The Michigan Daily-Thursday, Octoberl , 1981-Page 7
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK,
Calif. (UPI) - A strong earthquake
and numerous aftershocks rumbled
*through the Sierra foothills of central
California yesterday, rattling
buildings, scaring campers, loosening
boulders and causing slight structure
In Yosemite, campers and a large
number of foreign tourists staying in
hotels and cabins, were awakened by
"I'M SAYING to myself it could be
bears," said Thomas Lyons, 61, of
Liverpool, England. "I thought it was
bears in the corner of our room. I never
would have guessed it was an ear-
The quake, registering a magnitude
of about 5.8 on the Richter Scale, hit at
4:53 a.m. PDT and was followed by a
series of aftershocks. The largest after-
shock, 5.5, came 13 minutes after the
initial quake, according to the U.S.
The quake was centered four miles
west of the Mammoth Lakes area, just
southwest of Yosemite. The University
of. California gave the quake a
preliminary magnitude of 5.75 and
CalTech in Pasadena placed it at 5.8.
CLYDE CAMPBELL, a spokesman
for the state Office of Emergency Ser-
vices, said the quake caused minor
damage to a shopping center in the
Mammoth Lakes area and state Depar-
tment of Water Resources officials said
it knocked some boulders onto roads.'
A National Park spokesman said
there were no immediate reports of
damage in the park but it would take
most of the day to check the trails and
roads in the remote areas.
"It was more of a gentle rolling
rather than a sharp, jarring snap,"
ranger Herbie Sansum said. "So far we
haven't found any damage. We're still
checking some of the trails and roads in
the more remote areas but so far
everything seems to be okay."
He said there were no reports of in-
juries among the park visitors.
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A motorist roars through a stop on Liberty St. near Maynard St. yesterday. The stop sign is one of several new stops in-
stalled in the area by police, but largely ignored by drivers. Casual observance of the intersections at Liberty and
Maynard, and William and Maynard-where new stop signs have been erected-indicate that few motorists have
npticed and obeyed the new signals.
Four top Iranian -military
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Four of
Iran's top military men and an un-
specified number of war wounded died
in a transport plane crash, Tehran
Radio announced yesterday.
Authorities also said a plot was un-
covered to kill the nation's chief justice
and police chief.
There was also a new round of street
clashes in Tehran and hit-and-run
assassinations were reported in the
THE CRASH Tuesday night of a U.S.-
made C-130 Hercules transport killed
Defense Minister Musa Namju and
three other mi'itary commanders
returning from southwestern Iran's
battlefront with Iraq, according to of-
The huge transport went down as it
neared Tehran on a flight carrying an
unspecified number of wounded troops
and bodies of soldiers killed in the war
with Iraq, the communiques said.
Also killed were Maj. Gen. Valeollah
Fallahi, acting commander in chief of
1w it'n plane
Iran's armed forceds; former air force hated office
commander Javad Fakuri and the after he an
Islamic Revolutionary Guards No. 2 Bani-Sadre
man, Mohsen-Rahim Kolahdoz. Iranian airf
CAUSE OF the crash was under in- accused F
vestigation. relieved hii
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in a sibilities int
speech of condolences, called on the Fakuri w
country's 36 million Iranians to defend Bani Sadr
Iran with "iron will and pride ... so described
that the blind-hearted people and the neutral in
hypocrites and those who are in the Khomeinie
West's embrace will know that the him of the
Iranian people and armed forces still made him a
live." of staff, a de
While his reference was to the leftist Tehran P
Mujahdeen Khalq, he did not actually would be h
blame them for engineering the crash, military ac
The Tehran newspaper Kayhan said the victims.
accident was due to "technical THE G(
failure." yesterday t
IN PARIS, Mujahadeen leader-in- Mujahade(
exile Massoud Rajavi suggested Islamic ten
Khomeini ordered the plane sabotaged, Marxist Fe
saying, "It is natural that Khomeini and docu
himself is a suspect in this because he assassinati
ers like Fakuri." Rajavi said
d ex-President Abolhassan
escaped to Paris aboard an
force plane, that "Khomeini
akuri of complicity and
m of his leadership respon-
the air force." -
as defense minister during
r's presidency but was
by Iranian observers as
Iran's power struggles.
earlier this month relieved
air force command and
an adviser to the joint chiefs
Radio said a mass funeral
held today in front of the
ademy in thencapital for the
hat guerrilla hideouts of the
en Khalq, which mixes
ets with Marxism, and the
edayeen Khalq were raided
ments showing a new
on plot seized
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WA§HINGTON (AP)- Government investigators have
uncovered at least 8,500 cases in which Social Security
benefits are still being paid to people who are listed as dead
on Medicare records, officials said yesterday.
Social Security .Commissioner John Svahn said the in-
vestigation, which is still under way, may uncover as many
as 10,000 dead people still drawing monthly Social Security
checks involving up to $60 million in overpayments.
UNTIL A FEW months ago, no one had bothered to check
the MediUare death records against the Social Security
disability and retirement rolls, Svahn said.
Of the first 2,858 cases reviewed, investigators found at
least 1,100 were actually dead and 190 were still alive. The
rest of those cases are still being reviewed.
Among the 1,100 deceased beneficiaries, payments
averaging $292 per month have continued for an average of
44112 months since the person died.
RICHARD KUSSEROW, inspector general of the Depar-
tment of Health and Human Services, said that amounts of
improper payments of about $13,000 per case. He said the
government expects to recover most of the known over-
"In some instances it's our fault because people have
notified us that someone has passed away and we have not
terminated their benefits," Svahn said in an interview.
But he said investigators have found some cases where
relatives or others who had joint bank accounts with the
deceased "are in fact using the money, and, of course, that is
Those cases would be referred to the Justice Department
for prosecution, Svahn said.
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lot to do with procrastination, said
University Counseling Services
psychologist Rebecca Mullen. "A per-
son may procrastinate because he's
afraid he won't live up to that image,"
For some procrastinators, however,
fear of failure or success has nothing to
do with why people procrastinate.
"PEOPLE HURRY too much today,"
said LSA senior Ken Hall, who
earlier this week had not yet registered
for classes this term. "Something that's
always bugged me about the University
is that people are always in too much of
a hurry to get things done."
Mullen said part of the
procrastination problem lies with the
system, not the student. Because the
University places so much importance
on achievement, students are often
afraid to take the risks associated with
turning in an assignment and getting a
poor grade. "Everyone is a product of
his environment," she said.
Hall, who also works for the Office of
Major Events and the Campus Infor-
mation Center, stressed that what he
does outside of class 4s just as impor-
tant for him as his classes.
"THERE'S A LOT more to learn at
the 'U' than going for grades," said
j Al nq C.ario voidom
Hall, adding that he has handed in
papers as late as one week after the end
of the semester.
For engineering junior Jeff Schrier,
time just seems to slip by. "Somehow
two or three nights just pass by and you
realize you're behind," said Schrier.
Watching football games on television
is his major method for
Both Hall and Schrier admitted they
don't procrastinate as much when it
comes to extracurricular activities.
"I CAN'T hold things off for too long
at the yearbook, or I get in trouble,"
said Schrier, who is the publication' s
"If you're interested in something,
you take it seriously and get it done,"
said Hall. Currently, he's working on a
plan for computerizing the Campus In-
All of the students admitted that
procrastinating has led them into dif-
ficulties at one time or another. "In the
last week of last fall term, I had four 10-
page papers due," said LSA junior
Holly Hegarty. "But in the end, I
somehow managed to pull it together."
THE FIRST STEP in curing the
procrastination habit is understanding
why the problem exists, said Mullen.
"Very often people who are doing it
aren't aware of why they're doing it,"
Brunner recommended several
techniques for curing procrastination.
"Take things in small steps," she
said. "Many people are perfectionists.
They try to take on more than they can
' do and are overwhelmed before they'
start. If you didn't study yesterday, tell
yourself, 'I'll study for an hour today' -
don't say six hours.
"Rather than punishing yourself
when you procrastinate, reward your-
self when you finally face the task
you've been avoiding. Tell other people
about what you've done, or give your-
self a treat," Brunner continued.
She also suggested students come in
for counseling, either to talk to an in-
dividual counselor or to -attend one of
the workshops on anxiety the coun-
seling service offers.
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