Dr. Harry C. Knipp, a radiologist on the staff of Carroll County General Hospital for more than 11 years, was recently named a fellow of the American College of Radiology. The honor was announced during the ACR's annual meeting this fall in Phoenix, Ariz.
The ACR, which has 28,000 members, appointed Dr. Knipp as a result of his contributions to the field of radiology. Fellowships in the college are awarded to members for significant scientific contributions to its literature.
Criteria for selection also include performance of outstanding service as a teacher of radiology, service to organized medicine, and an outstanding reputation among colleagues and the local community as a result of long-term service.
In addition to working at CCGH, Dr. Knipp is an assistant professor in the department of diagnostic radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and has served on professional committees and boards at state and local levels.
His publications include "The Role and Limitations of CT [computerized axial tomography, or CAT-scan] in Low Back Pain" and "CT Findings in Cerebral Sinus and Venous Thrombosis."
A native of Maryland, Dr. Knipp attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Loyola College and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
In addition to his affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical School as a faculty member, Dr. Knipp has been a medical staff member of CCGH since 1980. He is also a consulting radiologist at Springfield Hospital Center. Charles A. Bednar was elected chairman of the Northwestern District, American Red Cross, at the group's annual business meeting Nov. 18.
In addition to his responsibilities in the local district, which includes all of Carroll County and the northwest corner of Baltimore County, Mr. Bednar will serve as a member of the board of directors of the Central Maryland chapter.
A county resident, he is an assistant vice president in human
resources at the Bank of Baltimore.
Zoning Appeals Board announces 4 rulings
The Board of Zoning Appeals of Carroll County has announced the following recent decisions:
* A request for a variance reducing the minimum side and rear yards for a proposed agricultural storage barn at Breezy Meadow Farm, 7512 Old Washington Road, Sykesville, was approved.
James and Diana Talley made the request for the 40-by-80-foot barn to be used for crops and equipment.
* A request by Deer Park United Methodist Church in Smallwood for a variance reducing the minimum required front yard for an expansion of an existing building was approved.
* A request to allow a mobile home for security as an accessoruse to a non-conforming use at 558R Obrecht Road, Sykesville, was approved after the board found that the property has been used for the storage of heavy equipment and trucks since the 1960s.
* A request by Hill-Reedy Inc. for a variance reducing the minimum required front setback for a freestanding business identification sign at 1734 Hanover Pike was approved.
The board found that approval of the variance would promote traffic safety by allowing drivers to signal their intention of turning, slowing and entering the premises safely.