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July 18th, 2010

Daily Prophet: 18 July, 2003 [Jul. 18th, 2010|04:15 pm]
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Death Eaters Terrorize Journaling Public
Erastus Saint

In a shocking turn of events far too reminiscent of the dark days of war, fugitive Death Eaters have begun making public posts in the popular wizarding journaling system creatd by Flourish & Blotts and then reimaged by Weasley Wizard Wheezes.

There have been reports that some fugitives had been writing, though Daily Prophet sources were unable to confirm the veracity of these reports until yesterday, when known Death Eater Amycus Carrow began writing publicly. The journals, which portray the identity of all writers so that anonymous or secretive writing is prohibited, do not offer a way to track the location of idividual authors, though Aurors and representatives from both Weasley Wizard Wheezes and Flourish & Blotts are looking into modifications to the journaling system.

For now, the official word from the Ministry of Magic is that those who see the writings of known fugitives do not respond to them. Auror Dawlish had this advice, "This should serve as a reminder that these people are still out there, hiding under their rocks. We haven't been able to track down all of them, but they're alone, and their cause is broken. They have no power except that which they get by causing fear. Ignore them, and be wary."

We at the Daily Prophet urge all citizens, and our foreign visitors, to be mindful of how potentially dangerous these fugitives are, and if you have any information on their whereabouts please notify Aurors at once.

Quidditch History is Made
Flora Swift

Those who left the Ireland versus Bulgaria Quidditch World Cup preliminary game this week had reason to be confused. With the score tied at one hundred and fifty points and the snitch caught, many left wondering who exactly had won the game, and what would be done about the tie. It was definitely a strange game. Lasting just under two hours, Ireland caught 15 quaffles and Bulgaria hovered at nil until Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum caught the Snitch, ending the game.

After several days of research into Quidditch bylaws and history, the official word from the Department of Magical Games and Sports came down this morning and the tied game is, indeed, the first such game in the history of Quidditch. Krum could not be reached for an interview, but a team representative has said "Bulgaria has always been known for breaking records, it only stands to reason that we should make history as well."

Provided both teams advance to the quarterfinals, the Department of Magical Games and Sports has determined a method for breaking any ties before setting up the quarterfinal brackets.

Quidditch Q & A
Stenton Fenley

With big successes and history made by our National Teams in last week's first preliminary Quidditch World Cup games, we at The Daily Prophet began a new daily column; a quick question and answer session, new each day, with a member of one of our national teams. Today's interview is with Gwen Warnock of the Welsh National Team. Read on for her answers.

Miss Warnock, first we'll start with something simple. What's your middle name?
Arianhrod. My parents loved their Welsh folklore.

What's your favourite colour?

Favourite food?
Leek soup.

Favourite shop?
There’s this little tiny shop in Caerphilly, the kind that no one can pronounce the name of unless they’re Welsh, and it sells the best Quidditch gear.

Tell us something about you not everyone knows?
My name used to be Gwendolyn. I didn’t like it, and no one called me it, so I had it legally changed to Gwen on my seventeenth birthday.

What's your family like?
The epitome of Welsh. I have the easiest name to pronounce of all of us, even before I had my name changed.

What do you love about Quidditch?
It’s the best sport that I’ve ever played, and I’ve tried many. You just can’t beat it for excitement value.

How did you feel, knowing you'd made the National Team?
It was a total thrill. It’s all I’ve ever wanted, to play for Wales. I’m so happy to be here.

Which international teams do you think will do well, other than the UK teams?
This is so hard! I’m looking for some great performances from all of the teams here,

Do you have anything to say to your fans?
Thanks for cheering for us! You’re all amazing!

Pick up your copy of the Daily Prophet tomorrow for a new interview with a National team player, brought to you every day during the Quidditch World Cup!
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[Jul. 18th, 2010|10:48 pm]
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Who: Ron & Hermione
What: Post-Quidditch confusion
When: After the Bulgaria-Ireland game
Where: Hermione's flat
Warnings/Rating: TBA

Hermione was great at rules. )
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