CHICAGO - Like, it seemed, every other activity on the planet, the national compliance conference being held here by America's Community Bankers ground to a halt when the verdict in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial was read last week.

While the original agenda had called for the three-day conference to wrap up at 1 p.m. central time Oct. 3, sessions were shortened and adjusted to make sure that no one at the conference missed the end of the so-called trial of the century.

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