I have no idea whether Janet Reno’s remains will be cremated, buried, or end up in someone’s “spirit cooking” recipe, but her death may be a good excuse to start thinking about cremation versus other options. Cremation is a very popular choice with clients, but you may want to explore all the options instead of rushing the decision. For example, the Catholic Church recently clarified its guidelines on cremation. If you opt for burial, this will require more planning as it is more expensive.
Within a month of her appointment, Ms. Reno confronted a case that colleagues said would define the rest of her career: the standoff with followers of self-proclaimed prophet David Koresh at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Tex. Koresh had already killed four federal officers and had withstood a weeks-long standoff with the FBI when agents asked Ms. Reno to authorize a raid of the compound. She gave the go-ahead for the agents to storm the building with tear gas, she said, after being convinced tha
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