As a massive disabled Carnival cruise ship is towed back to land from the Pacific Ocean, guests onboard are without electricity, hot water or warm food. But thanks to a former Tokay High School trumpet player, at least they have a lot of onboard entertainment.
The Carnival Splendor's music crew has been playing from noon to 10 p.m. daily since the ship's ordeal began, according to musical director Jimmy Boore. The 1997 Tokay High graduate and sometime resident of Valley Springs communicated with the News-Sentinel via e-mail Wednesday from onboard, and his primary message was clear: Things really aren't that bad.
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