Five more bodies were recovered Tuesday morning from the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. But the ship wreck, which occurred thousands of miles away from the United States, may even have an economic effect on the tourism industry in Florida. Florida’s 89.1 , WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette has the story on local travel agents and students who are staying optimistic despite the recent tragedy.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CruiseWRAP.mp3]
About 150 students, Gainesville residents and community leaders gathered around a prayer mat, listened in silence and held carnations in their hands as a University of Florida student sang. The words were meant to comfort in times of mourning.