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THE ASTORIAN • SATuRdAy, AuguST 10, 2019
Trump picks new acting
national intelligence director
By DEB RIECHMANN
WASHINGTON — President Donald
Trump on Thursday named Joseph Magu-
ire, the nation’s top counterterrorism offi-
cial, as acting national intelligence direc-
tor, part of a leadership shake-up at the
agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies.
Maguire will become acting director
on Aug. 15, the same day that National
Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ resig-
nation takes effect. It’s also the same day
that deputy national intelligence director
Sue Gordon will be walking out the door.
Democrats accused Trump of pushing out
two dedicated intelligence professionals.
“Admiral Maguire has a long and dis-
tinguished career in the military, retir-
ing from the U.S. Navy in 2010,” Trump
tweeted. “He commanded at every level,
including the Naval Special Warfare Com-
mand. He has also served as a National
Security Fellow at Harvard University. I
have no doubt he will do a great job!”
Coats also praised Maguire, saying in a
statement that he “has had a long, distin-
guished career” and will lead the intelli-
gence community with distinction.
It’s unclear if Trump, who has had an
uneven relationship with the intelligence
agencies since he took office, plans to also
nominate Maguire to formally replace
After Coats announced his retirement
late last month, the president nominated
Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe to be the
new director of national intelligence. But
Ratcliffe removed himself from consid-
eration after just five days amid criticism
about his lack of intelligence experience
and qualifications for the job.
The Office of the Director of National
Intelligence has been in upheaval since
Coats, who had bumped elbows with
Trump, announced late last month that he
was stepping down as of Aug. 15. Then
on Thursday, Gordon, who has worked
in the intelligence field for three decades,
announced she was leaving the same day
He appeared to have the edge over
Gebbia in the spring. But second-year
coach Jonathan Smith said both quarter-
backs made progress over the summer.
“Jake did have a good spring, we really
like the step he took,” said Smith, himself
a former Oregon State quarterback and
QB coach at Washington. “But I’m really
anxious to see Tristan here. Those 15 days
of (spring) practice for Tristan, and now
the opportunity to make a nice jump that
he’s going to get here in the first couple of
weeks of camp.”
Jack Colletto, who saw time at quar-
terback last season and was effective in
short-yardage situations, is playing at
linebacker in camp, although Smith said
he may still see some snaps at QB this
Oregon State’s eventual starter will be
challenged. The Beavers, who won just
two games last season, were picked to fin-
ish at the bottom of the Pac-12 North in
the league’s preseason media poll.
But the team has a competent stable
of wide receivers, led by junior Isaiah
Hodgins and senior Trevon Bradford.
“It’s easy to say we’ll come in last
place because the last two seasons we
had,” Luton said. “But the difference
between winning and losing in the Pac-
12 is so small. You look at a lot of the
games we had last year and we were right
there in the third and fourth quarter, and
something happened and it was a snow-
ball effect. I think if we clean some things
Oct. 15, 1960 — July 29, 2019
Mark Lee Elliott was born in
Astoria, Oregon, to Frank and
Virginia Elliott. He died on July
He is survived by his mother,
Virginia Lee Elliott, and his
brother, Gene William Elliott.
Preceding him in death were
his father, William Elliott, and
his brother, David Leroy Elliott,
52, and his sister, Yancey Lee
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
“Sue Gordon is a great professional
with a long and distinguished career,”
Trump tweeted Thursday. “I have got-
ten to know Sue over the past 2 years
and have developed great respect for her.
Sue has announced she will be leaving on
But it was clear that Gordon was not
resigning by choice.
“I offer this letter as an act of respect
and patriotism, not preference,” Gordon
wrote in a note to Trump that accompa-
nied her two-paragraph resignation letter.
“You should have your team. Godspeed,
A person familiar with the personnel
decisions said Gordon spoke to Trump
twice in the past week.
Gordon thanked the president for the
opportunity to serve the nation as dep-
uty national intelligence director for two
years. She said she would resign effective
Aug. 15 and would subsequently retire
from federal service.
She said she was confident in what the
U.S. intelligence agencies had accom-
plished and what they were poised to do
going forward. “I have seen it in action
first-hand for more than 30 years,” her res-
ignation letter said. “Know that our people
are our strength and they will never fail
you or the nation. You are in good hands.”
up we’re going to surprise a lot of people,
and we’re not as far off as people think.”
A native of Marysville, Washington,
Luton redshirted his freshman year at
Idaho before playing in eight games with
the Vandals in 2015. He transferred to
Ventura Community College and set pro-
gram records with 3,551 passing yards
and 40 touchdowns in his lone season
In his time with the Beavers, Luton
has passed for 2,513 yards and 14 touch-
downs. NCAA rules allow players who
have redshirted in their first year to be
granted an extension if they play in four
games or less in a season, as Luton did
Luton graduated last December with
a degree in sociology and he’s currently
taking graduate-level classes.
Asked if he’s worried about any
on-field apprehension because of his
injury history, he was emphatic.
“I definitely don’t think so, and that’s
definitely not what you want,” he said.
“I think you’ll get injured more if you’re
playing too timid.”
Turns out, he’s been working on slid-
ing to guard against injury, even though it
goes against his instincts
“It’s just trying to figure out the right
time to slide,” he said. “That’s something
I’ve never really done before, so learn-
ing when the right time was and when the
right time wasn’t was kind of difficult, but
I think it’ll be fine,” he said.
Oregon State opens the season at home
on Aug. 30 against Oklahoma State.
SEVENDAY FORECAST FOR ASTORIA
Elliott, 3 months.
Mark was married to Florence
Mark bought fish for the can-
nery, did gillnet fishing, caught
crabs and dug clams the last two
years he worked for the cannery.
Mark liked to play games on his
Mark has gone home to be
Lori Ann Isom
Joseph Maguire appears before the Senate
Intelligence Committee in 2018.
Beavers: Oregon State’s eventual
starter will be challenged this season
Continued from Page A8
Mark Lee Elliott
Port Orchard, Washington
Sept. 27, 1962 — Aug. 4, 2019
Lori Ann Isom, 56, of Port Orchard,
Washington, passed away on Aug. 4,
2019, in Port Orchard.
Lori was born Sept. 27, 1962, in the
Lewis and Clark area of Astoria, Ore-
gon, to Alvin and Faye Olson. She grad-
uated from the Lewis and Clark Chris-
tian Academy in 1980.
In 1983, she married Tim Isom. The
couple had three children. They were
members of Bethany Lutheran Church.
The family moved to Port Orchard in
Lori was employed by American
Greetings, working her way up to the
territory lead position.
Lori’s life revolved around her faith
and family. She was so proud of her chil-
dren, and was always involved in what-
ever activities they were part of.
Lori also loved camping with family,
going on hikes and rock collecting. She
was so excited about the arrival of her
Lori is survived by her husband, Tim;
sons, Joseph and Treavor, and her daugh-
ter, Julia (Dylan) Opsal; sisters, Joanne
(Ron) Rubino and Sharon Bohrer; and
brother, Steve Olson. She is also sur-
vived by her cousin and close friend,
Joyce Allison, along with numerous
nieces and nephews, whom she loved
She was preceded in death by her par-
ents and her brother, John Olson.
A memorial service will be held at
Bethany Lutheran Church, 451 34th St.,
on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.
Ducks: Herbert should be among
top QB prospects in NFL draft
Continued from Page A8
yards and 10 touchdowns, left Oregon
early and was drafted by the Minne-
sota Vikings. The team also took a hit
this week when senior receiver Bren-
den Schooler underwent a foot pro-
cedure. He is projected to miss six to
A newcomer in the mix is Juwan
Johnson, a graduate transfer from Penn
State who had 81 catches for 1,123
yards and two touchdowns over three
seasons with the Nittany Lions.
“I feel the chemistry is there. All
the hard work that we’ve put in in the
spring and the summer is definitely
going to pay off,” Johnson said. “I’m
giving him feedback, he’s giving me
feedback on what he likes to see. Obvi-
ously, I’m new to the system, so he’s
teaching me things and I’m picking up
Cristobal said Herbert’s task this
season is to control the offense.
“There’s going to be some times
this year where a guy like that is going
to have to take over a football game.
We’ve all seen it and he’s already done
it a number of times. It’s the next nat-
ural part of his growth just like he has
done as a leader,” Cristobal said. “He’s
done a great job as leader: Great job
being able to communicate with the
football team, get in front of them, lead
by example but also be able to voice his
reasons, his concerns or what he feels is
important. When your quarterback does
that I think it gives you a tremendous
Herbert is managing the expectations
on him, as well as on the Ducks as a
whole, in much in the same way he did
last season. He’s ignoring the outside
“I would say not to let it distract
you too much, just focus on you, focus
on our guys, our team,” he said when
asked if he’d learned anything from the
attention he got last year. “Listen to the
people that really matter to you, and not
let it distract you too much, I’d say.”
Herbert, mentioned as a Heisman
candidate heading into last season,
threw for 3,153 yards with 29 touch-
downs. He has thrown at least one
touchdown in 28 straight games, the
longest current streak in the nation.
Over his 28 career starts, the Ducks
have averaged 38.3 points a game. A
local kid from Eugene’s Sheldon High
School, he has thrown for 7,070 yards
and 63 touchdowns in his three years so
While there was speculation he might
bolt for the NFL after his junior season,
Herbert announced shortly before Ore-
gon’s 7-6 victory over Michigan State
in the RedBox Bowl that he would stay
for his senior year. Barring disaster, he
should be among the top quarterback
prospects in next year’s NFL draft.
“I think it’s a really special group of
guys — all the guys sitting over there,
they’re great to be around, they’re great
teammates,” Herbert said at Oregon’s
media day at the start of fall camp.
“The coaching staff and all the staff,
it’s really special. It’s really something
I wanted to be around for another year.”
And there’s something else: Herbert
will be joined this season at Oregon by
his brother, tight end Patrick Herbert, a
four-star recruit who was among nearly
a dozen early enrollees for the Ducks.
The younger Herbert is already grab-
bing attention from Cristobal, who said
he worked with the tight ends and tack-
les on the first day of practice.
“My first chance to really kind of
get in there with him and he responded
great and that’s his DNA. The family
DNA. We all know his family,” Cris-
tobal said. “Expecting big things from
Patrick and we really think he’s in the
mix to play this year.”
The elder Herbert will be looking for
a new primary target this season. Dil-
lon Mitchell, who topped the league
last season with 75 catches for 1,184
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Astoria through Thursday
Tonight’s Sky: Conjunction of
the waxing gibbous moon and
Astoria / Port Docks
High/low ................................ 67/59
Normal high/low .................. 69/54
Record high .................. 92 in 1939
Record low .................... 45 in 1988
Thursday ................................. Trace
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