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Judge resolves issue as O.J. case heads to final arguments

LAS VEGAS -- Both sides have rested in the O.J. Simpson
kidnapping and armed robbery case after a last-minute dispute
threatened to derail the trial.

Judge Jackie Glass dismissed jurors for the day Wednesday.
They're due to hear final arguments Thursday.

Glass rejected mistrial motions earlier but expressed concern
that the trial was in jeopardy and said she was trying "to get
this case back on track."

Prosecutors and defense lawyers thought the lead detective
blurted out that a defense witness had been thrown out of a hearing
for tampering with a witness.

But the judge found that the detective was referring to someone
else.