News you need to know for Monday, Oct. 28:
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2. FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza continues her countywide listening tour today in Reston. Parents, students, employees and community members are all invited to share their thoughts about the school system at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Valley Elementary School, 10824 Cross School Road, Reston.
Hunter Mill School Board member Pat Hynes will also be on hand. More information is available online. Citizens interested in attending are asked to register online and indicate if an interpreter is needed.
The FCPS school board this week began looking at budget cuts for FY2015. Garza has said that there is a $140 million deficit and that major cuts may have to be made.
3. Check out how your friends and neighbors did in Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon.
4. As Election Day nears, surely you have all the details about candidates for governor Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe. But there is a third candidate, Robert Sarvis. Sarvis, a Libertarian, has not been permitted to participate in any of the debates, yet he is polling about 10 percent. [Washington Post].
5. Gabriella Miller, the 10-year-old Leesburg girl who founded “Make A Wish With Gabriella,” has died. Gabriella, who suffered from brain cancer, used a Facebook campaign to rally area supporters and help Macy’s raise more than $1 million for the Make A Wish Foundation last year. Earlier this month, Gabriella received a degree from Shenandoah University, fulfilling one of her own wishes. [Leesburg Patch]