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Apartment plan OK'dWESTMINSTER -- The county Board...


Apartment plan OK'd

WESTMINSTER -- The county Board of Zoning Appeals has given its OK to a Reisterstown developer to build 92 senior citizen apartments on Cranberry Road, just north of Cranberry Mall.

The 6.8 acres was zoned for single-family homes on quarter-acre lots, but the zoning ordinance allows retirement homes with the zoning board's approval.

John J. Schuster Jr. of Schuster Enterprises Inc. still must submit his plans to the county Planning Commission for approval before he may begin the project.

Schuster said he wants to build nine buildings geared to people 55 and older with "moderate" incomes. The complex would not have medical or meal services, but would have an emergency call system to the resident manager, he said.

Each apartment would be about 700 square feet and would have one bedroom and a patio or balcony. None of the buildings would have stairs, Schuster said.

The developer said he would like to start work on the project in the fall.

Lawyer joins firm


WESTMINSTER -- Larry Caplan has joined the law firm of Parks, Hansen and Ditch at 23 N. Center St.

The firm also has offices in Towson.

Caplan is a 1980 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. He has a master's degree in regional planning from Cornell University and served on the economic research staff of the Baltimore Regional Planning Council for five years.

He has experience in real estate, planning and zoning, business, bankruptcy and civil cases.

Haines is top employee

Judy Haines has been selected as Carroll County General Hospital's employee of the month for May.

Haines, a CCGH employee for more than 11 years, is a cash-control clerk in the Finance Department.

Her responsibilities include preparation of daily hospital bank deposits and assisting in the processing of insurance vouchers on patient accounts.

She has also worked in the Billing and Cashier Departments of the hospital.

Haines and her husband of six years, R. Daniel Haines, live in Linwood on a ninth-generation family farm. She enjoys boating, crabbing, swimming and spending time with her family. Angiography, a diagnostic test providing detailed pictures of blood circulation, is available at Carroll County General Hospital.

Radiologists Richard Haar, M.D., and John Peiffer, M.D., are conducting the procedure in the hospital's new Angiography Laboratory.

Using catheters -- long, slender tubes threaded through veins and arteries -- physicians inject dye into vessels to track the circulation of blood outside the heart, including to the neck, brain and legs. The dye is a clear fluid which appears white on X-ray film.

Moving pictures record the flow of the dye as it moves through the circulatory system.

In interventional angiography, radiologists also can shrink tumors and malignant growths by blocking blood vessels which feed their development.

Haar is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He served an internship in surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and completed residency training in both orthopedics and diagnostic radiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Peiffer received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from Penn State. He served an internship at Norfolk (Va.) General Hospital and completed his residency at the Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, Pa.

Appreciate seniors


WESTMINSTER -- Cranberry Mall will have its fourth annual senior citizen appreciation day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10.

Local groups will provide information relating to senior citizens, and mall merchants will offer special discounts to seniors. There also will be entertainment.

Non-profit groups are invited to participate.

& Information: 876-8870.

Coordinator chosen


FOREST HILL -- Tri-Home Health Care and Services has appointed Carroll County resident Leigh Harman as assistant client care coordinator for the Randallstown, Baltimore County, branch.

She has been with Tri-Home for three years working as a case manager coordinating home-care services and providing nursing care to patients in their homes.

Tri-Home is the second largest home care and support service agency in the greater Baltimore area.

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