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01/28/04 - New York

Stewart Trial To Resume Tomorrow

Testimony in the Martha Stewart trial has been put on hold today because of a winter storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow on New York City.

Prosecutors laid out their case against the domestic diva in yesterday's opening statements. They told jurors Stewart sold a stock based on "a secret tip" that no one else had, then told an avalanche of lies to save her reputation and enormous fortune.

Stewart's attorney insists the case is based on "speculation, surmise and guesswork."

When testimony resumes tomorrow, jurors will likely hear from the government's star witness, a former Merrill Lynch assistant. He's expected to say that he passed a tip to Stewart from her broker that the founder of ImClone was dumping his stock.

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