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MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 5B THE PALM BEACH POST Lawyer also under ethics panel scrutiny ,. a-s. M i . I ' u ,,-jr ' f-m- surance claims in staged car accidents. Neiman testified about his criminal record during a trial in the Port St. Lucie suit. The city settled with one of Ganz's clients for $45,000 last year and another one was awarded $160,000 during the December trial. Ganz and Neiman had demanded more than $1 million. The possible sanctions in the Subway suit aren't Ganz's only legal problems right now. The Florida Bar has found probable cause that he violated ethical rules in two cases, and Bar officials are investigating two others. Six additional complaints against him have been dismissed in the past year. One of the cases was dismissed after the Bar wrote Ganz a letter urging him to behave more professionally. Staff writer Scott Hiassen and staff researcher Lynn Pal-ombo contributed to this story. LAWYER From IB things like, 'Gee, today we can settle for X amount but tomorrow something's going to happen and we'll have to withdraw our generous offer. " That type of threat is one of the things that got Ganz in trouble in Broward County. Neiman repeatedly told lawyers for the Subway defendants that they should settle the case soon because if they didn't, the Fort Lauderdale NAACP and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission were planning to join the suit, Vitunac's report says. Although Ganz represents the Fort Lauderdale branch of the NAACP, the organization never joined the suit. Neither did the EEOC. Vitunac noted that Ganz knew about Neiman's past, which includes a 1996 conviction on three counts of grand theft for filing false in 4, i J i ' " 1 JENNIFER PODISStaff Photographer f,A wagging worker PALM BEACH GARDENS - Jules Bolton, a fire-medic at Palm .Beach Gardens Station 4, rewards Sasha after she obeys the Lcommand 'to if by jumping on the platform. Sasha, an 18- fweek-old yellow Labrador, is in training as a search-and-rescue dog for a natural disaster or to I iunt for mis j iing per ns. Bolton s Sasha's trainer and handler and the iwc go m, fo lessons. Sasha is the only dog in the county getting search and-rescue training, Bolton says. quick, county wants to do it i right, official says 1 ,'.ts If a x,. Ui-ft-i orrroi it." both : vr: We have lost several large clients that do not want to deal with the delays . . . Martin County is not stopping growth, they're just delaying it. ' JIM MORGAN Broker manager for Fenton and Lang in Stuart a, ' n v. .7 in, land and promote urban sprawl, Melzer said. "We have to find a different answer to the roads than how other South Florida counties have handled them," she said. And while the county and its consultant search for those answers, businesses must wait. "I don't think we've lost any businesses to outside the county," Melzer said. "(The business community has) been very patient with that Instead of RULES From IB in and put them into the tables so anyone with a fifth-grade education, can jump in there and understand them." iThose variables include the number of lanes a road has, where it is, the number of streetlights it has per mile and the maximum amount of green time a streetlight gives. Together, all of these variables can increase a road's capacity by as much as 200 cars per hour, Cross said. For example, a six-lane stretch in urban Martin County can go from handling 2,650 cars per hour to 2,840. The county commission will get firmer estimates when its recently hired traffic consultant presents findings sometime in June. Once Tindale-Oliver and Associates completes its four-month review, the county will need to dra a comprehensive plan amendment and get state planned to approve it Conservatively, that means at to ACUPUNCTURE '20.00 OFF 1st TREATMENT WITH AD .' AMERICAN M.D. ON STAFF FREE CONSULTATION . 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PALM BEACH 875 Meadows Fid. 1501 Presidential Way Suite 321 17 368-6502 686-7603 Musicians helped write lfrics, arrangements n least another year of limited development approval. And another year of lost opportunities, Morgan said. "We have lost several large clients that do not want to deal with the delays," he said. They've put their plans on hold and told us to call them when the climate changes. Martin County is not stopping growth, they're just delaying it." Commission Chairwoman Donna Melzer believes the county is using this time to prepare for growth properly. "It would be nice to address the issues quickly, but it's better address them correctly," she said. "When roads cost between $2 (million) and $3 million a mile for two lanes, it's important that we Call 511 and enter category 1121 to hear Blue, Blue Skies by Abaco Sound. 50c for up to five minutes. See 2A for details. Or, check out audio clips at Palm Beach Interactive www.GoPBI.com With his island connections, Butler was able to get Abaco Radio and local bands to play his songs. "I am lucky to have done something thanks to the good efforts and hard work of several real musicians without whom there would be no tape, no CD or one song," said Butler. Is he another Jimmy Buffett? Butler shakes his head and laughs. "I just hope Abaco Sound will tickle your memories if you've ever been to the Abacos," said Butler. "If you've never been, you might want to visit someday." 513 on the county, but agree ' it s been more than a couple. "We've consistently run into ' investors and businesses who ''" are looking for land in Martin -County and it is very, very dif J- ficult to sell anything," he said, "Could you imagine owning a , piece of property where you've : . spent hundreds of thousands of. . , dollars on taxes and planning , and the county doesn't allow , you to develop? 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