Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • Right call, wrong call

    Not a great deal, at first glance: Manning a politician, Partridge a basketball coach. Certainly two professions you’d never think to mention in ...

  • McCurdy has a mountain to climb

    Understandably, the party, looking for all the publicity it could generate, and NTV — seeking viewers, as it should, especially since the local ...

  • Journalism is more than ‘just the facts’

    The stereotypes from back then are in evidence: the mayor is fat and bald, defying gravity as his bulky frame sways indelicately on steep steps ...

  • Finance minister delivers a yawn-fest

    It was hard enough to squeeze a weekly supply of eight or nine cases of Dominion Ale, 20 packs of Export A and the rental of a dive out of my ...

  • The Cherry Principle

    The next thing you know, Cherry, the blowhard forever adorned in a style reminiscent of Harlem pimps circa 1972, will be telling his national ...

  • Extra! Extra! A news forecast for 2016

    Danny names namesBy Robyn Reporter The Telegram ST. JOHN’S — Danny Williams has decided to name each building in his mammoth Galway development ...

  • Columnists aren’t paid to please everyone

    But the fact is that I’ve read enough of her book reviews in The Telegram over the years to conclude there is a nasty streak to those literary ...

  • Desperate times, desperate measures

    But as discussion swirled this week about the awfully curious and questionable way in which the lame-duck Davis government plans to reduce the ...

  • McCurdy and me

    We sometimes half-joke, at least those of us prone to metaphors of crudeness, that we can identify fellow Newfoundlanders simply by getting a ...

  • Michael’s exit: too little, too late

    Too bad Michael hadn’t adhered to that axiom herself. If she had, the NDP would be a hell of a lot better off than it is at this moment in ...