Monday, April 26, 1999 ~
"Officials were stunned today as they were called into a ransacked Ministry Archive turned storage facility. Despite holding ancient texts and a copy of every known manuscript in existence, the structure had largely fallen into disuse during the last few decades, as more convenient means of quickly retrieving information have developed. The damage was called to attention by the caretaker of the facility when he reported for work this morning and may have occurred anywhere between five pm Friday and nine am this morning. The absence of the listing of the archives, as well as extensive damage have made it impossible to discern exactly what, if anything, was taken.
"Perhaps most worrisome is the lack of the Dark Mark. The puzzling choice of targets turned more serious as evidence was uncovered among the rubble to suggest this was the work of Death Eaters. The Ministry had increased security measures in other offices early last week, leading us to believe they had reason to suspect an attack was forthcoming.
"The questions are numerous as investigations continue. Why there? What did they take and for what purpose? Mostly, in my mind, why was there no Dark Mark? If not for evidence the Ministry is refusing to reveal at this juncture, one Auror stated they may have mistook it for a random act of vandalism.
"As always ladies and gentlemen WWN is always interested in the comments and concerns of our listeners. If you have one, please contact us by owl or floo. We appreciate the interest shown and will respond as soon as possible. The Wizarding Wireless Network now returns you to our regularly scheduled programing."