|Wzrding Legends for Veritas RPG (wzrding_legends) wrote in veritaserum_rp,|
@ 2008-06-09 22:31:00
|Entry tags:||daily prophet|
Headlines from June 9th 2003
Travelling Family attacked outside of London - Mikoloi Volkoff and his two brothers, all muggles, were travelling in the East Midlands when they were attacked by two men who appeared to be carrying 'wooden sticks' which gave off light (as they told muggle newspapers). Two of the men were blinded by the 'light' before they managed to escape. Muggle authorities are baffled. It seems obvious that the culprits are wizards, with the light being a simple blinding hex. This is the third in a series of attacks within the last year that many believe to be the work of escaped deatheaters hiding in rural England. When contacted, the Ministry declined to comment.
Despite the attack on the world cup last month by cloaked men in deatheater garb, and rumors that Rodolphus Lestrange was sighted amongst the attackers, the Ministry continues to deny the rumours that the former deatheaters have become organized into a group known as 'The Renegades'. The Ministry states that such rumors are 'hippogriffwash' and 'ludicrous'. As many recall, the attack occurred after England's win over Peru, and though reminiscent of the attack that took place in 1994, was magnitudes worse. There were 1,112 injuries, but no deaths. The Ministry's official statement is that the attack was an overzealous attempt by fear mongers to make it seem as if the Deatheaters were gaining strength, citing that no one was killed, which is not an usual deatheater tactic. Minister Arcturus Burke - (Con't on page N2)
Jimmy Boland Wakes from Coma - Jimmy Boland, beater on the National England Quidditch team, awoke on Sunday from a coma. Boland lapsed into the coma after being thrown into a tree by a blasting hex during the world cup attack last month.
"We knew this day would come!" Wept Boland's mother, Wilma, "It was just a matter of praying and waiting."
Boland is expected to recover fully, though will not be in any state to resume practicing with the team until at least next year - (Con't on Page N3)
Soapie's Slugs? - A recent batch of Soapie's brand of Pumpkin Juice was found to contain slugs. Hundreds of families in Ireland found thin green film on the inside of Soapie's Pumpkin Juice bottles, a sign of a Blub-Slug infestation. Blub-Slugs are slugs that feast on pumpkins and pumpkin products, and can cause both intestinal discomfort and a person's nails to fall off if ingested.
"It was disgusting!" Said Mafalda Madden, an angry customer, "We get five bottles of this brand delivered every morning and ALL five were infested! I've talked to my lawyer and we plan to sue!"
Soapie's gave the following statement this morning, "We are extremely-" - (Con't on page N5)