I can still remember when she visited my junior high as Dade State Attorney.
Janet Reno was a prosecutor, a politician and a pioneer — a brainy South Floridian who grew up barefoot among peacocks and alligators and rose to the highest levels of government as the nation’s first female attorney general.One of the best treatments for Parkinson's is marijuana. Seriously. Vote Yes on 2!
She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1995, two years after President Bill Clinton appointed her to his cabinet.
Reno died at age 78, her family said early Monday morning.
Controversy and high drama marked her eight-year tenure: FBI shootouts at Ruby Ridge and Waco, the Elian Gonzalez, Wen Ho Lee and Unabomber cases, Clinton’s impeachment and the Oklahoma City federal-building bombing.
By 2001, she was more than ready to trade the corridors of power for Florida’s languid backwaters, and she returned to the sturdy old house that her parents built in Kendall.
“I love this state with all my heart and soul,” she once said.