, where it has been
since the mid-1970s.
The legal challenge, led
by the attorneys general in
California and New York,
argues that the new rule
would keep the penalty far
below the inﬂ ation-adjusted
rate required by a 2015 law.
The new Trump rule says
the 2015 law doesn’t apply
to the mileage penalties,
and if it did, nearly tripling
the civil penalty rate would
have a negative economic
The U.S. Department
of Transportation, which
safety administration, said
it expects the Trump pen-
alty would reduce the future
burden on the industry and
consumers by as much as $1
billion a year.
The states sued in the
2nd U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals in Manhattan. The
same court last year decided
the administration could not
delay the penalty increase.