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THE ASTORIAN • SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019
WORLD IN BRIEF
Michael ‘Skip’ Matthews
Feb. 5, 1958 — Aug. 12, 2019
California leads latest lawsuit
over Trump immigration rule
Michael “Skip” Matthews departed this love of ﬁ shing, and to go antiquing with his
world early Monday morning, Aug. 12. He wife.
entered it 61 years ago, on Feb. 5, 1958, in
Skip’s other loves were simple: family
Pomona, California, growing up in
and friends, camping, music and
Orange County, the sixth of seven
life. He attended First Congre-
gational United Church of Christ
He graduated from Sonora
(UCC) in Astoria until it closed,
High School in La Habra in 1976.
then Warrenton United Method-
In 1977, he made a memorable trip
ist Church until he passed. The
to Germany. His love of antiques
last few years brought hardships
led him to gravitate to antique
and hurdles into his life, but faith
malls. When seeking work, and
and perseverance were the tools he
in his free time, his passion for
always seemed to carry along with
ﬁ shing would ﬁ nd him traveling
up and down the California c oast Michael Matthews
Those traits and his exceptional,
seeking the best of catches.
sometimes outrageous, sense of
In 1985, while working at King Richards humor, his pride in doing his jobs well and
Antique Mall, he noticed a “slightly” older his willingness to be of help whenever he
lady come in to rent a space, and by the time could, drew people to him as fast friends. To
she left he was telling fellow employees he say he will be missed doesn’t cover it.
had just met the woma n he was going to
Those he has left behind include his
marry. He was right, and on Oct. 12, 1986, wife, Kathy; a brother, David Matthews
he wed Kathleen Chiswell in Los Angeles. (Kristiana); sisters, Candy Nash (Jim),
With mischievous joy, he would tell every- Lori Smith, Bobbie McMillan (Mark) and
one it was a perfect match, her being an Nancy Thomas; acquired son and daughter,
antique, he a collectible. Need I mention he David Burgess (Monica) and Sheri Gourley
had a unique sense of humor?
(Fred); ﬁ ve grandchildren; six great-grand-
He was also proud and delighted to children; numerous nieces and nephews;
announce he had become a husband, father and his other best girl and fur-baby, “Pippi
and grandfather at the same time. Two Shortstockings.”
years later, when the employer he had been
Preceding him in death were his father,
working for decided to close, he and Kathy Harry Shaw; mother, Helen Matthews; sis-
decided it was the perfect time to take a ter, Mary Schwebs; nephew, Brian McMil-
vacation and check out s outhern Oregon, lian; and grandson, Jason Barker.
where they thought they might like to live
A short memorial service will be held
on the river on the dock at the end of Sixth
Within the week they were there, Skip got Street on Friday, Aug. 23, at 4:30 p.m.
a job, and they soon moved to Grants Pass,
Please sign the online guestbook at Cald-
Oregon. That job only lasted two years, but well’s Luce-Layton Mortuary (caldwells-
the next, with the Oregon State Military mortuary.com), who handled the necessary
Department, lasted over 20 years, requir- arrangements.
ing that he transfer to St. Helens and then, in
In lieu of ﬂ owers, he would wish dona-
1994, to Camp Rilea in Warrenton. Here he tions be made to Oregon Dachshund Rescue
found the perfect place to again pursue his in Portland.
SACRAMENTO — California and three
other states on Friday ﬁ led the latest court
challenge to new Trump administration rules
blocking green cards for many immigrants
who use public assistance including Medic-
aid, food stamps and housing vouchers.
Nearly half of Americans would be con-
sidered a burden if the same standards were
applied to U.S. citizens, said California
Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
“This Trump rule weaponizes nutrition,
health care and housing,” Becerra said, by
potentially blocking legal immigrants from
becoming citizens “if your child participates
in something as basic as your neighborhood
school lunch or nutrition program.”
The lawsuit he ﬁ led in U.S. District Court
in San Francisco follows others this week
including those by Washington and 12 other
states and by two California counties. Join-
ing California are Maine, Oregon and Penn-
sylvania, as well as the District of Columbia.
Thirteen immigrant advocacy and legal
groups led by La Clínica de la Raza ﬁ led a
separate lawsuit Friday in the same court,
arguing the regulation was motivated by
The lawsuits all contest one of Republi-
can President Donald Trump’s most aggres-
sive moves to restrict legal immigration. A
spokesman for the White House declined
John A. Banta
Dec. 21, 1929 — Aug. 14, 2019
John Banta was born to George and Anna
Banta at the family home in Olney on Dec.
21, 1929, one of seven children. During his
childhood the family moved to Warrenton,
then Seaside, where he worked the family
During his young adult years, he seined
ﬁ sh with horses on the Columbia River,
worked as a cowboy on a ranch in Wyoming,
then moved on to Arkansas to work on an oil
rig. He was a jack-of-all-trades, and could
magically ﬁ x anything that was broken.
He enlisted in the Army and served as a
medic during the Korean War.
After his return he started his logging
career, which lasted until his retirement.
He married his life love, Sally, on May 1,
1954. She passed away after 65 years of mar-
riage on April 12, 2019.
His real passions were his family, riding
his tractor on his 10 acres and traveling with
Sally throughout the Northwest and Alaska.
John loved to share stories of his life with
his children and grandchildren. He never ran
out of tales to tell.
John was preceded in death by his wife,
Sally, his brother, Fred, and his sister, Lavina.
John is survived by his ﬁ ve children, Jane,
John (Jo), Lee (Teri), Susan and Mary; eight
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; broth-
ers, Elmer, George and Bobby, sister, Wanda
(Sis); brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Les-
lie Honan; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia
and Jeff Ross; and a large extended family.
A viewing with be held Monday, Aug. 19,
from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Hughes-Ransom
Mortuary in Seaside. Burial will be at Ocean
View Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Pac-12: Ducks QB returns for senior season
Continued from Page A8
Quarterback Justin Herbert returned to
Oregon for his senior season, and he’ll ﬁ nally
have the same coach in consecutive years.
Mario Cristobal’s Ducks should contend for
their ﬁ rst league title since 2014 if Herbert
takes another step from his 3,000-yard sea-
son last fall. Herbert calls it “a huge bonus”
to have the same coaching staff for the ﬁ rst
time: “We go from having spent all this time
learning to teaching. We’re able to reach out
to those younger guys, get them dialed up
and up to speed so they are able to jump in as
soon as we can.”
Although Washington is heading into its
biggest rebuilding season in a half-decade
after losing 13 starters from last year’s cham-
pions, quarterback Jacob Eason has hopes
running high in Seattle. The touted local
product returned from Georgia last season
in hopes of replacing four-year starter Jake
Browning this fall. Petersen insists Eason is
competing with sophomore Jake Haener in
camp, but most expect Eason and running
back Salvon Ahmed to step in for Huskies
stalwarts Browning and Myles Gaskin.
SEVENDAY FORECAST FOR ASTORIA
Hickenlooper ends White House
bid, mulls Senate run in 2020
DENVER — Former Colorado Gov.
John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his
longshot bid for the Democratic presiden-
tial nomination and said he may instead
challenge one of the most vulnerable Senate
Republicans in 2020.
Colorado’s shift to the left could put Sen.
Cory Gardner’s seat in jeopardy for Repub-
licans, and at least 10 Democrats have
launched campaigns, setting up a competi-
tive primary even before Hickenlooper, 67,
makes a decision.
Hickenlooper became a leading ﬁ gure in
Colorado with his quirky, consensus-driven
and unscripted approach to politics. He once
jumped out of a plane to promote a ballot
measure to increase state spending, and he
won two statewide elections during years of
Republican waves. He also was Denver’s
He positioned himself as a common-sense
candidate who couldn’t be labeled a “social-
ist” by Republicans. But he couldn’t make
his voice heard in the crowded Democratic
ﬁ eld of about two dozen candidates.
N. Korea ﬁ res more projectiles,
rules out talks with South
Israel bars US congresswomen,
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on with a nudge from Trump
Friday bluntly criticized South Korean Presi-
JERUSALEM — With a push from Pres-
ident Donald Trump, Israel on Thursday
barred two Muslim-American congress-
women from entering the country for a visit,
an extraordinary step bringing the longtime
U.S. ally into Trump’s domestic ﬁ ght against
political rivals at home.
The U.S. president is essentially relying
on Israel to retaliate against two freshman
lawmakers, Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michi-
gan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who are
both outspoken critics of Israel’s treatment
of Palestinians. They are also part of the
“squad” of liberal newcomers — all women
of color — whom Trump has labeled the
face of the Democratic Party as he runs for
dent Moon Jae-in for continuing to hold mil-
itary exercises with the U.S. and over his
rosy comments on inter-Korean diplomacy,
and said Pyongyang has no current plans to
talk with Seoul.
The statement came hours before South
Korea’s military detected two projectiles
North Korea ﬁ red into the sea to extend a
torrid streak of weapons display that’s appar-
ently aimed at pressuring Washington and
Seoul over their joint drills and slow nuclear
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said
the projectiles launched from the North’s
eastern coast ﬂ ew about 143 miles on an
apogee of 18 miles before landing in waters
between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
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UCLA is coming off its worst season since
1977 after going 3-9 in coach Chip Kelly’s
debut. Those Bruins largely got a pass due to
the program’s steady decline in Jim Mora’s
ﬁ nal seasons, and they also beat USC. But the
deep- pocketed UCLA boosters who attracted
Kelly will be looking for some return on their
investment this fall, and they might get it if
Kelly ﬁ elds an improved offense around
quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
The U.S. and South Korean militaries were
analyzing the launches but didn’t immedi-
ately say whether the weapons were ballistic
missiles or rocket artillery.
The North has ignored South Korean
calls for dialogue recently and is seen as try-
ing to force Seoul to make stronger efforts to
coax major concessions from Washington on
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