Rookie rookies

CSI: Eisenhower Middle School: Students in Everett middle and high schools spent part of their spring break last week learning about police work, such as searching a building and processing evidence, from Everett cops at the Junior Police Academy.

We’re sure the officers did a good job and all, but we wonder if the kids were exposed to the real-life situations shown on TV, where evidence is examined in a million-dollar lab while a throbbing techno beat plays, Hummer-driving detectives throw out snappy one-liners over dead bodies and criminals quickly confess when caught in a contradiction.

On this day in history: In 1896, the first modern Olympic games opened in Athens, Greece.

Things were a bit simpler then. The Opening Ceremony extravaganza was a banner that read “Welcome Athletes,” carried by two goats.

The lighter side of censorship: Joe Raiola, a senior editor with Mad magazine, is scheduled to speak on censorship and his work at a magazine that celebrates “humor in a jugular vein,” April 15 at the Everett Public Library.

In all sincerity, The Buzz can think of few better to speak on First Amendment issues than someone who has fought for the right of adolescents to giggle at crude humor, barf jokes and satire aimed at pompous celebrities.

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FILE — In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Chelbee Rosenkrance, of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, holds a male sockeye salmon at the Eagle Fish Hatchery in Eagle, Idaho. Wildlife officials said Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, that an emergency trap-and-truck operation of Idaho-bound endangered sockeye salmon, due to high water temperatures in the Snake and Salomon rivers, netted enough fish at the Granite Dam in eastern Washington, last month, to sustain an elaborate hatchery program. (Travis Brown/Idaho Department of Fish and Game via AP, File)
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