2000251047750 sDisobeying street fight warnings from the Prince lead to permanent banishment from Verona. 183171368HREE civil brawls, bred of an airy word, by thee, old Capulet, and Montague, have thrice disturb'd the quiet of our streets,” says Prince Escalus of Verona. What’s the cost if caught street fighting? Banishment, or even worse - the fighters’ lives.Sunday morning, two members of the enemy families, the Montagues and Capulets, were said to have been sword fighting despite Prince Escalus’ warning to all citizens of Verona. How the fight started between Romeo Montague and Tybalt Capulet exactly, no one is sure. An anonymous witnesses came forward to tell the Prince what had happened. “It started playfully between Tybalt and Mercutio in the streets of Verona. It wasn’t anything serious, then a crowd started to build and the next thing I know, they’re really fighting. Romeo came out to stop them, then Tybalt stabbed and killed Mercutio under Romeo’s arm. Before he died, he wished a plague on both of their houses. Romeo drew his sword, fought Tybalt, and killed him for killing Mercutio! Someone called the Prince and he apparently banished Romeo forever,” he told reporters. Reporters went to interview Romeo Montague in Mantua, where he was exiled, but he was nowhere to be found. Neither of the families has said anything to reporters about the matter, but the Prince guarantees that anyone else found discounting his warning will also be dealt with. SPORTS NEWS: Verona Vikings demolish again Thursday morning the Verona Vikings won 6-0 to the Mantua Martians in the annual Verona Archbowl. “It didn’t even come close,” says Coach V of the Verona Vikings. “We were on top of our game while the Martians obviously weren’t. So here’s another win for us!” But it wasn’t that easy, according to Benvolio Montague of the Vikings. “We practiced for hours and hours at a time. But it all paid off in the end. Now we’re going to the finals.” Though the Vikings have been victorious in the past, this is the first time an archery team in Verona has ever been to the finals. Go Vikings! -45720025400 47625552450BUSINESS: Things look up for small-business owning apothecary in Mantua -292417540227251057275469900 MANTUA – “Had I been wealthier, I would’ve been able to afford to value morals rather than money,” says local apothecary John Smith. Smith claims to have gotten into the pharmacy business at an older age. “I was left on the streets with little money and little food, and the only thing I knew how to do out of practice was medicine – so that’s what I stuck with.” That was years ago. Now he’s selling spices, drugs, and medicines to the citizens of Mantua. Smith says, “Before what I was doing (selling) was illegal, and punishable by death. I would sell just about anything to get dinner for that night. Now I pay very close attention to what I’m selling to customers and what they’re using it for, especially after the Montague and Capulet controversy.” Smith claims to have had nothing to do with the death of neither Juliet Capulet nor Romeo Montague, despite rumors. “Now that my name is out there, though, business is booming. I’ve never had so many customers at one time.” Smith ranges in drugs to healing herbs and spices for just about anything. DEAR EDITOR:Stop Feuding!December 28, 2009Dear Editor, -4381502216150I am writing this letter because I would like to commend the Stop the Feuding (Editorial, December 21, 2009) article in last week’s paper for realizing the age-old question. Why are the Montagues and Capulets fighting anyway?I find that in most articles about this feud, the author fails to get past the problems and focus on the root of the problems. As neither a Montague nor a Capulet, I feel that this is the most unnecessary feud in a while. The street fighting, arguing, and killing towards each other is tearing the otherwise peaceful city apart.Look at the deaths of those kids Romeo and Juliet, for example. If their families hadn’t forbid them from seeing one another, would this have happened? Probably not. Who are they to tell someone who and who not to love? It shouldn’t have taken this long for the Montagues and Capulets to realize that they’re fighting over reasons they don’t even remember, but It did. Some authority needs to step into this before it gets worse. - Jonathon C. KarrVerona, Italy obituary Tybalt Capulet, of Verona, found dead in the streets on Tuesday. Nephew of Lady Capulet and cousin of Juliet Capulet. R.I.P Mercutio Montague, of Verona, died Tuesday of a fatal wound. Kinsman to the Prince and good friend of Romeo Montague, age unknown. R.I.P Count Paris, of Verona, found dead on Saturday. Noble kinsman and good friend of Prince Escalus. Age unknown. R.I.P Romeo Montague, 13, of Verona, died Saturday of poisoning. Son of Montague and Lady Montague. R.I.P Juliet Capulet, 13, of Verona, died Saturday of tremendous blood loss. Young daughter of Capulet & Lady Capulet. R.I.P Lady Capulet, of Verona, died Sunday night of heartbreak due to the loss of her daughter. Mother of Juliet Capulet and wife of Capulet. R.I.P engagementsJuliet Capulet & Count Paris Capulet and Lady Capulet of Verona announce the en-gagement of their daughter to Count Paris of Verona. Capulet is the young dau-ghter of Capulet, who is clo-se friends with groom-to-beCount Paris. Paris grew up as a closefriend to Prince Escalus. They were to be marriedon Sunday.