Oct 11, 2013 The Associated Press

D.C. vigil marks Shepard anniversary

WASHINGTON -- A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was abducted and killed in Laramie.

The vigil is being held Friday night following a performance of the play "The Laramie Project" at Ford's Theatre.

The play presents the community's response to Shepard's 1998 murder and the resulting media attention. The vigil is being held nearby at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

The vigil's organizers say Dennis Shepard, Matthew Shepard's father, will join the group.

"The Laramie Project" runs through Oct. 27.

UW fishing team in first season

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming bass fishing team is nearing the end of its first season competing on the intercollegiate level.

The team will be at a northern California tournament this weekend, hoping to catch a $4,000 prize for first place.

UW competes in tournaments in the Western States Division.

Team vice president Michael Barbero, of Arvada, Colo., says the team is looking forward to competing with the other top western states' bass teams.

Mother of Rep. Lummis dead at 85

CHEYENNE -- The mother of U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has died.

Enid Bennett Lummis was 85. She died Wednesday at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne.

Lummis was born in Denver. She graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1946 and married Doran Arp Lummis, in 1950.

Lummis was 4H and youth activities leader at Trinity Lutheran School for 20 years. She was active in the Republican Party and was a founding board member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum.

She is survived by her husband, a brother, four children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cynthia Lummis says in a statement her mother taught her many things, including how to carry forth with "quiet grit" during tough times.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cheyenne.

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