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What you need to know for New Year's Day

The big game is at noon.

The big game is at noon.

• Happy New Year! It starts off with another warm day, cloudy to partly cloudy skies and a chance of scattered rain, according to 10Weather WTSP, but expect temperatures to drop on Saturday.

• It's a new year and instead of looking back, let us help you look forward and fill out your wish list for 2016. Our critics and writers have the inside track on the most noteworthy, exciting and otherwise interesting things coming your way in movies, music, art, stage, theme parks and restaurants.

• The Outback Bowl kicks off the New Year's bowl games at noon with Northwestern taking on Tennessee. Follow @_kellyparsons for updates. And check with throughout the day for coverage of the scene at Ray Jay.

• Also at today, check out the story about an interesting lawsuit filed by an ammunition dealer against developer and political donor Charles "Bing" Kearney and his Shooters World gun shop and range in Tampa.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including comic Dan Cummins at the Improv and the Gulfport Art Walk

• Nearly 70 antique cars, some up to 100 years old, will depart from a St. Petersburg McDonald's today for a tour of the Shine mural art district in downtown-. The PinMar club for antique car lovers will have their wheels on public display before the tour in the parking lots surrounding the Fourth Street McDonald's. Learn more about it here

• Thomas Bassinger studies the film and produces this week's scouting report on the Bucs game against the Carolina Panthers. Look for it this morning at

• The Gators take on Michigan at 1 o'clock in the Citrus Bowl. Follow our live blog at for updates from writer Matt Baker and photographer Loren Elliott.

What you need to know for New Year's Day 01/01/16 [Last modified: Thursday, December 31, 2015 10:36pm]
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