Events for Wednesday, December 5, 2007

8 a.m. Thomas DiNapoli keynotes the Long Island Association’s Executive Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury.

9 a.m. The Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey holds its eighth annual Anti-Poverty Network-Conference. Commissioners Kevin Ryan and Jennifer Velez of the Department of Children and Families and Department of Human Services, respectively, participate. At the War Memorial in Trenton.

10 a.m. State officials hold a public hearing on universal health care at Recital Hall, Campus Center, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Route 107.

10 a.m. Writers Guild picketing at Rockefeller Plaza and NBC, 49th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

11 a.m. Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried unveils universal health coverage plan for New York State at 250 Broadway.

11 a.m. Elected officials announce finding of a “Growing Green Collar Jobs” report at City Hall, Red Room.

11:30 a.m. Queens borough president unveils new book, “The Neighborhoods of Queens,” at Queens Borough President’s office, 2nd floor, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

12 p.m. Christine Quinn addresses The Center for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association luncheon at the Harvard Club, 27 West 44th St.

2 p.m. Judge rules on whether Debbie Almontaser’s application to be principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy was fairly considered under First Amendment rights. At the Federal Courthouse, 500 Pearl St.

2 p.m. N.J. Senator Frank Lautenberg and Representatives James L. Oberstar and Jerry F. Costello release a new Government Accountability Office study of runway and ramp safety at the nation’s airports in Room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

2 p.m. Education advocates discuss the impact of Governor Jon S. Corzine’s new education funding recommendation on students with disabilities.

4 p.m. Hearing on the ACLU’s request for the release of Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel memos pertaining to authorized interrogation methods; U.S. District Court, Courtroom 14D, 500 Pearl St.

6:30 Barack Obama’s New Jersey headquarters celebrates its opening with an open house at100 Executive Drive, Suite 100, West Orange.