Posts Tagged ‘22 years’
The geezer shot by cops after botching a Manhattan bank robbery ought to have his picture in the dictionary under “career criminal.”
John Stolarz has been running afoul of the law since he was 18. He’s committed crimes in at least nine states. He’s even busted out of prison a few times. Known by the old-school nickname “Johnny Shades,” the 69-year-old Stolarz was shot Thursday after cops say he tried to stick up a Chase branch with a knife.
He most recent stay in lock-up – 22 years – followed convictions for robbing a string of banks in Louisiana, Nevada, Washington state and Utah.
The strapping ex-con was released from a New Jersey federal prison Wednesday morning and was supposed to go to Philadelphia to pick up a pre-paid ticket to Salt Lake City. He was due to serve eight months in a halfway house…
Stolarz entered the Chase Bank at 2 Penn Plaza and armed with a knife, confronted a woman working in the customer service area. He demand wanted cash, fifties and hundreds.
But she told him there was no money in her section, and when an assistant manager came over and told the suspect much the same thing, he grew agitated…
Shades left, followed by the assistant manager who flagged down a police officer.
That cop and his partner followed Shades down the stairs into Penn Station…finally to a Amtrak loading dock area, where cops say Stolarz, 10-inch steak knife in his hand, refused orders to drop his weapon.
When the 6-foot-1-inch suspect moved toward Officer Edgar Perez, the six-year veteran fired twice, one bullet striking the suspect in his right thigh.
A North Carolina man who was rendered sterile by cancer treatment as a teenager is now a father after doctors used a sperm sample he donated 22 years ago to impregnate his wife. Reproductive medicine doctors say the use of two decade-old sperm to conceive a child sets a world record, and say it shows that sperm need not have a shelf life.
Chris Biblis, 39, was struck with leukaemia at age 13. Told the chemotherapy might leave him sterile, at his parents’ urging Biblis on April 25, 1986 donated a sperm sample at a laboratory in Atlanta, even though no treatment for male infertility existed at the time.
“I was trying to get through high school and living one day at a time, hoping I was honestly going to make it,” Biblis told ABC news. “It was the furthest thing from my mind – being married or having a child.”
Biblis recovered from cancer a few years later, thrived, and eventually married Melodie Biblis, a nurse. The couple, in excellent health, were eager to have a child and sought to do so naturally.
Reproductive medicine doctors in Charlotte, a banking centre in North Carolina, thawed Biblis’s frozen sperm in June. In a laboratory, a doctor injected a healthy looking sperm into the centre of an egg harvested from Melodie. The embryo was allowed to grow, and was then implanted into Melodie’s uterus. The procedure was successful on the first go.
Baby Stella was born on February 25, at seven pounds, seven ounces. Melodie Biblis, a nurse, told a Charlotte newspaper that she is “fattening up nicely”, and is in good health.
Yeah, I posted damned near the whole article. It’s a great story.