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    Accused cop-killer Jamie Hood intends to testify in his own defense after prosecutors rest in the capital murder case in Athens.   Hood represents himself and opens his defense today.  He is on trial for two murders, including the March, 2011 fatal shooting of Senior Police Officer Elmer 'Buddy' Christian.  A second officer, Tony Howard, was wounded.  After prosecutors rested Saturday, Hood asked Judge H. Patrick Haggard for a directed acquittal, claiming the district attorney had not made his case.  The judge denied Hood's motion.  Over the first two weeks of trial, prosecutors called dozens of witnesses and entered nearly 1,100 exhibits into evidence.  As the final witness, a firearms expert matched shell casings to a murder three months before the officers were shot.   Saturday would have been Officer Christian's 39th birthday.  
  • Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, says have the College Football Hall of Fame here is really a no-brainer. 'The short story is this,' says the mayor.  'Atlanta is football.  And Georgia is football.  And we are glad that the hall decided to make Atlanta home.' Governor Nathan Deal echoed the Mayor's words, saying Atlanta is the crossroads for college football. The hall is moving from South Bend, Indiana to Atlanta. City and state leaders, along with some guests, announced the timetable for when the new facility will be open. Groundbreaking for the new College Football Hall of Fame, which will be located in the Centennial Olympic Park area, is set for January 28, four weeks from today. The facility is expected to be open for business in time for the start of the 2014 college football season. So why move the hall from South Bend to Atlanta?  One Hall of Famer thinks Atlanta is a perfect fit for the hall. 'I know the passion the people in the Atlanta area, and in this part of the country, have for college football,' says Archie Manning, 'and we think it's the perfect site for the College Football Hall of Fame.' While Atlanta officials were celebrating their new attraction, officials in South Bend were lamenting the loss of theirs. The College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend was filled over the weekend with people making a last visit before its doors closed for good. Hall officials estimate it had about 4,000 visitors as its admission price was cut to $2 for the final days on Saturday and Sunday. The closing comes three years after the National Football Foundation announced it was moving the hall to Atlanta following years of low attendance since opening in 1995. Operations director Mark Maurer tells the South Bend Tribune that he was sad over the weekend wondering why such large crowds hadn't shown up before.
  • Twitter may be expanding its footprint in metro Atlanta.  Based in San Francisco, the company took space in hosting site Quality Technology Services in Atlanta last year. While it won't confirm the rumor, reports say Twitter will be more than doubling its space there investing $300 million in servers.QTS doesn't name its clients, but V.P. of Sales, Operations, and Marketing, Chris Oberkfell, says Atlanta is becoming more attractive to companies needing data services.'There is a significant basis for technology with Georgia Tech and the other university systems, and different businesses that are headquartered here including a number of the Fortune 500,' he tells WSB's Sandra Parrish.Oberkfell says Atlanta also has plentiful IP connectivity as well as lower power costs compared to other metro areas. Larry Williams, V.P. of Technology Industry Development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, agrees. 'We have a huge amount of infrastructure... that allows people to be connected and develop the software they need and communicate in a worldwide platform,' he says. QTS serves more than 400 clients in two operations in metro Atlanta including a nearly 1 million-square-foot facility in downtown and a 400,000-square-foot facility in Suwanee.Oberkfell says the companies it serves include those in health care, financial services, and the media.'There's very few businesses that don't have material internet components these days,' he says.
  • Red Cross Advisers Arrive in Tokyo; Medical Needs Prevail Following Earthquake Monday, March 14, 2011 — A disaster expert from the American Red Cross arrived today in Toyko to serve on a seven-person, international team focused on providing high-level support and advice to the Japanese Red Cross following last week’s earthquake and tsunami. Within days, she will conduct assessments from some of the hardest hit areas in the north. Since early Friday morning when the earthquake struck off shore, triggering a tsunami that spanned the entire Pacific Basin, the American Red Cross has been in close contact with its colleagues in the region to offer our support. Given widespread damage and enormous humanitarian needs, the Japanese Red Cross indicated that it would accept financial support from the American Red Cross for its role providing first aid, emotional support and relief items to those displaced. Read more Those who want to help can go to www.redcross.org and donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by this disaster.