Census Disappearing Act: You And Your Home May Have Vanished – Patch.com

Posted: November 1, 2021 at 7:26 am

Former Boston Red Sox player Jerry Remy, wearing an oxygen tube, throws a ceremonial first pitch before an American League Wild Card baseball game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on Oct. 5. Remy died of cancer Saturday. He was 68. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Good morning. It's Monday, Nov. 1, and the beginning of the season of gratitude. Patch launches a month-long initiative, "30 Days of Gratitude," with the story of a young tenor who lost his golden voice and nearly his life in an accident 50 years ago and clinically died, but made an "irrevocable contract" to live his life with intentional gratitude.

Here are some of the other stories we're following:

Dan Knight "died" half a century ago. He coded during his long recovery from a motorcycle accident. A drunken driver had hit his bike hard, crushing his dreams, and his leg.

Before the accident, he had a promising future as an opera singer. A full-ride scholarship was practically a guarantee for a spot with The Met, the famed opera company in New York City.

He was clinically dead for a few minutes. As many people before him have described, he recalled hearing a voice that told him it wasn't his time to die. "I felt this energy almost like I had on suspenders," he said, "and it yanked me back into my body. What happened, literally, is it flipped a switch for me, and when I came back, I came back in hyper mode ... with a far deeper and far broader sense of purpose."

Today, Knight, 68, is an accomplished pianist and composer. It isn't the path he intended, but it was paved with intentional gratitude. Read his story in the first installment of 30 Days Of Gratitude, and come back to Across America Patch every day through November for more stories about living with gratitude. Opera Singer 'Died,' Lives On As Pianist: 30 Days Of Gratitude, via Across America Patch

Jessica Stephenson does live in a three-bedroom colonial-style house in majority Black neighborhood in Milwaukee. She hasn't had it moved across town during the past decade. But the 2020 Census says the house is not there. Stephenson doesn't live there, either.

It's not an anomaly. From her majority-Black neighborhood in Wisconsin to a community of Hasidic Jews in New York's Catskill Mountains to a park outside Tampa, Florida,It's not a magic trick but rather a new statistical method the bureau is using called differential privacy, which involves the intentional addition of errors to data to obscure the identity of any given participant.

But the change could significantly affect redistricting and how federal funds are distributed to cities. People, Homes Vanish Due To 2020 Census' New Privacy Method, via Across America Patch

American Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Sunday at the end of a three-day Halloween weekend riddled by about 1,800 cancellations. The airline said normal flights will resume for the most part Monday, although there will be "some residual impact from the weekend."

By Sunday afternoon, American had already canceled more than 100 Monday flights, according to the FlightAware tracking service. The more than 900 flights canceled Sunday represented one-third of the airline's schedule for the day. American Airlines scrapped nearly 900 flights over the previous two days. American Airlines Cancels Hundreds Of Halloween Weekend Flights, via Across America Patch

Jerry Remy, the former Red Sox player who went on to become even more well known as a broadcaster, died of cancer. He was 68. Remy took a leave as color commentator for NESN's Red Sox broadcasts on Aug. 4. His last public appearance was Oct. 5, when he threw out the first pitch before the American League wild card game against the Yankees. Red Sox Broadcaster, Former Player Jerry Remy Dies, via Boston Patch

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art, was exhibited to the public for the first time on Nov. 1, 1512. The painting is considered one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, via History.com.

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