Michael DeStefan of River Edge, N.J., had emergency surgery to remove a metal grill-brush bristle from his intestine. After that, he said, his wife bought a cleaning stone to replace the metal brush.
Michael DeStefan of River Edge, N.J., had emergency surgery to remove a metal grill-brush bristle from his intestine. After that, he said, his wife bought a cleaning stone to replace the metal brush. MCT
Michael DeStefan of River Edge, N.J., had emergency surgery to remove a metal grill-brush bristle from his intestine. After that, he said, his wife bought a cleaning stone to replace the metal brush. MCT

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May 29, 2012 12:00 AM

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