- Bill limits automated license plate readers
- Private uni’s subject to FOIA says House
- Guest Commentary: Earth Day or April Fools Day?
- State Roundup: Concerns raised about proposed change in DUI pot standard
- Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine
- Senate votes to restore human service cuts; bill moves to House for consideration
- Bill to restrict red light cameras passes House
- State Roundup: Budget fix in current FY not yet done
- State Roundup: GOMB Director won’t support borrowing
- Economists: pros, cons to raising the state fuel tax
In Memoriam: Britomar Lathrop, Feb. 17, 1921-Oct. 4, 2011
Britomar Lathrop, 90, died Oct. 4, 2011 at Rockford Memorial Hospital. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Ph.D. in psychology. She was employed by Singer Mental Health Center for many years before opening her own private practice, from which she retired at age 85. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyle, in 2008. Survivors include her daughter, Zena (Neil Johnson) Handlon, stepchildren and stepgrandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Ms. Lathrop was a dedicated Quaker, a volunteer at Severson Dells, a member of Rockford Writers’ Guild, Word Weavers and Womanspace. In May 2002, she published Britomar’s Road Diaries, her own account of her family’s travels in California for five years, how she grew up under the dominance of a stern, demanding father, and eventually made peace with him. She resolved her own conflicts with a situation over which she had no control, and finally became stronger from her struggles. The review of her book, Britomar’s Road Diaries, originally published in The Rock River Times in 2002, is available online for our readers.
From the Oct. 19-25, 2011, issue