Before Raiders coach Jon Gruden even joined his team for warmups Monday evening, he visited the Black Hole. Gruden adores the place — he said this week it reminds him of his college buddies at Dayton because both groups live life on edge — and he’s made several trips there this season. He still recognizes some faces among the bunch from when he coached the Raiders from 1998-2001, and says he’s never seen another fan section like it during his 28 years in the NFL. The Raiders entered Monday night at 3-11, the second-worst record in football behind the 3-12 Cardinals. They’ve locked up last place in the AFC West and a Top 10 pick in the draft for a second straight year. They faced the 6-8 Broncos with nothing at stake except pride, paychecks and one last bittersweet memory if this uncharacteristically dominant Raiders win was the last in Oakland.
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A person is honored each day of the ride. In 2014, Christiana was the first child to be held as an honoree. “We just wanted to do something in her memory,” Maria said. And the more that people hear about Christiana and her story, Maria said, the more awareness is raised about juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. “It was frustrating because her disease is so rare,” Maria said. “It was just so hard, and part of this is getting rheumatologists to talk and create a database.”.
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Former scout sniper Earl J. Catagnus Jr. fought and bled in the taking of that ancient city on the banks of the Euphrates River. Now a military historian, Catagnus feels the battle has taken on an almost disproportionate importance in the American mind. “If you watch ‘NCIS’ or anything that has a Marine … they always say, ‘Oh, I was in Fallujah,'” says the Purple Heart recipient, who left the military as a staff sergeant in 2006 and is now an assistant professor of history at Valley Forge Military Academy & College in Wayne, Pa. “For the new generation, it’s because everybody keeps mentioning it. And that is the battle that really made a warrior a warrior. ….