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Dallas

South Korean Bae Sang-moon scores first PGA Tour victory

South Korea's Bae Sang-moon on his way to victory in the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, his first victory on the PGA Tour. Photo: AFP

With Dallas' large population of South Koreans, Bae Sang-moon was considering a move to the city before the Byron Nelson Championship.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 5:39am

Tributes after Dallas star Larry Hagman dies at 81

Larry Hagman as JR Ewing, the Texas oil baron whose villainy captivated millions of viewers worldwide. Photo: SCMP

Fervour for the show Dallas was intense in 1980, when Britain's Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the global chorus asking: "Who shot JR?"

"Not even for you, ma'am," replied Hagman, who portrayed villainous oil baron JR Ewing at the centre of the popular prime-time soap from 1978 until 1991.

25 Nov 2012 - 4:01am

Actor Larry Hagman dead at 81

Larry Hagman. Photo: EPA

Larry Hagman, who created one of American television’s most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of Dallas, died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was 81.

24 Nov 2012 - 2:20pm

Chinese property buyers undaunted in Dallas, home of US oil barons

In the early 1900s, fortunes were made in Dallas, Texas, with the rise of the great oil barons. Today, Dallas remains a glittering city with some of the most elegant estate homes and luxury condominiums in the United States, and many Chinese investors have taken notice.

17 Oct 2012 - 5:55pm 2 comments

Awakening to happiness

Joe Vitale is the author of several best-selling self-help books, such as The Key, The Attractor Factor, Zero Limits and Hypnotic Writing, and the creator of popular audio and DVD programmes, including The Missing Secret and The Power of Outrageous Marketing. He has also appeared on talk shows, made cameos in films, such as The Secret, and now says he is well-off.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Private utopia

Cayo Espanto, Belize

13 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Dallas school sets out to groom business leaders

A leading university in the US has developed strong links with Hong Kong and provides excellent networking opportunities for students

One of the most effective tools anyone can possess in the world of global business is the ability to network.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Consortium denies sale report

Far East Consortium International has denied press reports it intends to sell its entire interest in its United States-based property, the Dallas Grand Hotel in Dallas, but said it might consider doing so should a favourable offer be made.

5 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Close call as Spargo caught off guard

What are the biggest no-nos a television presenter can commit? Well, there's missing your cue and talking to the wrong camera. Then there's stumbling over your words. Or reading the wrong item. But the most potential embarrassment comes when the presenter fails to realise their microphone is on and they talk off guard.

30 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Hurricane Hagman

For those who know Larry Hagman as J R Ewing, you might me surprised to discover he had a well-established television career long before Dallas.

1 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Big bets on Dallas game

AN estimated US$350 million was bet on the outcome of the Dallas Cowboys-San Francisco 49ers American Football game at Texas Stadium, Dallas, on Sunday.

According to reports, most of the bets were illegal and it was the most heavily gambled game in the National Football League so far this season.

15 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Humourless strike has baseball fans behind eight ball

WITH the Major League baseball players still on strike I find myself spending a weekday afternoon in such dubious dives as the pool room of the Foreign Correspondent's Club.

28 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Dallas thrive on pressure

ONE of the Dallas Cowboys' newest rookies at training camp can't run and can't jump. But it is a certainty to make the team.

To try to improve performance and recovery, the Cowboys' latest acquisition is a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, a US$75,000 piece of sophisticated machinery that pumps pure oxygen into the bloodstream.

4 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

New look recalls 1950s

NAZARENO Gabrielli lines are tapering, wrapping, sometimes tight, very severe. For contrast, they can be wide, rich, vaporous.

18 Apr 1993 - 12:00am