The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on August 22, 1994 · 24
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14B ANNE ARUNDEL THE SUN MONDAY, AUGUST ??. 1994 LOTTERY Fit Sat. Sun. MARYLAND Daily 609 178 310 Pick 4 7102 0915 3332 LottoAug. 20: 07 08 12 17 25 29 LottoAug. 17: 06 08 09 25 39 46 Match 5 Aug. 21: 10 14 22 28 35 Match 5 Aug. 19: 05 15 20 32 36 Match 5 Aug. 18: 02 04 09 30 34 Match 5 Aug. 16: 12 22 25 35 36 There was one winner In Saturday's $3 million Lotto drawing; 61 tickets matched five numbers and are worth $694 each; 2,707 matched four numbers to win $27 each. Wednesday's Jackpot Is estimated at $1 mil lion. For Maryland Lottery information (Touch Tone telephones only), call lottery headquar ters at (410) 764-4528, or Sundial (410) 783-1800. then enter 6020. In Anne Arundel County, call (410) 268-7736, enter 6020. DELAWARE Day Dally Day Play 4 Night Dally Night Play 4 568 252 855 4333 5678 4351 377 631 0256 2759 LottoAug. 19: 07 10 20 22 28 29 PowerballAug. 20: 06 11 21 22 3238 Information (302) 736-1436 PENNSYLVANIA Dally 307 949 906 Big 4 9261 0332 0722 Super 7 Aug. 20:02 04 05 23 33 40 41 54 64 65 LottoAug. 19: 12 22 27 31 33 3928 Cash 5 Aug. 18: 06 09 18 27 33 Information: (717) 986-4700 NEW JERSEY Pick 3 403 927 828 Pick 4 1238 6264 7572 Pick 6 Aug. 18: 07 08 40 42 43 46 Bonus Number:53768 Cash 5Aug. 19: 04 08 09 24 29 Information: (609) 599-5800 VIRGINIA Daily 446 281 Pick 4 0382 0608 Cash 5 Aug. 12: 07 15 18 21 28 LottoAug. 20: 10 21 23 26 31 37 Information: (804) 345-5825 DISTRICT of COLUMBIA Day Lucky Nos. 574 914 DayD.C.4 7643 9171 Night Lucky Nos. 106 053 499 NightD.C.4 4897 2933 6411 Quick CashAug. 21: 35 24 02 06 14 25 Quick CashAug. 20: 04 13 23 16 29 34 Quick CashAug. 19: 17 03 21 32 27 06 PowerballAug. 20: 06 1 1 21 22 3238 Information: (202) 678-3333 TODAY'S WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND COOLER Baltimore-Annapolis area TODAY: Partly sunny. High 80. Clear tonight, low 60. TOMORROW: Sunny. High 80, low 65. WEDNESDAY: Sunny. High 80, low 65. THURSDAY: Sunny. High 80, low 65. FRIDAY: Sunny. High 80, low 65. Interstate forecast 1-95 NORTH, to New York: dry. 1-95 SOUTH, to North Carolina: dry. 1-83, 1-81 NORTH, to Pennsylvania and central New York: dry. 1-81 SOUTHWEST, to eastern Tennessee: dry. 1-70 WEST, to eastern Ohio: dry. 1-68, 1-79 NORTH, to northern West Virginia: dry: At the resorts Atlantic City C.Hatteras Deep Creek Ocean City Poconos Almanac data Today Sunny 6082 Shwrs 6885 Ptsnny 5072 Ptsnny 6280 Ptsnny 5272 Tomorrow Sunny 6078 Sunny 7082 Sunny 5572 Sunny 6578 Sunny 5575 O O 3 New First Full Last moon quarter moon quarter Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Aug. 21 Aug. 29 Sun Rises 6:26 a.m. Sets 7:53 p.m. Moon Rises 8:21 p.m. Sets 7:50 a.m. Boldface denotes tomorrow Star Line (Md. Science Center) 539-7827 Air quality forecast Monday: Code Yellow, moderate. Pollen count Reeding at 8 a.m. Friday, for previous 24 hours: 49, grasses: moderate. 1,803, mold spores: moderate. Precipitation at BWI Yesterday Accumulated in Aug. Least In Aug. Most In Aug. Normal amount in Aug. Annual average Accumulated this year 0.40 2.74 0.77 In 1951 18.35 In 1955 4.62 40.76 32.97 Cooling degree days yesterday Downtown 13 Airport 14 Total season 1,348 Total season 1,153 Norm, season 1,242 Norm, season 896 Ultraviolet Index today: 5 The ultraviolet index forecasts the amount of ultraviolet radiation that will reach the Earth's surface from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The categories are: 0-2 minimal; 3-4 low; 5-6 moderate; 7-9 high; 10 very high. Weather data at BWI yesterday 8 a.m. 73 71 90 29.81 2 p.m. 84 76 70 29.73 8 p.m. 73 72 94 29.68 Dry bulb temp. Wet bulb temp. Relative humidity Barometer At sea level Baltimore-Annap. forecast (410) 936-1212 Maritime, recreational, travel (410) 859-5380 Local aviation conditions (410) 7603603 Weather broadcasts Baltimore 162.400 MHz Hagerstown 162.475 MHz Salisbury 162.475 MHz Lewes, Del. 162.550 MHz Washington 162.550 MHz Records set yesterday None. Today's forecast maps In the Nation The forecast, Noon, EST Monday, August 22, 1994 60s i Fronts: Cold Stationary Warm uf TTt i T aa (A Map shows high temperatures Pressure E3 0 G21 HIGH LOW SHOWERS RAIN T-STORMS FLURRIES SNOW ICE SUNNY PT. CLOUDY CLOUDY 01994 Accu-Weather, Inc. In Maryland yF"! Frederick) L . EM 1 L De'' Ocea" 1 " I PW1 Sunny Partly Cloudy Rainy Thund. Snow ciouay storm Statewide forecast Western Maryland Partly sunny. High 72. Clear tonight, low 50. Sunny tomorrow, high 72. Marine weather Southern Maryland Partly sunny. High 80. Clear tonight, low 63. Sunny tomorrow, high 80. Eastern Shore Partly sunny. High 80. Clear tonight, low 63. Sunny tomorrow, high 80. Tides CHESAPEAKE BAY: Today, northerly winds at 15 knots. Waves 2 Tonight and tomorrow, northerly winds at 10 knots. Waves 1 foot. feet. High . AM ATLANTIC, off Ocean City: Today, northerly winds at 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. Tonight and tomorrow, northerly winds at 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. H'vre Grc Ft. McHry Sandy Pt. Cove Point Ocean City CapeHenry Low PM AM PM 11:05 11:34 5:25 5:58 8:23 6:48 2:01 2:43 7:02 7:27 12:36 1:18 4:18 4:43 10:16 10:21 8:46 9:09 2.47 2:58 9:41 10:07 3:20 3:39 National temperatures 5ity frT. Yeit! Today For'c'.t HlU Hllo HlU tor today Albany 7966 8568 8164 Tstrms Anchorage 6958 6352 6148 Shwrs , Atlanta 8871 8771 8468 Mocldy ' Boston 6964 8469 9070 Ptcldy ' Buffalo 8269 8569 7561 Tstrms Charleston, S.C. 8577 8974 9075 Sunny , Charlotte 8665 8970 8768 Mocldy ; Chicago 8866 7660 7659 Ptcldy ! Cincinnati 8667 8667 7862 Tstrms Cleveland 8370 8667 7663 Tstrms ! Dallas 10380 9370 9068 Mocldy i Denver 7654 8557 8960 Ptcldy ' Detroit 8369 8367 7963 Shwrs j Harrisburg 8266 8669 8569 Shwrs 1 Honolulu 9380 9278 9278 Sunny ! Houston 9578 9676 9375 Mocldy I Indianapolis 8969 8262 7858 Mocldy Jacksonville 9171 9171 9172 Ptcldy ! Kansas City 9262 7956 8262 Sunny Las Vegas 9681 0077 10377 Sunny 1 Los Angeles 8670 8669 8568 Sunny I Louisville 9269 8866 8062 Mocldy Memphis . 9269 8769 8264 Ptcldy Miami Beach 9081 9081 9179 Ptcldy , Milwaukee 8465 7661 7361 Sunny ! Mpls.-St. Paul 7962 7557 7959 Ptcldy ! Nashville 8969 8968 8162 Cloudy New Orleans 9276 9275 8973 Ptcldy ! New York 7870 8772 8870 Ptcldy i Oklahoma City 9872 8562 8765 Sunny ! Orlando 8973 9173 9173 Ptcldy ! Philadelphia 8672 8772 8372 Shwrs ! Phoenix 10781 10686 10686 Ptcldy i Pittsburgh 8464 8565 7760 Tstrms Portland, Me. 7462 7862 8064 Ptcldy Portland, Ore. 7962 7957 7356 Mocldy 1 Raleigh Durham 8565 8970 8769 Ptcldy , Richmond 8565 8970 9169 Ptcldy St Louis 8973 8260 8262 Ptcldy Salt Lake City 9269 9668 9870 Ptcldy San. Antonio 10078 9872 9274 Mocldy San Diego 7969 7969 7868 Sunny San Francisco 6955 6956 7156 Sunny ' San Juan 8976 9078 8878 Ptcldy ! Seattle 7660 7557 6854 Shwrs Tampa 9172 9173 9173 Ptcldy Washington 8369 8873 8870 Tstrms Low yesterday: 38 at West Yellowstone, Mont. High yesterday: 111 at Palm Springs & Imperial, Calif.; Buckeye, Coolidge & Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Foreign temperatures Saturday City Amsterdam Athens Beijing ; Berlin Bermuda Brussels Bu'osAires Cairo Copenhag. Nairobi Statewide HlU City MM Dublin 9172 Frankfurt 8672 Geneva 7546 Hong Kong 9077 Jerusalem 7055 London 6145 Madrid 9977 Mex.City 7050 Montreal 7054 Moscow temperatures HlU 6845 7346 8263 8679 8873 7357 10268 7954 8164 MM City Nassau Paris Rio Rome Seoul Stockholm Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver HlU 9077 7350 9061 9370 8873 5954 6450 7772 8166 7359 High and low for 24 hours ending 5 p.m. yesterday City HiLo City HiLo Annapolis 8672 Keysers Ridge MM Bel Air 8772 North East 8474 Cumberland 8466 Pikesville 8370 Easton 8671' Salisbury 8771 Frederick 8671 Waldorf 9267 Hagerstown MM Westminster 8765 M denotes missing. City temperatures yesterday A.M. 123456789 10 11 12 ; Temp. 76 76 75 74 74 74 73 7a 74 76 76 76 P.M. 123456789 10 11 12 Temp. 79 84 84 84 77 71 72 73 Downtown high: 85 low: 71 Airport high: 86 low: 72 I City high on record (Yesterday's date): 98 in 1934 j City low on record (Yesterday's date): 55 in 1876 . Year ago today (airport): Partly sunny. High 84, low 62 MISSING: Marriage of woman who disappeared was marred by abuse accusations From Page IB to my mother," John Owsley said. ausan Muriey grew up in comion in , Taunton, Mass., the second of live children born to a Roman Catholic family. Her father was vice president of a silverware manufac turer, and her mother was a homemaker. After college and Jobs with a Boston art museum and a publishing house, she married Tom Owsley, a college buddy of one of her brothers. The couple lived for a time In Connecticut and Virginia before settling In Garrison about 12 years ago. Mr. Owsley Is a vice president with Crown Central Petroleum Corp. Supportive wife and mother She threw herself Into the role of supportive wife to a corporate husband and then, when the two boys came along, of a fully Involved mother. She was a docent at the Baltimore Museum of Art, volunteered at the Gilman School and satisfied her artistic yearnings through sewing, knitting and the creation of hand-painted lamp shades. It was an Idyllic life, but, apparently, not a fully satisfying one. After 20 years, the Owsley marriage foundered In the early 1980s. Lack of communication, she told friends. She also had a new romance. James J. Harrison Jr. then was completing a 20-year climb to the top ranks of Mc-Cormlck & Co. A graduate of Gilman, Cornell University and the University of Baltimore Law School, he was married and the father of six. She had met him through her husband's professional associations. They used to go out as couples," said Mary Jo Gordon, a close friend and former neighbor. "He James flirted with her, pursued her while she was married for two years." The Owsleys separated in 1984 and divorced three years later. On Dec. 2, 1988, she married Mr. Harrison. She married him, friends say, even though she was complaining of him hitting her. "I wouldn't come to the wedding because of that," said Terry MacMlllan. who has been one of Mrs. Harrison's closest friends from their years at Dana Hall Preparatory School. Ms. MacMillan, who lives in California, said that after an altercation between the couple at a San Francisco hotel In the mid-1980s, Susan spent the night with her. Although Susan called police, she refused to prosecute Mr. Harrison, said Ms. MacMillan. It was a pattern she repeated. Reports of battery The Harrison marriage is well-chronicled In official records. Beginning at least as far back as October 1989 and continuing to within five days of Mrs. Harrison's disappearance. Baltimore County police received no fewer than 20 calls about domestic battery involving the Harrisons, who lived in a secluded, tree-shrouded home In Lutherville. In a number of cases, one or both of them appeared to have been drinking. Sometimes there were accusations rif infidelity. Mrs. Harrison accused her husband of -1 . Wi. as . 1 ;1 x 3 Susan Hurley Harrison hitting, slapping or throwing her to the ground. Her reports to the officers had a numbing repetitiveness. 112891. Mrs. Harrison stated that her husband pulled her hair and struck her In back with his hands. Mrs. Harrison showed this officer a red mark on her back on right side. 4ft6fi2. Susan Harrison, wife of defendant, stated that defendant threw her down the steps from second floor, causing an abrasion to her left knee. 21693. 1 met with Mrs. Susan Harrison who stated . . . that suspect held her against her will . . . During the time she was locked In the room he periodically entered land threw water, urine and soda on victim Harrison. Last Christmas, she unsuccessfully appealed to a Baltimore County judge for a restraining order against Mr. Harrison (several months earlier, a Judge did issue a temporary restraining order) claiming he "through sic me into the Christmas tree broke my ribs, gave me several lacerations and bruises to my body. He held me captive for 10 hours and finally got naked to rape me and I escaped to a friend's house." On four occasions, Mr. Harrison was charged with battery. In three of those cases, the charges were dropped. In the fourth, he was acquitted. On most occasions, Mrs. Harrison refused to press charges, according to friends. John Owsley refused to discuss his mother's marriage to Mr. Harrison. "I have extremely strong beliefs about it, but I can't talk about it," he said But friends express little doubt that Mr. Harrison frequently had struck his wife. Tve seen her with her face a mess, blackened eye and so forth," said Mr. Hurley, her brother. "Her face once. It was black and blue under her eyes," said Mary Jo Gordon, a friend. "He broke her wrist once, her ribs another time." Mrs. Harrison did not suffer in silence. She told her friends about the abuse and, on occasion, took refuge in their homes. For years, her friends counseled Mrs. Harrison to leave her husband. "It was so often that she called that I told her the details don't matter, you sound like a broken record," Ms. MacMillan said. "And then I'd sound like a broken record." Husband says he was abused Mr. Harrison, who retired from McCor-mick In 1991, has offered a vastly different version of his marital life, claiming to police that he was the victim of his wife's assaults. He attributed her behavior either to alcohol or to a "manic depressive" condition and her refusal to take lithium. In December, he tried unsuccessfully to force her to submit to a psychiatric evaluation. "When she's good, she's so good," Mr. Harrison said, "but on the bad side she's tough, she Just attacks verbally, my family, me." Mary D. Harrison, who was married to Mr. Harrison for 31 years, supports her former husband's account. She said Mr. Harrison was never abusive toward her and Insisted that Susan Harrison, suffering from a mental illness, was the one who was physically abusive. "She does not tell the truth," said Mary Harrison. "I'm not sure she knows the truth, but she plays the victim very, very well." What the two shared, those on both sides agree, was a nearly irresistible attraction for each other. Susan Harrison's friends can't conceive of her physically confronting her husband and insist he told police she abused him only to protect himself. Often, the police summoned to the house chose not to charge either one, apparently unsure whom to believe. Once, though, Mr. Harrison showed an officer a bruise that he said was the result of his wife stamping on his foot. Mrs. Harrison countered that his doctor had caused the bruise during a rough examination, which the doctor confirmed. The officer charged Mr. Harrison with making a false statement Mrs. Harrison's family and friends dispute Mr. Harrison's claim that she is mentally UL In the mid-1980s, they say. she saw an internist in Boston who diagnosed her as manic-depressive and prescribed lithium. However, they say, she saw a psychiatrist in Baltimore who Insisted the diagnosis was wrong. "She was told, and I was told directly by her current doctor that she is not a manic-depressive," Mr. Hurley said. In December, after two days of fights that brought police to their home three times, Mrs. Harrison moved out eventually settling in a Ruxton cottage. After separating from hrr husband, she opened a business in Mill Centre to sell the type of lamp shades she had made for years as a hobby. She called her store The Shady Lady. Friends saw positive changes in her after the sepJtration. "She was spunky again for the first time in years," Ms. Gordon said. But Mrs. Harrison did not stay away from her husband. Kenneth N. Gelbard, an owner of Mill Centre, said Mr. Harrison was helpful getting The Shady Lady off the ground. "He helped her negotiate the lease in the beginning of the year," Mr. Gelbard said. They seemed very comfortable working together. There was no sense of acrimony there." But the fighting was not over. On July 12, Mr. Harrison complained to police that his wife tried to run him over outside his house. Then, on July 31, Mrs. Harrison called police, saying that her husband had come to her house and, when she refused to go to dinner, grabbed her hand and twisted her fingers. Her friends watched with alarm as Mrs. Harrison began seeing her husband with more frequency. The last thing I said to her," Ms. MacMillan said, "was be careful." Last seen at husband's home Mrs. Harrison and son Nick, a sophomore at Middlebury College In Vermont, had planned to drive to Boston that Friday, Aug. 5. But after failing to get an early start, it occurred to them that they might be able to get cheap airline tickets to Boston. They made reservations for a 7:10 a.m. flight the next day. Nicholas, who was living with his father, Tom Owsley, in Homeland, decided to spend the night with his mother to save time in the morning. About 5 p.m., he decided to go to his father's house to pack and to pick up dinner on his way back. Looking in her wallet for money to give Nick to pay for Chinese food, Mrs. Harrison realized she only had about $5. So she gave him her automated teller machine card and told him to make a withdrawal. As Nick left, Mrs. Harrison told him she planned to take a nap and asked him to wake her when he returned. After Nick's departure, Mrs. Harrison got in her Saab and drove the six miles to Mr. Harrison's house. Mr. Harrison said he did not remember the time she arrived. He said she was at his house several times that day. At least one neighbor saw her car at the house that evening. One of Mr. Harrison's daughters told police that as she was leaving the house, she saw Mrs. Harrison arrive. Mr. Harrison acknowledges that the couple argued that day and suggested that she was not stable. "It was a tough day," he said. He told police that as the evening wore on, he went upstairs to bed, leaving Mrs. Harrison downstairs. He said he heard a car leave about 10 p.m. and assumed it was her. Meanwhile, Nick had returned to his mother's house after 8 p.m. to find her absent the front door slightly ajar and all the lights In the house off. inside, he found Mrs. Harrison's pocketbook, which contained all of her credit cards. Worried by his mother's continued absence, he called his father at 11 p.m., then again shortly after 2 a.m. After the second call, he drove to his father s house. Mr. Owsley said Nick drove by Mr. Harrison's house In the morning but didn't see Mrs. HaAison's car. Mr. Hurley called Mr. Harrison between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. but got the answering machine. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Tom Owsley contacted the Baltimore County police. A happy ending seems less and less likely, family and friends fear. "She would not choose to vanish off the face of the earth," said Mrs. Baldwin. 60MOS New Off-Lease Top-Tier '92-'94 Low mileage '.5 APR awn fg USED '88-'91 Other terms available CALL 488-LOAN And it's never too late to refinance! fM OpptrtBaitr If otto DENTCARE SAVE $$ ON Dentures Partials Crowns Bridges Gentle Care Rapid treatment Free Consultation Financing MC VISA Insurance Accepted Affordable Fees HOWARD F. RU00. 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