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   Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - May 1, 1997, Syracuse, New York                               i if THURSDAY METRO HERALD-JOURNAL VOL 121, NO. NIETRQ EDITION limpert runs for mayor Lawyer Ted Limpert won the Democratic Party's nomination to run for Syracuse mayor, but he may face a primary challenge from Carmen Harlow PAGE B1 SU recruit sued Former Corcoran High School football star faces lawsuit from a girl who says he puhched her PAGE B1 Dilbert teaches Lockheed Martin in Salina uses cartoon characters to help teach corporate ethics PAGE C6 Dieter Steigerwald leaves his life's work behind WITH HIS WIFE. Mari- on, looking on, Dieter Steigerwald of Syra- cuse uses the last of his store's meat to make a bratwurst for the fami- ly's use. After buying the business in 1984, Dieter closed Paul's and Steigerwald's Meat Market to the public Saturday. JOHN photographer Local lawyer gets the perfect present PAGE 01 Akiyama returns to conduct and perform with the SSO The- Associated Press TWO TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROL officers are silhouetted against an evening sky at a security checkpoint in Fort Davis. A standoff between authorities and separatists is now in its fifth day. No end Texas police cut power to separatists headquarters after talks break off The Bulls sweep the Bullets and Portland beats the Lakers in Wednesday's NBA playoff action IPACECTI TONIGHT: High winds eany, damp and colder. FRIDAY: Brisk and cool, mixed clouds and sun. Low 40. SATURDAY: Windy with rain likely. High 58, low 40. SUNDAY: Blustery and chilly, chance of showers. High 52. low 36. MONDAY: Some sun and chilly, It may shower. High 52, low 36. ...............................Weather Top stories World 1000 National JQQ1 AP report Baseball 1041 Sportaqulz Weather Quiz 0111 Forecast QfJiO Temperature Financial StockQuole Biz Barometer Dow Jones NY numbers National Canadian Stardate Birthday Today... Just for Laughs Eitir4 Illil cite 0111 1031 1012 1000 124? 1002 Business C6 Local news B1 Classified C9 Movies 02 cny D1 Obituaries B4 Comics 010 Sports Cl Editorials A18 Television D6 Gantay 010 Weekend OH.HE-S NOrONTHe MEMO! ...HE KWSTWB FUKS OOW4 Meat markets close on city's West Side Shops mixed Old World spice with nostalgia. By Daniel Gonzalez Staff Writer Ask Dieter Steigerwald to show you his hands, the hands of a sau- sage maker. Fingers as thick as kielbasa, as ruddy as the Polish and German sausage he has ground out day after day, for nearly four decades. "Look they are all Stei- gerwald says, waving his beefy paws in the air. "I still have 10 fin- gers." Yes, they are there, all 10. But the fingers have not escaped the sharp edge of Steigerwald's trusty butcher knife, which he even car- ried into combat in Vietnam. There are cuts everywhere, small and large. And there are scars leftover from earlier cuts. These are the injuries you can see. The sharp crook in his back is the result of years spent bent over a meat table trimming fat and bones from hocks of ham so big you could put your arms around them and not touch fingers on the other side. Although he doesn't complain, Steigerwald has four degenerative discs in his spine. The condition has gotten so bad, he was forced to close Paul's and Steigerwald's Meat Market, which he owned for 13 years. Saturday's closing of the market at 419 S. Wilbur Ave. ended a sausage-making career that stretched 39 years back all the way lo Germany. "The doctor said, one wrong move and you will end up on your face and you will never get back up Steigerwald said in his telltale German accent. SYRACUSE IS losing not one, but two West Side meat markets, and the last in the city specializing in freshly made kielbasa using age- old recipes brought over from the Old World. The Blue Ribbon Market, at 625 Otisco St., on the city's near West Side, is closing this Saturday, after more than 36 years in business. Founders Walter and Eugenia Dmytryszyn are retiring, and their son, Julian, who bought the busi- ness six years ago, wants a change. The closings of the two family- MARKETS, Page A17 Wampum to be returned to Onondaga WASHINGTON A collection of Iroquois wampum, among the most treasured objects for Native Americans, likely will be returned to the Iroquois Nation this weekend. "There is no object that is more sacred to the Iroquois than the said Doug George, a Mohawk who lives in Central New York. "It is the equivalent of the Declaration of Indepen- dence to the United States or the Bucharest to the Catholic Church." Officials at the National Museum of the American Indian said Wednesday they were preparing to transfer nearly two dozen pieces of wampum from a warehouse in the Bronx to Central New York's Onondaga Indian Nation. wcvc ucir.g cv.t, tt." likely will be repatriated in a ceremony Sunday. The Onondaga. whose remaning tribal lands are south of Syr- acuse. are the keepers of wampum for all the Iroquois nations. except the Oneida, Richard West, an Oklahoma Cheyenne and director of the museum. The wampum, made of tiny shells assembled into patterns on strings or bolts, carry messages to open meetings, begin ceremo- nies and mark other significant events in the life of the tribe. The wampum dates to the 19th century. TTW Assoenwfl SU discussion Those interested In viewing and discussing Great Brit- ain's national election results are invited to a gathering from to p.m. today in Eggers Hall's Global Col- laboratory at Syracuse Uni- versity. The event Is co-sponsored by the Global Affairs Institute of SU's Maxwell School of Citi- zenship and Public Affairs and the Syracuse branch of the English-Speaking Union. The gathering will watch elec- tion coverage via C-SPAN and hear commentary from SU faculty and members of the English-Speaking Union. The meeting Is free and open to the public. Kenneth Terrell British voters head to the polls The Associated Press LONDON Police scoured poll- ing centers for hidden bombs this morning over fears of an IRA at- tack before voting began in Brit- ain's national election. Polls pre- dicted an end to 18 years of Conservative government and a big victory for Tony Blair's res- tyled Labor Party. Nothing suspicious was reported at the polling centers but extra officers were to remain on duty a" dr.y to roarch ppH their bags. The increased security follows several small explosions by the IRA on the British mainland as well as phoned-in bomb threats using IRA code words. The ensu- ing chaos, intended to remind vot- ers of the IRA presence ahead of the election, severely disrupted the nation's road and rail networks. Gerry Adams, president of the Irish Republican Army's political ally Sinn Fein, was the favorite to win the Northern Ireland parlia- .v.cr.Uv.-y of Regaining the seat that he lost in 1992 to Northern Ireland's biggest Catholic party, the Social Demo- cratic and Labor Party, would boost Adams' standing internation- ally and his claim lo a place m Northern Ireland peace talks. Brit- ain has ruled that Sinn Fein must not be allowed lo take part until VOTERS, Page A6 NATO expansion Secretary of Stale Madeleine Albnghl says NATO will inviic now members in July, even if Ihc Russians don't agree....................A10 Political contributions More than 10 pcrccnl of conlribuiiond lo stalewide campaign commillccs in 1995 and 1996 came from oulsidc of N.cw York...........A13 Tax victory for state Judge won'l block collodion of taxes on cigarellc, molor-fucl sales by Indian vendors lo non-Indians. .........................................................A13 Celebrations over 'Ellen' Gays and lesbians saluic TV sitcom character's coming oul. ..A17 New OCC president Onondaga Commumly College IruslRCS pick a new prcsidcnl. Ncal Raisman, now president of Rockland Community College.....B1 Syracuse Democrats' picks The cily Dcmocralic Parly has picked iis lineup tor November elections........................................B1 Mark Mayer moves on Top real estate agcni of the year sells business and plans lo move South lo siarl over....................C6 Nynex improves service Stale- Public Service Commis? ion says ihe telephone company has improved service everywhere bul in Manhallan......................................C6 Union vote National Labor Relations Board impounds ballots in vote by Syracuse University parking lot workers............................................C6 Celebration of the Arts St. David's orgnnisl, who is proicci direclor of ihe fesiival at the DeWiti church, will he honored Friday nighl...................................D2 Dining Where's the beef It's at The tJioakhou.se. ,inil there arc uincr kinds of food, too...........................03 MAKING MERRY ON MAY leaf Morris Performers dances in Thornden Park early today to cele- brate the first of May. 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