Syracuse Post Standard, May 1, 1997

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May 01, 1997

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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1997, Syracuse, New York THURSDAY MAY METRO EDITION Win a pool or spa See today's Neighbors section Area's top Realtor takes talent south Mark Mayer is moving to Hil-. ton Head and selling his business. JL The Dow climbs 46.96 to W close at See Business, Page D-11, Lockheed learns lessons from Dilbert Lockheed Martin uses a game that fo- cuses on Dilbert, Catbert, Ratbert and the boss to teach corporate ethics. See Business, Page D-11. NCAA Hobart15 Unranked-Hobart forces No.. 4 Syracuse into overtime for the Carrier Dome's seasonal lacrosse finale. See Sports, Page D-1. 'Ellen'breaks a television barrier "Coming-out parties" around the nation celebrated the break- through episode of the TV comedy "Ellen." Reaction from gays and lesbians ran the gamut from pride and excitement to complaints that the move was a ratings ploy. See story, back page. Corrections Family Court seat on the To discuss a correction, call the executive editor at 470-2169. Guide to calendars Lccal Calendar fund-raisers, screenings, support groups, lec- tures, senior events: Page B-2 Weekend Calendar: arts and entertainment Page C-4 Today's Briefing: business meetings, workshops and job training: PageD-12 Outdoors Agenda: ciubs. events, courses: Page D-9 Things to Do: City, Suburban Neighbors WET AND WINDY A southerly wind. up1o35mphsl times, will blow in some HIGH: 65 LOW: 33 Stocks Local 16BthYEAR. WO. 187 Expanded ....wmmvim if. Coverage M fcV'JI STANDARD 1997 The Herald Company 35 CENTS SYRACUSE, N.Y. 1 ti inn i sin o11 "96404 'TO BE A SAUSAGE MAKER, IT'S AN ART' DENNIS Post-Slandard Blue Ribbon Market owner Walter Dmytryszyn weighs sausage for customers Rebecca Palladino and Debbie Kowalski. The family has been on Syracuse's west side for 36 years. JVeighborhoods Losing Old-World Links Two family-run meat markets are calling it quits. By DANIEL GONZALEZ The Post-Standard Syracuse is losing two west side meat mar- kets, the last in the city specializing in freshly made kielbasa and hams using age-old recipes brought over from.the Old World. The Blue Ribbon Market at 625 Otisco St. is closing Saturday, while Paul's and Steiger- wald's Meat Market at 419 S. Wilbur Ave. closed last Saturday. The closings of the two family run meat markets have stunned loyal customers, who are now wondering where they will go to find the freshly made kielbasa that for decades not only satisfied taste buds but also provided an edible link with the "Old Country." "We can get it somewhere else, but we like said Charles Lenish, shopping for kielbasa recently at the Blue Ribbon Market, which was opened by Ukrainian immigrant Walter Dmy- tryszyn in 1961. "It's to our taste and he's one of our kind." Others see the closings as the passing of an era on the west side, where shops like the Blue Ribbon Market and Paul's and Steigerwald's helped define the character of the neighbor- hood. "It's an ethnic neighborhood type of meat Syracuse Mayor Roy Bernardi, a regular customer of Paul's and Steigerwald's. "It's a kind of nostalgia you have when you walk in there and that will be gone." "For Syracuse to lose their Polish meat mar- kets on the west side, that is a real said Bob Steigerwald, owner of the north side meat market Liehs and Steigerwald, on Grant Boulevard. While Bob Steigerwald's shop also makes makes kielbasa, a type of smoked Polish made with pork and flavored with gar- lic and other spices, it specializes in German sausage. 1 "It's terrible when these ethnic places Steigerwald said, pointing out that at one time there were as many as 30 meat mar- kets around the city, most of them on the north and west side. Besides his meat market, only a few Italian sausage makers still remain in busi- ness. "To be a sausage maker, it's an said Steigerwald who is the cousin of Dieter Stei- gerwald, the owner of Paul's and Steigerwald's. "Eveiything is done by touch, and feel and taste. We don't use preservatives. That's what's being lost." Competition from supermarkets and large- scale meat processors that can produce meats more cheaply and efficiently are pushing family run meat markets out of business all over the country, said Steve Krut, executive director of the American Association of Meat Processors in Elizabethtown, Pa. "There are a lot of people who came to the United States who learned their skills in the Old World and who are finding it is much more difficult to Knit said. "It's kind of like what's happened to Ameri- ca as a he said. "You used to have a family diner on every corner, now there are McDonald's or HaMees." But the two Syracuse meat markets are closing not for the usual economic pressures. Although many of the Polish, Ukrainian and Italian residents have long since moved away, the markets continued to attract a stream of customers from all over Central New York, some from as far away as Auburn, Cortland and Binghamton. In each case, the decision to close was made for reasons more prosaic. After 36 years of laboring 70 hours a week, Eugenia and Walter Dmytryszyn want to re- tire. Their son, Julian, 37, who has worked at the market since he was 17, wants a change. "I can continue, but I really want to take a long sabbatical, at least three or four months just to said Julian, who bought the busi- ness from his parents six years ago. The Dmytryszyns tried selling the business, but were unable to locate a buyer. Dieter Steigerwald, 53, who began learning the art of sausage making at 14, was forced to close his market because years spent bent over a table cutting meat have taken a toll. "He's been told to stop or he will end up in a said his wife, Marion Steigerwald. They also are looking for a buyer. After working 22 years at his uncle's meat market on Grant Boulevard, Dieter Steiger- wald bought Paul's Meat Market in 1984 when the founder, Paul Karpyszyn, a Ukrainian im- migrant, retired. Steigenvald continued Karpy- szyn's tradition of specializing in kielbasa: pro- ducing six different varieties in addition to (See SAUSAGE, next page) Democrats Select Limpert For Mayor B Party leaders hope to avoid a bitter primary battle. By SUE WEIBEZAHL The Post-Standard Ted Limpert received the Dem- ocrats' nod to run for mayor of Syr- acuse, defeating Carmen Harlow by a margin of almost 2-1 in the par- ty's designation process Wednes- day night.. But Harlow indicated he may run a primary against Limpert for the right to challenge Mayor Roy Ber- nardi in this fall's election. "I'm from an athletic back- ground and this is just the first quarter of the Harlow said. "I'm strategizing to -see what to do next. I stiil will be involved. I'll still be part of the process." But Democrat leaders are hop- ing for no primaries. They believe a bitter mayoral primary four years ago between Joseph Fahey and Jo- seph Nicoletti gave Republicans the city's top seat for the first time in 24 years. "Obviously any registered Dem- ocrat is entitled to file petitions if they choose to, but I don't like pri- Onondaga County Demo- cratic Chairman Steven Paquette said. "I think people should respect the designation processor's a full, fair process." For the past two months, Demo- crats interested in keeping their elected seats or challenging incum- bents met with committee people in wards and towns throughout the county. -Votes were taken through- out April and announced at the des- ignation meeting Wednesday.night, Limpert, a lawyer, said he hopes to persuade Harlow to support him, think the party will come to- Limpert said. "We both have the same goal and. that's to put City Hall back in Democrat hands." "I feel I have something to Harlow said after the desig- nation was announced. "We can get along. We can be good to each other and be friends with each other, but we can also compete with each other." B Passed over: Longtime Councilor Charles Ander- son fails to win his party Party switch: Syracuse school board member Hal Travis plans to join the GOP, run for Common Chelsea Clinton chooses Stanford WASHINGTON Ending months of speculation and rumor, Chelsea Clinton chose Stanford University as her next home, put- ting 3.000 miles between her and the White House. "I'm hist grateful this day has said first lady Hillary Rod- ham Clinton. She has been ques- tioned almost daily about Chelsea's decision, which had to be post- marked by the end of April. The university said it is pleased lo welcome Chelsea but was limit- ing comment "because she will be, from our point of view and in every way possible, a regular Stanford student" "I think she wanted to branch out and be her own person... make her own mark in the the first lady said. Concerning the distance. Presi- dent Clinton said: "Well, the planes run out there and the phones work out there. And the e-mail works out there. So -well be all right." The last presidential daughter to leave the While House for an out- of-town college was Helen Taft in 1909. historian Carl Anthony said. Lucy Baines Johnson and Susan Ford attended college in the Wash- ington area. Sero're Reports Chelsea Clinton, left, toured Stanford in September with sophomore Jenny Abramson. About Stantoil Freshman slots 1.160 Applications Cost a year Rnancial aid: Chelsea Clinton does not quality for the president's "HOPE scholarship." a S1.500 a year tuition tax credit, because ol her lather's 5200.000 salary. Famous alumni Warren Christopher, ex-Secretary ot Slate William Hewlett and David Pack- ard, con-puiflr gurus Herbert Hoover, lormer presideni John V.cEnroe, tennis player Sally Ride, astronaut Tiger Woods, goUer At a crossroads, Britain goes to vote LONDON Amid terrorist menace and the rumble of an ap- proaching landslide, Britain votes today in a national election with strong signs that a new left will topple a Conservative establish- ment worn down by 18 years of power. After repeated disruptive at- tacks on railroads, highways and airports, with a few token bombs and many hoax threats, the terror- ist Irish Republican Army is a major election-day question mark. Terming himself "the eternal warrior against complacency." fa- vorite Tony Blsir of the Labor Party wound up his campaign Wednesday with a call to keep up the pressure. Nevertheless, there was a quiet but dear mood of jubilance in the camp of a party that the 43-year-old Blair has turned into a more polished social democratic mirror of ils Conservative oppo- nent. "Don7! throw off success in one carcles.s moment." appealed Con- servative Prime Minister John Major. To win the slimmeM majority, Lsibnr needs 4.5 percent more of 1he 1-MaJ national vole than ii got at Tonight at SU Those interested in View- ing and discussing Great Britain's national election re- sults are invited to a gather- ing from to p.m. today in Eggers Hall's Glob- al Collaboratory at Syracuse University. The event is co-spon- sored by the Global Affairs Institute of SU's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Syra- cuse branch of the Encpish- Speaking Union. The gathering will watch election coverage via G- SPAN and hear commen- tary from SU faculty and members of the English- Speaking Union. The meeting is free and open to the public. Kenneth Terrell the last flcrlirmf.. in 1992. But lhe- parlies fin !vforc Uiiitco King- dom's- 44 million voters today with 1he Conservatnci. who have rulrrl Britain s-incf 1979. trailing in opin- ion polls by around 20 percent. Bnr-kmp.kers li.-st Labor 1-9 fa- io win LCI.- Arzric? Time? ZAIRE "BURUNDI ZAMBIA o -200 mfev' i BOTSWANA Syracus Sowcc KRT Inside: Updates on Zaire Air and sea: Trie United Nations airlifted 235 children lo Rwanda as rebels gained on Zaire's capital Wednesday. The ailing president anc the rebel leader fighting lo topple hirr will meet Friday on s South Alncan navy ship. Cobalt blue: Zaire contains as much as one-lhrd f o! ihe world's cobal reserves, supph everything from 1he painter's cobalf blue 1o banens; 'or cell phones snd tars. In the midsi of mining companies are S'gnmg deals with ihe rebeis. See stories. Page A-5. ;