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LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 11, 200195

*Republican Schwarz to

Eminem gets probation

run for gova
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papers with the secretary of state's office
to make a run for the Republican guber-
natorial nomination.
"It is something I have always wanted
to do and this is the time. The governor's
seat will be open and I think that for a
moderate Republican it is an excellent
opportunity,"he said.
Schwarz, a practicing physician and
former mayor of Battle Creek, said that
while he agrees with Posthumus "99 per-
cent" of the time, there are several
important differences and that as a can-
didate, he hoped to steer the Republican
Party toward the mainstream.
"I think the Republican Party has got
to take cognizance of the fact that Roe v.
Wade is settled and move on from that,"
he said.
Schwarz also said he opposes Michi-
gan's new concealed weapons law signed
by Engler. "Because I want to have one
is not a good reason for a gun board to
issue a concealed weapons permit," he
said. "There's got to be a reason."
Schwarz, however, emphasized the
issues on which he has been in agree-
ment with the Engler administration.
Those issues include welfare reform, the
environment and fiscal conservatism.

?rnors office
"Not everybody
agrees with Dick
Posthumus' far
right-wing opinions."
- Dennis Denno
Michigan Democratic Party
spokesman
Schwarz will likely receive the sup-
port of U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-
Ariz.), whose successful Michigan
presidential primary campaign Schwarz
chaired. He said that although he had not
requested that McCain campaign for
him, he hopes that he will.
Matt Resch, a spokesman for the lieu-
tenant governor, said Posthumus'
"timetable" for making a final decision
on a gubernatorial campaign is not
affected by Schwarz's announcement.
"He is going to continue to go about
his business as lieutenant governor and
consider all of the options, he said.
But Denno said Schwarz's announce-
ment revealed a rift within the Republi-
can party. "It shows that not everybody
agrees with Dick Posthumus' far right-
wing opinions," he said.

MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) - Rap star
Eminem, vilified for his violent lyrics about
gays and women, was sentenced to two years'
probation yesterday for carrying a concealed
weapon.
"The judge treated me fair, like any other
human being," Eminem said afterward. "I just
want to get it behind me and get back to spend-
ing time with my little girl and making music."
The Grammy-winning star was charged after a
June 4 confrontation outside a Warren nightclub.
Police said Eminem pistol-whipped a man he
says he saw kissing his estranged wife, Kim.
In February, the rapper, whose real name is
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, pleaded guilty in a
deal with prosecutors, who dropped a charge of
assault with a dangerous weapon.
The charge carried a maximum of five years in
prison. Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlin-

ga said earlier that he would seek no more, than
six months because "he has no record and here
was no serious injury."
Circuit Judge Antonio Viviano also fined
Eminem $2,500 and ordered him to undergo
counseling and submit to drug testing. The rap-
per must ask the court for permission to tfavel
overseas.
"In this case, the weapon was not loaded and
there was no direct danger to human life," the
judge said. -
Eminem's attorney, Wally Piszczatowski, tgued
that the rapper is "a self-made man" who has 'over-
come many obstacles." "He has the ability tomver-
come this problem as a minor setback; the layer
said.
On the advice of his attorneys, Eminem made no
statement in court. He stood silent between his attor-
neys in a dark suit and tie.

AP PHOTO
Rapper Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers Ill,
stands In court yesterday for sentencing on a concealed
weapon charge. He received two years probation.

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