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* Reno

Trial begins in Paul Lowe death

The murder trial involving four men suspected of killing former South Lake Tahoe resident Paul Lowe began this week in Reno.

Eduardo Camacho, Alex Marquez, Carlos Ruiz and Brian Snapp are charged with murder, battery, attempted robbery and burglary in the November death of the 25-year-old Lowe.

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An allegation of using a deadly weapon is tied to each of the four counts.

Lowe was born in the Bay Area but lived in South Lake Tahoe for 19 years before moving to Reno. Last year, on Nov. 8, Snapp, a former roommate, crashed a party and was removed but returned with his friends, authorities said.

Lowe was killed when he was stabbed in an ensuing fight in the Neil Road apartment.

Lowe’s father, mother and brother are attending the trial.

– William Ferchland

* South Lake Tahoe

Haunted house helpers needed

Christmas Cheer is once again hosting the Terror in Paradise Haunted House, scheduled for Oct. 27 through Oct. 31, at Raley’s shopping center at the “Y” inside the old Payless store. The hours for the haunted house will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m., each night.

Volunteers are needed, especially those people who know how to do costume makeup. To sign up to volunteer or for questions about volunteering call (530) 577-4569.

* South Lake Tahoe

Parenting class in English, Spanish

For the second year, the South Tahoe Middle School will host the parenting class Becoming a Love and Logic Parent.

The class will be taught by Janet Carter, M.A., from Mountain Top Parents, a certified Love and Logic instructor, and will run for six Tuesday evenings.

The first one began this week. The remainder of classes will run from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Tuesdays. The class is open to all parents of school age children, elementary through high school, and costs $35 plus $10 material fees for all 6 classes including a seventh optional follow up session.

Jackie Nelson, principal of the middle school has offered to cover the cost of the class and materials for all parents of South Tahoe Middle School students.

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent is based on the work of Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., of the Love and Logic Institute in Golden, Colo. Love and Logic teaches parents methods of helping children grow into responsible adults, using love to bind the family together and using logic where children learn the cost of their decisions while the price is still small.

Discipline, without anger or arguments, was one of the favorite topics of the 20 parents who took the class last year at the middle school. Love and Logic teaches that the less parents get angry, the more love can grow in the family, the more the responsibility stays with the child, and the less stress there is for everyone involved.

For the first time in South Lake Tahoe, Becoming a Love and Logic Parent is also being offered in Spanish.

To reserve a spot in either the English or the Spanish class, contact the instructor, Janet Carter at (530) 544-3873. Space is limited so sign up early.

For more information on Love and Logic, contact the Love and Logic Institute at (800) 338-4065 or on the web at

– Staff reports

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