Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • JNF can get you into trouble

    He said he had asked his wife how she would feel about him spending one night, just one night, working the George Street pickup scene as a single ...

  • 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 ...